September 27, 2015
September 18, 2015
Here at The Lair we've been fortunate to be able to bring you interviews with some of our favorite independent labels from around the globe. This is something we will be continuing, for as long as they want to answer our questions! Now, without doubt, one of my personal favorites, and Trevor's, is the French label, Kaotoxin. Their releases have featured heavily on these pages over the past few years, with one hitting my number one spot on one of our end of year lists, and they will continue to do so I am sure. Recently, Trevor had the chance to bombard Kaotoxin kingpin, Nico, with a barrage of questions, to which he duly replied with this mammoth interview. Read, enjoy and then hit up the Kaotoxin store!! - Jude.
September 12, 2015
Dalkhu - Descend...Into Nothingness. (2015)
Iron Bonehead Productions (LP)
Godz of War / Third Eye Temple (Cassette)
Review by Trevor Proctor.
Once again, Iron Bonehead Productions has brought us another great release from the underground in the form of a vinyl version of Dalkhu’s latest album, “Descend…Into Nothingness” which was released on CD via Satanath and Darzamadicus records during August, with Bonehead’s vinyl version following on the 4th of September. Also worthy a mention is the album will also be released later in the year on cassette by Godz of War / Third Eye Temple.
September 6, 2015
Here at the Lair of Filth we’re committed to bringing you information on some of the best music the underground has to offer from far flung corners of the globe. To this end I (Trevor) have just reviewed two recent 7” split releases from four bands that may have slipped under your radar yet thoroughly warrant at least a listen by your good selves.
August 23, 2015
In the past we, at the Lair, have reviewed, and been thoroughly impressed with both releases from the atmospheric Black Metal band, Gnosis of the Witch. You can check out those reviews here and here, and you'll see just how enthused we were over them! Now, there's bad news and there's good news... The bad is that Gnosis of the Witch are no more (more details below), but the good news is that Veiled have risen from the proverbial ashes and you are going to want to check them out. We're also very fortunate to have conducted this interview with Veiled main man, N, so read on for more!
August 11, 2015
Blasphmachine – Salvation (2015)
Misanthropic Generation Media (Cassette) DunkelheitProduktionen (CD)
Review by Trevor Proctor
August 4, 2015
Shroud of the Heretic - Unorthodox Equilibrium (2015)
Iron Bonehead Productions
Review by Trevor Proctor
Back in March 2014 I was fortunate to review “Revelations in Alchemy,” the debut album from Shroud of the Heretic which was released on 12” vinyl and cassette by Blood Harvest Records and Parasitic Records respectively. Revelations was a brilliant album and still gets regular listens - if you haven’t got it yet see it as your starting point for this band, you’ll not be disappointed.
July 31, 2015
Krisiun – Forged in Fury (2015)
Review by Jude Felton
Brazilian death metal titans are one of those bands that, whilst certainly well known, and arguably Brazil’s most popular metal band after Sepultura, have never quite hit the metal world’s collective consciousness to the degree that I certainly feel they should. They are certainly magnificent workhorses of the genre, with the trio consistently releasing quality music over the past 20 years or so.