August 13, 2017

Sacrocurse + Tetragrammacide Press Release Information + Track Streams.


Press Releases by Nathan T Birk.

Article by Trevor Proctor.

Following last week's announcement of the forthcoming full length from Vassafor, once again Iron Bonehead Productions has brought us release news regarding another two of the year's most anticipated albums from two of the underground's most important bands - Sacrocurse and Tetragrammacide. Read on for full press release information and a track from each album.

August 6, 2017

Vassafor - Malediction - New Album Release Details and Track Stream.


Press Release by Nathan T Birk.

Article by Trevor Proctor.

Vassafor are undoubtedly one of the underground's most important and prominent bands, a band that treated us to several releases during 2014 and 2015, yet since then their only output was a cover of  MZ.412's track, 'Infernal Affairs II Doom Legion Ultra' which was included on the superb 2016 compilation 'Ancient Meat Revived - A Tribute to Cold Meat Industry' which was released by Nuclear War Now! Productions.
The great news is Vassafor and Iron Bonehead Productions this week revealed details of Vassafor's highly anticipated new album, 'Malediction,' which will be released in October - read on for the full press release information, along with a new Vassafor track from the album.

July 30, 2017

Antiversum - Cosmos Comendti + Oraculum Always Higher - Press Release, Release Information and Track Streams.






















Last week Dublin based label Invictus Productions made two very significant announcements regarding future releases from two of the underground's most promising bands - Antiversum and Oraculum from Chile.
On Monday 27th July they announced details of Oraculum's next release, mini-album 'Always Higher,' and as if this great news wasn't enough it was followed on Tuesday 28th July with details of Antiversum's debut full length 'Cosmos Comendti'. Read on for full press release information and a track to stream from each release.

July 22, 2017

Artist Profile with Daniel Corcuera - Nekronikon + Slaughtbbath.


At the start of May I published the first ever artist profile here at The Lair of Filth in conjunction with Alex MORKH Shadrin from Nether Temple Design, at that time I stated we would publish more of these in the future as artwork, layout etc. play an essential role within music, giving you that vital first impression of any physical release. 
It is with great pleasure and honour that I am now able to provide you with an in-depth profile of another of the underground's most talented and respected artists and musicians - Daniel Corcuera from Nekronikon who is also a member of Chilean band Slaughtbbath
Read on for an in-depth profile featuring Daniel's work as a tattoo artist, artist and musician - along with streams of numerous tracks from one of Chile's greatest underground bands, Slaughtbbath.

July 16, 2017

Vesicant - Shadows of Cleansing Iron Review and Track Stream.


Vesicant - Shadows of Cleansing Iron.


Review by Trevor Proctor.

New Zealand is one of those countries that continually makes a high standard contribution of music to the underground, this contribution can’t be questioned when we consider some of the bands originating from NZ, with Vassafor, Diocletian, Prisoner of War, Sabbatic Goat and Heresiarch being just a few examples. Just last week Heresiarch released their stunning debut album, ‘Death Ordinance,’ which was reviewed here and given a well-deserved 10/10. This week it’s the turn of another New Zealand underground band, Vesicant, to release their debut album. 

July 9, 2017

Heresiarch - Death Ordinance Review and Full Album Stream.


Heresiarch - Death Ordinance.


Review by Trevor Proctor.

New Zealand’s contribution to underground extreme music is under no doubt, with bands like Diocletian, Vassafor, Vesicant, Sabbatic Goat, Witchrist, Trepanation and Heresiarch keeping the country well and truly on the underground map with regards to high standard music.

July 4, 2017

Two Way Tape Review - Summon - Aesthetics of Demise + Absolvtion - Obscure Catharsis.


With the underground so productive of late it's easy to miss some releases, especially those which may not enjoy the publicity garnered by some higher profile bands. Two recent tape releases that may have slipped your attention are 'Aesthetics of Demise' by Summon (Portugal) and Obscure Catharsis by Absolvtion - both of which are given short reviews below along with track streams for your listening.

June 28, 2017

Mitochondrion - Antinumerology EP - CD Release Information & Stream.




By Trevor Proctor in conjunction with Krucyator Productions.

French label Krucyator Productions has been responsible for bringing us some fantastic releases in recent times from bands such as N.K.V.D. and Australian Black/Death entity Miserist, the label is also the current home to the Black/Death/Industrial group that is Autokrator. Now the label is set to bring us the Antinumerology EP by Mitochondrion on CD for the first time ever.
(The entire Antinumerology EP is available to stream below)

June 19, 2017

Abomnium - A Hollow Path - Full Album Stream.


Article by Trevor Proctor and Sapient from Abnomium.

Since formation in 2010 Abomnium has released a total of four albums, with the most recent, 'A Hollow Path' released by UKEM Records only a matter of weeks ago, featuring cover artwork from the extremely talented artist, Luciana Nedelea.
With 'A Hollow Path' being Abomnium's most accomplished work to date I felt we should bring you some further information about the band, along with a full album stream. 
Thanks to Sapient for both the permission to stream the album and also for the information detailed below - give the album a listen and head over to UKEM Records for details on how to purchase it on CD from the UKEM Records site or on digital formats from the UKEM Records Bandcamp page

June 11, 2017

Weregoat - Pestilential Rites of Infernal Fornication.



Weregoat - Pestilential Rites of Infernal Fornication.

Iron Bonehead Productions / Parasitic Records (LP + MC versions) / Vault of Dried Bones (CD)

Review by Trevor Proctor.

From Portland in Oregon Weregoat has been creating Bestial Black/Death Metal covering topics such as blasphemy, lycanthropy and sex since their formation in 2009. From then until now the band has released two EPs and two split releases.

June 6, 2017

Father Befouled - Desolate Gods.


Father Befouled - Desolate Gods.


Review by Trevor Proctor.


From Atlanta, Georgia, Father Befouled was formed in 2007; the band initially consisted of two members, vocalist and guitarist Justin Stubbs and Wolxum who performed bass and drums. Father Befouled plays suffocating, sepulchral Death Metal with lyrical content featuring topics such as death and blasphemy with their music in the vein of the likes of Incantation, Blaspherian, and Imprecation.

May 28, 2017

Filthy Music Review & Track Stream - Unaussprechlichen Kulten - Keziah Lilith Medea (Chapter X)





Review by Trevor Proctor.

Chile has a fierce and unparalleled worldwide reputation for underground music with some of the greatest bands and music originating there over many recent decades. One band that has significantly contributed to this reputation and output is Unaussprechlichen Kulten. For close to twenty years they have been bringing us some exceptional music, from their early demos, to various split releases, to their previous three albums, their support has been growing steadily and they are definitely a band that all fans of Death Metal should be aware of. 

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