Since their inception in 2010, the ascent of Jess And The Ancient Ones has been astounding. With a chart-toppingly successful debut album in 2011 and the occult surf-metal EP Astral Sabbat (2013) under their collective belt, the group won over many new followers on their North American tour with King Diamond last winter. Since then, the collective have thinned their herd from seven to six, and spent months perfecting their craft and cultivating what was to become their second album.
Jess and the Ancient Ones’ Second Psychedelic Coming: The Aquarius Tapes will be released on CD, double LP, and digital formats on December 4th via Svart Records.
Guitarist Thomas Corpse had this to say: “We have been following our natural need to explore different forms of musical impression, and so again our sound has evolved one step further. I must say that the change is most welcomed, for we are not the likes who like to stay in a strangling doctrine of genre rules of any sort. Music should never be composed in order to please a crowd. The most important thing is that the composing element is pleased with the outcome, for only then it may also bring true joy to the ears of the listener. This album has its errors, and we want them to be there. They are us. They are the sound of our current state.”
The Occult Rock phenomenon continues!
Tracklisting for Jess And The Ancient Ones’ Second Psychedelic Coming: The Aquarius Tapes is as follows:
2. The Flying Man
3. In Levitating Secret Dreams
4. The Equinox Death Trip
5. Wolves Inside My Head
6. Crossroad Lightning
7. The Lovers
8. Goetia of Love
9. Goodbye To Virgin Grounds Forever