"Altars Of Madness" is the debut album of Florida, USA based Death Metal band MORBID ANGEL. It was released on May 12, 1989 through COMBAT RECORDS, EARACHE. The album was recorded in December 1988 at Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida, USA and is one of the earliest examples of POSSESSED´s "Seven Churches" in 1985 and DEATH´s "Scream Bloody Gore" in 1987, and set a new precedent for heaviness and extremity, both musically and lyrically. It is one of the most celebrated albums in Death Metal history and one of the most influential Heavy Metal albums of all time. The overtly satanic and occult lyrical themes were a significant influence on the early norwegian Black Metal scene
The first pressing of this legendary Death Metal album was released in the year 1989 on EARACHE from the UK.
This album is a part of the Full Dynamic Range vinyl series released on EARACHE, this (US) version comes on Blue vinyl and is housed in a gatefold sleeve, an additional lyric insert is included too.