Lair of The Minotaur Plans Record Release Party For "War Metal Battle Master"
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
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:
with Today is the Day, Mouth of the Architect and Complete Failure
March 28 Warren, MI @ The Ritz
March 29 Columbus, OH @ Ravari Room
March 30 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s Pirate’s Cove
March 31 Indianapolis, IN @ Melody Inn
April 1 Chicago, IL @ The Note (Record Release Show)
April 3 Columbia, MO @ Mojo’s
April 4 Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
April 5 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
April 6 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
An upcoming U.S. tour in May/June 2008 is planned with The Ocean (Germany), Kylesa, and Intronaut - tour dates to be announced soon.
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