In anticipation of their fifth upcoming album Suspended In Reflections, post-metal/psychedelic rock band Ancestors have been giving their all behind the scenes. With nearly six years passing since their previous album In Dreams and Time, the LA-based group have slimmed down and suited up for a whole new level of atmospheric, proggy, and psychedelic instrumentation. So to give you a taste of the melancholic vibes to come, 1/3rd of Ancestors member Jason Watkins got behind the keys of a huge Aeolian-Skinner church organ and laid down some awe-inspiring chords.
With close to a whopping 2,000 pipes (1,941 to be exact) and residing in St. Edmunds Church in San Marino, CA, these guys are doing it right, and I’ll be damned if they cut any corners to make this record as true and authentic as possible. With grace and intensity, Jason fills the room with the powerful tones of the organ, and within seconds you can begin to understand the direction the band is going for. We simply cannot wait.
Still not satisfied? You can hear two of the singles the band has released so far, one being this music video for the track “Gone” (via MetalSucks), and “The Warm Glow”, which is the closer on the album. Suspended In Reflections is out August 24th on Pelagic Records, and you can pre-order it now online (US, EU, Australia). The band will be on tour with Elder this fall in Europe, so be sure to check their Facebook and Website for all applicable deets.