ALTARS ABLAZE
Life Desecration CD
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Release date: September 16, 2022.
Jewelcase CD edition with 16 sided booklet.

NOTE: This is a pre-order. All titles orders with this item will be shipped altogether. No order splitting. Thank you for understanding. We aim to start shipping a week or two before the release day but these days, one never know what delay hits from the ground. Bear with us, please.

When it comes to extreme metal, words like “brutal” or “bestial” are often tossed around as euphemisms for “low-effort.” Many releases promise an uncompromising degree of sonic destruction, but rarely follow through with ideas interesting and well-crafted enough to deliver on that promise. Life Desecration, the debut offering from Czechia’s ALTARS ABLAZE takes a nuclear sledgehammer to that trend. Forged by seasoned veterans of the Czech extreme metal scene, Life Desecration unleashes a flurry of blackened death carnage that concentrates enough concussive force to rival the most vicious of their more primitive antecedents. But this quintet sets itself apart by refusing to sacrifice compelling artistry in the pursuit of sonic savagery.

ALTARS ABLAZE’s mode of attack hearkens back to the finest moments of the infernal blasting death metal of the late 90s (embodied by the likes of ANGELCORPSE, HATE ETERNAL and DIABOLIC), blended with the most aggressive specimens of Nordic black metal, such as 1349 and SETHERIAL. But these are merely convenient points of reference. ALTARS ABLAZE are consummately unique in their interpretation of their style, with nuanced riffing and a command of dynamics, far exceeding those of any superficially comparable act.

ALTARS ABLAZE’s rare creativity shines through in a variety of unexpected moments throughout this record, too many to mention individually. Put simply, the band is unafraid to throw listeners off-balance by introducing dense layering of guitar polyphony, riffs that cycle through multiple divergent paths, and the introduction of asymmetrical shuffling drums amidst the blasting. In just over half an hour, ALTARS ABLAZE assert themselves as a distinctive and fearsome entity, and prove that, even in a style known for relentless aggression, there is ample room for subtlety and compelling songwriting.

Recorded at Davos Studio.
Mixed and mastered by Christian Erkens at Cyphx-Audio.
Cover artworks by Nuno Zuki of Belial NecroArts.

Altars Ablaze is:
Michal Kusak—vocals
Tomas Halama—guitars
Frank Serak—guitars
Pavel Satra—bass
Peter Hetes—drums

1 x ADORIOR - Author of Incest CD1 x VI - De Praestigiis Angelorum DIGI-CD1 x THE TEMPLE - The Temple DIGIPAK1 x BEYOND MORTAL DREAMS - Dreaming Death MCD1 x PORTAL - Avow LP1 x ALTARS ABLAZE
Life Desecration CD
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1 x STORM UPON THE MASSES - The Ones Who Came Back CD1 x CONTINUUM OF XUL
Falling into Damnation MCD
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1 x ULCER - Dead Souls Cathedral CD1 x VERBUM - Exhortation to the Impure CD1 x BEYOND MORTAL DREAMS
Abomination T-Shirt —Pre-Order—
1 x DAWOHL - Leviathan DIGIPAK1 x LACERATION MANTRA - Infested CD1 x DENOUNCEMENT PYRE - Forever Burning CD1 x PESTILENGTH - Basom Gryphos CD1 x HAUNTER - Discarnate Ails DIGIPAK1 x FUOCO FATUO - Obsidian Katabasis CD1 x TENEBRIS - Only Fearless Dreams CD1 x TUMBA DE CARNE
Decatexis // Perpetuo Altar CD
1 x TENEBRIS - 30 Years of Solitude CD1 x ONIRIK - Casket Dream Veneration CD1 x ALTARS ABLAZE
Glorification of Rats T-Shirt
1 x BLUT AUS NORD - Disharmonium - Undreamable Abysses DIGIPAK1 x IMPIETY - Terroreign DIGI1 x PALUS SOMNI - Monarch of Dark Matter CD1 x CAMBION
Conflagrate the Celestial Refugium CD *SOLD OUT*
1 x ORIGIN - Chaosmos DIGIPAK in SLIPCASE1 x HEAVING EARTH - Diabolic Prophecies + demo CD1 x FAECES - Nihilominus CD1 x BEYOND MORTAL DREAMS
Abomination of the Flames CD —Shipping—
1 x ANALEPSY - Quiescence CD1 x GOLGOTHAN REMAINS - Perverse Offerings to the Void CD1 x ALTARS ABLAZE
Glorification of Rats CD+T-Shirt
1 x INCINERATED - Stellar Abomination CD1 x AEVITERNE - The Ailing Facade CD1 x BLASPHEMATORY - Depths of the Obscurity CD1 x DEMONICAL - Mass Destroyer DIGIPAK1 x HELLSPAWN – In Agelessness MCD1 x AOSOTH - IV: An Arrow In Heart DIGIPACK1 x MORTIFERUM - Preserved In Torment DIGIPAK1 x TENEBRIS - The Odious Progress CD1 x PLEBEIAN GRANDSTAND - Rien ne suffit DIGIPAK1 x ALTARS ABLAZE
Life Desecration T-Shirt
1 x CRUCIAMENTUM - Convocation of Crawling Chaos 10" MLP1 x PORTAL - Hagbulbia LP1 x HEAVING EARTH
Darkness of God CD
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1 x SARMAT - RS-28 DIGIPAK1 x ANTICHRIST SIEGE MACHINE - Purifying Blade CD1 x ESKHATON - Devilment 7"EP1 x ORIGIN - Chaosmos DIGIPAK1 x ARTIFICIAL BRAIN - self titled - CD1 x COSMIC PUTREFACTION - Crepuscular Dirge For The Blessed Ones DIG1 x DIRA MORTIS - Psalms Of Morbid Existence CD1 x CONTINUUM OF XUL
Falling into Damnation MCD
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1 x RIEXHUMATION - The Final Revelation of Abaddon CD1 x NEXUL - Scythed Wings of Poisonous Decay DIGIPAK1 x ALTARS ABLAZE
Life Desecration CD+T-Shirt
1 x CONCILIVM - A Monument in Darkness CD