Dead Earth

by Ancient Altar

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    A limited edition cassette release of 100 yellow cassette tapes with brown imprint artwork by Barry Kavener. Enclosed within a plastic album with a parchment insert featuring cover illustrations by Myles Karr. Includes extra goodies (patch, sticker, pin).

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about

"Ancient Altar have created a monster with 'Dead Earth', sounding as if Eyehategod were interred in a vault and left to stew over several aeons, only to emerge into an apocalyptic wasteland. This is the second effort from L.A. four piece, and it promises any a hearty dose of sludgy treats. From the ominous descent of the riff throughout the track 'Leader, Liar' to the cavernous howls on the titular track, this record has a claustrophobic quality that is by no means a bad thing... Well worth a spin or four" 8 out of 10
-Terrorizer Magazine


www.laweekly.com/music/hear-la-doom-metalers-ancient-altars-bleak-majestic-dead-earth-premiere-5970940

"Dead Earth makes no secret of its grim purposes across its four tracks and 41 minutes, but much to its success, the band manages to conjure a vision of atmospheric sludge that’s neither redundant in its methods nor specifically derived from the post-Neurosis school of undulation. Make no mistake, at some point along the way, someone in Ancient Altar probably heard Through Silver in Blood — whether that’s bassist/vocalist Scott Carlson, guitarist/vocalist Barry Kavener, guitarist Jesse Boldt or drummer Etay Levy, I wouldn’t speculate — but it’s by no means a defining influence, and Dead Earth seems much more geared toward innovation than emulation, or at very least the creation of an individualized identity from a variety of stylistic elements." theobelisk.net/obelisk/2015/08/06/ancient-altar-dead-earth-void-premiere/#sthash.V0nrqYTP.dpuf

"Shit’s done changed… Los Angeles bands are starting to kick out some epic DOOM! One such band is ANCIENT ALTAR, who have impressed me more and more with each release. I love way they weave ugly textures into riffadelic knots of melody and sinister beauty!"
www.cvltnation.com/cvlt-nation-premiere-ancient-altar-dead-earth/

"I've been somewhat enamored with Ancient Altar ever since meeting those dudes for the first time back when I was in those strange mystical lands of Psycho California. Now I find myself giving their latest effort, the endlessly inspiring Dead Earth multiple listens simply because what these dudes are doing on this record is so god damn inspiring that it would be an absolute travesty to ignore the musical triumph found within Ancient Altars sonic rituals from what too often feels like another dimension."
www.twoguysmetalreviews.com/2015/08/ancient-altar-dead-earth.html

"Dead Earth sees Los Angeles doom titans Ancient Altar return after last year’s eponymous debut, armed with more crushing riffs to steamroll those unlucky (or lucky) enough to be in their way. Creating a loose concept album about how humanity is slowly killing the Earth is perfect for these kind of riffs, and it is here where Ancient Altar come to life."
www.thesleepingshaman.com/reviews/album-reviews/a/ancient-altar-dead-earth-lp-cs-2015/

"Ancient Altar only have been a band for two years now, but they’re already got two full-length records to their credit. Their self-titled first record dropped last July, and already they’re back with a whole new collection. The band—bassist/vocalist Scott Carlson, guitarist/vocalist Barry Kavener, guitarist Jesse Boldt, and drummer Etay Levy—have a nasty, punishing blend of doom that is unquestionably heavy and can be abrasive. At times, their stampeding can remind on High on Fire, but they also have some mind-numbing and scorched-earth elements that keep you awake, alert, and looking for the next burst."
meatmeadmetal.wordpress.com/2015/09/02/ancient-altar-envision-the-end-of-humanity-at-hands-of-greed-religion-on-charred-dead-earth/

credits

released September 3, 2015

Engineered and mixed by Toshi Kasai.
Recorded at Sound of Sirens December 2014/January 2015.
Mastered by James Plotkin.
Cover artwork by Myles Karr.

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Ancient Altar Los Angeles, California

Hailing from Los Angeles, Ancient Altar bring an arcane philosophy and a stripped down approach to their bristling and brutal brand of heavy rock. Formed in late 2013, the band has created a slow burning doom/sludge combo.

Booking: booking@midnitecollective.com
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