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.

November 2, 2019

Trajeto De Cabra - Supreme Command of Satanic Will - Press Release + Track Stream.

Trajeto De Cabra - Supreme Command of Satanic Will LP/CD - Iron Bonehead Productions.

Press Release by Nathan T Birk.

Article posted by Trevor Proctor.

Iron Bonehead Productions is proud to present Trajeto De Cabra's striking debut album, Supreme Command of Satanic Will, on CD and vinyl LP formats.
Hailing from the Canadian province of British Columbia, with psychic connections to the legendary Ross Bay Cult and featuring members of labelmates Necroholocaust, Trajeto De Cabra are verily a vortex of warring black/death energies, disgusting blackgrind given violently hypnotic flight through sheer Satanic will. Indeed, not for nothing is their long-brewing debut album titled as such: Supreme Command of Satanic Will says everything it needs to, no more but certainly no less.

October 6, 2019

Bölzer - Lese Majesty MLP - Press Release + First Track Reveal.

Press Release by Dewar PR.

Article posted by Trevor Proctor.

Bölzer - Lese Majesty MLP - 'Lightning + Sons.'

On November 29th Bölzer will release their highly anticipated new mini album "Lese Majesty".

Bölzer is an intuitive art project born from raw passion; musical ecstasy fueled by impulsive composition and enactment. Whilst wielding a lyrical and musical medium largely inspired by - and seeking to channel - the primeval essence of the human experience, flashes of illumination will descend the sky from which there shall be no shelter.

September 8, 2019

Byyrth - Cold Autumn Shadows MLP - Press Release + Track Stream.

Press Release by Nathan T Birk.

Article posted by Trevor Proctor.

Iron Bonehead Productions is proud to present a special new mini-album from Byyrth, Cold Autumn Shadows, on CD and 12" vinyl format. The release will coincide with this year's edition of the Iron Bonehead / Nuclear War Now! - curated Never Surrender Fest, set to take place on October 19-20 in Oakland, California.

September 1, 2019

Never Surrender Fest Vol. II - Full line-up details + Triple track stream.

Never Surrender Fest Vol. II.

Press Release by Nathan T Birk.

Article posted by Trevor Proctor.

In 2009, Iron Bonehead  and Nuclear War Now! worked together to present the first NWN! Fest.
The collaboration proved fruitful and the event was a success, so we continued the partnership, presenting four additional installments over the years.

August 11, 2019

Abhor (Italy) / Abysmal Grief - Legione Occulta / Ministerium Diaboli split 12" MLP - Press Release + MLP Stream.

Press Release by Nathan T Birk.

Article posted by Trevor Proctor.

Iron Bonehead Productions is proud to present a special split mini-album between Italy's Abhor and Abysmal Grief, respectively titled Legione Occulta / Ministerium Diaboli, on 12" vinyl format.

August 7, 2019

Serpents Athirst / Genocide Shrines / Trepanation / Heresiarch - Scorn Coalescence - Press Release + Double Track Stream.

Cover Art: Roger Moore.

Press release by Qabar - Extreme Music PR.

Article posted by Trevor Proctor.

Ever since storming into the underworld of extreme music with Genocide Shrines' debut EP in 2012, Cyclopean Eye Productions has kept pushing the envelope from the fathoms of the underground to discharge some of the finest and fiercest sonic gems. The Indian label, once again, is setting the bar high with a special cross-continental split CD, featuring Sri Lankan warmongers Genocide Shrines and Serpents Athirst and New Zealand’s malignant entities Heresiarch and Trepanation.

August 2, 2019

Unaussprechlichen Kulten - Teufelsbücher - Press Release + First Track Reveal.

Press Release by Nathan T Birk.

Article posted by Trevor Proctor.

Today, Iron Bonehead Productions sets October 18th as the international release date for Unaussprechlichen Kulten's highly anticipated fifth album, Teufelsbücher, on CD and vinyl LP formats. Also on the day of release shall Iron Bonehead reissue the band's cult second album, 2008's People of the Monolith, on vinyl LP format as well as a special compilation of their 7" EPs and their live performance at last year's inaugural Never Surrender Fest, curated by Iron Bonehead and Nuclear War Now!

July 28, 2019

Abyssal Interview with The Lair of Filth + Full album stream.

Since reviewing the vinyl edition of the unbeatable 'Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius' by Abyssal in January 2014 I have published many features on one the best Death Metal entities in existence - all previous Abyssal articles are accessible here
Formed in the UK in 2011, Abyssal plays an extremely suffocating and oppressive style of Death Metal with a unique sound that is, in my opinion, unmatched in today's prolific underground. The follow up album to 'Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius' was the excellent 'Antikatastaseis' which landed the joint number 1 placing on my Top 25 Album listing for 2015. With Abyssal's fourth album, 'A Beacon in the Husk' recently released by Profound Lore Records I was fortunate to interview G.D.C. for a third time, so read on for the interview which also features the full album stream 'A Beacon in the Husk.' 

July 7, 2019

Black Cilice - Transfixion of Spirits - Press Release + Track Stream.

Black Cilice - Transfixion of Spirits LP/CD/TAPE.

Press Release by Nathan T Birk.

Article posted by Trevor Proctor.

Iron Bonehead Productions is proud to present Black Cilice's highly anticipated fifth album, Transfixion of Spirits, on CD, vinyl LP, and cassette tape formats. (To be released on the 6th of September)
By now, Black Cilice should need no introduction. For at least a decade (or perhaps longer), this ever-shadowy Portuguese enigma has built a monolithic body of work that has come to define and also defy the modern raw black metal idiom.

June 23, 2019

Holocausto - Diário de Guerra - Press Release + Track Stream.

Press Release by Nathan T Birk.

Article posted by Trevor Proctor.

Nuclear War Now! Productions sets July 31st as the international release date for the highly anticipated sixth album of Brazil's Holocausto, Diário de Guerra, on CD and vinyl LP formats.

May 30, 2019

Nocturnus AD - Paradox - Press Release + Full Album Stream.

Press Release by Earsplit PR.

Article posted by Trevor Proctor.

Nocturnus AD has just released their long-anticipated debut full-length 'Paradox' via Profound Lore Records. Resurrected from the ashes of one of the most influential death metal bands of all time, Nocturnus, Nocturnus AD was initiated by founding mastermind/death metal legend Mike Browning (also co-founder of Morbid Angel). His intention? To continue the path laid down twenty-eight years earlier, by the legendary Florida death metal band’s seminal 1990 full-length The Key,  an album recognized as one of the most important death metal albums of all time.