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- ALTAR OF PLAGUES (from Ireland) As 2011 dawns, the blood, sweat, and raw power that Altar of Plagues have summoned over a short few years has coalesced into their most intense, honest, and mature offering yet. Since the band's inception in 2006 as a primal manifestation of J. Kelly's musical vision, this Irish collective have grown into an international force. Successful tours of the European and North American continents with the likes of Mayhem, Isis, and Year of No Light spread their message to a willing audience, and in 2010 their life-changing dual performances upon Roadburn's hallowed stage cemented their status as one of the most vital up-and-coming bands in the global metal scene. Now, with the release of their second full-length and Candlelight UK debut, Altar of Plagues have truly arrived. "Mammal" is a sprawling epic of blackened progression and expansive melodic exploration, drenched in a sombre, haunting atmosphere that builds upon field recordings, home-made percussion, and the band's own fragile humanity. It pushes the metal genre into new sonic territories without treading on tried and tested ground, yet embraces its bloody roots. "Mammal" is a natural development of the uniquely engaging sound developed on 2009's "White Tomb," and reveals the band at their darkest and most honest. WITCHBANGER - Five guys from bands such as Wickerman, Buried at Sea, Unfortunaut, The Peelers, Boneface and a few others who double up the doom for your doomed pleasure
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