Chicago’s crushing trio LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR has released Dragon Eagle Of Chaos, a new two-song EP, through all digital platforms. The new record marks the band’s first new material to see release in five years. LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR will unleash a very limited version of the EP on 7″ this week at their first show in five years and their sole performance of 2018, at Scorched Tundra Fest this Friday, August 31st.
Following an extensive hiatus sharpening their axes, the Gods have called LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR back to battle. The classic “road dog” lineup of guitarist/vocalist Steven Rathbone, bassist Donald James Barraca, and drummer Chris Wozniak reunited in May of this year to record the first new material since their 2013-released Godslayer 7″. LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR hammered out the title track “Dragon Eagle Of Chaos” at Horse Drawn Studios with John E. Bohmer, after which it was mixed by Bohmer and Wozniak. The B-side bears the previously-unreleased “Kunsult The Bones,” which was recorded in January of 2010 at Semaphore Studios by Sanford Parker, mixed by Parker and Rathbone with assistant engineering by Pablo Roman, the track recorded with bass and backing vocals by Nate Olp. The tracks were mastered by Steve Rathbone, and the EP was completed with cover art by Unexpected Specter.
LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR collectively offers of the release, “In an effort to release everything that was written for this band, our new EP is two older tracks. One we had never properly recorded and one we had recorded, but never released. Cheers!”
LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR’s Dragon Eagle Of Chaos is streaming RIGHT HERE.
Dragon Eagle Of Chaos Track Listing:
Side A – Dragon Eagle Of Chaos
Side B – Kunsult The Bones
Dragon Eagle Of Chaos is released in conjunction with LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR‘s first performance in five years and their sole show of 2018. The band plays Scorched Tundra X in Chicago this Friday, August 31st, the two-day event also featuring Monolord, Sumac, Yakuza, In The Company Of Serpents, Telekinetic Yeti, Couch Slut, and more. This sold-out performance will see LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR selling an extremely limited edition 7″ vinyl version of Dragon Eagle Of Chaos, pressed in a run of only 33 hand-numbered copies.
LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR Live:
8/31/2018 Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL @ Scorched Tundra X w/ Monolord, Telekenetic Yeti [info]
Formed in Chicago in 2003, LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR has released four full-length LPs, and two EPs through Southern Lord as well as their own label, The Grind-House Recordings, all interconnected concept recordings based on the bloodier tales of Greek mythology. The band has toured extensively across North America and Europe, crushing all in their path with their own brand of heavy fucking metal that has been likened to being beat to death with a spiked club.
LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR:
Donald James Barraca – bass
Steve Rathbone – guitar/vocals
Chris Wozniak – drums