March 1, 2020

Malokarpatan - Krupinské ohne - Press Release + Track Stream.

Malokarpatan - Krupinské ohne - Invictus Productions The Ajna Offensive.

Press Release by Nathan T Birk.

Article posted by Trevor Proctor.

Invictus Productions, in conspiracy with their US allies The Ajna Offensive, is proud to present Malokarpatan's highly anticipated third album, Krupinské ohne.

February 13, 2020

Baxaxaxa - The Old Evil - Press Release + Full Demo Stream.

Press Release by Nathan T Birk.

Article Posted by Trevor Proctor.

Iron Bonehead Productions is proud to present The Old Evil, the comeback recording of cult German black metallers Baxaxaxa, on 12" vinyl and CD formats.

February 11, 2020

Filthy Giveaway - First Love Blu-ray/DVD

Today will see the home entertainment release, on Blu-ray/DVD combo pack, of Takeshi Miike's First Love. It is being released by Well Go USA and we have one copy to giveaway to one lucky reader.

First Love is absolutely mental. It's laugh out loud funny at times, as violent as you might expect and is full of crazy characters. All in all it is 2 hours of your time well spent!

'When a duplicitous scheme by the low-level yakuza, Kase (Shota Sometani) goes hilariously wrong, a terminally ill boxer, Leo (Masataka Kubota), and a disturbed drug addicted call girl, Monica (Sakurako Konishi), find themselves innocently caught in the crosshairs of two warring gangs. Over the course of the increasingly ludicrous night, the two fall passionately in love, while the hail of bullets and blood fall quietly in the background.'

To be in with a chance of winning just shoot an email to, with First Love as the title, and tell us your favorite Miike movie. Easy.

Giveaway closes on February 14th, because it's Valentine's Day, and is open to U.S. residents only. One winner will be contacted after this date. 

February 9, 2020

Nyogthaeblisz - Abrahamic Godhead Besieged by Adversarial Usurpation - Press Release + Track Stream.

Nyogthaeblisz - Abrahamic Godhead Besieged by Adversarial Usurpation - Hells Headbangers.

Press Release by Nathan T Birk.

Article posted by Trevor Proctor.

Hells Headbangers is proud to present Nyogthaeblisz's massively anticipated debut album, Abrahamic Godhead Besieged by Adversarial Usurpation, on CD, vinyl LP, and cassette tape formats.

January 26, 2020

Jude Felton's Top 25 Albums of 2019.

2018 was the first year, in quite a few, where I neglected to post my top albums list. This was mainly due to time and other external issues, but it was a shame because last year slayed, in terms of music.

Thankfully, 2019 has been an absolute motherfucker of a year. So much so that this list almost never happened. There was just so much good shit out there, that it made it almost impossible to decide on, what ended up being, my top 25 albums.
I listened to, with no exaggeration, 100's of albums during 2019 and it has been really tough to omit some that I have. Shit, we could easily have had a top 50 or 100. In all honesty, having not seen or spoken about it, I can guess that Trevor and my list will differ greatly. There might possibly be 1 or 2 that make both lists, but on the whole I'm sure they'll just enhance the fact of how good 2019 has been. 

I'd love to have written a little about each of the albums listed below but, due to doing all this by phone, it would drive me insane. All I'll say is that they are my favorites of the year, have had the most plays and I think are just great fucking albums. Hunt them down, check them out and see what you think. Here's to 2020 being a great year, thanks to Trevor Proctor for being the rock that he is; I appreciate it all my brother.

Horns up motherfuckers!!

(Please also see the end of this listing for further year-end lists from The Lair of Filth)

25. Venereal Baptism - Repugnant Coronation of the Beast - Osmose Productions.

24. Valosta Varjoon - Oberpfälzer Wald - Purity Through Fire.

23. Vitriol - To Bathe from the Throat of Cowardice - Century Media.

22. Spirit Adrift - Divided by Darkness - 20 Buck Spin.

21. Bryan Eckermann - Zychodia - Self-release.

20. Malum - Legion - Purity Through Fire.

18. Fulci - Tropical Sun - Time to Kill Records.

17. Vastum - Orificial Purge - 20 Buck Spin.

16. Dødsfall - Doden Skal Ikke Vente - Osmose Productions.

15. Bewitcher - Under the Witching Cross - Shadow Kingdom Records.

14. Acid Reign - The Age of Entitlement - Dissonance Productions.

11. Ehlder - Nordabetraktelse - Nordvis Produktion.

10. False - Portent - Gilead Media.

9. Temple Koludra - Seven! Sirens! To a Lost Archetype - Transcending Obscurity Records.

7. Fatal Curse - Breaking the Trance - Shadow Kingdom Records.

6. Idle Hands - Mana - Eisenwald.

5. Fen - The Dead Light - Code666 / Aural Music.

4. Bednja - Doline Su Ostale Iza Nas - Transcending Obscurity Records.

3. Iapetus - The Body Cosmic - Self-release.

Further year-end listings at The Lair of Filth:

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January 19, 2020

Guest 2019 Top 25 Album Listing - Ally Ripley. (The Lash)

To date the Lair of Filth has hosted two 2019 album/release listings - my Top 25 Album Listing and a Guest Top 10 Release Listing from Iron Bonehead Productions' PK.
When I came up with the idea of hosting guest listings a few names instantly came to mind and one of those was Ally Ripley (The Lash)  - a name you may not be familiar with but if you went to any of the main underground festivals or shows in the past year there's a fair chance you've bumped into him for a beer or six at some stage.

January 12, 2020

Guest 2019 Top 10 Release Listing - PK From Iron Bonehead Productions.

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

When I initially considered hosting guest year-end listings the first person I thought of was PK, the founder of what's easily one of the greatest underground labels of all time - Iron Bonehead Productions
My interview with PK in 2015 remains one of the most popular interviews I've hosted on The Lair of Filth so, who better to give us his take on last year's releases?

January 4, 2020

Trevor Proctor's Top 25 Albums of 2019.

Year end listings aren't for everyone - some love them, others loathe them but whether you're a lover or a loather they still make for quite interesting reading as no two listings are ever the same. 
2019 was especially kind to us in terms of albums with some serious music being released worldwide. The fact my long list for this had to be whittled down from over sixty to twenty five stands testament to the fact our underground is as productive as ever, especially when I consider the number of very high standard albums that unfortunately had to be omitted. Also, the Nyogthaeblisz album will feature on 2020's album listing as it was released at the end of December and at the time of writing this article no versions were available. 

December 16, 2019

Trevor Proctor's Top 25 Singles, EPs, Splits and Demos of 2019.


Thankfully the underground continues to thrive and in 2019 we have yet again been treated to some lethal singles, EPs, splits and demos. 
As with 2018 we've been spoilt for choice with some fantastic underground releases from new and established bands alike bringing us a never ending torrent of first class music. 

Whilst it may have become a bit of tradition for me to tie the top spot on my year end album lists, for the first time ever I've also tied the number one spot on this listing. The reason behind tying the top two releases is that I just can't separate either in terms of simply how good they are - Temple Nightside is one of the best underground bands to ever exist and Death Worship is easily one of the best from recent years. Placing all of these releases in some sort of order has been an absolute nightmare as every title below is exemplary, as are many others which unfortunately had to be excluded.

As with all Lair of Filth articles the text in red is a live link to bring you straight to the artist or label and if something spikes your interest clicking on the title of the release will bring you straight to where you can purchase it - hopefully you'll find something you may have missed during the year. I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank every band, label and promoter who has supported my work at The Lair of Filth in any way during the past year.

I hope you enjoy this list and please like the Lair of Filth Facebook page to keep up to date with future articles, including my album listing for 2019 which will be posted in the coming weeks. 
In addition to my album listing for 2019 please also watch out for guest year-end album listings, scheduled to feature PK from Iron Bonehead Productions, Sandesh from Cyclopean Eye Productions and Alan Ripley, one of the underground's most ardent supporters.   

As always the biggest thanks belong to you, the reader, as without your support there wouldn't be a Lair of Filth - every read, like and share means everything to me so thanks again, Trevor.

November 10, 2019

Possession, Spite & Venefixion - Passio Christi Part I + Part II - Press Release.

Possession / Spite - Passio Christi Part I - Invictus Productions.

Possession / Venefixion - Passio Christi Part II - Iron Bonehead Productions.

Press Release by Nathan T Birk.

Article posted by Trevor Proctor.

On November 29th internationally, comrades Invictus Productions and Iron Bonehead Productions will simultaneously release split EPs from Belgian black/death masters Possession, both on CD and 12" vinyl formats.