March 26, 2021

Upon the Altar - Absid ab Ordine Luminis- Press Release + Full Album Stream.

 



Upon the Altar - Absid ab Ordine Luminis - Putrid Cult.

Press Release by Nathan T Birk.

Article posted by Trevor Proctor.

On February 19th Putrid Cult released Upon the Altar's striking debut album, Absid ab Ordine Luminis.
There is no crystalline sound, no polished, touching solos, no virtuosity - there is metal. That and only that, in its purest form, with inspiration from the early '90s and the cult of death. 

March 9, 2021

March 4, 2021

Abythic - Dominion Of The Wicked LP/CD - Press Release + Stream.

 



Press Release by Nathan T Birk.

Article posted by Trevor Proctor.

Iron Bonehead Productions is proud to present Abythic's highly anticipated third album, Dominion of the Wicked, on CD and vinyl LP formats. 
Hailing from North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, Abythic formed in 2015 and soon recorded & released their first demo, A Full Negation of Existence. Aptly titled, the demo portrayed four foul tracks of churning death metal of a most early '90s mold. Alas, that was an all-too-brief teaser for 2018's subsequent Beneath Ancient Portals, the band's celebrated debut album.

February 21, 2021

Exclusive Carcinoma Interview + Full Album Stream.

 


Interview by Trevor Proctor.

I last spoke with Carcinoma close to three years ago, a few weeks ahead of the release of their split, Apanthropinization, which they shared with Abyssal. With their debut album 'Labascation' just released we felt it was time for another catch-up - many thanks to both Carcinoma and Rat King Records for arranging this exclusive interview. 

February 13, 2021

Nekkrofukk - Mysterious Rituals in the Abyss of Sabbath & Eternal Celebration of the Blakk Goat - Press Release + Double Track Stream.

 




Press Release by Nathan T Birk.

Article posted by Trevor Proctor.

On March 30th, Putrid Cult is proud to present Nekkrofukk's highly anticipated fourth album, Mysterious Rituals in the Abyss of Sabbath & Eternal Celebration of the Blakk Goat.
One of the most iconic bands of the modern Polish metal underground, for nearly a decade now, Nekkrofukk have been pursuing an extremely dark 'n' deranged form of blackened doom that harkens back to black metal's earliest and most unorthodox days.

February 1, 2021

Xibalba / Xibalba Itzaes (Mexico) - Ancients LP - Press Release + Full Stream.

 



Press Release by Nathan T Birk.

Article posted by Trevor Proctor.

While NWN! has immense respect for and was highly influenced by much of the black metal output of the 1990s, very little of it still retains as much of its original allure as that created by Mexico’s earliest masters, Xibalba

January 20, 2021

Cadaveric Incubator - Nightmare Necropolis - Press Release + Track Stream.

 



Press Release by Nathan T Birk.

Article posted by Trevor Proctor.

Comprising veterans of the Finnish underground, Cadaveric Incubator's history stretches back to 2004. While the band would deliver a demo and three-way split CD the next year, they broke up in 2007, only to re-form in 2014 with a renewed lineup and a renewed purpose: bury the listener under miles of garbage and grime, sewage and sickness. 

January 17, 2021

Guest 2020 Top 10 Release Listing - SS From Cyclopean Eye Productions.

 


Guest 2020 Top 10 Release Listing - SS From Cyclopean Eye Productions.

Article posted by Trevor Proctor.

As I've mentioned before one of the benefits of being involved with The Lair of Filth is forming ties and friendships with labels / bands and for me this has most definitely been the case with SS from Cyclopean Eye Productions who I've known for a number of years.

January 10, 2021

Guest 2020 Top 25 Release Listing - Ally Ripley. (The Lash)

 


Guest 2020 Top 25 Release Listing - Ally Ripley. (The Lash)

Article posted by Trevor Proctor.

With Ally's list performing so well last year it was obvious I should ask him to compile another Top 25 for 2020. Whilst you may not recognise his name I can think of no one who supports the underground more through music purchases and gig attendance that is second to none.

December 30, 2020

Guest 2020 Top 10 Release Listing - PK From Iron Bonehead Productions.

 


Guest 2020 Top 10 Release Listing - PK from Iron Bonehead Productions.

Article posted by Trevor Proctor.

With two previous posts from PK for The Lair of Filth (an interview with myself in 2015 + a guest Top 10 listing last year) remaining two of the site's most successful articles I was never in any doubt that I'd ask PK to submit another Top 10 for 2020.

December 23, 2020

Trevor Proctor's Top 25 Albums of 2020.

 



Year end lists aren't for everyone, as I've mentioned previously some love them and others hate them but whether you like them or not there's no doubt they are a useful way of hearing new music and maybe catching up on releases you've missed during the year.

December 16, 2020

Trevor Proctor's Top 25 Singles, EPs, Splits and Demos of 2020.

 


Thankfully, despite the obvious hardships associated with 2020, our underground has continued to survive during the year. 
Although gigs and tours were cancelled one after the other we have still been spoilt for choice when it comes to underground music. Having said that, harder than usual times have affected labels and artists alike, so please feel free to follow any red links in this article where you will be able to support either the artist or label.  

November 8, 2020

Sacrocurse - Supreme Terror EP - Press Release + Track Stream.

 



Press Release by Nathan T Birk.

Article posted by Trevor Proctor.

Shadow Records (distributed & marketed by Regain Records) is proud to present a special EP from Sacrocurse, Supreme Terror, on CD, 12" vinyl, and cassette tape formats.