Southern Lord Records will premiere the new album from the Chicago-based doomsters LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR, entitled "War Metal Battle Master", at an exclusive pre-release listening party. The event will take place on March 18 at Kuma's Corner (2900 W. Belmont Avenue) in Chicago, Illinois at 10 p.m. Limited-editions versions of the CD will be available and the exclusive screening of the band's new video for "War Metal Battle Master" will also be held. Entry to the listening party is free.
LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR recently posted a new song, "Horde of Undead Vengeance", on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off "War Metal Battle Master", which is scheduled for release 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
08. Hades Unleashed
The video for the title track, "War Metal Battle Master", was directed by Gary Smithson (HIGH ON FIRE, GOATWHORE, EXODUS).
A special-edition LP version of "War Metal Battle Master" will be released in the summer, featuring a bonus track.
In other news, LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR will hit the road with TODAY IS THE DAY, MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT and COMPLETE FAILURE in March/April. The dates are as follows:
Mar. 28 - Warren, MI - The Ritz
Mar. 29 - Columbus, OH - Ravari Room
Mar. 30 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's Pirate's Cove
Mar. 31 - Indianapolis, IN - Melody Inn
Apr. 01 - Chicago, IL - The Note
Apr. 03 - Columbia, MO - Mojo's
Apr. 04 - Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club
Apr. 05 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
Apr. 06 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
Watch fan-filmed video footage of LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR performing the song "The Ultimate Destroyer" in June 2007 in Vienna, Austria (courtesy of "Bahomar"):