Ancient is an extreme metal band formed in 1992 in Bergen, Norway. Originally a solo project of guitarist Zel (pka: Aphazel ) which quickly developed into a full band. Together with drummer/ vocalist Grimm, the cult demotape “ Eerily Howling Winds” was released in 1993, and the 7” entitled “ Det Glemte Riket” followed in 1994.

Ancient was one of the bands that defined the sound of the original “Norwegian black metal” and quickly built an underground fanbase with their own dark and atmospheric style of black metal. Loyal fans claim Ancient has a special sound and feeling that makes the band stick out in their genre.