ALTAR OF GORE: New Jersey Cult Death Metal Unit To Release Litanies Of The Unceasing Agonies LP On Nameless Grave Records May 17th; Artwork, Track Listing, And Preorders Posted

After four years of rotting in the depths of the pit, Nameless Grave Records calls upon the Foul Ones once more…The Acolyte returns bearing ALTAR OF GORE‘s second bloodsoaked opus Litanies Of The Unceasing Agonies.

Picking up where ALTAR OF GORE‘s Obscure & Obscene Gods left off, Litanies Of The Unceasing Agonies demonstrates how a band can refine its sound while simultaneously advancing it, delivering six hymns of carnage and wanton cruelty meant to batter the flesh and scar the mind into submission. No keyboards, no technicality, no decency, no humanity… ALTAR OF GORE is the primal urge to kill set to music. ALTAR OF GORE is having your skull bludgeoned by a heavy rock, over and over again, forever.

As always, ALTAR OF GORE‘s output on Litanies Of The Unceasing Agonies – guitar, bass, drums, and vocals – is created by sole practitioner The Acolyte Of The Foul Ones, except for the scattered guitar leads which are handled by Joe Aversario (Siege Column). Litanies Of The Unceasing Agonies was recorded at Studio D-10, New Brunswick, New Jersey, engineered and mixed by TG, and mastered by Dan Lowndes at Resonance Sound (Krieg, Drawn & Quartered, Witch Vomit), the album completed with artwork by Taylor Smith (Coven ‘Zine). Fans of Archgoat, Impetigo, Demoncy, and Mortician should heed the call of ALTAR OF GORE.

Declares The Acolyte Of The Foul Ones, “These are the litanies of the unceasing agonies. Our depredations will not end!”

Nameless Grave Records will release Litanies Of The Unceasing Agonies on LP, CD, and digital platforms on May 17th. Preorders are available at the label webshop HERE and Bandcamp HERE. A cassette version is forthcoming via NVNM, the band’s collective/label

Stand by for preview tracks from the album to be dispatched in the days ahead.

Litanies Of The Unceasing Agonies Track Listing:
1. Introduction
2. Excoriation Prayers
3. Infinite Visions Of Violence
4. Destined For The Pit
5. Carrion Womb
6. Blood For Blood (Flesh For Flesh)
7. Litanies Of The Unceasing Agonies

ALTAR OF GORE was founded by the Acolyte Of The Foul Ones in 2017. Fed up with the metal underground’s then-obsession with occultism, occult symbolism, and occult spirituality, the Acolyte sought to approach these themes from the profane world of flesh, blood, and bone rather than the lofty spiritual world. Musically, this was accomplished by channeling the primal energies of early Profanatica, Beherit, Demoncy, Impetigo, and Proclamation. The lyrics, heavily inspired by the deep worlds built in epic fantasy series such as the Malazan Book Of The Fallen and The Black Company detail the rites and practices of an obscure cult that practices human sacrifice for divination and power. The project debuted on New Jersey Metal Attack Vol. 2, one of the annual compilations released by Nihil Verum Nisi Mors, the collective that ALTAR OF GORE remains a part of to this day. The project’s eponymous demo was recorded shortly thereafter and released the following year on NVNM Productions.

2019 brought an opportunity to take the project to the stage. The Acolyte called upon close allies Joe Aversario and SSK of Siege Column to take up guitar duties, and Warhead of Abazagorath and Blasphematory to handle drums, and the band played its first and only show with Cerebral Rot and Fetid in Brooklyn. Concurrent with preparations for the gig was the recording of the project’s debut album Obscure & Obscene Gods, which was released in February of 2020 on cassette tape by NVNM Productions, and then issued on CD and LP in October of that year on Nameless Grave Records, who now prepares to deliver the second album, Litanies Of The Unceasing Agonies.