Metal Blast is proud to present the exclusive premiere of the song “Darkness Sustains the Silence” by Altar of Betelgeuze, taken from their upcoming debut album, Darkess Sustains the Silence.
Altar of Betelgeuze are a Finnish-based stoner/death/doom band featuring Matias Nastolin (Decaying) on bass and vocals, Olli “Otu” Suurmunne (ex-Decaying) on guitar and vocals, Juho Kareoja on guitar. and Aleksi Olkkola (Sclerosis) on drums. This album, mastered by Javier Felez at Moontower Studios, features the artwork of Spanish artist Cesar Vallandares (Krisiun, Asphyx, Grave Miasma), and follows the band’s 2012 EP At The Shrine Of Light.
This closing title track from their upcoming debut LP demonstrates more than anything that Altar of Betelgeuze are destined to become a household name in doom metal. The four-part monster of a song flirts with hardcore, death-doom, and up-tempo stoner rock in equal measure while never once seeming disjointed or superfluous. Booming growls from bassist Matias Nastolin (Decaying) duel with cleaner Ozzy croons from guitarist Olli Suurmunne, sparring and intertwining across a desolate and ever-shifting heavy metal landscape. With fantastic musicianship and suitably filthy production, Altar of Betelgeuze are sure to satisfy the needs of every doom fan looking for the next great seventeen-minute anthem. Darkness Sustains the Silence will be released on January 1st, 2014 on Memento Mori Records. Don’t you dare miss it.
Matias Nastolin, bassist and singer of the band, had this to say about this track:
“It’s a 17 minutes long, colossal and heavy track divided in four parts. The influences range from death & stoner doom to even black metal. The deep growling on this song really flows naturally along with the raspy clean vocals. It really manages to keep the listener interested all the way through, regardless of all the vastly different riffs combined together. It was a great way to close the album because it embodies most of what Altar Of Betelgeuze is all about.”
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