Ancient Rites

Ancient Rites is a Belgian black metal (old) / folk metal (recent) band formed in 1988. Initially, the line- up consisted of guitar players Johan and Phillip, drummer Stefan, and Gunther Theys on bass and vocals. In 1990 the Dark Ritual demo was released in the underground scene, getting worldwide attention just as black metal was gaining importance in the metal scene. Soon after the release of this demo Phillip died in a car crash and not long after, Stefan committed suicide. Read more on
Golden Path to Samarkand
Carthago Delenda Est
Under the Sign of Laguz
Von Gott Entfernt (Bij Nacht en Ontij)
Apostata (Imperator Fidelis)
Legio V Alaudae (Fifth Larks Legion)
Mind Unconquered
Umbra Sumus (We Are Shadows)
Fatum (Ill Fate - Noodlot)
Legio V Alaudae
Dim Carcosa
The Return
Exile (Les litanies de Satan)
...and the Horns Called for War
North Sea
Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods)
(Ode to Ancient) Europa
Lindisfarne (Anno 793)
On Golden Fields (De Leeuwen dansen)
Dim Carcosa
Blasfemia Eternal
Blasfemia Eternal
Total Misanthropia
Garden of Delights (EVA)
Quest for Blood (Le Vampire)
Blood of Christ (Mohammed Wept)
Epebos Aionia
(Het Verdronken Land van) Saeftinge
Shades of Eternal Battlefields (Our Empire Fell)
Vae Victis
Fallen Angel
The Diabolic Serenades
(Intro) Infant Sacrifices to Baalberith
Crucifixion Justified (Roman Supremacy)
Satanic Rejoice
Obscurity Reigns (Fields of Flanders)
Land of Frost and Despair
Assyrian Empire
Longing for the Ancient Kingdom
Morbid Glory (Gilles de Rais 1404-1440)
Ritual Slayings (Goat Worship Pure)
Evil Prevails
Last Rites / Echoes of Melancholy (outro)
Uncanny / Ancient Rites
Ceased From Reality
Determination to Win
Profligacy of Power
Soul Incest
Why My Intestines?
Brain Access
Götterdämmerung (intro)
Longing for the Ancient Kingdom
Obscurity Reigns
Evil Prevails
Black Plague
From Beyond the Grave II / In Blood We Trust
From Beyond the Grave II
In Blood We Trust