Titel - Master of Fate


Italys most Powerfull Melodic Speed Band

CD = 12,- €



Order Number ISR 049-17/C

Band Infos:


Domiziano Mendolia - Bass

Massimiliano Mendolia - Drums

Alessandro Olivo - Guitars

Carmelo Scozzari - Guitars

Jo Lombardo - Vocals




Bio Engl.:

Ancestral was born in January 1999 in Castelvetrano-Selinunte (Sicily), a small Town situated in the extreme south of Italy, thanks to the Mendolia twins who had the intention to form a band with an aggressive and melodic sound but without keyboards.

After many concerts, Ancestral entered the Riff Raff studios in Marsala (Italy) in January 2000 to record their first demo CD called ”Travel In A Forgotten Time” which received a large success in Italy and abroad, especially in Japan and Germany.

After one year, in January 2001, Ancestral came back with a new demo CD called “Breed Of Chosens” that confirmed the talent of the band thanks to a more mature work than the first, more technical and with a personal sound really different from many Italian metal bands. Breed of Chosens was distributed also in Japan by Soundholic Recs and was among the best selling imported CDs.

In the last years the band was present at many important Metal Festivals and has played with bands such as Vision Divine, Vader, Extrema, Udo and more…, In February 2005, Ancestral released a new promo CD called “The Walls of Troy” and signed a deal with the historic Italian label Underground Symphony. The Debut album, called “ The Ancient Curse”, was recorded at Zenith Recordings in Lucca (Italy) and was released in July 2007 with a large success confirmed by audience and critics.

After some years, Ancestral came back again with a new line up: Carmelo Scozzari - guitars (in 2010) and Jo Lombardo - vocals (in 2013). In October 2015 the band entered the Hertz Studio Recordings (Behemoth, Vader, Decapitated, Hate and more) in Poland to record their 2nd disc called “Master of Fate” with Fabio Lione (Rhapsody of Fire, Angra, Vision Divine) as special guest in the song “Lust For Supremacy” . “Master of Fate” is an album that displays a personal and interesting mixture between thrash metal US style and Teutonic melodic metal.



Ancestral wurde im Januar 1999 in Castelvetrano-Selinunte (Sizilien), einer kleinen Stadt im Süden Italiens gegründet. Von Beginn an spielte man einen aggressiven, aber auch melodischen Sound ohne die sonst üblichen Keyboards. Nach einigen Konzerten wurde im Januar 2000 das erste Demo aufegnommen, ein weiteres folgte ein Jahr später.

Die Band spielte auf einigen Metal Festivals mit Bands wie Vision Divine, Vader, Extrema, Udo und mehr. Mit dem Release der Promo CD “The Walls of Troy” 2005 bekam Ancestral einen Deal mit dem italienischen Label Underground Symphony, wo 2007 der Longplayer “The Ancient Curse” erschien, welcher hervorragende Reviews bekam. Nun, nach einigen Jahren ist man in neuer Besetzung zurück: mit Carmelo Scozzari - Gitarre (ab 2010) und Jo Lombardo -

Gesang (ab 2013). Im Oktober begab man sich ins polnische Hertz Studio (Behemoth, Vader...) um die zweite Disc “Master of Fate” aufzunehmen. Als Gast konnte man Fabio Lione (Rhapsody of Fire, Angra, Vision Divine) für den Song Lust For Supremacy” gewinnen. “Master of Fate” repräsentiert die Band mit einem originellen und abwechslungsreichen Stil zwischen US Thrash Metal & Teutonic Melodic Metal.



Travel in a Forgotten Time (CD demo 2000)

Breed of Chosens (CD demo 2001)

The Walls of Troy (CD promo 2005)

The Ancient Curse (Underground Symphony 2007)

“Master of Fate” (Iron Shield Records 2017)



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