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Witness the razor-sharp riffs of BOLT GUN “The Altar of Lies Will Not Be Destroyed”

Australia’s Bolt Gun have created a stunning video for the finale track of their forthcoming album BEGOTTEN coming out 2020 via Art As Catharsis. Today we’re excited to be sharing the video for “The Altar of Lies Will Not Be Destroyed” with you. It’s a beautiful and harrowing blend of black metal, doom and noise that will transport you through space and time to a place of both nightmares and dreamscapes. One second you’re being lulled to sleep by dreamy melodies and the next your head has been sliced clean from your shoulders by razor-sharp riffs and scathing vocals. Get ready for sonic warfare and hit play on the video below…

Video by Paul W Rankin

Serving as both the first single and the finale to Begotten, The Altar of Lies Will Not Be Destroyed is almost orchestral in it’s delivery – driven by ascending strings and an undertow of growling, distant guitarwork and rhythmic drumming. On one level, it maintains the elegance of a film-score, setting a scene of distance and un-ease through sound alone. On the other, this elegance sits juxtaposed by a descent into an evil tooth-gnashing darkness, driven by shrieks and shredded guitar before closing with haunting looped samples. The tension in the song grips the listener, as if to strangle them with the salience of their own mortality.

“The Altar of Lies Will Not Be Destroyed is a re-wording of a quote by the band Laibach, whose history I’ve always been fascinated by,” says Carroll, “so it’s a subtle nod to them in the title. Lyrically the song falls in line with other Bolt Gun songs, the absurdity/comedy of human life, with the religions of Abraham being the subject in this particular song. It contains many elements that are present and extended in the other tracks but it’s all slammed together in one piece.”

Written By

Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation.

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