Stream new Lair of the Minotaur

Superlative sludge thrashers Lair of the Minotaur recently burst back out of the infernal regions brandishing the sick (and extremely limited) new seven-inch single Godslayer. This morning guitarist/vocalist Steve Rathbone  chats with Decibel about the latter while we stream the former -- the band's first new material since the excellent Evil Power full-length in 2010.

What should people know about the Godslayer EP? How're things, generally, in the Lair these days?

Rathbone: This is our ten year anniversary. We wanted to release something cool for the die-hards. The seven-inch is limited edition of three hundred, hand numbered. Just like our original demo we recorded in 2003. We got Tom Denney to do the cover art -- the artist for Carnage, Ultimate Destroyer and the 2003 Demo. The new material is unrelenting heavy fucking metal. Just like the other stuff. Always working on new material, no deadlines set.We have been taking a break from touring. We have gotten many offers for tours and shows, but we have been declining them for a while now. We just wanted to take some time off to pursue other things. The new EP and the shows we just played have been like a break from the break. You never know though, we might show up at a fest here or there down the road.

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