We’ve always had a soft spot for labels who think differently. Shelsmusic – born in the UK, bred in California – has made its name on atmosphere, from tremulous folk and consciousness-expanding walls of sound, to muscle-shredding, gut-pounding metal. Albums from artists as diverse as Black Sheep Wall and Ancients make regular dents our end of year top tens. In recent months, they’ve not only expanded into production, through their Purple Buffalo Studios, but to mark their 10th anniversary, they’re re-releasing Mahumodo’s cult record Waves on vinyl. High time to catch up with label head and *shels frontman Mehdi Safa, we reckoned…
There are three artists called Ancients -
1) This page has moved to *Ancients, which is the project featuring members of Rinoa, *shels, Mahumodo and Crydebris has moved here: http://www.last.fm/music/*Ancients. Please update your files, thanks!
The transatlantic 5-piece released their debut album "Star Showers on The Euphrates" on July 16, 2012 through shelsmusic.
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Ancients on Thrash Hits
December 11th, 2011
When we asked our contributors to tell us their albums of the year, we also offered them the opportunity to retrospectively review any of their Top 10 list that we hadn’t reviewed already. Ruth Booth took us up on that offer.
26 September 2011
by Ruth Booth
Break-ups. Bloody hell. As Heartbreak Season 2011 serves up a double-header in Thursday and Thrice, here comes a little reminder for fans of the post- tag that there can be light at the end of the tunnel.
March 2nd, 2011
Thrash Hits Verdict:
When Rinoa called it a day last year, we chalked it up to yet another British Band calling it quits too soon. Luckily, the various members found their feet pretty quickly afterwards, with James May and Jozef Norocky joining Tek-One and Devil Sold His Soul respectively. Now Matthew Holden and David Gumbleton have teamed up with Mehdi Safa and Dan Hoang to form post-metal supergroup Ancients. We don’t us the term “supergroup” lightly, either – the band boasts former (and current) members of *shels, Rinoa, Mahumodo and Crydebris among their ranks.