Storm Clouds Up Ahead is the self released debut EP by the English Metal band Dante's Ascension.
The CD title was derived from a clean sung lyric in the CD opener, "Havanna's Aggression", "Storm clouds up ahead as cities fall"
- There are no real amp recordings on this CD. All guitars were run Direct Inject through the Xmas tube Vst Plugin for Cubase SX.
- All guitars were tracked by Kieran Spiers.
- The only song to feature Paul Sparkes playing drums is track 2, "Heaven Falls"
- The singing on the refrain of "Dark Side of Atum" was originally conceived as a joke but eventually remained on the track and is still performed live.
- The CD artwork was designed by guitarist Robert Woodland and was derived from a photo of the band playing live.
- Producer, Spiers, placed all the intro's to tracks on the previous song so that when listening as a whole, the album strung together.
All songs written by Dante's Ascension
and contributors are listed in reference to input. All Lyrics written by Ricky Abrahams
- "Havanna's Aggression" (Spiers) – 4:01
- "Heaven Falls" (Woodland, Sparkes,Spiers) – 3:54
- "Saqqara & Memphis" (Woodland,Sparkes,Spiers) – 4:29
- "Dark Side of Atum" (Spiers, Woodland) – 5:34
- Ricky Abrahams – Vocals.
- Kieran Spiers – Guitar right, vocals, clean singing on "Havanna's Aggression" and "Dark Side of Atum", bass guitar, production.
- Robert Woodland - Guitar left, artwork.
- Paul Sparkes – Drums.