“Quit your job, abandon your family, discard your possessions, and jump.” — BARREN ALTAR on “Call To The Waves”
Entrenched In The Faults Of The Earth is the impending debut full-length from Bay Area blackened funeral doom practitioners BARREN ALTAR. Captured by Greg Wilkinson (Graves At Sea, Necrot, Vastum) at Earhammer Studios in Oakland, California the offering delivers five relentless tracks of sonic desolation.
In advance of its release, Cvlt Nation is pleased to unveil the morose sounds of “Call To The Waves.” Of the track the band issues, “‘Call To The Waves’ is the impulse to disregard the banal responsibilities and stresses of our daily lives and just sink into the deep waters. Quit your job, abandon your family, discard your possessions, and jump.”
Adds Cvlt Nation, “Pain is glorious, torment is beautiful, sorrow is golden, riffs drenched in dirge, mourning is solace – just some of the thoughts that come to mind as I listen to the new BARREN ALTAR LP Entrenched In The Faults Of The Earth…”
Weep to the sounds of “Call To The Waves” at THIS LOCATION.
Entrenched In The Faults Of The Earth will be self-released as on CD (limited to 300 copies) and digitally on June 12th. For preorders go to THIS LOCATION where you can also sample opening track “Nexus Of Grief.”
In conjunction with the release of Entrenched In The Faults Of The Earth, BARREN ALTAR will take on a near-two-week West Coast tour with additional dates to be announced in the coming weeks.
6/21/2018 RS94109 – San Francisco, CA
6/22/2018 Arlene Francis Center – Santa Rosa, CA
6/23/2018 TBA – Reno, NV
6/24/2018 Plainovhellhounds – Oroville, CA
6/25/2018 Bamboo Room – Medford, OR
6/26/2018 TBA – Eugene, OR
6/27/2018 The Capitol – Bend, OR
6/28/2018 TBA – Seattle WA
6/29/2018 Airport Tavern – Tacoma, WA
6/30/2018 Le Voyeur – Olympia, WA
7/01/2018 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR
7/02/2018 The Siren’s Song Tavern – Eureka, CA
Forged in 2013 with the intention of blending depressive funeral doom with soul-crushing black metal elements, BARREN ALTAR has spent the last five years establishing a formidable presence in the Bay Area music scene via two ferocious EPs and a split seven-inch, numerous crushing live performances, and a deep-seated DIY ethic.