MACE 'N' CHAIN debut album "Among Ancient Pillars" out on March 24, 2023.

MACE 'N' CHAIN debut album "Among Ancient Pillars" to be released on March 24, 2023; Premiere of "The Key to Ancient Riddles" lyric video.

Mace 'n' Chain was formed in late 2020 by David Nilsson (of Swedish death metal band Feral) to pay homage to the genre that originally got him into metal in the first place: true, sword-wielding, heavy, goddamned, metal!

The debut demo "Upon the Anvil Formed" was released shortly thereafter in 2021 to high praise in the underground metal scene leading Mace 'n' Chain joining No Remorse Records. Comment from David: "I am extremely honored to be teaming up with No Remorse Records! And I simply could not imagine a better place for Mace 'n' Chain than this highly respected label, because there simply could be none. SWING THE CHAIN!"

The debut album "Among Ancient Pillars" will be released on March 24th, 2023 and pre-orders will open on February 24th at

Available versions will be:

- CD

- LP 180gr black

- LP 180gr gold, limited 100

"Among Ancient Pillars" is highly recommended for fans of Eternal Champion, Wrathblade, Manilla Road, Cirith Ungol, Brocas Helm, Ironsword, and Manowar. It is raw, epic and thunderous, forged upon bloodied iron.


1. Bloodied Talons

2. The Key to Ancient Riddles

3. Defying the Gates

4. By the Peal of Thunder

5. Labyrinthian Black

6. Mound of Ashen Skulls

7. Fountain of Voices

8. Upon the Anvil Formed

All music and lyrics by David Nilsson.

Recorded in Pagan Hell Studios.

Mixed by Peter Nilsson at Soner Produktion.

Mastered by Bart Gabriel.