December 14, 2017

Trevor Proctor's Top 25 singles, EPs and demos of 2017.

As with previous years the releases we were treated to during 2017 made for some very difficult decisions in order to keep this list to 25. During the year we were bombarded with quality releases from all corners of the globe as our underground continues to thrive and grow. As stated in the introduction to my singles, EPs and demos listing for 2016 I've included the unbeatable 'Extermination Mass' by Death Worship in my list for 2017 as despite having a limited release at the Nuclear War Now! V 'fest in November 2016 it was February 2017 when it received it's full world-wide release via Nuclear War Now! Productions. The same principle applies to the inclusion of the fantastic MLP from Vomit Angel, 'Sadomatic Evil,' as it received a very limited cassette release at the end of 2016 but it was March 2017 before it received a full, higher profile release on digital, CD & vinyl MLP formats by Iron Bonehead Productions. 'Act of Invocation' by Disembowel is also included as it had previously received a very limited independent release in Chile before receiving a full worldwide release from Iron Bonehead Productions in 2017.
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank every band, label and promoter that has supported The Lair of Filth this year - it's the support, ties, friendships and alliances that I have  made with you all that helps make this worthwhile. 
Finally, I'd like to thank you, the reader for your continued support - every single view and post share mean the world to me so thank you.....hopefully you'll see something below that you may have missed during the year.

December 8, 2017

Demonomancy - Poisoned Atonement - Album Press Release + Track Reveal.

Press Release by Nathan T Birk.

Article by Trevor Proctor.

Invictus Productions sets February 23rd, 2018 as the international release date for the highly anticipated second album of Italy's Demonomancy, 'Poisoned Atonement.'

Veiled - Black Celestial Orbs - Debut Album Press Release + 1st Track Reveal.

Press Release by Nathan T Birk.

Article by Trevor Proctor.

From the ashes of Gnosis of the Witch rose Veiled, a Black Metal duo whose debut album, 'Black Celestial Orbs,' has just been announced for release via Iron Bonehead Productions. Read on for a full press release and track reveal for what is one 2018's most anticipated releases.

December 1, 2017

Spite - Antimoshiach - Debut Album Press Release + Track Reveal.

Press Release by Nathan T Birk.

Article by Trevor Proctor.

Since formation in 2010 New York Black Metal entity Spite has brought us three previous releases with the most recent being their exceptional two track EP 'Trapped in the Pentagram' which was released on 7" vinyl and digital formats by Iron Bonehead Productions in May 2015. In early 2018 Spite will release their debut full length album 'Antimoshiach,' via Invictus Productions, read on for full release information and a first track reveal.

November 25, 2017

Drawn and Quartered - Feeding Hell's Furnace - Re-release Information + Full Album Stream.

By Trevor Proctor in agreement with Krucyator Productions.

French label Krucyator Productions has brought us some excellent re-issues this year. In May the label released 'Abyss of Excruciating Vexes' by Paroxsihzem on cassette and digital formats, this was followed in July by the release of Mitochondrion's exceptional 'Antinumerology' EP on CD for the first time ever, along with a digital re-release. In November Krucyator Productions re-issued Paroxsihzem's stunning self-titled debut album along with 'From Forgotten Worlds' by Auroch on cassette and digital formats. In December Krucyator Productions will re-issue Drawn and Quartered's most recent full length 'Feeding Hell's Furnace' on cassette and digital formats - read on for information regarding this re-issue along with a full album stream and details of further scheduled releases by Drawn and Quartered via Krucyator Productions.

November 19, 2017

Domgård - Ödelagt - Music Review + Track Stream by NV. (Veiled)

Domgård - Ödelagt.

Guest Review by NV (Veiled) - published by Trevor Proctor with thanks and appreciation to NV.

Five years.
In today’s music industry with the need of instant gratification, five years is a life time. But when it came to creating something truly special, five years was how long that was needed for Domgård to create their third full length album, 'Ödelagt.'

November 12, 2017

Antichrist, Disembowel + Horn - Triple Track Reveal + Release Information.

Press Releases by Nathan T Birk.

Article by Trevor Proctor.

As the end of an extremely productive 2017 draws ever closer many labels are starting to reveal details about their planned release schedules for 2018. One such label is Iron Bonehead Productions who earlier this week revealed details around three planned releases for 2018 along with an exclusive new track from each band. Read on for details about three essential releases that will be available in early 2018.

November 6, 2017

Serpentrance - The Besieged Sanctum - Review + Full EP Stream.

Serpentrance - The Besieged Sanctum.

Blood Harvest Records.

Review by Trevor Proctor.

Whilst Russia may not be the first country that springs to mind when thinking of underground bands it’s only fair to say the country does have a reasonable number of high quality bands, and one such band is Serpentrance which formed in 2014. The band currently comprises three members who all have significant experience in a number of other underground groups.