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NEW MERCH: Altars of Grief

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, In : Merch 
It has now been nearly two years since the release of the amazing "Iris" record from Altars of Grief and as there is currently no Altars of Grief merch available online. The band and I decided to rectify that and we commissioned Dylan Garrett Smith to design a new piece which will be printed on both shirts and hoodies! The hoodie design will also adorn the new Altars of Grief sigil designed by Moonroot Art!

We're now taking pre-orders for hoodies and shirts and orders will be shipped out mid-M...

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Altars of Grief announce indefinite hiatus

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, November 15, 2019, In : Updates 


Dear friends,

Unfortunately, after six years as a band, we’re announcing that we have decided to put Altars of Grief on hiatus for an indefinite period of time.

Words can’t express how grateful we are to everyone who’s followed us on this journey, and to all of the wonderful people we’ve had the privilege of meeting over the years. When we formed this band back in 2013, we couldn’t have imagined that it would grow into what it is now, or the kind of impact that it’s come to have on ...

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Altars of Grief wins "Metal Artist of the year" at the 2008 Saskatchewan Music Awards

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, November 26, 2018, In : Other 
Altars of Grief and Shooting Guns have been jointly recognized as the Metal Artists of the year at SaskMusic's inaugural Saskatchewan Music Awards last night!!

SaskMusic also has a public poll online now for the best album (all genres) released from Saskatchewan artists this year! If "Iris" resonated with you, give 'em a vote! Voting is open now until December 11.







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Altars of Grief - Broken Hymns [Live @ Black Mourning Light, 2018]

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, November 26, 2018, In : Live 
Altars of Grief - Broken Hymns 
Recorded at Black Mourning Light Festival; Edmonton, Ab, Canada
Video Recorded by: Kristin Goodcat



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ALBUM RELEASE: Altars of Grief - This Shameful Burden [Deluxe Re-release]

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, In : Release News 
Altars of Grief's debut album "This Shameful Burden", originally released independently in 2014 and sold out for quite some time is now officially re-released by Hypnotic Dirge.

Copies arrived from the plant yesterday afternoon and all pre-orders were shipped last night and this morning! Altars of Grief are playing back to back Alberta shows in Edmonton and Calgary this weekend and will have copies with them on the road as well!



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"Prior to the release of “Iris...

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Altars of Grief Interview with 130db [June 3, 2018]

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, June 14, 2018, In : Interviews 
Altars of Grief Interview with 130db
Published:
June 3, 2018
Original Link

This week I heard “Iris” for the first time, the second album by Altars of Grief. What a cool album !!! So beautiful. As far as I am concerned, one of the best so far in 2018! I needed to know more about this. I asked if we could do an interview and fortunately they thought it was a good idea. But in my research, maybe I find out some bad news …

Altars of Grief is a Canadian band from the city Regina (Saskatchewan), ...

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Altars of Grief Interview with Doom-Metal.com [June 3, 2018]

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, June 14, 2018, In : Interviews 
Altars of Grief Interview with Doom-Metal.com [June 3, 2018]
Published:
June 3, 2018
Interview by: Mike Liassides
Original Link

We last spoke to Canadian band Altars Of Grief back in 2015, after the launch of their debut album, 'This Shameful Burden'. Since then, the band have produced a split vinyl EP, and the recently-released sophomore follow-up 'Iris', which was our May album of the month. That seemed like a good time to find out what's been going on with the band over the last few years, and...

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ALBUM NEWS: Altars of Grief to re-release debut album “This Shameful Burden” with updated art and bonus tracks

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, May 17, 2018, In : Release News 
Hypnotic Dirge and Altars of Grief presents the re-release of Altars of Grief’s debut album “This Shameful Burden” with updated artwork and bonus material. Pre-orders are available now on the HDR webshop and bandcamp. Altars of Grief will also have copies available with them on tour this summer.



Pre-order CD
Digital [Name-Your-Price]

Prior to the release of “Iris”, prairie doom metal band Altars of Grief had already emerged on the Western Canadian doom metal scene with the release of t...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Altars of Grief - Iris

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, In : Release News 
Altars of Grief'’s new album “Iris” is officially released today. 
[Order Packs available here]



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 ...

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Altars of Grief Interview with Bringer of Death Zine [March 12, 2018]

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, In : Interviews 
Altars Of Grief Interview with Bringer of Death Zine
Published:
March 12, 2018
Original Link

1. Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording and release of the new album?

Things have actually been pretty quiet over the past year or so. We've opted to make finishing the record our priority. Unfortunately, back in May of last year, we lost our guitarist, Evan, who I started the band with. Now that the album is almost out, though, things have started to pick ...

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ALBUM PREMIERE: "Altars of Grief - Iris" FULL album stream on Noisey

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, March 16, 2018, In : Features 
We are pleased to announce some exciting news today. The wait is over! You can now listen to Altars of Grief's new album "Iris" in its entirety courtesy of Noisey.



"Over eight tracks, the quartet melds the finer points of black and doom into a truly stirring composition. Many moments on the record calls to late-era Woods of Ypres (R.I.P. David Gold) like the middle third “Voices of Winter.” There are other moments that showcase a dichotomy throughout Iris. Take the early instances of “De...

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SONG PREMIERE: Altars of Grief reveal a third song "Broken Hymns" from the upcoming new album Iris

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, March 9, 2018, In : Song Premiere 
Over the course of the past few weeks, we have premiered the tracks "Voices of Winter" and "Desolation" from Prairie Blackened Doom Metallers Altars of Grief's upcoming new album "Iris."

Today, we present to you - in partnership with Toilet Ov Hell - the third and last song premiere from the album before the official release on March 21. The new track, available to stream now, is entitled "Broken Hymn" and is yet another example of the band's ability to craft emotionally wrenching and powerful...

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TEASER VIDEO: Altars of Grief - Iris

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, March 3, 2018, In : Music Videos 
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.
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PRE-ORDERS: Altars of Grief - "Iris" pre-order packages available.

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, March 1, 2018, In : Release News 
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"

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, In : Song Premiere 
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

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, January 22, 2018, In : Release News 
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

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, January 11, 2018, In : Release News 
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

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, February 17, 2017, In : Updates 
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!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, December 8, 2016, In : Release News 
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)

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, September 9, 2016, In : Features 
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

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, April 3, 2016, In : Updates 
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

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, January 15, 2016, In : Features 
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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Altars of Grief Interview (Smith) with Dead Rheteric Webzine [August 21, 2015]

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, August 29, 2015, In : Interviews 
Altars of Grief (Smith) with Dead Rheteric
Interview by: Kyle McGinn
Published: August 25, 2015

You describe yourselves as “Prairie Doom” on Facebook.  Could you elaborate on this?

What's more abysmal than the solitude of an 8 month winter? Endless skies, violent storms, frigid temperatures and desolation; put simply, we're inspired by our surroundings and our music is a reflection of that!

Who are some of the band’s biggest influences?

I think that everybody in this band draws from a differe...

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ALBUM RELEASE: Nachtterror / Altars of Grief - Of Ash and Dying Light

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, July 9, 2015, In : Release News 
ALBUM RELEASE: Nachtterror / Altars of Grief - Of Ash and Dying Light
July 10, 2015



Today is the official release date of the Blackened Doom Metal masterpiece split album "Of Ash and Dying Light" from Nachtterror and Altars of Grief! Head over to our Bandcamp page now to hear the split in its entirety, and be sure to also download it to receive the digital-only bonus songs that are not streaming on the page!

Those who pre-ordered the vinyl should also head over to the Bandcamp page to download t...

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Altars of Grief Interview with Aleks @ No Clean Singing [July 6, 2015]

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, July 6, 2015, In : Interviews 
Altars of Grief interview with Aleks (No Clean Singing)
Published: July 6, 2015

The official press-release of Canadian label Hypnotic Dirge Records announces with justified enthusiasm: “This summer, Altars of Grief and Nachtterror — two Saskatchewan-based Blackened Doom bands — will collaborate on a new split vinyl with new material from each band. The vinyl split, entitled Of Ash and Dying Light is set to be released worldwide in a limited edition 10″ vinyl, as well as dig...

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Altars of Grief/Nachtterror Radio Interview - Metal Nation Radio [July 4, 2015]

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, July 6, 2015, In : Interviews 
Erik Labossiere from Altars of Grief and Nachtterror spoke on Metal Nation Radio on July 4, just a few days before the release of the "Of Ash and Dying Light" record! MNR also premiere Altars of Grief's cover of "Room of Angel" from Akira Yamaoka, the composer of the Silent Hill series and at the Nachtterror track "Fall of the Sabbath" at the end of the show! 

Erik Labossiere interview starts: 21:55
Altars of Grief - In Dying Light: 31:35
Altars of Grief - Room of Angel: 38:43
Nachtterror - The B...
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SONG PREMIERE: Altars of Grief - In Dying Light

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, June 25, 2015, In : Song Premiere 
SONG PREMIERE: Altars of Grief - In Dying Light
June 25, 2015

Last week, No Clean Singing premiered a track from Nachtterror's side of the "Of Ash and Dying Light" split record and now this week it's Altars of Grief's turn! No Clean Singing is premiering the track "In Dying Light" from Altars of Grief' side, giving you an opportunity to finally hear a track from both bands on this split album!



We are currently accepting pre-orders for the limited 10" split record between Nachtterror and Altars o...

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Nachtterror / Altars of Grief Release Show @ Clubside, Regina, Sk; July 10, 2015

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, June 25, 2015, In : Live 
Record release show:

The "Of Ash and Dying Light" Record Release Show from Nachtterror and Altars of Grief will be at The Exchange / Clubside in Regina on Friday July 10, 2015.


|If you're from Regina, or within driving distance, it is well worth your time to come check out the show! Third Ion, Black Thunder, and Psyborum will also be playing in the same building but a separate stage and the set times are set up to allow you to see all the bands!


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Altars of Grief Feature on Beatroute [May 25, 2015]

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, In : Features 
Altars of Grief Feature on Beatroute
Published: May 25, 2015
Feature by: Willow Grier
Original Link



Forged from the ashes of two tech-death metal bands and with roots spanning from black metal to hardcore, Altars of Grief is a different breed of doom metal. Their debut LP This Shameful Burden (2014), is a highly mature endeavour filled with soaring atmosphere and deep feeling.

Inspired by Woods of Ypres, My Dying Bride, Agalloch and Stomach Earth, band founders Evan Paulson and Damian Smith were b...

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Altars of Grief releases "The Plague that Haunts the Darkness" music video!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, May 14, 2015, In : Music Videos 
Regina-area Blackened Doom Metal band Altars of Grief have just released a fantastic new music video for the track "The Plague that Haunts the Darkness". The track is from their debut album "This Shameful Burden" which was released late last summer (2014). This is Altars of Grief's second video, as they previously shot one for the track "Only Our Scars" as well! 

Next up for Altars of Grief is the "Of Ash and Dying Light" 10" vinyl split with Nachtterror, to be released on Hypnotic Dirge Recor...
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Altars of Grief (Damian Smith) Interview with Doom-metal.com [April 9, 2015]

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, May 14, 2015, In : Interviews 
Altars of Grief (Damian Smith) Interview with Doom-metal.com
Interview by: Mike Liassides
Published: April 9, 2015

Following last year's successful debut release, we spoke to Canada's Altars Of Grief to find out a bit more about the band. Giving us the lowdown: co-founder and vocalist Damian.



(1) Greetings, and many thanks for agreeing to be interviewed for Doom-Metal.com. Could we start with the usual introductions to our readers: who are you and where are you from?

Hails! My name is...

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Altars of Grief and Nachtterror to release split 10" vinyl "Of Ash and Dying Light" on Hypnotic Dirge Records!

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, April 23, 2015, In : Band signing 
Altars of Grief and Nachtterror to release split 10" vinyl "Of Ash and Dying Light" on Hypnotic Dirge Records!
April 22, 2015

This summer, Altars of Grief and Nachtterror - two Saskatchewan-based Blackened Doom bands will collaborate on a new split vinyl with new material from each band. The vinyl split, entitled "Of Ash and Dying Light" is set to be released worldwide in a limited edition 10" vinyl, as well as digital, on Hypnotic Dirge Records on July 10, 2015! 

The album was recorded by Justi...

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