Ancestral is an atmospheric black metal from San Diego, California, United States, founded by songwriter Brendan Shaouna. Since its inception in 2007 (after changing name from Ancient Moonlight), Ancestral has been kept busy with releases. Those include the six-song demo “Curse” in January of 2008, an EP of unreleased material in April of 2008, another EP “Avowal” in May of 2008, a split with Njiqahdda and Merankorii in May of 2008 and another split with Wedard in June of 2008.

Hard at work since then on a debut full-length album, Ancestral will be contributing an exclusive song to Abridged Pause Recordings’ first release, a Various Artists compilation due out in 2009.