Ancient Settlers was founded in 2020 by Carlos Chiesa-Estomba & Herman Riera (Former Haboryn), Rene González (Former Aesthesis), Emmy Reyes (Blackbeer, Former Gamalyel), and Antony Hämäläinen (Meridian Dawn, Former - Nightrage & Armageddon), a group of musicians with more than fifteen-years of experience in the European and American metal circuit.
The band started their journey with the intention to explore the frontiers of modern melodic death metal including catchy guitar riffs, the use of synths & keyboards and a variety of different sounds and rhythms, trying to develop their own music personality.
From a lyrical point, the band gets inspired by the recent tragedies that affect the earth and human race. They try to spread their message over all those who want to listen.
Despite this, the band needed to modify their starting plans, due to the pandemic outbreak. They pushed ahead and in January of 2021, the band released their first single “Diamond Eyes”digitally, along-side a limited edition 7´ vinyl. The February following, the band released their debut Autumnus. Both albums were recorded in Portugal, France, Spain and the USA and requested the service of Daniel Cardoso (Anathema, Anneke Van Grisbergen) to mix & master the album, as well as Gus “Perkele” Sazes (Angra, Kamelot, Gus G, Firewind, Arch Enemy) to design the artworks.
In April 2021, Miguel Herrera joined the band as the full-time bass player. The band started to develop a live-session tour including venues throughout Portugal, France and Spain.
Ancient Settlers have just signed to Crusader Records to release their killer 10 – song album, produced by worldwide Grammy awarded Fredrik Nordstrom.