Ancient Rites (1988+)
based in Belgium, with Dutch musician Erik Sprooten in the line-up

Ancient Rites - Dark Ritual (demo)

Ancient Rites - Dark Ritual (ep)

Dark Ritual

demo TAPE 1990 (limited to 500 copies)
picture mini-LP 1999 re-release by Painkiller Records

1: Intro: Dark Ritual
2: Eternal Blasphemy
3: Fallen Angel
4: From beyond the Grave
5: Not Anymore
6: Outro: A Tribute to Insanity

line-up:
Gunther Theys (vocals, bass)
Stefan (drums)
Johan (guitars)
Philip Bollengier (guitars)




Ancient Rites - Evil Prevails (ep)

Ancient Rites - Evil Prevails (ep)

Evil Prevails

7" SINGLE 1992 by Fallen Angel
7" SINGLE re-release
by Wild Rags

1: Götterdämmerung
2: Longing for the Ancient Kingdom
3: Obscurity Reigns (Fields of Flanders)
4: Evil Prevails
5: Black Plague

line-up:
Gunther Theys (vocals, bass)
Bart Vandereycken (guitars)
Walter van Cortenberg (drums)
Pascal (guitars)




Ancient Rites - Promo 1992 Promo 1992

demo TAPE 1992

1: From Beyond the Grave - from Dark Ritual demo
2: Evil Prevails
- from Evil Prevails single
3: Obscurity Reigns (Fields of Flanders)
- from Evil Prevails single

Ancient Rites - Longing For The Ancient Kingdom II Longing for the Ancient Kingdom II

split 7" SINGLE 1992: Ancient Rites / Renaissance by After Dark Records

1: Looking for the Ancient Kingdom II

line-up:
Gunther Theys (vocals, bass)
Bart Vandereycken (guitars)
Walter van Cortenberg (drums)

Ancient Rites - Split with Uncanny Split

split LP 1993: Uncanny / Ancient Rites by Warmaster Records (limited to 600 copies)

Contains Evil Prevails single

Ancient Rites - From Beyond The Grave II From beyond the Grave II

split 7" SINGLE 1993: Ancient Rites / Thou Art Lord by Molon Lave Records

1: From beyond the Grave II

line-up:
Gunther Theys (vocals, bass)
Bart Vandereycken (guitars)
Walter van Cortenberg (drums)




Ancient Rites - The Diabolic Serenades (lp)

Ancient Rites - The Diabolic Serenades (cd)

Ancient Rites - The Diabolic Serenades (cd)

The Diabolic Serenades

LP 1994 by Midian Creations (limited to 1000 copies)
CD 1994
by After Dark Records
CD 1996 re-release by Mascot Records

1: (Intro) Infant Sacrifices to Baalberith
2: Crucifixation Justified (Roman Supremacy)
3: Satanic Rejoice
4: Obscurity Reigns (Fields of Flanders)
5: Death Messiah
6: Land of Frost & Despair
7: Assyrian Empire
8: Longing for the Ancient Kingdom
9: Morbid Glory (Gilles de Rais 1404-1440)
10: Ritual Slayings (Ghost Worship Pure)
11: Evil Prevails
12: Last Rites / Echoes of Melancholy (Outro)

13: From beyond the Grave II - bonus on 1996 re-release

line-up:
Gunther Theys (vocals, bass)
Bart Vandereycken (guitars)
Walter van Cortenberg (drums)




Ancient Rites - Split with Enthroned Split

split 7" SINGLE 1995: Ancient Rites / Enthroned by After Dark Records

1: Longing for the Ancient Kingdom II

line-up:
Gunther Theys (vocals, bass)
Bart Vandereycken (guitars)
Walter van Cortenberg (drums)

Ancient Rites - Blasfemia Eternal Blasfemia Eternal

CD 1996 by Mascot Records

1: Blasfemia Eternal (Intro)
2: Total Misanthropia
3: Garden of Delights (Eva)
4: Quest for Blood (Le vampire)
5: Blood of Christ (Mohammed Wept)
6: Epebos Aionia
7: (Het Verdronken Land van) Saeftinge
8: Shades of Eternal Battlefields (Our Empire Fell)
9: Vae Victis
10: Fallen Angel

line-up:
Gunther Theys (vocals, bass)
Bart Vandereycken (guitars)
Walter van Cortenberg (drums)




Ancient Rites - Fatherland Fatherland

CD 1998 by Mascot Records

1: Avondland
2: Mother Europe
3: Aris
4: Fatherland
5: Season's Change (Solstice)
6: 13th of December 1307
7: Dying in a Moment of Splendor (Echoes of Melancholy)
8: Rise and Fall (Anno Satana)
9: The Seducer (Fallen Angel)
10: Cain

11: Fallen Angel - bonus, Japan only
12: From beyond the Grave
- bonus, Japan only

line-up:
Gunther Theys (vocals, bass)
Walter van Cortenberg (drums)
Jan "Örkki" Yrlund (guitars, acoustic guitars)
Erik Sprooten (guitars)

Ancient Rites - The First Decade 1989-1999 The First Decade 1989-1999

compilation CD 2000 by Mascot Records

1: From Beyond the Grave (from Evil Prevails)
2: Infant Sacrifices to Baalberith
3: Death Messiah
4: Longing for the Ancient Kingdom
5: Land of Frost and Despair
6: Evil Prevails
7: Last Rites - Echoes of Melancholy
8: Total Misanthropia
9: Blood of Christ (Mohammed Wept)
10: Fallen Angel (Outro)
11: (Het Verdronken Land van) Saeftinge
12: Quest for Blood (Le vampire)
13: Avondland
14: Mother Europe
15: Aris
16: Seasons Change (Solstice)
17: Fatherland
18: Cain

Ancient Rites - Dim Carcosa Dim Carcosa

CD 2001 by Hammerheart Records

1: The Return
2: Exile (Les Litanies de Satan)
3: Victory or Valhalla (Last Man Standing)
4: …And the Horns Called for War
5: North Sea
6: Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods)
7: (Ode to Ancient) Europa
8: Rememberance
9: Lindisfarne (Anno 793)
10: On Golden Fields (De Leeuwen Dansen)
11: Dim Carcosa

line-up:
Gunther Theys (vocals, bass)
Walter van Cortenberg (drums)
Jan "Örkki" Yrlund (guitars)
Erik Sprooten (guitars)
Domingo Smets (keyboards)

Scenes of Splendour

demo video CD-R 2001

"Descending into Darkness" (live Wertheim, Germany, 23-1-1994):
1: Assyrian Empire
2: Satanic Rejoice
3: Obscurity Reigns (Fields of Flanders)
4: Longing for the Ancient Kingdom
5: Crucifixion Justified
6: Death Messiah
7: Land of Frost and Despair
8: From Beyond the Grave
9: Morbid Glory (Gilles de Rais 1404-1440)
"At The Gates of Hell" (live Zaal Vinea, Veerle, Belgium, 1-5-1998):
10: Total Misanthropia
11: Quest for Blood
12: Blood of Christ (Mohammed Wept)
13: (Het Verdronken Land van) Saeftinge
(Dynamo Open Air):
14: Interview with Gunther and Walter, alternated with excerpts of the gig

Ancient Rites - And The Hordes Stood As One And the Hordes Stood as One

live CD / double-LP / DVD 2003 by Hammerheart Records

1: The Return
2: Exile (Les Litanies de Satan)
3: Victory or Valhalla (Last Man Standing)
4: Total Misantropia
5: Aris
6: And the Horns Called for War
7: North Sea
8: Blood of Christ
9: Longing for the Ancient Kingdom
10: Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods)
11: Ode to Ancient Europa
12: (Het Verdronken Land van) Saeftinge
13: On Golden Fields (De Leeuwen Dansen)
14: Mother Europe
15: Evil Prevails
16: Fatherland

the DVD also contains:
between 7 and 8: Infant Sacrifices to Baalberith
between 13 and 14: Overture to the Sun
after 16: Dim Carcosa

line-up:
Gunther Theys (vocals, bass)
Walter van Cortenberg (drums)
Jan "Örkki" Yrlund (guitars)
Erik Sprooten (guitars)
Davy Wouters (keyboards)

Ancient Rites - Rubicon Rubicon

CD 2006 by Seasons Of Mist

1: Crusade
2: Templar
3: Mithras
4: Thermopylae
5: Rubicon
6: Invictus
7: Ypres
8: Galilean
9: Cheruscan
10: Brabantia

line-up:
Gunther Theys (vocals)
Walter van Cortenberg (drums)
Erik Sprooten (guitars)
Davy Wouters (keyboards)
Raf Jansen (guitars)
Bart Vandereycken (guitars)
Domingo Smets (bass)