Get in the game! 壮大な日本の冒険

Hello, my friends!

Here’s a little fun video of our first trip to Japan!
As you can see, we had a great time in Tokyo, Daniele was a little sick but nothing a good adrenaline-filled live gig couldn’t fix! Japanese Assault fest 16 was awesome and it was all thanks to the great crew of Club Seata and Spiritual Beast, and the absolutely incredible crowd ❤

 

Until next time, Japan!
Love,

Sara

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Sendor’s little Shop

As you guys know, Ancient Bard’s been celebrating its 10 year anniversary with the “10 Bardic Years Tour”. We’ve been around Europe, to Japan and had our last show in Italy, just right at home.

To celebrate our journey, Japanese Assault Fest has made some pretty kick ass Tees with a design that combines the artworks of our first three albums. This is a super limited edition design and we got to bring some T-shirts home, which are now available for purchase on our Online Store. There are only a couple pieces left by now, so if you want to treat yourself for Christmas hurry up!

On the store you can also find our logo patches, ready to be stitched to your jacket, while the Red Sword Tees are back in stock.

Take a tour of Sendor’s little Shop here: http://ancientbards.bigcartel.com

A few pictures from our shows:


See you all soon!

Sara

Let me tell you the truth

I always go on about how hard it is to tour as an emerging band, how we spend hours in a tiny van and sleep in dirty places with very few showers and zero bidets.
LIES! Those are lies, buhauhuahauhahaha!!! The truth is we are actually very rich. Music is bringing us so much money we can even buy a house in every country we play in! It’s so awesome to be rich.

Last time, it wasn’t our intention, but we had to buy a place in Belgium. It was quite a bargain, we didn’t splurge, but a TV show offered us more money than we had spent for the purchase just to take a tour of our house! It goes without saying that we accepted. Yes, we decided to show everyone our mansion and come clean about our true way of life, because hiding and playing poor wasn’t fun anymore. You’ll find the video here below:

So, what do you think of the house? Did you enjoy the video?
To all English speakers: I’m sorry! I’m aware my English is very bad here, but that’s the best I could do. We recorded this in just one quick take the morning after FemME, before leaving to come back to Italy. We didn’t have much time, we had to pass the Gotthard Tunnel before 9PM or it would have been closed and driving up the pass is something you don’t wanna do when the journey is already 17 hours long as it is.

As stated in the final disclaimer, that obviously wasn’t our house. We were lucky to find a very good deal on AirBnB, the house was amazing and the owner was super nice. This was definitely a step up in comparison to our average abodes.

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Where will we end up next? I’ll keep you posted!

Take care,
Sara

Fall 2016 Tour Dates

10 Bardic Years Tour!

It was 2006 when Daniele and Martino first started forming a band to play Daniele’s songs. I joined them a year later.
Being asked to join Ancient Bards is pretty much the best thing that’s ever happened to me because all the best things I treasure in my life derive from accepting their offer.

I didn’t know what I was getting myself into at that time: I had never sung power metal before (nor any other kinds metal, to be fair), I didn’t know anything about the underground music business and I most certainly didn’t expect to be able to release an album worldwide. I had to grow as a person and as an artist. Sure, there is still a long way to go, but I enjoy my journey so much because it constantly gives me huge satisfactions, it takes me to beautiful places and gets me to meet wonderful people.

Everything I am now I owe it to music, so I’m utterly grateful to Daniele for choosing me, giving me the chance to do what I love with some AMAZINGLY TALENTED musicians that also happen to be great human beings, beautiful friends that I love and consider as Family.

If Ancient Bards, through their music, can bring even half the joy they brought to me, I’ll call myself the happiest person on earth.

This premise serves to give you a picture of how excited I am to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the foudation of Ancient Bards this fall around Europe and in Japan!

We will perform a special show, a new set especially designed for this celebration and we can’t wait to party with you! Come and see us!

Here’s where you can find us:

Sept 23rd – Dusseldorf DE – Pitcher
Sept 24th – Roeselare BE – De Verlichte Geest
Sept 25th – Eindhoven NL – FemME Festival
Oct 21st – Heerhugowaard NL – Kompleks
Oct 22nd – Zaandam NL – De Flux
Oct 23rd – Arnhem NL – Wilemeen
Nov 5th – Tokyo JP – Japanese Assault Fest
Nov 6th – Tokyo JP – Japanese Assault Fest

I’m looking forward to meeting you all, see you on the road!

Hugs,
Sara

Boy did we have fun!

It’s a wrap! Ancient Bards played as supporting act on the last 3 shows of LT’s Rhapsody’s Prometheus Cinematic Tour together with Temperance and it was AMAZING!
We really enjoyed all the shows and felt so much energy coming from the audience! We are all glad we had the chance to see again some old friends and meet new ones, the love we receive from our fans is priceless.
In bologna I even received a bunch of flowers as a gift for my recent graduation, how sweet is that?

Flowers

Here are some sleepless but happy faces:

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We had a great time at all the gigs, but Milan was really special as it was the last concert of the tour so we got to get a little crazy and “stage bomb” everyone. You know for everyone who grew up listening to Emerald Sword as a teenager it was pretty awesome to be able to stand on the stage and sing with Rhapsody themselves! Such a fun and epic moment, simply glorious!
See it for yourself:

I’m also glad I got to hang out with Temperance, Chiara (such a sweet and friendly lady ❤ ) and, of course, Alle Conti (Trick of Treat’s new album Rabbit’s Hill pt.2 will be out soon I can assure you it’s going to be fantastic!).

I’d like to thank everyone who showed up at the gigs, you helped us building great memories we will keep in our hearts forever!
Hugs!

Take care,
Sara

 

I’m back!

Hey there everyone, I hope you’re all ok!
I’ve been off the radar lately because I’ve been fully absorbed by the preparation of my dissertation… That’s right, I finally got my college degree in building engineering and architecture!

Being a student while trying to make it as a singer wasn’t easy and I still have a long way to go in both directions, but you’ll definitely see more from me from now on. What’s for sure now is that this is the final week of LT’s Rhapsoody’s European tour and Ancient Bards will perform as supporting act in the final three Italian shows, in Bologna, Rome and Milan, together with Temperance.

It’s been a busy month full of events for me and I hope everyone who shows up to the concerts will help me celebrate!

See you on the road my friends!
Lots of love,

 

Sara

Caught in a Gentle Storm

I was very surprised and happy to see that Arjen Lucassen had decided to go on tour with his new project with the great Anneke Van Giersbergen, The Gentle Storm, and since they had 3 dates in Italy I knew I HAD to go, I wouldn’t miss this one of a kind occasion for the world! So I went to their night in Bologna and the gig was everything you could expect from those two huge artists and even more, because true talent always surprises you with more beauty every time. Anneke’s voice is incredible, just out of this world, and I still can’t believe I got to sing with her Valley Of The Queens, from Ayreon‘s Into The Electric Castle.
I honestly have to say that the emotion of the moment almost got the best of me, but I hope you can understand, I was so happy and honored!
I was literally caught in a gentle storm, as Arjen and Anneke are beautiful people, always smiling, kind and… gentle!

Here’s a little clip of the performance:

 

Have a nice weekend my friends,
Take care!

Sara

A New Dawn Ending Tour 2014

We are overwhelmed by the great enthusiasm you all are showing for our tour, it’s so flattering we can’t wait to live this experience and have a good time together! We are also amazed by the number of those of you who ask us to come to the Uk, the USA, South America, Australia, Indonesia, etc… Please know that we’d LOVE to come, everywhere you are, our aim is to reach as many of you as possible and we promise you that, if you stick with us and help us spread our music, one day we will ring your doorbell!

You and us are making a pretty awesome army after all 😉

Read ROCKSHOTS‘ news release here.

Thank you for your priceless support, hope to see you soon.

Cheers,

Sara