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Among Ancient Pillars


No Remorse Records


MACE 'N' CHAIN was formed in Sweden at the end of 2020 by David Nilsson (singer of Swedish death metal band Feral) to pay homage to the genre that originally got him into metal in the first place: true, sword-wielding, heavy, goddamned, metal! The debut demo "Upon the Anvil Formed" was released shortly thereafter in 2021 to high praise in the underground metal scene leading MACE 'N' CHAIN joining No Remorse Records, with David Nilsson commenting, "I am extremely honored to be teaming up with No Remorse Records! And I simply could not imagine a better place for MACE 'N' CHAIN than this highly respected label".

"Among Ancient Pillars" is highly recommended for fans of Eternal Champion, Wrathblade, Manilla Road, Cirith Ungol, Brocas Helm, Ironsword, and Manowar. It is raw, epic and thunderous, faithful to epic heavy metal legends, old and new, yet it has the original touch of composer and multi-instrumentalist, David Nilsson. Lyrically, "Among Ancient Pillars" is inspired by a variety of sources including myth and fantasy, literature and the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, Robert Jordan, Robert E. Howard. This is just the beginning…

Recorded in Pagan Hell Studios. Mixed by Peter Nilsson at Soner Produktion. Mastered by Bart Gabriel. Artwork and logo by Bram Bruyneel.

"The Key to Ancient Riddles" - Official Lyric Video: https://youtu.be/XKa_5n-MxzY


1. Bloodied Talons
2. The Key to Ancient Riddles
3. Defying the Gates
4. By the Peal of Thunder
5. Labyrinthian Black
6. Mound of Ashen Skulls
7. Fountain of Voices
8. Upon the Anvil Formed


Music and lyrics written by David Nilsson. Performed by David Nilsson.

Guest guitar solos on the tracks: "Bloodied Talons" by Petter Nilsson, "The Key to Ancient Riddles" by Cristoffer Strand, "By the Peal of Thunder" by Markus Lindahl, "Labyrinthian Black" by Matte Marklund, "Mound of Ashen Skulls" by Gustav Lund, "Upon the Anvil Formed" by Jacob Bjφrnfot.

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