Altar of Plagues

Trve Eire: Five of the Best Irish Metal Releases

March 17, 2022

On this day, St. Patrick’s Day, we celebrate the resilience of the Irish with five of the best metal releases to ever come from The Emerald Isle.

Altar of Plagues: James Kelly on his top five influences outside of metal

March 11, 2013

“RICHIE HAWTIN is someone that I got exposed to when I was maybe seventeen or eighteen, at an age when I was most into the metal scene, and something just clicked with me. He had these records that were so trancey but trance in the sense of trance-inducing not trance dance music. You just get…

James Kelly (Altar of Plagues) interviewed

April 26, 2011

At what point to you feel a song has been completed? I typically ask this question of bands who write long songs to see if there’s a threshold and if there is when to they feel it’s been reached.James Kelly: For us, it is when it has climaxed in terms of the energy we intend…