Release Date: April 24, 2012
Ancient VVisdom was founded in Austin, TX in late 2009 with the order consisting of Nathan Opposition, writer and vocalist, Justin "Ribs" Mason on acoustic guitar and Nathan's brother, Michael on electric guitar. In 2010, they recorded and released a split 12" EP with Charles Manson (yes, that Charles Manson) entitled "Inner Earth Inferno" (Withdrawal Records), which garnished praise form critics and cultists alike. The band spent the rest of the year sharpening their blackened craft, using acoustic guitars to give the music an organic connection to the nefarious rites they beget. Not unlike early death rock and neo-folklore sound, Ancient VVisdom incorporates electric guitar effect, synth sounds, vocal harmonies and abstract percussion to create a deeper, ethereal quality to their minimalist arrangements. Nathan's powerfully honest voice is complimented by lyrics ranging from mysteries of the occult, paganism, satanic philosophy and forbidden knowledge.