LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR's killing spree continues… Their crushing third full-length 'War Metal Battle Master' continues to reap ravenous praise from all levels of the press and the bloodthirsty public. With several tours already under their belt this year, the band attacks the asphalt again this month with a week and a half of dates with Torche and label mates Boris, a string of shows with acts including Sourvein, Black Cobra and Weedeater, building up to a mini-East Coast tour with legendary hardcore hellions M.O.D. The band is featured on the cover of the August issue of Metal Maniacs which will street the same day Lair join the Boris tour on July 22nd.
The video for 'War Metal Battle Master's' title track has reaped massive response online for the band and is now attacking the world via MTV2s Headbangers Ball this week! Directed by Gary Smithson (High on Fire, Goatwhore, Exodus, Tomahawk) the video is one of the goriest, violent and most METAL videos ever. On the making of the video, LOTM frontman Steve Rathbone comments: "Gary approached us at the Murderfest in LA in March ’07, wanting to direct a video for us. I told him I didn’t want to make a normal video - I hate most videos. But I already had an idea for the track War Metal Battle Master."
Filmed outside of Lancaster, CA - about half a mile from the church in Kill Bill where Uma gets shot up - LOTM let the blood flow... "The bloody ladies are Keres; demons that were attracted to blood from battles" Rathbone continues. “They would grab the newly fallen, rip them apart with their teeth, drink their blood and drag the corpses to Hades. We wanted to make something for hardcore horror and metal fans. People have been freaking out about it - I lost count of the people who came up and told me they waited their whole lives to see a metal video like that.”
This world debut of this version of the video hits Headbangers Ball this Saturday! Tune in from Midnight - 1 AM for the assault. More info at:
LOTM will unleash their first DVD through Southern Lord in the near future, including both the uncensored version and the PG-13 cut of the video, a behind the scenes feature, a shitload of live footage from the bands archives spanning tours from all three albums, interviews and tons more.
2 versions of the video are already online:
Headbangers Ball PG-13 version: http://www.mtv.com/overdrive/?vid=252758
Uncensored balls-out original version: http://www.lairwarmetalvideo.com