Now available on vinyl in a limited edition, pressed on heavy wax at 45 RPM.
Already recognized as one of the underground’s best live acts, Ireland’s Altar of Plagues released their debut album White Tomb in 2009, garnering widespread acclaim as one of the most prominent contemporary groups merging the genres of black metal, post-metal, experimental and ambient. Refining their sound even further with 2011’s Mammal, the band distanced themselves from the post-black metal stereotype, delivering something darker, bleaker and more singular. A North American tour followed with label mates The Atlas Moth, culminating in an appearance at the 2012 Hopscotch Festival.
Now, Altar of Plagues emerges with Teethed Glory and Injury, their most accomplished work to date. The nine-track album is unlike anything the group has done before, pushing further into new sonic terrain. Realized primarily on analog equipment in the studio, it incorporates more ambient, noise and electronica elements in the signature Altar of Plagues sound, distancing them further from the so-called post-metal movement. A true exploration of sound rather than simply a collection of riffs backed by a steady rhythm section, Teethed Glory and Injury is the product of a band in their own league, aeons beyond the work of their contemporaries.