The New World Ancients is the fresh new name for the band formerly known as ATHENS. The group has had various incarnations, with the most recent being the most essential. Two alchemists, working feverishly in the basement of a haunted castle, are producing a recording that will change life on Earth as we know it. They have lit the sacred beacon and are assembling a horde of musicians to aid in their quest. Who are these wizards? Who are these madmen?