Monday, August 8, 2022

238: Altars

Dreams of Consciousness Podcast Episode 238 features an interview with Lewis Fischer of Altars.

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Altars is a name to remember for anyone who likes their death metal forward-thinking as well as brutal. The Australian trio's turbulent, chimaeric style builds on classic death metal whilst taking their music into experimental and exploratory directions.

I spoke with guitarist Lewis Fischer about inventing his own musical language for Altars, and why the band went quiet after their 2013 debut Paramnesia. We also talked about the circumstances that led Lewis to write material for the new Altars album, Ascetic Reflection, and how Brendan Sloan from Convulsing became a full-time member of the band.

My thanks to Lewis for speaking with me, and to all of you for listening.

Music In This Episode:

taken from the album Paramnesia

"Ascetic Reflection"
"Luminous Jar"
taken from the album Ascetic Reflection

Altars on Facebook

Altars on IG

Altars on Bandcamp

Ascetic Reflection on Everlasting Spew Records Bandcamp

Altars on Everlasting Spew Records Webstore [UK/Euro Orders]

Altars on Indie Merchstore [US Orders]

Everlasting Spew Records on Night Shift Merch [US Orders]

Going Down Under:

Episode 234:
Denouncement Pyre
Episode 210:
Nocturnal Graves
an interview
with Consummation