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Formed in 1996 by Mike Miller and Chuck Keller, Ares Kingdom plays infernal thrashing death metal in the style of early Bathory, Sodom, Voivod, and Venom. A self-titled demo was released by the band in 1997. A live-in-the-studio ‘Chaosmongers Alive’ 7 EP was recorded for Agonia Records in 2003, and the band signed an exclusive deal with NWN! Productions in 2005. The ‘Firestorm Redemption’ 12 maxi-single released in January 2006, followed by the debut LP/CD/PD ‘Return to Dust’ in May 2006. The ‘Failsafe’ 12 maxi-single was released in late 2007, followed by the ‘Firestorms and Chaos’ compilation CD of B-sides and non-LP material in May 2008. The ‘Incendiary’ LP/CD/PD was released in January 2010, and a compilation of cover songs under the title ‘Veneration’ was released in 2013. The band’s third original album, ‘The Unburiable Dead’ was released in September 2015. In November 2016, a limited 12 picture disc featuring the band’s first demo and ‘Chaosmongers Alive’ live 7 was released at the NWN! Festival in Berlin to celebrate the band embarking on a two and a half week European tour. AK returned to western Canada and the Pacific NW in June 2017 for five dates, returning home to finish rehearsals for the upcoming album. In February 2018, the band joined the Pandemoniac Wolfmarch Tour with Watain and Destroyer 666 as they stormed across the northern United States. In June, the band finished up the tour cycle for ‘The Unburiable Dead’ with three shows in eastern Canada before returning home to begin recording their new album, ‘By the Light of the Their Destruction,’ which was released in May 2019.