Thursday, April 21, 2016


As a sort of lead-up to the upcoming new Ruiner. recording on AOW, i've been granted license to physically issue the monumental album "The Only Promise Given Is Death," originally released digitally through Big Pharma records.  Ruiner. trafficks in an intensely bleak, deep, and despondent style of HNW/ANW/drone; i'd call this record "crushing" but it's so far beyond that that the word seems horribly inept.  This is just pure sorrow and hopelessness translated into sound-perfect music to drag a razor blade across your wrists to.  Pretty much the sound of your life decaying and becoming the nothing that it truly is.  To say i'm psyched about this project is an understatement; it's some of the best stuff i've heard in years.
Packaged in a heavy fold-over cover in a clear plastic bag, with the two discs housed in black sleeves.  Released in a limited edition of 15 hand-numbered copies.  $12 ppd. in the Untied States, $28 rest of world.

The record can be streamed in its entirety here:

And it can be ordered through Altar Of Waste here:

Saturday, April 9, 2016


First AOW release in what will hopefully be a series of recordings from Dakota Snaketail, this time from his excellent Shadowpiercer project.  Finding Dakota's work was pretty revelatory for me in that we seem to be working in the same sort of space with noise (film/pop culture/philosophy); all of his releases are quite beautiful, and I knew right away that I wanted to work with him on some albums.
"Martyrs" is a massive set of highly progressive, intense HNW/ANW/drone/noise/synth compositions based on the classic horror film Martyrs, an incredibly diverse work that abounds in multiple sounds and textures.  There's so much going on here that I can't properly describe it, but i've been listening to this record pretty much since Dakota sent it to me, and everytime i hear new stuff.  "Life in the Orphanage" is one of the best HNW tracks i've heard in quite awhile.  As of now this release is probably going to end up in my top records for 2016, right up there with She Walks Crooked's "A Drift Upon the Night."  This is masterful stuff, and i'm honored to be releasing it through Altar Of Waste.
Packaged in a DVD case with artwork by Dakota.  Released in a limited edition of 10 hand-numbered copies.  $25 ppd. in the United States, $41 rest of world.


You can check out Dakota's amazing work here:


Debut physical release for this HNW project, having previously issued a record ("Witch Head") through James Shearman's HNW Netlabel.  "Slave to the Sun" picks up where that recording left off, offering up three deep, dense slabs of monolithic, tar-drenched, fuzzed-out, buzzing HNW.  This is seep-into-your-brain and numb it type noise, meditative in its droning power.  Some of the tracks here drift off into serious narcoleptic ANW-territories, giving the record an intensely psychedelic tone and texture.  Definitely one to zone out to.  I'll be doing a split with this project soon!
Packaged in a DVD case with awesome psychedelic sci-fi artwork.  Released in a limited edition of 15 hand-numbered copies.  $10 ppd. in the United States, $26 rest of world.


"Witch Head," Cannabat's first recording, can be streamed here: