November 8, 2015

Filthy Two Way Review - Caecus - Affliction 7" EP & Hellish (Chile) - Theurgists Spell 7" EP

Review by Trevor Proctor.

From Malmo in Sweden Blood Harvest is one of those labels you know to be reliable when it comes to the quality of their releases -  the label brings out, on average, ten to fifteen releases per year, quite a few of which will be 7” Eps and most of which will be seriously good. Already this year they’ve brought us first rate music from Maleficence, Ascended Dead and Void Ceremony, the three of which were reviewed here. Another piece of brilliance from the Blood Harvest camp this year was a 7” EP from Mexico’s Denial, another absolute belter that scored 10 out of 10 in a recent review, also reviewed here. To further improve what’s already been a very prolific and successful year Blood Harvest will bring us another two underground 7” gems at the end of November.

Filthy Two Way Review - "Resuscitation - Eviscerated Divinity" (7” EP) + Denial (Mexico) - "11°22?.?4'N 142°35?.?5'E" (7" EP)


Review by Trevor Proctor.

The following review features two 7" EP releases from two of the undergrounds finest labels - Iron Bonehead Productions and Blood Harvest. It's very easy from time to time for 7" releases to slip the attention but these are two very strong EPs and you'll most definitely want to give them a listen...

October 30, 2015

Horror is back in Poughkeepsie! Full details on Hudson Horror Show 12

Without a doubt one of the best horror shows I have been to, is the Hudson Horror Show up in Poughkeepsie, New York. This is the show that enabled me to see my absolute favorite horror flick in 35mm, that being Fulci's House by the Cemetery, along with such gems as Phantasm 2 and Re-Animator. I've not had the chance to get to it, for the last few times, for a couple of reasons. Firstly, my work schedule has conflicted with it, and secondly it sells out so damned quickly, due to its increasing popularity. Now its back with its 12th installment, and instead of just screening its 6 films on one screen, they've expanded to two. So, now more can enjoy the goodness in 35mm!!

October 19, 2015

Filthy Music Review - Under the Church - Rabid Armageddon.

Under the Church - Rabid Armageddon 

Review by Trevor Proctor.

Formed in 2012 by ex-Nirvana 2002 members, Erik Qvick and Lars Henriksson, Under the Church has one sole purpose – to bring us raw and pure death metal in the old school vein.

October 11, 2015

Filthy Music Review - Abyssal – Antikatastaseis.

Abyssal – Antikatastaseis (2015)

Profound Lore Records (CD) Iron Bonehead Productions (Gatefold DLP)

Review by Trevor Proctor.

One of many positive factors with reviewing music is the volume you’re lucky to have access to, occasionally bringing bands to your attention that you may not have heard about as quickly were it not for that promotional email hitting your inbox. This was certainly the case for me when Iron Bonehead Productions gave the excellent “Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius” by Abyssal a thoroughly deserved vinyl release back in January 2014. “Novit…” had previously been released on CD during 2013, first by the band then by Profound Lore Records and also got released on cassette by the UK’s Exitium Productions.

September 27, 2015

Filthy Two Way Review - 'Pentagram Chile + Unaussprechlichen Kulten Split 7” EP' + 'Venefixion – Defixion Demo.'

Iron Bonehead Productions.

Review by Trevor Proctor.

Very few labels can match Iron Bonehead Productions in terms of quality of output and even fewer still can match them in terms of productivity. Combine these two factors and you’ll be hard pushed to come up with more than a few labels whose release rate is matched only by their quality of output. To this end, and in a vain attempt to keep up with this exemplary release roster, the following review features shorter reviews on two upcoming releases from this pillar of the underground, one which features two established bands, and the other featuring a new band you’ll most definitely want to check out.

September 18, 2015

The Filthy Interview: Kaotoxin Records' Nicolas Williart

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

Filthy Music Review - 'Dalkhu - Descend...Into Nothingness'

Dalkhu - Descend...Into Nothingness. (2015)

Satanath Records / Darzamadicus Records (CD) 

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.