Sonic Altar live 2014 at
Blood of The Wolf Fest, Lexington, Kentucky.
Photo by AnnSydney Taylor.
|Also known as||Sonic Bros.|
|Origin||Lexington, Kentucky, USA|
|Genres||Psychedelic Doom Metal|
|Years active||2010 - 2014, 2018 - Present|
|Associated acts||Stampede, Xelas, Nest, Rotting Kingdom, Autocrat, BOMBS|
Sonic Altar are a psychedelic doom metal band from Lexington, Kentucky. Active since 2010, their musical and lyrical themes are built around psychedelia, transcendence and impending doom. On at least one known they have performed covers sets with guest vocalists under the alias Sonic Bros..
Sonic Altar formed in 2010 with their debut show happening on 21 December 2010 with Merkaba and Everyone Lives Everyone Wins. After that show they would play live periodically around Tennessee and Kentucky, sharing the stage with bands like Truckfighters, Valley of the Sun and Jucifer to name a few. Sometime in 2011 a demo entitled MMXI would follow with three songs.
Eventually in 2013 they would release their debut album Ritual Synapse via Earthstone Records. Their last show to date before going on a hiatus was on 12 October 2014 with Dirtbag at the Pile Mansion in Lexington, Kentucky. According to some members the band is still practicing and composing new material though the lineup has changed. The current lineup is unknown.
On 2 December 2017 the Blood of the Wolf Festival announced in their third wave of bands that Sonic Altar would be one of the performing acts in late March, marking the band's first live performance in nearly four years.
- Kyle Keener - Guitar, Vocals (2010 - Present)
- Dakota Smith - Drums (2010 - Present)
- Justin Smoot - Bass, Vocals (2010 - 2014)
- Ritual Synapse (2013, Earthstone)
- MMXI (2011, Self-Released)