Kent, Ohio, USA
BandHip HopRock

We are AncWar, an innovative band with a fiercely unique sound. Our musical style incorporates hip-hop and rock as its main core and expands upon a vast range of musical and philosophical influences to convey the numerous stories of life. We design our music to showcase a respect for the past, an understanding of the present, and a desire to influence the future. We define ourselves as a vessel with enough creative artillery to impact others with our art, and inspire them to true be to oneself.


Sometimes we love the things that are the worst for us, but it is when we find the things that are right for us that we become the happiest. Over the past two years, weve experienced the euphoria of conquering shows, the defeat of bitter farewells of fellow band members, and the humbling realization that our musical approaches could reach greater heights. This wave of emotions could be described as a journey, one that we wouldn't change, not even for a second.

Our individual history and encounters throughout Senegal, Cleveland, Columbus, and Washington D.C. all lead us to each begin our college roots in Kent, Ohio. Ever since our first jam in Link's basement two years ago, our goal has been to spread a culture that reflects our generations refusal to be labeled and cast aside. Our grind and passion has spearheaded our success with sold-out shows and headlines at iconic venues such as Akron Musica, House of Blues, The Agora, and Hard Rock Caf. And now we are ready to extend our efforts and face the challenges to come with the will and focus that we inherited from those beside us since the beginning.

Ancestral Warship is a sharing of stories that divulge success, failure, happiness, sadness, the good, the bad, or even that middle grey area. Its all about getting together and having a good time against the struggles, since most feel as if they are left to face their battles alone. Wed like to share these times with you.

Set List

Here We Go
So Far Away
Lose Control
You Said
What Do You Believe In?
Callin Out

American Dream
Phone Call to the Moon