Official press release:
San Francisco Bay Area darkness-obsessed DIY indie label Sentient Ruin Laboratories is extremely proud and honored to announce the debut release of Spanish avantgarde blackened death metal monstrosity Altarage. The only known fact about this band is that they come from Bilbao, Spain, and that their music is some of the most fucked, hallucinating and surreal death metal you will hear all year. Other than that, nothing about this band is really known. But when you hear this band’s savage and hellish music you realize that nothing else matters other than the music itself. Altarage’s music infact opens voids… Portals to other dimensions, revealing worlds of fathomless wretchedness and of unimaginable horror. In a similar way as seen in bands like Portal, Ævangelist, Mitochondrion, Antediluvian, Abyssal, and Teitanblood. Altarage also are forgers of death metal of the most twisted and hallucinated craft – of extreme metal of the highest technical and visionary order. Their unbelievable technicality and musicianship are a mere conduit, a medium to the immense aural devastation this band can summon. A simple vessel that can carry the listener from the safety of reality to the nightmarish musical hell that lies beyond Altarage’s sonic vision, and to which the band wants to drag you with their insane pandemonium of coiled and tangled riffs.
MMXV Demo is Altarage’s debut offering, the first statement of an artistic power so great that one is left to wonder what will come next – what could ever follow such a wretched spawn of musical madness. Coming in a limited edition cassette tape co-relesed in collaboration with Sol Y Nieve Records, MMXV Demo will also see a digital release, with both versions dropping on September 27th 2015.
Altarage’s MMXV Demo drops on September 27th – and can now be pre-ordered on our Bandcamp.
MMXV Demo track listing:
2. “Vortex Pyramid”