A two man project started in late 2011 with Byron recording and composing all of the songs and Brandon on vocals. The idea was to mix aggressive yet melancholic black metal passages with interweaving clean and ethereal doom parts. A two song Demo was created and released June of 2014, clocking in at just under 20 minutes. With this demo a full line-up was recruited and live shows immediately commenced for the remainder of that year. In February of 2015 the recording of a full length will begin with plans of a release by that same summer, followed by a Canadian tour in the fall.
Hailing from Regina, Saskatchewan, Altars of Grief was conceived in the frigid, winter months of 2013. The band draws from an eclectic musical background, weaving soaring choral arrangements with powerful, driving death metal; morose, gothic doom and frantic, uptempo black metal passages.
In 2014, the band released it's debut album, This Shameful Burden and followed up with a tour of central Canada in it's support. Ever since, the band has been building it's audience through fierce, passionate live performances and has shared the stage with the likes of Fuck The Facts, Insomnium and Dark Tranquillity.
Now, in 2015, Altars of Grief is set to release it's newest offering – a vinyl split with Canadian blackened doom metal outfit, Nachtterror – which will feature a far more diverse and melodic sound than before.
Psychotic Gardening is the emergence of thesickened sounds of the earth. This genre defying metal band out of the Canadian prairies takes elements of doom, death and black metal. Distinct and morose, beautifully calamitous, Psychotic Gardening is masterful in its attention to dynamic detail.