“…an atmospheric mix of post-black-metal, shoegaze, drone, and more…” – Invisible Oranges
ALTARS OF THE MOON, the post-black metal/shoegaze collective formed by members of Chrome Waves, Uada, Lotus Thrones, The Black Dahlia Murder, and more, presents “Supermassive Black (Hole In My Heart),” from their impending second album The Colossus And The Widow. The song makes its debut through a premiere at Invisible Oranges as the album nears November release on Disorder Recordings.
Amid the lockdowns in 2021, Nathan Verschoor (Uada) came together with Jeff Wilson (Chrome Waves, Deeper Graves, ex-Nachmystium) and Heath Rave (Lotus Thrones, ex-Wolvhammer) to collaborate on a project that would eventually use the nomenclature of ALTARS OF THE MOON. This union coalesced in Brahmastra, a two-track, twenty-eight-minute exploration into a more psychedelic and darker corner of doom metal than the trio’s main projects were known for. Released through Disorder Recordings, Brahmastra took the tone of Tiamat’s Wildhoney through a cloudy afternoon of hemlock tea and the mushrooms we’re told to stay away from as children. It was a truly miserable affair.
Now, two years later, the collective reconvenes, this time joined by Alan Cassidy (The Black Dahlia Murder) on drums to create the second chapter of ALTARS OF THE MOON, with the newly completed The Colossus And The Widow. An unclassifiable morass of doom and gloom, this thirty-five-minute excursion shows the group continuing to evolve their sonic monolith as time edges on.
With nine new songs, the record was engineered by Nate Verschoor at Hrimhjarta Studio and Jeff Wilson at Disorder Recordings, with Verschoor handling the design and layout, and Wilson handling the final mix and mastering. Additionally, the record features visitations of saxophone from Bruce Lamont (Yakuza) and trumpet from Mac Gollehon (Duran Duran, David Bowie) to dive deeper into misery with The Colossus And The Widow.
With the new “Supermassive Black (Hole In My Heart)” single, Heath Rave writes, “Some mornings I awake from the most beautiful of fever dreams thinking my molecules have been completely dissolved then rebuilt into a form I don’t understand from inter dimensional, faster than light space travel. I roll over in my 0 thread count sheets that warm my rotting blood bag and take the pills that return me to the lobotomy of existing on Earth. I can’t wait to sleep again.”
Invisible Oranges calls ALTARS OF THE MOON’s output, “an atmospheric mix of post-black-metal, shoegaze, drone, and more,” noting how the new album, “simultaneously explores the reaches of the cosmos while also plunging deep into the human heart…”
Hear ALTARS OF THE MOON’s ominous “Supermassive Black (Hole In My Heart)” first through Invisible Oranges now at THIS LOCATION.
Additional previews of the record will post over the days ahead.