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IRON BONEHEAD PRODUCTIONS is proud to present ANCIENT NORTH’s striking debut album, The Gates, on CD and vinyl LP formats. To be released on the 2nd of September 2022.

Truly, that an album like The Gates was only available digitally seems like a cruel anachronism, for ANCIENT NORTH’s black metal is as authentically 1994 as anything currently around. Trilogy-era Darkthrone (whom they cover), Malicious Records-era Gorgoroth, early Ancient, the lone Kvist album, the first demo of Norway’s Troll: however obvious these references may seem on paper, to reCREATE such sounds is an entirely different manner, and indeed do ANCIENT NORTH unapologetically add to this iron-clad tradition. From the blizzard-born execution to the hypnotically linear songwriting, from the raw-yet-full production to even the elegantly sparse cover artwork, The Gates is a special record especially not for these times. Those who know, already know.