LEFT CROSS: Second LP From Richmond Death Metal Henchmen, Upon Desecrated Altars, Now Streaming In Its Entirety; Album Sees Release Friday On Profound Lore Records + East Coast Tour Nears

photos by Dan Wagner

One of the year’s most incinerating albums, Upon Desecrated Altars from Richmond, Virginia-based LEFT CROSS, is now streaming in its entirety ahead of its worldwide release tomorrow through Profound Lore Records.

Emerging in 2015 with a uniquely hostile brand of war-charged death metal, LEFT CROSS quickly established themselves as a merciless live act seemingly incapable of restraint. Forging and refining their sound over several releases, the band continued their relentless assault while losing none of their murderous intent. Now veterans of countless campaigns, LEFT CROSS returns to unleash their second full-length release, Upon Desecrated Altars.

A cacophonous offering, Upon Desecrated Altars joins grotesque melodies with an inhuman vehemence that forgoes any ambiguity. Little to no respite can be found as each track builds upon the devastation of the last, ultimately rising to a crescendo of conquest. With a salvo of blistering solos, thunderous percussion, and infernal commands, LEFT CROSS declares victory and marches onward.

Upon Desecrated Altars was recorded by Matthew Michel at Viva Studio, mixed by Arthur Rizk, mastered by Dan Lowndes/Resonance Sound, and features art by Duje Aljinovic.

Listen to Upon Desecrated Altars by LEFT CROSS in its savage entirety now at YouTube RIGHT HERE.

Upon Desecrated Altars will be released on LP, CD, and digital platforms through Profound Lore on November 10th. Find preorders/presaves where “The Blood Of Mars” is streaming HERE. A cassette version is being planned by Stygian Black Hand.

LEFT CROSS has booked a short run of East Coast tour dates in support of the album. From December 14th through 17th they’ll storm through Richmond, Washington DC, New York City, and New Brunswick alongside Witch Vomit. See the confirmed dates below and expect additional shows to be announced.

LEFT CROSS w/ Witch Vomit:
12/14/2023 The Camel – Richmond, VA
12/15/2023 Pie Shop – Washington DC
12/16/2023 TV Eye – Queens, NY
12/17/2023 In The West – New Brunswick, NJ