The Skinny: Altar Of Oblivion’s Grand Gesture of Defiance is out now on Shadow Kingdom Records. Called “high-quality epic doom” by, this album blends shades of Candlemass with machine-gun riffing, big choruses and memorable songwriting. Grand Gesture of Defiance is available on CD or digitally at

Altar Of Oblivion were formed in 2005 and play epic doom metal. The band thrives on tragedies of war and captures the spirit and atmosphere of this underrated genre in a compelling and credible manner. Like skeletons walking a burning tightrope, this Danish act perfectly holds and strikes a balance between sinister doom metal and catchy 80s heavy metal.


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