Ancient Albatross takes flight from the murky swamps of West Palm Beach, Florida bringing sonic doom to unsuspecting eardrums. The band was formed in May 2012 by Phil Pinto and Daniel Mergens on drums and guitar respectively. Between Jun-Aug bassist Tony LaFerrera and singer Nick Barlow came into the fold after the bones of the first song were crafted. New song ideas began forming from extensive jam sessions, and the band’s sound quickly grew more massive. Ancient Albatross exists by a solid mission: to bring a fresh approach to a genre full of cliches; creating songs that aren't unnecessarily long with a steady, seamless flow, and enough hooks to captivate listeners.
The band recorded their first 4-song EP entitled: “A Curse Unspoken” released in January 2013. Dark rhythms, ominous vibes, unorthodox patterns, muddy guitars, pounding drums, pulverizing bass, and fervent vocals will be served up by the dozens as Ancient Albatross crushes a venue near you in 2013. Shows will begin early in the year with the EP and other merchandise readily available.
In early June, the band parted ways with lead singer Nick, but are still moving forward, and continue to be on friendly terms with him.