Ancient Rites

Genre: Black/Thrash Metal, Folk/Viking Metal
Origin: Belgium
Status: Active

Biography:
Ancient Rites is a Belgian black metal (old) / folk metal (recent) band formed in 1988. Over the years, Ancient Rites have played with bands like Deicide, Motörhead, Judas Priest, Cradle of Filth, Metallica, Dissection, Morbid Angel, Stormtroopers of Death, Mercyful Fate, Impaled Nazarene, Manowar, Sepultura, Malevolent Creation, Rotting Christ and Slayer. During their existence the band has been subjected to boycotts, bomb threats and various other misfortunes, but this did little to stop them and only strengthened their resolve to push on.


Discography:

Studio albums
- The Diabolic Serenades (1994)
- Blasfemia Eternal (1996)
- Fatherland (1998)
- Dim Carcosa (2001)
- Rubicon (2006)
- Laguz (2015)

Demos
- Dark Ritual (1990)
- Promo 1992 (1992)
- Promo'94 (1994)

EP
- Evil Prevails... (1992)

Split
- Longing for the Ancient Kingdom II / Counterparts (1992)
- Uncanny / Ancient Rites (1993)
- Thou Art Lord / Ancient Rites (1993)
- Scared by Darkwinds / Longing for the Ancient Kingdom II (1994)

Video
- Scenes of Splendour (2001)
- And the Hordes Stood as One (2003)

Compilation
- The First Decade 1989-1999 (1999)

Live Album
- And the Hordes Stood as One (2003)


Members

Current members:
Gunther Theys - Bass (1988-2004, 2014-present), Vocals (1988-present)
Walter van Cortenberg - Drums (1991-present)
Erik Sprooten - Guitars (1996-present)
Thomas Cochrane - Guitars (2015-present)

Past members:
Guido - Guitars (R.I.P.)
Raf Corten - Keyboards (session)
Wattie - Bass (1988-1989)
Philip - Guitars (1988-1990) (R.I.P. 1990)
Stefan - Drums (1989-1990) (R.I.P.)
Johan - Guitars (1989-1990)
Bart Vandereycken - Guitars (1991-1996, 2003-2007)
Franky - Guitars (1991)
Pascal - Guitars (1991-1993)
Raf Jansen - Guitars (1996-1997, 2005-2006)
Jan "Örkki" Yrlund - Guitars (1997-2003)
Domingo Smets - Keyboards (1999-2001), Bass (2005-2007), Guitars (2007-2015)
Davy Wouters - Keyboards (2001-2009, 2011-?)

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