Alustrium is a five-piece death metal band from the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. Originally formed in June of 2008, The band was originally known as Altered Image and included guitarists Chris Kelly and Mike DeMaria, bassist Brett Leftwich, drummer Joe Coates, and vocalist Greg Bono. As Altered Image began to make its impression on the local scene, the band received news that their beloved frontman, Greg had passed away. However, after weeks of grieving the loss of Greg, the band was soon joined by vocalist Jerry Martin, an event that soon signaled the need for a new name. Shortly after the name change drummer evan Berger joined the band. This lineup would continue on as they made their journey into the bright future ahead of them. Since then, Alustrium has shared the stage with numerous metal acts such as The Faceless, Suffocation, Fleshgod Apocalypse, and Decrepit Birth, and has recently signed to Toil Records. Their debut album, An Absence of Clarity drops in June of 2011.