TEASER VIDEO: Altars of Grief - Iris

March 3, 2018
Saskatchewan Blackened Doom Metal band Altars of Grief is releasing their second full-length album "Iris" on March 21, 2018. Check out the video trailer below:



Pre-order packs are available in our shop.
 

PRE-ORDERS: Altars of Grief - "Iris" pre-order packages available.

March 1, 2018
The new album from Prairie Doom-Death band Altars of Grief is fast approaching - due for official release on March 21.

We are now taking pre-orders for Iris as well a new limited Altars of Grief shirt, and some larger packs for the true doom fanatics.

Following the acclaimed Of Ash and Dying Light split album of 2015, Canadian Prairies doom metal juggernaut Altars of Grief is back with Iris, a second full length album of devastating proportions. This new blackened doom offering introduces new l...

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SONG PREMIERE: Altars of Grief premieres new track "Desolation" from upcoming album "Iris"

February 13, 2018
Following the acclaimed Of Ash and Dying Light split album of 2015, Canadian Prairies doom metal juggernaut Altars of Grief is back with Iris, a second full length album of devastating proportions. This new blackened doom offering introduces new levels of dynamics and textures, and while it is the more accomplished work from the Saskatchewan band to date, it also carries the darkness and light personality that Altars of Grief developed since 2013. On Iris, melancholy and storytelling reaches ...

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ALBUM NEWS / SONG PREMIERE: Altars of Grief reveals cover artwork and releases a first song from the upcoming new album Iris

January 22, 2018
Following the acclaimed Of Ash and Dying Light split album of 2015, Canadian Prairies doom metal juggernaut Altars of Grief is back with Iris, a second full length album of devastating proportions. This new blackened doom offering introduces new levels of dynamics and textures, and while it is the more accomplished work from the Saskatchewan band to date, it also carries the darkness and light personality that Altars of Grief developed since 2013. On Iris, melancholy and storytelling reaches ...

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RELEASE NEWS: Altars of Grief to release new album Iris on March 21, on Hypnotic Dirge Records

January 11, 2018
Since its inception in the Winter months of 2013, Saskatchewan's Altars of Grief grew to become one of the most dominant doom metal bands from the Canadian Prairies. In its first five years, it played numerous festival and toured Western Canada on several occasions, developing a bold scenic presence and memorable visual identity. Along with its symphonic signature sound, the band is also known for weaving soaring choral arrangements with powerful, driving death metal; morose, gothic doom and ...

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Altars of Grief Update - February 14, 2017

February 17, 2017
We are excited to announce that on March 16th, 2017, we will begin tracking guitars for our second, full-length album. As always, Justin Bender (ex-Into Eternity, Third Ion) will be at the helm of this production, to ensure that this record sounds as clear and crushing as intended! 

We can also reveal now that the title of this record will be “Iris” and we are shooting for an early fall release. 



Conceptually, Iris is a story very much built on our prairie roots. Told from the perspective o...

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Altars of Grief will collaborate with cellist, Raphael Weinroth-Browne on upcoming album!

December 8, 2016
It is a huge honour for us to announce that we will be working with renowned cellist, Raphael Weinroth-Browne, on the new Altars of Grief record!

Raphael is the cellist and composer of The Visit, as well as being a member of the neofolk group, Musk Ox. He has also contributed his talents to some of our favourite albums by Woods of Ypres and Thrawsunblat.

Raphael has already given us a very moving sample of what we can look forward to and we are beyond excited for his involvement in this project...

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HDR_01 - Approaching the Altar (Altars of Grief)

September 9, 2016
Presenting a new HDR video series!
Episode 1: Approaching the Altar - Altars of Grief



We will be making introductory vignette videos for our bands in order to give you some info about our bands' histories, themes, music, and current status. Thanks to HDR's official videographer Erik Labossiere from Wikked Twist Films for his great work! More episodes to follow.


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Altars of Grief Video Update

April 3, 2016
Altars of Grief Update from April 2016.
Find out what the band is currently focused on, including new shirts, shows, and a new song preview at the end of the video!





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Altars of Grief / Nachtterror "Of Ash and Dying Light" included on two " No Clean Singing" year-end lists

January 15, 2016
At the end of each year comes various year-end lists from many music blogs. The Nachtterror / Altars of Grief split release "Of Ash and Dying Light" , released this past summer, was included on a writer from No Clean Singing's year-end list, and Altars of Grief was included on a slightly different category. Links and quotes below.


This year’s list probably features the most rule-breaking...

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