altar of plagues

What did I tell you earlier? The worst luck. I became a fan of the black metal group Altar Of Plagues with their latest album Teethed Glory & Injury earlier this year, and it currently sits as one of my favorite albums of 2013. I’ve since gone back and re-listened to their earlier work, but Teethed Glory & Injury stands out to me as their greatest work to date. It seems as if the group are going out with a bang, because it will be their last album.

Altar of Plagues will be put to rest at the end of the year. Via Facebook:

Altar of Plagues will conclude this year. 

I decided before writing “Teethed Glory and Injury” that it would be our final album. It was executed with this fact in mind. I can state it no more simply than this; it is time to move on. 

We considered whether or not we would say anything at all regarding this. But at the very least, we would like to give people an opportunity to see us perform again should they care to. And so, these upcoming shows will be our final. 

Our very final performance will be on October 19th, at Unsound Festival Poland. As a festival that celebrates the eclectic and the eccentric, I can think of no other place that would be more appropriate for this occasion. It is exactly the type of environment in which I have always aspired to share our work, and it will be a celebratory occasion to conclude at what I believe will be the peak of our existence as a group. 

I still find it difficult to believe that what began as a bedroom recording in 2007, became a group of individuals that have performed in Moscow, San Francisco, and many places between. We have travelled further, and shared more music than we had ever expected. Thank you to each and every person who supported us.

I will continue to work as WIFE . However, I am not closing the door on the sounds I developed as Altar of Plagues. Many stones remain unturned.

James / Altar of Plagues / July 15 2013

Keep your eyes on WIFE, and fingers crossed that James’ continued work is as amazing as Teethed Glory. If you’ve yet to hear the record, seek it out as soon as possible. It’s out now on Profound Lore Records.


– JR


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