ANCIENT RITES
Symphonic Metal / Melodic Black Metal / Black Metal • Belgium

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Ancient Rites is a Belgian black metal (old) / folk metal (recent) band formed in 1989. Initially, the line- up consisted of guitar players Johan and Phillip, drummer Stefan, and Gunther Theys on bass and vocals. In 1990 the Dark Ritual demo was released in the underground scene, getting worldwide attention just as black metal was gaining importance in the metal scene. Soon after the release of this demo Phillip died in a car crash and not long after, Stefan committed suicide. However painful this episode was to the band, they decided to continue and Stefan's position was taken by his drum roadie Walter Van Cortenberg.

As Johan then decided to leave the music scene, the band found replacements for both him and Phillip in guitar players Pascal and Bart Vandereycken. This line-up would go on to release the Evil Prevails EP and several others through various record labels. Pascal
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FatherlandFatherland
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Dim Carcosa [Digipak] by Ancient Rites (2002-12-03)Dim Carcosa [Digipak] by Ancient Rites (2002-12-03)
Hammerheart
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And The Hordes Stood As One by Ancient Rites (2003-03-18)And The Hordes Stood As One by Ancient Rites (2003-03-18)
Hammerheart
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1989-1999 the First Decade by Ancient Rites (2006-11-27)1989-1999 the First Decade by Ancient Rites (2006-11-27)
Mascot
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.. Album Cover 1.75 | 2 ratings
The Diabolic Serenades
Black Metal 1994
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 2 ratings
Blasfemia Eternal
Melodic Black Metal 1996
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
Fatherland
Melodic Black Metal 1998
.. Album Cover 3.75 | 2 ratings
Dim Carcosa
Symphonic Metal 2001
.. Album Cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Rubicon
Symphonic Metal 2006

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And the Hordes Stood as One
Black Metal 2003

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The First Decade 1989 - 1999
Black Metal 1999

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