NewsJanuary 2, 2015 1:30 PM ET14,661 views

Altars call out Reformers with new song

After six months of silence, Colorado hardcore/metal band Altars have returned and premiered a new song titled "Bigot." The track will appear on the band's forthcoming EP, A Profound Respect For Life, due out on January 6. You can listen to "Bigot" here: Interestingly, the song is apparently a rebuttal of sorts to the track, "Abomination," debuted by fellow Christian band Reformers this past spring. The track, which generated some controversy upon its release, opened with the line, "Truth is truth, let it convict you." In "Bigot," Altars counter that "Truth is not truth" and eventually, "I'll say it loud, you're such a bigot." In response, several hours later Reformers took to Facebook to quote the Bible:
2 4:2 Timothy... Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. 3 For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 4 They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. 5 But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.
UPDATE: Altars have issued a new statement stating that they did not "intend to call out" Reformers with the new song. Here's what they had to say:
"Regarding the overwhelmingly heartwarming / open minded reaction to our new track 'Bigot': "We quoted the lyrics of a Reformers song as a solitary example of something that many people practice and represent. We know that they are good guys just doing what they love, but it must be realized that when art that carries a message is created and released, one might expect that the message is automatically subject to critique and conversation. Is that not the purpose of art itself? Altars recognizes that our feelings and ideas are equally subject to criticism; the response to the release of this track should make this fact obvious. "The song 'Bigot' does not intend to call out the band whose lyrics happen to represent an approach that Altars as a band stands against. Bigot is not about Reformers. Bigot is not about homosexuality. Bigot is not about Christianity. Bigot is a vocal and musical opposition to the way many religious and self-proclaimed spiritual people view their own beliefs versus the beliefs of others. We will not apologize for believing that individually held and proclaimed 'truth' isn't necessarily universal truth. Our band will continue to ask hard questions and will always challenge the status quo. If this doesn't fit the spiritual mold that our friends and listeners have presumed for our band, save yourself some trouble and ignore the five yet-to-be-released tracks from the EP, they are likely to be equally as off-putting to many of you. And to clarify, we love everyone at Facedown Records with our whole hearts, but this EP will be released independently of any label."


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anonymous 1/2/2015 10:49:00 AM

I hate this gay earth

anonymous 1/2/2015 10:50:54 AM

both of these bands suck major A$$

anonymous 1/2/2015 10:52:30 AM

what? who?...... WHAT?

anonymous 1/2/2015 10:56:38 AM

.."and you know my name is the law, when I lay my vengeance upon you" Praise samuel L. Jackson And Lord Dying

anonymous 1/2/2015 11:04:34 AM

Yeah....never mind that eating split hooved animals which are impure, wearing mixed blend fabrics, and planting more than one crop in one plot are on par with laying with another man based on that scripture. Way to cherry pick for your own agenda, fellas.

anonymous 1/2/2015 11:45:05 AM

Shoulda called the song gay.

anonymous 1/2/2015 11:46:08 AM

Wow, Lambgoat won't let me say the word the rhymes with maggot.

anonymous 1/2/2015 11:46:45 AM

fck these bozos...hail Satan!

anonymous 1/2/2015 11:48:20 AM

All Hail your Dark Lord and Savior Lucifer.

anonymous 1/2/2015 11:50:39 AM

This song is aggressively mediocre.

anonymous 1/2/2015 12:04:26 PM

Gay band trying to stir the pot of an issue that hasn't been an issue for several months for publicity..Bravo

anonymous 1/2/2015 12:06:00 PM

Supported reformers till I saw then live and the singer didn't even know the lyrics to their own song it was bad I was embarrassed for them unfollowed them after and will not support jerks like them

anonymous 1/2/2015 12:07:18 PM

The bands moms are stoked with their new home burnt cd-r of the release

anonymous 1/2/2015 12:14:18 PM

mediaskare is stoked

anonymous 1/2/2015 12:35:58 PM

i love christcore drama

anonymous 1/2/2015 12:42:34 PM

xgregsucksx is stoked for all the hate

anonymous 1/2/2015 12:52:22 PM

Judge not lest ye be judged.

anonymous 1/2/2015 1:03:14 PM

Archie Bunker: I never said a guy who wears glasses is a queer. A guy who wears glasses is a four-eyes. A guy who is a gay is a queer.

anonymous 1/2/2015 1:30:51 PM

I rather hang out with a room full of queers, transvestites and lesbos then watch this video. Fvck christians, christain bands and whoever else is so fvcking brainwashed to follow a santa claus, fairy tale, false prophet. Please hang yourselves asap.

anonymous 1/2/2015 1:31:01 PM

holy shit these drums are atrociously mixed. entire track sounds like shit, how the fck can anyone release this shit

anonymous 1/2/2015 1:33:42 PM

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anonymous 1/2/2015 1:34:31 PM

btw god is not stoked

anonymous 1/2/2015 2:04:23 PM

Yoooo that limp Bizkit riff?

anonymous 1/2/2015 2:24:52 PM

Terrible bands calling out terrible bands for childish lyrics with childish lyrics.

anonymous 1/2/2015 2:57:48 PM

Hardcore is for satanists only. ... And lovers.

anonymous 1/2/2015 3:05:02 PM

Aw boo some little kid doesn't like the drum mix because it's not drenched in slate samples fck reformers go altars

anonymous 1/2/2015 3:05:47 PM

"Yeah....never mind that eating split hooved animals which are impure, wearing mixed blend fabrics, and planting more than one crop in one plot are on par with laying with another man based on that scripture." That's from the Old Testament, which is the Old Law. The Old Law was abolished when Jesus died on the cross. That's why the New Testmant was written because everything changed after Jesus died on the cross. Don't criticize something you don't understand.

anonymous 1/2/2015 3:55:38 PM

^Are We talking about that Jesus guy who told people to love everyone no matter their sin and that all sins were the same in the eyes of God which would make your hate of gays a sin and in the eyes of God make you no better. Know what you're talking about fcktard.

anonymous 1/2/2015 4:11:14 PM

Seth Munson wears glasses...

anonymous 1/2/2015 5:26:05 PM

how did it ever become ok tobe a christian punk/hxc/metal band? how did this become a thing. its not like any of them have ever been good. what the fck?

anonymous 1/2/2015 6:37:56 PM

"Are We talking about that Jesus guy who told people to love everyone no matter their sin and that all sins were the same in the eyes of God which would make your hate of gays a sin and in the eyes of God make you no better." When did I say I hate gays? I agree with you otherwise. All sin is the same. I'm not any better than anyone and I wouldn't claim to be.

anonymous 1/2/2015 6:58:08 PM

Emmure should be in on this dispute

anonymous 1/2/2015 6:58:48 PM

Who called out who? The fck

anonymous 1/2/2015 6:59:12 PM

Why is this news

anonymous 1/2/2015 8:19:37 PM

Tim lambesis is stoked!

anonymous 1/2/2015 9:36:02 PM

xgregsucksx is too busy hating feminism even tho his girlfriend is an attention whore just like him or killing himself

anonymous 1/2/2015 10:00:57 PM

wow these offends me im gonna call the police on everyone for harassment. As a non binary asexual alien lizard gorilla I think you need to check your privilege

anonymous 1/2/2015 10:44:55 PM

anonymous39 minutes ago wow these offends me im gonna call the police on everyone for harassment. As a non binary asexual alien lizard gorilla I think you need to check your privilege Stop the thread, this guy wins. But seriously, you cis scum need to check your fcking privileges.

anonymous 1/3/2015 12:28:13 AM

Respect fck Reformers and there walk ass ideals.

anonymous 1/3/2015 3:29:19 AM

"Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them." - Matt. 5:17 Its really pathetic when people defending their faith don't even know what's in their book. All of the Old Testament's laws are still withstanding, according to Jesus. His death was supposed to forgive the sins of man bit it in no way was supposed to abolish what was said in the Old Testament. fcking imbeciles!

anonymous 1/3/2015 5:50:34 AM


anonymous 1/3/2015 6:33:24 AM

This is the most heavily c-m frosted slab of christcore beef ive ever tasted.

anonymous 1/3/2015 6:36:14 AM

warped tour core is rampant with stuff demons.

anonymous 1/3/2015 9:38:12 AM

Even without the shitty lyrics, the whole song is 2 notes over and over fck these guys.

anonymous 1/3/2015 12:09:42 PM

You're missing the point. There are some Old Testament laws that no longer apply to Christians because they are now under God's grace. There are three types of Old Testament law: moral laws, ceremonial laws and civil laws. I'm talking about ceremonial laws. I'm not even sure that you're the same guy, but this was all in response to the "eating split hooved animals which are impure and wearing mixed blend fabrics" comment.

anonymous 1/3/2015 12:11:28 PM

Well, ceremonial and civil laws. Ceremonial is like sacrifices and civil laws are like the mixed fabrics, not shaving your beard, etc.

anonymous 1/3/2015 12:17:51 PM

And if you need even further clarification so that you can't say I'm picking and choosing, homosexuality is considered to be breaking a moral law which is why that law still stands today. Just the civil and ceremonial laws were abolished. I'm not trying to be argumentative, but when you list out laws and then claim people are cherry-picking, you're pretty much asking for a response.

anonymous 1/3/2015 1:12:10 PM


anonymous 1/3/2015 4:19:09 PM

These jerks think they're VICE or something...SMH. Andrew Vacante is rolling in his ebay-sniped Madball tour shirt.

anonymous 1/3/2015 5:10:19 PM

Greg has a brown dick

anonymous 1/3/2015 6:52:10 PM

UPDATE: i do not care

anonymous 1/4/2015 5:19:03 PM

Who wants to write a song detailing how religion is all bigotry?

anonymous 1/5/2015 12:13:07 PM

Apparently God loves gays now

anonymous 1/5/2015 12:15:12 PM

Bible Flips For Both Bands

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