Since their formation in 2011 as a 2 piece studio side project ANCST has been co-spearheading the new wave of hardcore punk-infused black metal in the European extreme metal / DIY underground. While sporting both, a hardcore and metal socialization the self-proclaimed collective has perfectly combined fierce melodic black metal and brutal but yet metallic hardcore with angry and critical social political lyrics.
With 3 albums and a huge amount of highly acclaimed EP's and splits under their belt on labels such as Lifeforce Records (Heaven Shall Burn, Trivium, Caliban), Vendetta Records (Ultha, Woe, Thou), Supreme Chaos Records (Unleashed, Grave, Napalm Death) and many others, ANCST have been praised by both the international music press as well as HC kids and metalheads alike.
After transforming into a full-grown live band in 2014 ANCST has appeared on festivals such as Summer Breeze, Fluff Fest, Bloodshed Fest or the New Noise Fest and has been touring the European mainland as well as the UK relentlessly.
ANCST has fully embraced the DIY-ethic and has been doing things on their own from day one. They have not only written their own songs, but they have also recorded, mixed and mastered them on their own, co-released them through their own labels, they have run their own PR, distribution and have founded their own booking agency. With 50 shows every year and a discography sporting 20+ physical releases ANCST have long proved that they are one of the most hardworking, hard-hitting underground bands Germany has seen in the last couple of years