February 26, 2015

Filthy Giveaway - 'The Lazarus Effect'

This Friday, the 27th February, will see the release of The Lazarus Effect at theaters. It's the latest release from Blumhouse Productions and will be released by Relativity. To coincide with this, we at the Lair are very fortunate to be able to run a giveaway for a bevvy of promotional The Lazarus Effect goodies, which include a hoodie, flashlight and more. Read on for details on how to enter, to win these prizes, as well as more info on the film, including stills and trailer!

Filthy Music Review - 'Malsanctum, Ithaqua and Isabrut'

Iron Bonehead’s knack to sniff out talent and the most underground metal available is second to none and this February they’re set to bring us even more obscure greatness in the form of three tape releases from three of the underground’s most promising bands. All three will be released on cassette and are demo/debut releases so each is totally fresh and new from the Iron Bonehead’s vaults.

February 19, 2015

Filthy Music Review - 'Exhumed: Gore Metal: A Necrospective'

Exhumed - Gore Metal: A Necrospective 1998-2015 (2015)

Relapse Records 

Review by Trevor Proctor

We should all be pretty familiar with the grind/death machine that is Exhumed. Formed in 1990 when guitarist and vocalist Matt Harvey was a mere fifteen years old, they spent the ensuing years recording and releasing a number of demos, split releases and Eps. Their focus has always been on grinding death metal with an emphasis on old school, drawing influence from the likes of Carcass, Repulsion, Terrorizer and earlier releases from Entombed. 

February 14, 2015

Filthy Interview - 'A Forest of Stars'

Back at the end of January, Trevor reviewed A Forest of Stars latest album, Beware the Sword You Cannot See, of which he bestowed a mighty 10 out of 10. Now, he's had the great honor of interviewing the band, and I can tell you that it's a mighty fine read!

February 8, 2015

Filthy Music Review - 'Nocturnus: The Science of Horror'

Nocturnus - The Science of Horror (2015)

Nuclear War Now! Productions

Review by Trevor Proctor

Any of us would be hard pushed to come up with an individual who’s had more of an influence in the world of extreme metal than the legend and pioneer that is Mike Browning. A founding member of Morbid Angel, Mike was also a member of Incubus during the mid to late 1980’s and another indication of his extreme talent was the fact that in addition to playing drums he also performed vocals - a rarity in any sort of music at the time, not least within the death metal sub-genre.

January 30, 2015

Filthy Music Review - 'Goat Semen: Ego Svm Satana'

Goat Semen - Ego Svm Satana (2015)

Hell’s Headbangers

Review by Trevor Proctor

One of the most anticipated underground albums in recent memory is set to make a most welcome appearance in February. Way back in 2002 Peruvian black-death band Goat Semen first made an impact with the release of their self-titled demo, a demo that soon gained notoriety and has been repressed a number of times in multiple formats. Since then they’ve released two well received live albums and a few splits here and there but never, until now, a full studio album. Ten years in the making it’s no surprise anticipation around the release of “Ego Svm Satana” has reached feverish levels. Goat Semen's Ego Svm Satana, is set for North and South American release on February 24th via Hells Headbangers.

January 26, 2015

Filthy Music Review - 'A Forest of Stars: Beware the Sword You Cannot See'

A Forest of Stars - Beware the Sword You Cannot See (2015)

Lupus Lounge (Prophecy Productions) 

Review by Trevor Proctor

March will see the release of Gentleman’s Club A Forest of Stars’ fourth album, “Beware the Sword You Cannot See,” which follows the highly rated “A Shadowplay For Yesterdays,” released in 2012. This mysterious English troupe of musicians has a membership of seven and plays a diverse style of psychedelic black metal featuring elements ranging from folk to progressive and a little bit of almost everything in between. Beware the Sword You Cannot See is due to be released on the 3rd of March, coming out via Lupus Lounge, a division of Prophecy Productions.

January 17, 2015

Filthy Music Review - 'Witchrist: Vritra' 12" MLP

Witchrist - Vritra 12” MLP (2015)

Iron Bonehead Productions

Review by Trevor Proctor

Iron Bonehead Productions is set to unleash an exclusive 12” MLP from one of New Zealand’s finest bands – Witchrist; a band that shared members with Diocletian and also featured KzR from the powerhouse that is BÖLZER on vocals for the first time on Vritra. New Zealand currently has a very healthy underground metal community and a seriously impressive group of bands to be proud of which includes the likes of Heresiarch, Diocletian, Vassafor, Trepanation and Sabbatic Goat. Unfortunately this MLP and a 7” split with Antediluvian via Martyrdoom Productions will be Witchrist’s final releases following the announcement of “the death of Witchrist” via Facebook on December 16th