Born in Adelaide, Australia - and now split across two of it?s capital cities with members residing in Melbourne; ALTARS create a vitriolic sort of Death Metal, convolved and disturbed, reminiscent of some of their Australian counterparts. Their debut album is curated by the minds of Cale Schmidt, Lewis Fischer and Alan Cadman; in which this three piece delivers a sophisticated, suffocating, and almost supernatural sound.
The third assault of CRUCIAMENTUM is finally upon us, "Engulfed In Desolation" features four new tracks spanning 24 minutes of Violent and Abyssal Death Metal. Fans of bands like Disembowelment, Incantation, Demigod, Immolation, Demoncy, Absu, take note! Dismal front cover artwork by Daniel Desecrator.
Expect one of the best Blasphemous Darkened Death Metal albums that you've heard in the past decade, blowing away with ease all their past efforts and the greatest majority of today's generic and over-hyped Death Metal bands. Prepare to be initiated to Drawn And Quartered's suffocating darkness!
LP version comes with insert and 180gr vinyl. Ltd to 500 copies.
Riding high on the critical acclaim afforded their The Primordial Temple debut last year, Swedish true metal occultists TRIAL return with an epic new EP entitled Malicious Arts. Pressed onto 7" vinyl, Malicious Arts contains two trademark TRIAL tracks - darkly galloping, aura-enshrouded, steel-clad HEAVY METAL in the grand tradition of ancient early '80s masters - but which also see the band expanding their compositional "storytelling language" toward more grandiose, strangely twisting ends. Behold the Malicious Arts! Recommended for diehards of early IRON MAIDEN, MERCYFUL FATE, and OZ.