NWOBHM / doom band Pagan Altar will release long-awaited final album, “The Room of Shadows,” on CD, cassette, and vinyl through Temple Of Mystery Records on August 24th, 2017. The label comments:
“Pagan Altar is one of the most complete and mystical bands to have emerged from the NWOBHM movement. Mixing ’70s proto-doom elements with English folk, hard rock and heavy metal, the band wrote some of the most grandiose songs of the genre on the sinister ‘Volume 1’ and more recently, ‘Lords of Hypocrisy’ and ‘Mythical & Magical’ – influencing a whole generation of doom-obsessed fanatics.
“Originally written 13 years ago, ‘The Room of Shadows’ has gone through various shapes until finally being completed two years after the tragic passing of beloved frontman Terry Jones, who had been bravely battling cancer for a year prior. This album is not only Pagan Altar’s last record, it also Terry’s very last vocal performance, and picks up where ‘Mythical & Magical’ left off.
“Admirers of previous works will be pleased to hear that this album is just as timeless, with its epic hard-rocking riffs and enchanting, poetic macabre lyrics of olde. And thus closes the Pagan Altar legacy, which will be with us after forever…”
1. Rising of the Dead
2. Portrait of Dorian Gray
3. Danse Macabre
4. Dance of the Vampires
5. The Room of Shadows
6. The Ripper
7. After Forever