Sentient Ruin is honored to announce the debut 7" release by San Jose CA-based ALTARS, along with Dawnbreed Records handling the release for the EU market.
On this debut demo/EP 7" mysterious San Jose CA-based aural terrorists ALTARS spew forth a firestorm of bludgeoning grinding death metal terror which effortlessly succeeds in completely and gruesomely dismantling the listener in under ten minutes. With guitars as thick as concrete, atmospheres of utmost hatred, and a steamrolling rhythm section, Altars bring to mind the glory and hostile supremacy of historic UK death-grind like Benediction, early Carcass and Bolt Thrower while also vomiting on the listener a barrage of utter malignancy and of dark and twisted atmospheres akin to those of bands like Pseudogod and Lvcifyre.
States the band: "This 7” is the product of four friends who love old school death metal. Taking inspiration from Autopsy, Morbid Angel, Bolt Thrower, and combining it with the straightforward, no frills delivery of Napalm death and other Grindcore, this is our offering to the altar."
1. Unholy Retribution
3. Ancient Plague
4. Black Magic
Decibel Magazine and Metal Injection have premiered two tracks from the release stating that this 7" is "bludgeoning death metal terror" and "raw, unfiltered death metal that is unaware of trends". You can find their features HERE and HERE.
Coming as a 45RPM vinyl 7" adorned with incredible art by Eric Radey, the self titled EP will be available in limited black or standard clear orange vinyl housed in a black heavy cardstock cover and insert printed with copper metallic spot color inks.
Sentient Ruin (US) and Dawnbreed Records (EU), officially release the debut ALTARS 7" on August 23 2018, now pre-ordeable on our store and Bandcamp.