November 15, 2014

Filthy Music Review - 'Cult of Fire: Ctvrtá Symfonie Ohne'

Cult of Fire - Ctvrtá Symfonie Ohne 7” EP (2014)

Iron Bonehead Productions

Review by Trevor Proctor

Cult of Fire is a Black Metal band from the Czech Republic’s city of Prague; the band consists of Tomáš Corn on drums, Infernal Vlad guitars/vocals and third member, Devilish also performing vocals. Their first EP, 20:11, was released in April 2011 with their debut album “Triumvirát” following in July 2012 to widespread praise from all quarters of the underground. However, it was the release of their second album “मृत्यु का तापसी अनुध्यान”(Ascetic Meditation of Death) via Iron Bonehead Productions in December 2013 that saw the band experience a meteoric, and very justified, rise to prominence within the metal community.

November 8, 2014

Filthy Interview - 'Vircolac'

Due for release in the near future, from Iron Bonehead Productions, is the debut release from Dublin's upcoming death metal band, Vircolac. This in itself is exciting news, especially if you're familiar with Iron Bonehead's releases thus far, so we can only expect good things when Codex Perfida is released.

Ever the fella's to get the lowdown on new bands, here at the Lair, Trevor Proctor recently interviewed J and D, from the band, about Codex Perfida, gigs and Balkan werewolves. Read, enjoy and order the tape!

November 2, 2014

Filthy Music Review - 'Eye of Solitude: Dear Insanity'

Eye of Solitude – Dear Insanity (2014)

Kaotoxin Records

Review by Jude Felton

Honesty is pretty much always the best policy, so I’ll throw it right out there when I tell you that the UK’s Eye of Solitude are pretty much my favorite band, right now. Having only formed in 2010, they impressed the hell out of me with their 2012 album, Sui Caedere. However, this did not prepare me for the epic Canto III, which landed with Earth-shattering poetic beauty, in late 2013, and promptly made the number one spot in my year end list.

October 26, 2014

Filthy Music Review - 'Temple of Void: Of Terror and the Supernatural'

Temple of Void – Of Terror and the Supernatural (2014)

Saw Her Ghost Records/Without End Records

Review by Jude Felton

It’s always nice to see a band, of whom you have followed since their demo days, finally get that first full-length album released. This is especially satisfying considering the sheer volume of demos out there; most of which are available at the click of your mouse. Back in the day it was all hand-drawn J-cards, Xeroxed to death, and if you were lucky you’d get your hands on a tenth generation copy. It was all word of mouth and scouring the demo section of Metal Forces magazine!

October 25, 2014

Filthy Music Review - 'Voyag3r: Doom Fortress'

Voyag3r – Doom Fortress (2014)

Battle Chamber Music/ Bellyache Records

Review by Jude Felton

We’re going to take a ride with Cabbie. Along the way we’ll be passing through a ruined and desolate New York City, a ravaged Florida, where only the undead walk and we might even make a stop at Tech Noir. Why? Because Detroit’s Voyag3r (pronounced Voyager 3) are back and they are once again tapping into the coolest sounds that came out of the 80s, and even the late 70s.

Filthy Music Review - 'Sidious: Revealed in Profane Splendour'

Sidious - Revealed in Profane Splendour (2014)

Kaotoxin Records 

Review by Trevor Proctor

Sidious is a blackened Death Metal group from the UK that’s set to unleash its debut album via Kaotoxin Records as one of their top priority releases this November. Revealed in Profane Splendour follows hot on the heels of last year’s critically acclaimed EP, “Ascension to the Throne Ov Self".

October 19, 2014

Filthy Music Review - 'Fen: Carrion Skies'

Fen – Carrion Skies (2014)

Code666/Aural Music

Review by Jude Felton

Fen’s previous album, 2013’s Dustwalker, was quite an exceptional album. It was one of those albums that bore many a repeated play, and was just perfect for long autumnal drives in the Filthmobile. So, with that in mind I thought it would be a tough task for the UK band to top it, as is often the case when a band releases such a good album. I suspect though that Fen are not the sort of band that worry too much about these sort of things, yet with Carrion Skies they have delivered easily one of the best albums of the year.

Filthy Music Review from beyond the Grave - 'Cemetery Filth: Screams from the Catacombs'

Cemetery Filth – Screams from the Catacombs EP (2014)

White Ship Records/Unspeakable Axe

Review by Jude Felton

Way back at the dawn of time, January 2014 to be exact, in deepest, darkest Tennessee, Cemetery Filth were spawned. In the short time since then, aside from giving themselves the rather wonderful moniker, they have delivered this three track EP.