Mixing the raw, old-school roots derived from their 80's metal influence with a fresh, melodic, and more modern touch, Vancouver's Antiquus have crafted a sound that has been described simply as "heavy".
Bassist Scott Unger, vocalist Jesse White, drummer Andrew Bak and guitarists Trevor Leonard and Geoff Way released the first Antiquus album, Ramayana, to much critical acclaim in February, 2005. The album received rave reviews from more than 60 publications. Word spread quickly, and the band started getting radio airplay in Europe, South America, and Australia. By June, word about Antiquus had spread around the world.
Back home in Canada, the members of Antiquus decided to hit the road. The band did it's first tour across Western Canada at the end of July and into August, thrilling audiences with renditions of songs from Ramayana, as well as brand new material. It was an exhausting trip for the band, and they decided to take the remainder of the month off. It was at that time that Antiquus finalized negotiations for a recording contract with Italy's 'Cruz Del Sur Music'. The deal will see Antiquus release their next album in the fall of 2006. In the meantime, the band continues to write, perform, and promote their current album.