This month Black Altar celebrate 25 years of darkness, a quarter of a century of black metal terror. To mark this prestigious event they are releasing a special range of longsleeves and t-shirts, which are available now from the Odium Records shop and Bandcamp page.
Band leader, Shadow, has also issued a statement regarding the band’s past and their plans for the future…
“25 years have passed since I recorded my debut demo. I didn’t think this adventure would last that long. I would like to thank everyone who supported my activities during these quarter of a century, as well as those who criticized them, because perhaps this perversely encouraged me to continue my activities. During this long period, I had great moments with the band, which brought me great satisfaction and confirmed that what I do makes sense, as well as bad moments, problems with the line-up, criticism or the death of ex-guitarist Lord von Skaven during last New Year’s Eve. It all shaped me as a man and a performer.
Black Altar’s biography is not very rich for such a long period of activity, but this will slowly change in the upcoming years. We have 17 new songs ready. It’s been 13 years since the last album, and slowly it’s time for its successor, but before that there will be 3 splits. First with Norwegian Vulture Lord in October, 2 more the following year. I cannot announce the names yet, I can only say that they are well known and respected bands with a long history. The band also plans to start concert activities. So this journey continues and I am curious where it will lead …”
Black Altar’s last release was the split album with Kirkebrann, Deus Inversus, which garnered great praise from across the metal media – Ave Noctum hailing the “gnarly, aggressive irrefutable black metal of the highest order” in their 9/10 review.
Join us as we celebrate this jubilee of evil – and wear your anniversary shirts with pride!