Tuesday, August 11, 2015

ANCIENT ALTAR: "Void" Streaming Now On The Obelisk; Mini-Tour Starts Today

Los Angeles-based post-apocalyptic sludge outfit Ancient Altar released their self-titled debut and subsequent "Tidal" video last year to absolutely non-stop rave reviews, and they're not slowing down: Their sophomore album, Dead Earth, is out September 1st on LP via Black Voodoo Records, with a cassette version to follow through Midnite Collective. The band will also do a quick run of tour dates starting TONIGHT in Salt Lake City, with a bigger tour in the fall which will be announced soon. Today, The Obelisk is hosting a premiere of the nearly 13-minute album closer "Void," "which," HP Taskmaster muses, "in addition to being the longest inclusion on the outing is also the richest in terms of the emotional and thematic drive on display."

Hear Ancient Altar's "VOID" at THIS LOCATION.

**Preorders for the LP are available on Black Voodoo Records' website HERE.**

Track Listing:
1. Leader, Liar
2. Albion
3. Dead Earth (LISTEN)
4. Void (LISTEN)

Ancient Altar Tour Dates:

8/6 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar
8/7 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Flux Capacitor
8/8 - Santa Fe, NM @ The Cave
8/9 Tempe, AZ @ 51 West


Ancient Altar hails from the land of the unrelenting sun, crippling drought, and excess known as Los Angeles, born of arcane philosophy and a stripped-down approach to bristling, daunting, towering doom. Formed in late 2013, the band features bassist Scott Carlson and guitar player Barry Kavener splitting vocal duties, along with second guitarist Jesse Boldt and drummer Etay Levy.
Dead Earth is the band’s sophomore effort, coming just a year after their 2014 eponymous debut, which was met with overwhelmingly positive reviews, and just a few months after a devastatingly stunning set at Psycho California in May. Dead Earth is a loose concept album based on war, corrupt leaders, and religion destroying planet Earth as we speak—which is happening, and only getting worse. The album depicts the only way for humanity to survive: leaving this dead earth and starting over somewhere else. The record dips and dives between themes of the utter despair of the human race’s impending doom—and a sense of hope as we triumphantly make our terrifying yet absolutely necessary escape toward a fresh start and a new future.
Ancient Altar is:
Barry Kavener: guitar and vocals
Scott Carlson: bass and vocals
Jesse Boldt: guitar
Etay Levy: drums


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