‘Cast in Gold’ is the 3rd single from international technical modern melodic death metal outfit ANCIENT SETTLERS. Here, the power of the band turns to a set of spiritual melodies and speed. Sonically, the track starts with a modern synthesizer, before moving into catchy guitar riffs with plenty of harmonies, accompanied by a cohesive drums section, rumbling bass guitar and deep, clean vocals.
‘Cast in Gold’ is out now digitally across all platforms through Crusader Records, along with an accompanying video. It is the follow up to recent singles ‘Into The Depths I Ride’ and ‘Library Of Tears’, and was also produced by the legendary Fredrik Nordstrom.
ANCIENT SETTLERS was founded in 2020 by Carlos Chiesa-Estomba & Herman Riera (former Haboryn), Rene González (former Aesthesis), Emmy Reyes (Blackbeer, former Gamalyel), and Antony Hämäläinen (Meridian Dawn, former Nightrage & Armageddon), a group of musicians with more than fifteen-years of experience in the European and American metal circuit.
ABOUT ANCIENT SETTLERS
The band started their journey with the intention to explore the frontiers of modern melodic death metal, including catchy guitar riffs, the use of synths & keyboards, and a variety of different sounds and rhythms, trying to develop their own music personality.
From a lyrical point, the band gets inspired by the recent tragedies that affect the earth and human race. They try to spread their message over all those who want to listen.
Despite this, the band needed to modify their starting plans, due to the pandemic outbreak. They pushed ahead and in January of 2021, the band released their first digital single ‘Diamond Eyes’, along-side a limited edition 7″ vinyl. The following February, the band released their debut album Autumnus. Both were recorded in Portugal, France, Spain and the USA, and requested the service of Daniel Cardoso (Anathema, Anneke Van Grisbergen) to mix & master the album, as well as Gus “Perkele” Sazes (Angra, Kamelot, Gus G, Firewind, Arch Enemy) to design the artworks.
In April 2021, Miguel Herrera joined the band as a full-time bass player. The band started to develop a live-session tour, including venues throughout Portugal, France and Spain.
Ancient Settlers have just signed to Crusader Records to release their killer 10–song album, produced by worldwide Grammy awarded Fredrik Nordstrom.