May 21, 2017

Qrixkuor - Incantations From the Abyss - Release Information and U.S. Tour Dates.


By Trevor Proctor.

Press Release Information by Nathan Birk.

Qrixkuor was born of flame and baptised in blood in the year MMXI. Their first utterance was the 19-minute demo Consecration of the Temple, containing the track of the same name and "Morte Datores," which was recorded in the West Midlands in mid-MMXIII and released unto the world at their debut live ritual, on April 26th MMXIV. The demo was continually self-repressed in small quantities until new music became the primary focus, eventually selling around 400 copies. 

May 10, 2017

Filthy Music Review - Soulrot - Nameless Hideous Manifestations.


Soulrot - Nameless Hideous Manifestations.


Review by Trevor Proctor.

Soulrot originally formed in 1993 when the band was set up by teenage guitarist JL Olmos in Valparaiso, Chile. The band rehearsed but never released any music and unfortunately didn’t last any longer than a couple of months. Through time JL Olmos became involved with other bands including, among others, local grind band Cranial, Dissident and Fractal. As a result Soulrot lay dormant for a number of years but JL always had a yearning to form his own band and in 2013 Soulrot was resurrected when JL started to write his own music again, which included a few original riffs from Soulrot’s earlier days.

May 2, 2017

Artist Profile With Alex MORKH Shadrin From Nether Temple Design.



Artists play a pivotal role in the underground, from the creation and design of artwork and layout for music, to designing merchandise. As such the artist is responsible for creating a vital first impression of any album, EP or 7". Due to this I felt it would be good to catch up with some of the underground's finest artists to gain some insight into their work, their taste in music and their views on the current state of extreme music. I will be posting more of these profiles in the future, but for now here's the first...Read on for the an in-depth and fascinating profile of one of the underground's busiest and most talented artists, Alex MORKH Shadrin from Nether Temple Design.

April 23, 2017

Exclusive Track Stream and Release Information - Jyotiṣavedāṅga - Cannibal Coronal Mass Ejections.


By Trevor Proctor.

Since formation in 2010 Indian underground label Cyclopean Eye Productions has been bringing us some of the finest, yet most obscure extreme music our underground has to offer. For an independent label their roster is very impressive as they have brought us debut, or early, releases from a number of fantastic bands including Serpents Athirst, Blood Division, Genocide Shrines and Konflict.

April 17, 2017

Unaussprechlichen Kulten - Album release date and track stream.


Iron Bonehead Productions sets June 2nd as the international release date for Unaussprechlichen Kulten's highly anticipated fourth album, Keziah Lilith Medea (Chapter X). 

April 7, 2017

Exclusive Interview With Vacivus + Track Stream - Nuclear Chaos EP.


Vacivus was last interviewed here back in December 2015, since then the band has continued their rise to prominence within the underground, both in the U.K. and further afield. 
They have enjoyed many highlights including sharing a stage with many of the underground's best bands and with their fantastic new 7" EP 'Nuclear Chaos' being released today via Goatprayer Records I felt we should catch up with the band for a second time to find out more about their continued ascent.

April 2, 2017

Filthy Music Review and Track Stream - Possession - Exorkizein.


Possession - Exorkizein.

Invictus Productions (CD) Iron Bonehead Productions (LP)

Review by Trevor Proctor.

Belgium’s Possession have been forging a name for themselves  from formation in 2012 with the result being the band is now one of the black/death undergrounds hottest and most promising entities. In April Possession’s evolution will take a further step forward as they are set to release their debut album, Exorkizein, which is easily one of the year’s most anticipated albums. 

March 26, 2017

Grá - Official Video and Press Release - "Ramsvarta Tankar."


Swedish Black Metal Horde Grá celebrate Carnal Records release of their new single Ramsvarta Tankar with the official video for the title track.

March 19, 2017

Filthy Music Review and Track stream - Porta Daemonium - Serpent of Chaos


Porta Daemonium - Serpent of Chaos.


Review by Trevor Proctor.

Underground metal from South America features on a fairly regular basis here at The Lair of Filth as it’s very rare a promo referencing South America that disappoints in any way. Chile is a country that’s contributed its share of bands to South America’s legacy with Pentagram, Hellish and Oraculum being only a few of the many bands hailing from there which have graced our speakers in recent times.

March 12, 2017

Filthy Music Review and Track Stream - Necroblood - Collapse of the Human Race.


Necroblood - Collapse of the Human Race.


Review by Trevor Proctor.

The French underground has been very productive of late, bringing us some of the best music around with the likes of Skelethal, Cadaveric Fumes, Impure Ziggurat and Ritualization being just a few examples – with Iron Bonehead Productions releasing music from three of these bands in recent times. Once again Iron Bonehead Productions, in association with Amor Fati Productions, is set to bring us music from a fantastic French band in the form of Necroblood.

March 5, 2017

Filthy Music Review and Track Stream - Ascended Dead - Abhorrent Manifestation

Ascended Dead - Abhorrent Manifestation.

Invictus Productions / Dark Descent Records.

Review by Trevor Proctor.

Ascended Dead is a band I’ve followed since reviewing their excellent tape, ‘The Advent’ back in May 2015, impressed by the band I also got their ‘Arcane Malevolence’ 7” EP on the back of how good ‘The Advent’ is. Ascended Dead is based in San Diego, California and formed in 2011 to play dark and chaotic Death Metal. The band consists of four members, three of which have been in the band since its inception, and all of which have significant experience in other bands within the underground.

February 26, 2017

Ligfaerd (DK) - Dagen for Os - Natten for Eder - Release information and triple track stream.


Article by Trevor Proctor in conjunction with Ligfaerd.

Since formation in 2005 Ligfaerd has been active in the deep underground, playing rare select gigs and releasing a number of promos, splits,EPs, along with their debut album, 'Med Død for Øje,' which was released in 2011.

February 19, 2017

Filthy Music Review - Holocausto - War Metal Massacre.



Holocausto - War Metal Massacre LP/CD.


Review by Trevor Proctor.

South America’s influence both past and present on underground music is second to none, the continent is well known for its barbaric and primitive style of music, a sound mimicked by many but achieved by very few. This is also the case for Brazil which has spawned its fair share of extreme bands that continue to shape and influence the sound of extreme metal worldwide. Initially formed in the mid-eighties Holocausto played a pivotal role in the creation of a unique style of extreme music that originated in the Minas Gerais region of Brazil. This was a harsh, intense and chaotic style of Black Metal popularized by Holocausto along with fellow Minas Gerais band, Sarcófago.

February 12, 2017

Filthy Music Review and Track Stream - Vomit Angel - Sadomatic Evil.



Vomit Angel - Sadomatic Evil 12" MLP.


Review by Trevor Proctor.

Iron Bonehead Productions has a fierce reputation for bringing us some of the best music the underground has to offer. The label has a knack for spotting and releasing quality music that previously may have had a very limited release; in the process bringing it to a wider audience than it may not have had otherwise. This is definitely the case for ‘Sadomatic Evil’ by Vomit Angel which had a limited release on cassette in October 2016 by Headsplit Records from Portland, Oregon. Within the next few weeks Iron Bonehead Productions will release ‘Sadomatic Evil’ on MLP, bringing Vomit Angel’s music to a well-deserved higher level of prominence than previous.

February 5, 2017

Mutilator - Immortal Force - Re-Issue Press Release



Mutilator - Immortal Force Re-Issue Release information from Greyhaze Records.

Mutilator was one of the most representative and influential bands of the Brazilian Heavy Metal scene in the 80's and 90's. The band released only two LPs, but these two albums are still considered true references for all who listen to heavy music in the world.

January 29, 2017

Filthy Music Review - Death Worship - Extermination Mass



Death Worship - Extermination Mass.


Review by Trevor Proctor.

First announced back in 2013 ‘Extermination Mass’ by Death Worship will be released on the 15th of February on CD and cassette formats by Nuclear War Now! Productions with the vinyl edition following on the 15th of March, the release is also currently available here on digital formats. For those unfamiliar with the name Death Worship is the creation of Ryan Förster from Conqueror, Domini Inferni and Blasphemy.

January 15, 2017

Filthy Music Review - Miserist - S/T EP.



Miserist - S/T EP.


Review by Trevor Proctor.

To date French label Krucyator Productions has been responsible for releasing / co-releasing music from two of the country’s finest underground bands, Autokrator and N.K.V.D. - music that has been released in multiple formats by some of the greatest underground labels. This February will see Krucyator Productions spread its geographical wings a little and release the debut EP from a new and mysterious Australian entity called Miserist

January 8, 2017

Upcoming features at The Lair of Filth.


Here at The Lair of Filth the holidays haven't meant a break from planning and plotting some fantastic features that I can now reveal to you. These will be posted in the coming weeks/months along with plenty of other music reviews. I hope you'll agree it's a very strong start to the year for us, thanks again for your support, Trevor.

January 1, 2017

Thank you from Trevor & Jude!


2016 was a fantastic year for The Lair of Filth with some phenomenal support from our readers. Cheers and massive thanks to every band, label, promoter and reader who has supported us during the past year - THANK YOU, your support is everything, Trevor and Jude