Biography

Anno Bastardi 1996

In the darkest abyss of chaos where time and space are impenetrable, Black Altar came into existence. It took its earthly shape during blasphemous Sabbath in the Night of Walpurgia Anno Bastardi 1996, when it was summoned by the voice of Shadow. He, as the first guardian of Black Altar, have started an unholy crusade, thus awaking fear and pain among the hypocritical and hideous christian lambs.

1997

The first stroke into their rotten system of values was a demo entitled "Na Uroczysku..." (On a secret place..) which gained a recognition among several groups of listeners. It was recorded by Shadow in 1997 at Selani Studio with the help of Doc (RIP), Vader's drummer, in the role of a music engineer. Released under Shadow's own label - Odium Rec., the first issue of 500 copies was sold out rapidly, making the name of Black Altar popular in Poland and in other countries as well.

2003/2004

In September 2003 at Selani Studio Black Altar recorded their debut album entitled "Black Altar". It was a great improvement in the development of the band. The new hymns are still more extreme and more technical. "Black Altar" was mixed and mastered at Studio X. For the track "Fire ov Immortal Self" a professional video was recorded. In April 2004 the material is released in the form of CD and a gate-fold LP by the German Christhunt Productions. Odium Rec released a limited to 666 copies hand-numbered with corpse blood cassette version of "Black Altar". 

2006

After releasing the debut album Shadow parts with his musicians and as of that moment Black Altar became temporarily a one-man band. In 2006 WarKult Prod from Peru released remastered version of Black Altar "Wrath ov the Gods" (with 4 bonus tracks) as split, slip case cd, with Nebular Mystic (Nor).

In October 2006 Black Altar finished record session of their second album called "Death Fanaticism".

2008

2nd album “Death Fanaticism” was released on cd by Odium Records.

2009

On 2009 Antichristian Front Rec (Spa) released “Death Fanaticism” on vinyl, limited to 500 copies.

Night Birds Records (Ukr) released „Death Fanaticism” tape version limited to 300 copies and Propaganda Records (Ukr) pro tape limited to 666 copies.

​On October 2009 7 Gates Rec (Pol) released digi pack A5 version of „Death Fanaticism” album, limited to 500 copies. First 100 with a t-shirt.

2010

On July 2010 Black Altar recorded tracks for mini album "Suicidal Salvation" and for the split Black Altar/Varathron/Thornspawn during the same session.

2013

On January 2013 Black Altar / Varathron / Thornspawn “Emissaries of the Darkened Call” split was finally unleashed by Odium Records as a jewel case cd version and as a deluxe gatefold vinyl limited to 350 copies on black, and to 150 copies on clear vinyl by Floga Rec/Hellsfire Rec from Greece. Moreover, the A5 digipack was released via Black Saw Prod (Mex) and BlackDeath Coven (USA) and a tape version limited to 140 copies in cardboard box via RawBlackKult Prod from Bolivia. There were 3 new tracks of Black Altar + intro and outro.

Also mini album “Suicidal Salvation” was released by Darker Than Black Records on digipack cd.

2017

Gefandi Ör Andlät and Daemonum Subeunt, both from Ondskapt, joined Black Altar.

Split with Beastcraft was released by Odium Records on digipack cd, Lp, wooden box (limit to 50) and by Blackwood Prod (Uk) on tape limited to 100 copies. Videoclip for “Tophet” song was shot with the participation of James Stewart (Vader), Acerbus (Ondskapt), V. Priest (Acherontas) and Sorath Northgrove (Beastcraft).

2018

Gefandi Ör Andlät and Daemonum Subeunt left Black Altar.

2019

Compilation of “Suicidal Salvation” mini album and Black Altar songs taken from the split with Varathron / Thornspawn was released by Odium Records as digipack, Lp and wooden box. Also Legions ov Darkness (UK) unleashed cdr wooden box limited to 66 copies and tape limited to 100.

Re-edition of the debut album “Black Altar” was released by Odium Records on digipack and Wooden Box (limited to 20 copies) with new mastering and layout.

2 songs for the split wth Kirkebrann was recorded.

2020

Black Altar is preparing for the first concerts in it’s history.

THE WAR GOES ON...