Lair of the Minotaur
Lair of the Minotaur

Lair of the Minotaur

About Lair of the Minotaur

Chicago's Lair of the Minotaur was formed in spring of 2003 by former 7000 Dying Rats members Steven Rathbone (vocals/guitar) and Donald James Barraca, along with Pelican drummer Larry Herweg. Inspired by the vulgar, misanthropic, proto-black metal pioneered decades earlier by the likes of Venom and Hellhammer, then adding lyrics based on classic Hellenic mythology, the trio produced a six-song EP later that year and quickly found a home with Southern Lord Records. Their full-length debut, Carnage, arrived in mid-2004 and the three-song Cannibal Massacre EP followed a year later; then a second, even more potent full-length named The Ultimate Destroyer was released in early 2006. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia

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