Ancient Bards

Ancient Bards are an Italian symphonic metal band founded in 2007 by keyboard player Daniele Mazza, whose intent was to create a metal band with epic and symphonic sounds.  The sextet imediately sarted working on the demo ep “Trailer” containing four excerpts of the ‘Black Crystal Sword Saga’ conceived by Daniele that is influenced from fantasy nordic tales and Japanese stories like Final Fantasy.

In May 2008 Trailer was finished and was reviewed by many italian webzines and magazines.
BRC  agency (Bologna Rock City) brought them on the stages in Italy supporting Turisas, Over The Rainbow, Almah, White Skull.
Summer 2009 the band recorded the full-length album and they signed with Limb Music (Rhapsody, Luca Turilli, Pagan’s Mind, Eldritch …).

Discography
Trailer of the Black Crystal Sword Saga (Demo) 2008
The Alliance of the Kings 2010
Soulless Child 2011cover art

1. Struggle For Life
2. To The Master Of Darkness
3. Gates Of Noland
4. Broken Illusion
5. All That Is True
6. Valiant Ride
7. Dinanzi Al Flagello
8. Soulless Child
9. Through My Veins
10. Hope Dies Last

Federico Gatti – Drums
Fabio Balducci – Guitars
Sara Squadrani – Lead Vocals
Martino Garattoni – Bass
Claudio Pietronik – Guitars
Daniele Mazza – Keyboards and orchestration

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