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ALTARETH - Inked A Deal With Magnetic Eye Records, Debut Album Out Next Year

Swedish doomsters Altareth have signed a record with Magnetic Eye Records, becoming the label's first signing of 2020 (but not its last). The heavily buzzing doom-mongers from Gothenburg will release their debut album on the label in 2021.

"For doom fanatics such as ourselves, it's a monumental victory to be supported by Magnetic Eye Records", says Altareth vocalist Paddy Strömberg. "We are signing up to a quality label that has been pioneering this kind of music for a long time and put out some of the best albums in the genre." Guitarist Niklas Sörum continues: "We're also very pleased to announce our upcoming debut full-length. It will come with seven new songs that take our brand of Swedish doom to the next level!"

Label director Jadd Shickler bids the Swedes welcome: "With our first official signing of this strange and chaotic year, we're stoked to present a band who embodies the evolutionary synergy of Domkraft's towering, apocalyptic tones and Elephant Tree's warm, infectiously singable harmonies. We knew from the moment we first heard Altareth that their future-looking take on epic, fuzzy doom belonged on Magnetic Eye, and we can't wait to bring forth their official debut album next year."

Altareth were formed in 2013. Their sound is heavy, sludgy and melodic, based on fuzzed-out twin-guitars and a solid foundation of quality songs with careful attention paid to arrangements and harmonies. Altareth take influences from a wide range of contemporary bands such as Uncle Acid, Sleep, Electric Wizard, Windhand and Pallbearer, but also from canonical outfits like St. Vitus, Pentagram, Black Sabbath, and their compatriots Candlemass. Swedish metal has clearly left a dark mark, as Altareth also quote Bathory, Opeth, and Marduk as sources of inspiration. Link