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Lair Of The Minotaur

Formed: 2003
From: Chicago, IL, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Lair Of The Minotaur News

Below is our complete Lair Of The Minotaur news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Kylesa, Withered To Embark On Tour With The Ocean

Savannah’s KYLESA will be embarking on a co-headlining tour in May with Germany’s The Ocean in May and early June. Also on the tour will be Lair of The Minotaur and KYLESA’s Prosthetic Records labelmates WITHERED. KYLESA continues to support 2006’s "Time Will Fuse Its Worth," which recently sent the band to Europe alongside fellow Georgians Baroness. WITHERED, meanwhile, will be supporting the band’s forthcoming release, "Folie Circulaire," which is currently slated for release in June. The effort is currently being recorded by Phillip Cope (Baroness, Kylesa, Black Tusk).

“Everything is going very well,” WITHERED guitarist Mike Thompson previously said from the studio. “Phillip has a great ear and a great vision for this album. I think it will likely exceed our expectations. Phillip has really gotten a grasp of how we want the record to sound and done a great job of getting in our heads. We were able to transform The Jam Room into our own little world. We’ve been sleeping on the floor and have completely lost track of time. There are no windows or clocks. The focus has been incredible.”

“We chose to work with Phillip because we’ve known him for a long time and his crusty background with Damad and Kylesa is something we really wanted to incorporate into the record,” Thompson elaborates. “A full tilt death or black metal production would have been the wrong direction. Phillip is also a big fan of black and death metal which gives him a unique perspective that we can trust.” An image of the band and Cope can be viewed here.

"Folie Circulaire" is the follow-up to 2005’s critically-acclaimed "Memento Mori," and will be the band’s Prosthetic Records debut. An unnamed demo song from ‘Folie Circulaire,’ along with previous material, is available on WITHERED’s official MySpace page.

Here are the latest KYLESA tour dates: More...

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Lair Of The Minotaur Post New Song Online

"Horde of Undead Vengeance", the new track from the Chicago-based doomsters LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR, is available for download at this location. The song comes off the group's new album, "War Metal Battle Master", due on March 25 via Southern Lord Records. The CD includes a 20-page booklet featuring art by Jeremy Mohler and graphic design by Seldon Hunt (NEUROSIS, KHANATE, JESU).

"War Metal Battle Master" track listing:

01. Horde of Undead Vengeance
02. War Metal Battle Master
03. When The Ice Giants Slayed All
04. Slaughter the Bestial Legion
05. Black Viper Barbarian Clan
06. Assassins of the Cursed Mist
07. Doomtrooper
08. Hades Unleashed More...

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The Ocean Announce North American Tour Dates

Germany’s THE OCEAN have announced the following North American tour dates:

May 21 - Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room w/ Catamenia
May 22 - St Catharines, ON @ L3 Nightclub
May 23 - Montreal, QC @ Lambi

with Kylesa, Lair of the Minotaur, Withered:
May 24 - Boston, MA @ Church of Boston
May 25 - Wallingford, CT @ Cherry Street Station
May 26 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
May 27 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
May 28 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club
May 29 - Covington, KY @ Mad Hatter
May 30 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
May 31 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

with Kylesa, Lair of the Minotaur:
June 1 - Orlando, FL @ Back Booth
June 2 - Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
June 3 - Tallahassee, FL @ The Beta Bar

with Lair of the Minotaur:
June 4 - Metairie, LA @ The High Ground

with The Destro, Lair of the Minotaur
June 5 - Houston, TX @ T.B.A.
June 6 - Austin, TX @ Red 7
June 7 - Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
June 8 - San Antonio, TX @ Rock Bottom

with Lair of the Minotaur:
June 10 - El Paso, TX @ Chic’s
June 11 - Farmington, NM @ Gator’s

with Lair of the Minotaur, Intronaut
June 12 - Tempe, AZ @ Clubhouse
June 13 - Fresno, CA @ Audie’s Olympic
June 14 - San Francisco, CA @ Annie’s Social Club
June 15 - San Marcos, CA @ Jumping Turtle
June 16 - San Luis Obispo, CA @ Downtown Brew
June 17 - Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory

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Lair of The Minotaur Plans Record Release Party

Lair of The Minotaur's third full-length album, "War Metal Battle Master," is being released in stores and on iTunes, March 25 on Southern Lord Records. "War Metal Battle Master" is a concept record about solving problems with a big fucking axe, recorded at Volume Studios in Chicago by Sanford Parker (Minsk) and mastered by Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer). The songs are a mix of the thrashing aggression and mega-riffage of "The Ultimate Destroyer" and the unrelenting beatings and Sabbath chugs of "Carnage," mixed with a new emotionless ferocity reserved for an executioner.

Here is the "War Metal Battle Master" track listing:

1. Horde of Undead Vengeance
2. War Metal Battle Master
3. When The Ice Giants Slayed All
4. Slaughter the Bestial Legion
5. Black Viper Barbarian Clan
6. Assassins of the Cursed Mist
7. Doomtrooper
8. Hades Unleashed

Featuring art by Jeremy Mohler and layout by Seldon Hunt (Neurosis), the CD contains a 20 page booklet with graphic illustrations for each song. A limited edition version will contain dropcard with a password-activated web link to download exclusive live tracks recorded at a show in Chicago in October 2007.

An LP version is also expected to be released on Southern Lord Records in summer 2008 with bonus track.

The release party details are as follows:

Tues, March 18 @ Kuma’s Corner (2900 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL)
Southern Lord Records presents Lair of the Minotaur’s "War Metal Battle Master" listening party.

Limited edition versions of the CD will be available and there will be a premiere screening of the uncensored "War Metal Battle Master" video. Wicked metal DJ sets by Laurent Lebec (Pelican) and Ben Fasman will accompany the event, which starts at 10pm and is free to attend.

Here are the latest Lair Of The Minotaur tour dates: More...

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Lair Of The Minotaur Prepare New Album, Post MP3

LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR will be hitting the road in March and April supporting Today is The Day, Also in March will be the release of their 3rd studio album, "War Metal Battle Master."

A free mp3 download of the track “Horde Of Undead Vengeance” is available here.

Here are the dates for Lair of the Minotaur on tour with Today Is The Day, and Mouth of The Architect :

Mar 28, 2008 The Ritz Warren, MI
Mar 29, 2008 Ravari Room Columbus, OH
Mar 30, 2008 Peabody’s Pirate’s Cove Cleveland, OH
Mar 31, 2008 Melody Inn Indianapolis, IN
Apr 1, 2008 The Note Chicago, IL
Apr 3, 2008 Mojo’s Columbia, MO
Apr 4, 2008 Cactus Club Milwaukee, WI
Apr 5, 2008 Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN
Apr 6, 2008 Vaudeville Mews Des Moines, IA

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Today Is The Day Announce Headlining Tour Dates

Today Is The Day will embark upon an extensive headlining tour of the U.S. in March. Several bands, including Mouth Of The Architect and At All Cost, will tag along for select dates. Here are the latest Today Is The Day tour dates:

Today Is The Day with Mouth Of The Architect, Psyopus, Complete Failure
3/14 Nashville, TN @ The Muse
3/15 Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club
3/16 Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
3/17 New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
3/18 Philadelphia, PA @ North Star
3/20 Albany, NY @ Valentine's
3/21 Boston, MA @ The Church
3/22 Nashua, NH @ American Legion Hall More...

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Lair Of The Minotaur Reveal New Album Tracklisting

Chicago's LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR will be releasing their new album, "War Metal Battle Master", in March through Southern Lord Records. Here is the complete track listing:

01. Horde Of Undead Vengeance
02. War Metal Battle Master
03. When The Ice Giants Slayed All
04. Slaughter The Bestial Legion
05. Black Viper Barbarian Clan
06. Assassins Of The Cursed Mist
07. Doomtrooper
08. Hades Unleashed

A special edition LP version will be released in the summer, which will include a bonus track.

The band will also release a video for the title track "War Metal Battle Master", directed by Gary Smithson (EXODUS, GOATWHORE).

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Lair Of The Minotaur Complete Work On New Album

Chicago-based doomsters LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR have completed work on their new album, entitled "War Metal Battle Master". The track listing for the effort is as follows:

01. Horde Of Undead Vengeance
02. War Metal Battle Master
03. When The Ice Giants Slayed All
04. Terror Tyrannus
05. Slaughter The Bestial Legion
06. Black Viper Barbarian Clan
07. Assassins Of The Cursed Mist
08. Doomtrooper
09. Hades Unleashed

The band also recorded its October 22, 2007 performance at the Empty Bottle in Chicago. Some of the live tracks will end up on a limited-edition version of the new album, which is due in April 2008 on Southern Lord Records.

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Lair of the Minotaur To Tour The US

Lair of the Minotaur will be heading out west this March, with a stop at the Murderfest (w/ Repulsion, Obituary, Atheist, Brutal Truth, Pig Destroyer + more) in LA along the way. Here are the tour dates:

3/13/2007 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle w/ Plague Bringer, Salt of the Earth
3/14/2007 Dekalb, IL Otto’s w/ Nachtmystium
3/15/2007 Iowa City, IA the Picador w/ Terraseethe
3/16/2007 Lawrence, KS Gaslight Tavern w/ Samothrace
3/17/2007 Aurora, CO Hubba’s w/ Anal Cunt, Kill the Client
3/18/2007 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge w/ Anal Cunt, Kill the Client
3/20/2007 Seattle, WA Comet Tavern w/ Book of Black Earth
3/21/2007 Portland, OR Someday Lounge w/ Book of Black Earth
3/22/2007 San Francisco, CA Hemlock Tavern w/ Book of Black Earth
3/24/2007 Los Angeles, CA Knitting Factory
-Murderfest- w/ Obituary, Repulsion, Atheist, Deceased + more
3/26/2007 San Diego, CA Zombie Lounge w/ Book of Black Earth
3/27/2007 Phoenix, AZ One Place
3/30/2007 Oklahoma City, OK Conservatory w/ Secanat, Dwell Within
3/31/2007 Little Rock, AR Downtown Music w/ Shitfire, Powerbastard

The band is also planning a June ‘07 European tour with the Capricorns (members of Orange Goblin & Iron Monkey). Lair of the Minotaur are currently working on material for their 3rd full length on Southern Lord Records and plan to hit the studio this summer.

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More Bands Announced For Los Angeles Murderfest

More bands have been announced for the Los Angeles Murderfest Version 3.0, which is slated for March 24th and 25th at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA:

Saturday, March 24th: More...

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Cattle Decapitation Announce More Dates & Support

Cattle Decapitation have lined up a number of new shows with Daath, Dog Fashion Disco and Lair Of The Minotaur, here's the schedule:

November 17th Austin, TX - The Red Rum Club
November 18th Houston, TX - Walters on Washington
November 19th Dallas, TX - Galaxy Club
November 20th Tallahassee, FL - Big Daddy's
November 22nd Orlando, FL - Backbooth
November 25th Wilmington, NC - Soapbox Lounge
November 27th Amityville, NY - Village Pub South
November 28th New York, NY - Knitting Factory
November 29th Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
November 30th Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
December 03rd Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
December 06th Fargo, ND - Fargo VFW
December 07th Minneapolis, MN - Station 4
December 09th Aurora, CO - Hubba's

Dog Fashion Disco join the bill beginning on November 24th, while Lair Of The Minotaur join the tour starting November 27th.

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More Cattle Decapitation, DFD Tour Dates

Cattle Decapitation's tour with Dog Fashion Disco, Daath and Lair Of The Minotaur will see another show in New York City, as well as one for Aurora. The shows are:

November 28 - New York, NY, at Knitting Factory
December 08 - Aurora, CO, at Hubba's Pub

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Eyehategod Tribute In The Works

Emetic Records have announced the release of 'For The Sick – A Tribute To Eyehategod', set for the fall of 2006.
All the artists involved in the release are friends or fans of the sludge legends. Below is a list of most of the bands involved:

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Unearthly Trance Announce Tour Dates

Cult New York metal band UNEARTHLY TRANCE have announced a spring tour with Lair of the Minotaur in support of their upcoming Relapse debut release, "The Trident."

The tour will begin on April 15 in Bowling Green, OH and make its way throughout the east coast before concluding on April 29. Prior to this tour, UNEARTHLY TRANCE will perform a handful of headlining shows and appear at the MacRock festival in Harrisonburg, VA with the likes of Municipal Waste, Baroness, Rosetta, The Dream is Dead and many more.

The trio has also unveiled an e-card for "The Trident" that features the tracks 'Permanent Ice' and 'Wake Up and Smell the Corpses'. The Trident will see its North American release on April 4 (April 10 Internationally).

A complete listing of UNEARTHLY TRANCE tour dates is as follows: More...

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Lair of the Minotaur Announce East Coast Tour

LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR and UNEARTHLY TRANCE will be teaming up this April for an East Coast tour. Confirmed dates are as follows:

April 17 - Washington, DC @ DC 9 w/ Drugs Of Faith
April 18 - Richmond, VA @ McCormack's
April 19 - Baltimore, MD @ Talking Head
April 20 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Khyber w/ Rumplestilskin Grinder
April 21 - Hamden, CT @ Hamden Plains United Church
April 22 - New York, NY @ Ace of Clubs w/ Grief
April 23 - Boston, MA @ Middle East w/ Watchmaker
April 24 - Providence, RI @ AS220
April 25 - Purchase, NY @ SUNY Purchase
April 27 - Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
April 28 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks

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Lair of the Minotaur Post New Video Online

Lair of the Minotaur`s video for their track "The Wolf" has been posted online in Quicktime format and can be found here.

The clip was directed by Tom Denney (Rwake, Sourvein) while the track can be found on the group`s most recent album, Carnage, which saw a release through Southern Lord last year.

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Southern Lord Records inks Lair Of The Minotaur

Chicago metal/doom band Lair of the Minotaur recently signed with Southern Lord Records. Formed in 2003, the group features Steven Rathbone (ex-7000 Dying Rats), Donald James Barraca (ex-7000 Dying Rats), and Larry Herweg (Pelican). The group will release an album, entitled "Carnage," on September 21st.

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