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Suspended in Reflections

by Ancestors

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SUSPENDED IN REFLECTIONS, the new album from Ancestors.
Out now via Pelagic Records!


Los Angeles’ ANCESTORS create mighty, modern music that dovetails slow, heavy riffs and atmospheric, melodic instrumental passages, exuding a deep sense of melancholy.

Six years have passed since the band’s previous album, In Dreams and Time, which came at a transitional and difficult time in each of the band members' lives. In those six years, the band has slimmed down from a 5-piece to a 3-piece, also adding drummer (Daniel Pouliot of HORSE THE BAND and ex- SILVER SNAKES) to their ranks. This lineup has consciously taken their time in writing their 5th album. It was surely worth the wait: „Suspended in Reflections“ is a culmination of everything the band have accomplished thus far. It feels like ANCESTORS have finally arrived at their own, right place.

„I think that as songwriters we've grown exponentially over the past six years“, comments guitarist and vocalist Justin Maranga... „but the most important change was the removal of ego from the writing and recording process. We tried to step out from behind our respective instruments to write the best album we could. We made a beautiful record as a team.“

ANCESTORS' soundscapes are slow and vast, melancholic, dreamy and heavy, all at the same time: fertile soil for venturing outside of the typical realms of rock and metal instrumentation. The jazzy bass lines in „Release“ and the proggy strings in „Into The Fall“ prove that the 3-piece is not confined to any specifc genre of music. The use of an Aeolian-Skinner church organ, however - an instrument with close to 1.941 pipes - woven throughout the album, is the proof that these
excursions are not blind experiments, but landmarks of a sonic path that this band has carefully chosen.

In their 11 years as a band, ANCESTORS has toured multiple times and played festivals in Europe, the US and Canada. The band will return to Europe in the fall of 2018.


released August 24, 2018


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Ancestors Los Angeles, California

ANCESTORS create mighty, modern music that dovetails innovative arrangement, crushing primordial riff interplay and melodic instrumental passages with textural atmospherics. With both thunderous roar and expansive communiqué, Ancestors are proving to be a quickly-emerging force of musical power and creativity. ... more

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Track Name: Gone
In a tidal wave of days
Washed across an endless stage
In worlds of fire and worlds of glass
All comes to be and all comes to pass

And it feels like being gone
And it feels like moving on
And it feels like nothing's wrong

Beyond the furthest signs of home
Silent air and ashes blown
For the moment all is calm
A loving darkness stretches on and on and on...

And it feels like being gone
And it feels like moving on
And it feels like nothing's wrong
Track Name: Through a Window
Smoky lips
Casting whispers
Reddened lace pretender
Torn apart
Fall to pieces
Fading grace forever (lost)

Time almost stops
Still these voices fade away as

A fading light
Becomes the night

And it feels like being gone
And it feels like moving on
And it feels like nothing's wrong
Track Name: Lying in the Grass
Some colors bleed
Some colors flow
Through closed eyes and
Open souls

Something hides on the breeze
Something touches skin
Unknown unseen
Follows ever loyally
Toward the sunset

And still it bleeds
Through these eyes
At times

Far away
Far away
The warmth under that light

Far away
Far away
The light gave way to night
Track Name: Into the Fall
As August fires rise
Concentric wires disguise

Further and further
Part of another

Under a careless weight

Beyond the wandering

Within all nothing stays

Part of the fervor

Into the fall
Track Name: The Warm Glow
Hold your heart
Peel away your skin
Turn away

Take your heart
Fold inside your skin
Fall on razored pins of light

Feel your heart
Glowing through your skin
Warming everything

Feel it burst
Feel the blood rush in
Washing everything away

Eat your heart
From life
Savor withered skin tonight

Hell in my hands
Seems likely less than
We tried to know
All of the ways

Turn the lights down
It starts to crumble
For the while
We’re floating free

Fading silent
Part of nothing
We’ll float away

I’m truly gone

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