LEFT CROSS: Richmond, Virginia Death Metal Crew To Release Second LP, Upon Desecrated Altars, On Profound Lore Records In November; “The Blood Of Mars” Streaming + Preorders And Tour Dates Posted

photos by Dan Wagner

Profound Lore Records welcomes Richmond, Virginia-based LEFT CROSS to the label for the November release of their ruthless second album, Upon Desecrated Altars. Today, the album’s cover art, track listing, and lead single, “The Blood Of Mars” have been issued.

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, LEFT CROSS 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 LEFT CROSS’ first Upon Desecrated Altars single, “The Blood Of Mars,” now at YouTube HERE and Bandcamp HERE.

Upon Desecrated Altars will be released on LP, CD, and digital platforms through Profound Lore on November 10th. Find preorders/presaves including merch HERE. There is also a cassette release planned by Stygian Black Hand.

Upon Desecrated Altars Track Listing:
1. Debellation
2. The Blood Of Mars
3. Deity Of Molten Iron
4. Burning Raids
5. Upon Desecrated Altars
6. Unbinding the Covenant
7. Inexorable March
8. Unhallowed Oath
9. Pyramid Of Conquered Skulls
10. Celestial Wound

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 Tour Dates 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

Wes Warren – bass, vocals
Seth Anderson – guitar
Dylan Williams – guitar
Scott Bartley – drums