Video Clip For New Song “Tophet” Posted By Black Altar

Polish black metal act Black Altar released a video clip for the new song “Tophet.” The song appears on the forthcoming split LP with Beastcraft entitled “Winds Ov Decay,” which will be released on November 30th via Odium Records to celebrate the 21st Anniversary of Black Altar. The scenes for the video were filmed in England, Sweden, Norway, Poland and USA. Check it out in the player below.

“Winds Ov Decay” will be released as an eight panel digipack CD (featuring a sixteen page booklet), gatefold black 180g vinyl LP and a limited edition (50 copies only) featuring wooden box containing the CD, red vinyl LP, 2 t-shirts, patch, pin, posters and loads of rarities concerning Black Altar.

Some special guests took part in the recording of Black Altar’s “Tophet” song include: James Stewart from Vader, V. Priest from Acherontas, Acerbus from Ondskapt, Soroth Northgrove from
Beastcraft and Nihil from Furia.

The track listing for the split release is:

Black Altar:

1. Intro
2. Tophet
3. Winds Ov Decay
4. Pentagram Sacrifice (Beastcraft Cover)
5. Outro
6. Tophet (Pre-Emptive Strike 0.1/Electro Version) (Bonus Track)


7. In The Hour of the Thorns (Unreleased Intro Track From 2016)
8. Deathcraft and Necromancy (Unreleased Track Recorded In 2007/2016)
9. Blackwinged Messiah (Previously Only Released On 7” Vinyl, Recorded In 2007)
10. Burnt At His Altar (Unreleased Live Recording From 2016)
11. Resurrection Thorugh Desecration and Churchfires (Previously Only released on 7” vinyl)
12. …In Thy Glory (7” vinyl, 2017)

Check out “Tophet” here:

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“Black Metal: Into The Abyss” Book Release Announced

“Black Metal: Into The Abyss” from writer and photographer Dayal Patterson will be released on May 31st and is now available for pre-order here.

The new book includes 300 pages and 21 chapters of brand new and exclusive material, with long, detailed and definitive interviews featuring four Pagan Records acts: Sacrilegium, Furia, MasseMord and Mord’A’Stigmata.

The newest full-length book in the Black Metal Cult series follows “Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult” and “Black Metal: The Cult Never Dies Vol. One.” Author Dayal Patterson comments about exploring Polish black metal:

“Along with the bands coming out of territories such as Greece, Norway and Sweden, Polish black metal was something that we kept an eye on as fans since the 90s. It has been a pleasure to be able to explore the scene in more detail in this book series and conduct in-depth interviews with such diverse groups as Xantotol, Arkona, Behemoth, Mastiphal, Evilfeast, MGLA/Kriegsmaschine, Graveland – and in the new book ‘Black Metal: Into The Abyss’ – Furia, Massemord, Black Altar, Besatt, Mord’A’Stigmata, Sacrliegium, and Blaze OF Perdition.”

Static of Mord’A’Stigmata adds: “I did hundreds of interviews since I started this journey called Mord’A’Stigmata in 2004. If someone asks me which of those conversations touched the real soul of the band, I definitely should point to my talk with Dayal. The work he did preparing his last book, could not be overrated. It was a challenge to answer all these profound questions, but results are amazing.”

S. of Blaze of Perdition comments: “The simple, yet not that easy, trick of journalism is to ask the right people the right questions and Dayal does just that.”

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