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Goatsnake

Formed: 1996
From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Goatsnake news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

First Bands and Dates Announced For MDF 2015

The first round of band confirmations have been made for Maryland Deathfest 2015. The thirteenth edition of the festival will take place in Baltimore, Maryland from May 21-24, 2015.

The bands confirmed so far are as follows:

Aeternus (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Arcturus (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Aura Noir (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Bulldozer (Italy) - exclusive US appearance
Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult (Germany)
Demoncy
Dragged into Sunlight (UK)
D.R.I.
Einherjer (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Funebrarum
Goatsnake
Impetuous Ritual (Australia) - exclusive US appearance
Lock Up - exclusive US appearance
Lycanthropy (Czech Republic)
Master
Melt-Banana (Japan)
Metal Church
Noisear
Neurosis
Portal (Australia) - exclusive US appearance
Serpentine Path
Skepticism (Finland) - exclusive US appearance
Splatterhouse
Suffering Mind (Poland)
Triptykon (Switzerland) - exclusive US appearance
Tsjuder (Norway) - exclusive US appearance
Twilight of the Gods - exclusive US appearance
Ufomammut (Italy)
Vallenfyre (UK) - exclusive US appearance
Vulcano (Brazil) - exclusive US appearance
Winter
Wolfbrigade (Sweden) - exclusive US appearance

Dates that each band performs and running times will not be set until closer to the festival dates.

The organizers are satisfied with the venue situation this year and have decided to use the same set up next year. This means that Maryland Deathfest 2015 will use the Edison Lot (located at 545 N. High St) for the two main stages, Rams Head (located at 20 Market Place) will be used each night and will host death/black metal bands, and Soundstage (located at 124 Market Pl) will be used each day/night for grind/hardcore/punk bands. On Thursday, only Rams Head will be used.

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Southwest Terror Fest Lineup Announced

The promoters of Tucson, Arizona's Southwest Terror Fest have finalized the massive lineup for the 2014 installment of the event. Behold: Southwest Terror Fest III: The Western Front!

On October 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th, the third episode of the only major multi-day metal festival to annually invade the lower western territory of the U.S. will bring an incredible collective of bands into Tucson.

Having stepped up the hosting venues for this year's gathering, the three main night's events will be held at the historic Rialto Theatre in Tucson, with the kickoff show on Thursday and each night's after show throwdowns taking place at nearby The District Tavern.

Headlining acts for this year include the unstoppable and ever-morphing Neurosis, lords of decimating drone Sunn O))), and riff rock kingpins Goatsnake.

The rest of the lineup is set to include a widespread mix of national and local bands, with Pelican, -16-, The Body, Eagle Twin, Baptists, Author & Punisher, The Fucking Wrath, Primitive Man, Blackqueen, Night Demon, Obliterations, North, TOAD, Secrets Of The Sky, Godhunter, Sex Prisoner, Sorxe, Twingiant, Spiritual Shepherd, Windmill of Corpses, and Conqueror Worm.

Actual day-to-day lineups, ticketing info/packages and more on Southwest Terror Fest III will be released in the coming weeks. More...

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Godflesh Announces First London Show In 12 Years

British industrial metal legends Godflesh, led by former Napalm Death guitarist Justin Broadrick, has announced that they will be headlining a show in the English capital city of London for the first time in twelve years, which will take place at the HMV Forum on June 16th. The show will also feature some special guests in the form of Goatsnake and D.R.I. Speaking on the show, Broadrick stated:

"We are excited to be playing our first Godflesh London headline show since 1999! In fact, the last time Godflesh headlined London as originally intended - two men and machines - was around 1995. We hope our bleak sound and performance impacts like it did some years ago."

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Final Line-Up Confirmed For Maryland Deathfest

The final line-up of days and bands has been confirmed for the 2011 edition of the Maryland Deathfest. The 2011 edition of Maryland Deathfest will take place between May 26th to May 29th at Sonar in Baltimore.

Thursday, May 26th:
CATHEDRAL
TRAGEDY
BUZZOV*EN
EXTORTION
LACK OF INTEREST
FLESH PARADE
MIASMAL
WITCHAVEN
NOISEAR
SHITSTORM

Friday, May 27th:
NEUROSIS
CORROSION OF CONFORMITY
EXHUMED
AURA NOIR
MARDUK
GOATSNAKE
KYLESA
MACHETAZO
FUNEBRARUM
NOCTURNAL
HATRED SURGE
NAILS
PULLING TEETH

Saturday, May 28th:
VOIVOD
EXHORDER
DOOM
IMPALED NAZARENE
DESTROYER 666
HAIL OF BULLETS
INQUISITION
HOODED MENACE
DROPDEAD
CIANIDE
ACID WITCH
AVULSED
BLOOD FREAK
DEVOURMENT
THE KILL
CRETIN
DEFEATED SANITY
MAMMOTH GRINDER
CREATIVE WASTE
INNUMERABLE FORMS
MASAKARI

Sunday, May 29th:
CORONER
NUCLEAR ASSAULT
DEATH BREATH
LOCK UP
ORANGE GOBLIN
REPUGNANT
CITIZENS ARREST
DEAD CONGREGATION
REGURGITATE
LAST DAYS OF HUMANITY
WORMED
CRIPPLE BASTARDS
MALIGNANT TUMOUR
NOKTURNEL
GRAVEHILL
NIGHTBRINGER
BAD ACID TRIP
OAK
VISVERAL DISGORGE

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More Bands Announced For Maryland Death Fest

New Jersey based death metal band Funebrarum is the latest act to be confirmed for the 2011 edition of the Maryland Death Fest, which is set to take place from May 27th - 29th in Baltimore. The currently announced lineup is as follows:

Acid witch
Aura noir
Avulsed
Bad acid trip
Blood freak
Cianide
Citizens arrest
Corrosion of conformity
Creative waste
Cretin
Cripple bastards
Dead congregation
Defeated sanity
Devourment
Dropdead
Exhorder
Exhumed
Funebrarum
Goatsnake
Gravehill
Hail of bullets
Hatred surge
Hooded menace
Impaled nazarene
Innumerable forms
Inquisition
The kill
Kylesa
Last days of humanity
Lock up
Machetazo
Malignant tumour
Mammoth grinder
Marduk
Masakari
Nails
Neurosis
Nightbringer
Nocturnal
Nokturnel
Orange goblin
Pulling teeth
Regurgitate
Repugnant
Wormed

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Pelican Plans 10 Year Anniversary Box Set

Pelican has announced plans to play two very special shows in celebration of their 10-year anniversary box set, out October 19th on Berlin, Germany’s Viva Hate Records. The elegantly packaged wooden-box set will be limited to a run of 500 copies and will encompass material from their four full-length releases and three EPs.

Pelican will play Chicago’s Bottom Lounge on October 23rd joined by longtime friends and occasional collaborators The Life & Times.

Munster, IN’s Three Floyds Brewery will celebrate the event by unveiling a special, Pelican-dedicated doppelbock (one of the few styles of beer all four band members regularly agree upon). The as-yet-unnamed ale will be served at the Chicago show and at select watering holes and specialty shops around the Chicagoland area for a limited time.

One week after the Chicago appearance, Pelican will join forces with Goatsnake (making a rarer than rare live appearance) on October 30th to play the Troubador in Los Angeles.

To recap, here are the Pelican 10-year anniversary dates:?

10/23 Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge w/ The Life and Times, Swan King
10/30 Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubador w/ Goatsnake, Nails

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Nails Signs To Southern Lord Recordings

Southern Californian trio NAILS has announced their signing to Southern Lord Recordings.

With plans already in place to record a new release for Southern Lord in early 2011, the NAILS crew will spend the rest of this year on the road. As previously announced, the band will take part in the Southern Lord-sponsored The Power Of The Riff Festival in Los Angeles on August 8th alongside Goatsnake, Black Breath, From Ashes Rise, Repulsion, the Animosity-era lineup of Corrosion of Conformity and countless more. In early September they embark on a cross-country trek that will last over a month, including five dates opening for Venomous Concept.

NAILS confirmed tour dates are as follows:

8/08/2010 Echo/Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA @ Power Of The Riff Fest [info]
9/05/2010 Nile Front Room - Mesa, AZ
9/06/2010 10756 Limas - El Paso, TX
9/07/2010 Ten Eleven - San Antonio, TX
9/08/2010 Red 7 - Austin, TX
9/09/2010 The Nightmare - Dallas, TX
9/10/2010 Downtown Music - Little Rock, AR
9/12/2010 Firehouse - Birmingham, AL
9/13/2010 585 Wells - Atlanta, GA
9/14/2010 Talent Farm - Pembroke Pines, FL
9/15/2010 Transitions - Tampa, FL
9/16/2010 Warehouse 8B - Jacksonville, FL
9/17/2010 Legitmate Business - Greensboro, NC
9/18/2010 Daniel's Pub - Cincinnati, OH
9/19/2010 Dojo - Indianapolis, IN
9/20/2010 Double Door - Chicago, IL w/ Venomous Concept
9/21/2010 Blondie's - Detroit, MI w/ Venomous Concept
9/22/2010 Sonar - Baltimore, MD w/ Venomous Concept
9/23/2010 Europa - Brooklyn, NY w/ Venomous Concept, Strong Intention
9/24/2010 Katacombes - Montreal, QC w/ Venomous Concept
9/25/2010 Sneaky Dees - Toronto, ON w/ Venomous Concept
9/26/2010 242 Main - Burlington, VT
9/27/2010 Bogies - Albany, NY
9/28/2010 Church - Boston, MA
9/29/2010 Lilly's Pad - New Haven, CT
9/30/2010 The Church - Cleveland, OH
10/01/2010 Mickey Finn's - Toledo, OH
10/02/2010 1108 Main - Cedar Falls, IA
10/03/2010 *TBA - Minneapolis, MN
10/04/2010 *TBA - Kansas City, MO
10/05/2010 Blast O Mat - Denver, CO
10/08/2010 Club Soda - San Diego, CA
10/09/2010 Sub - San Francisco, CA

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Lineup Announced For Power Of The Riff Fest

The 2010 edition of the Power of the Riff festival will take place on Sunday, August 8th at The Echo and EchoPlex in Los Angeles, CA. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location. The festival is being curated by Greg Anderson (Southern Lord) and Sam James Velde (Night Horse) with the intent to blur the lines between metal, hardcore, punk and rock music. The lineup for the festival is as follows:

Corrosion Of Conformity III
Goatsnake
From Ashes Rise
Repulsion
Coliseum
Trap Them
Black Breath
Night Horse
Eagle Twin
Early Graves
Nails
Righteous Fool
Semen Sundae
The Fucking Wrath
Rats Eyes
Spider Fever More...

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Corrosion Of Conformity Announces Mini-Tour

Southern Lord Recordings has issued the following update about Corrosion of Conformity embarking on a mini-tour:

"Southern Lord Recordings is proud to announce a West Coast mini-tour, featuring several SL artists as well as some very special opening and headlining guests. Running from August 8th through 12th, the three-show tour features Southern Lord artists Eagle Twin, Black Breath and the return of Goatsnake. All of this is in addition to the headliner for the festivities; the recently reunited circa-1986 Animosity album lineup of Corrosion Of Conformity, featuring Woody Weatherman on guitar, Mike Dean on bass and vocals, and Reed Mullin on drums! The tour will also showcase openers Righteous Fool featuring Mike and Reed from C.O.C.

"The string of dates kick off in Los Angeles at the Southern Lord sponsored The Power Of The Riff Festival, featuring this tour's full lineup as well as countless other brutal acts including Repulsion, Trap Them, Nails, From Ashes Rise and more. The full lineup and info behind the fest will be announced soon."

The currently announced dates for the Southern Lord West Coast Mini Tour are as follows:

8/08/2010 Echo and Echoplex - Los Angeles, CA @ The Power of the Riff Fest
8/10/2010 DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA
8/12/2010 Neumo's - Seattle, WA

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Early Graves To Play Power Of The Riff Fest

Early Graves is the latest act confirmed for the upcoming Power of the Riff festival, which will take place on August 8th, 2010 at The Echo and Echoplex in Los Angeles, CA. Early Graves issued the following announcement about the festival:

"In Association with Scion and Spaceland Productions All Ages / Free Admission Currated by Greg Anderson (SunnO))) / Southern Lord) and Sam James Velde (Night Horse) with the intent to blur the lines between Metal, Hardcore, Punk and Rock music. To celebrate and encourage the cross over of genres and to dispel the common homogeny that exists within today's music cultures. A free event that honors fans and musicians of 'heavy music' of all ages. Tapping into a line up that represents the forefathers, milestones and current touring acts such as Repulsion, Corrosion Of Conformity, From Ashes Rise, Trap Them, Coliseum and Goatsnake. While Shedding light on 'up and coming' acts such as Nails, The Fucking Wrath, Night Horse, Eagle Twin and Black Breath to name a few."

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Goatsnake To Re-Release "Flower Of Disease"

Southern Lord Recordings has issued the following update about re-releasing the Goatsnake album "Flower of Disease:"

"Southern Lord Recordings is proud to re-unleash the long out-of-print Goatsnake album Flower Of Disease! The third official release from the almighty Goatsnake, this slick, thunderous eight-song slab of doom was initially released in 2000 on the now defunct Man's Ruin label, with Southern Lord handling the vinyl release. After lying dormant without an official pressing of the album in over eight years, the 'Lord now officially brings the album back to the masses on both CD and LP formats.

"Recorded at Hollywood's Grand Master Studios, and engineered by Nick Raskulinecz (Danzig, Foo Fighters, Probot, Alice In Chains), Flower Of Disease showcased Goatsnake elevating their already professional songwriting to new levels, deeply stirring those already following the act's every move and vacuuming in new countless new fans. This is "the release" that would solidify the Goatsnake name as one of the top bands of the '90s stoner/doom movement.

"The Goatsnake lineup on Flower Of Disease features members Greg Anderson (SUNN O))), Thorr's Hammer, Southern Lord Recordings), Pete Stahl (Scream, Wool, Desert Sessions), Greg Rogers (The Obsessed), and Stuart Dahlquist (Burning Witch, Asva), as well as guest contributions from Petra Haden and Dave Catching (Eagles of Death Metal, QOTSA, Mondo Generator)."

The "Flower of Disease" track List is as follows: More...

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Scream Announces Reunion Show

Washington, DC hardcore/punk band Scream has announced a hometown show at the Black Cat with their original lineup, which includes Pete Stahl who is also the vocalist for Goatsnake. Here's the show details:

Sunday, Dec 20, 2009 - The Black Cat Backstage, Washington, DC w/ Dykstra
Tickets: $12; doors: 9pm

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Black Cobra, Eagle Twin Sign To Southern Lord

Southern Lord has officially announced the signing of two new bands into their eclectic, congregation of auditory purveyors. Coincidentally both bands are duos - each consisting of merely a guitarist and a drummer. The label welcomes Black Cobra and Eagle Twin.

Rafa Martinez and Jason Landrian have been coalescing Black Cobra's sonic brew for nearly six years now, yet neither were strangers to heaving heavy riffage prior, with Rafa doing time with Acid King and 16, and Jason in Cavity. But the pair unleashes a tone heavier than a trio of both guitar and drums. Their impenetrable hardcore doom chemistry evokes an intensity that sets them apart from the others, both live and recorded. The band has toured seemingly endlessly on both US and foreign soil since their 2002 inception, sharing the stage with The Sword, Weedeater, High On Fire, Torche and countless other bands in the upper ranks of metal and doom, most times blowing the competition away completely. Black Cobra plans to record their first album for Southern Lord sometime in the first half of 2009, with more info and tour dates to be announced very shortly.

Hailing from Salt Lake City, Eagle Twin has mainly solidified into proper form over the course of this year. Guitarist Gentry Densley is a very old friend whose previous band Iceburn was one of the most interesting and incredible bands of the '90s hardcore/post-hardcore movement. Gentry and Greg Anderson (Southern Lord, sunn 0))), Goatsnake) collaborated on the Ascend album Ample Fire Within record, released by Southern Lord earlier this year. The Eagle Twin sound is stained with early doom and blues-roots rock backing mythology of epic Old Testament proportions. The band will be recording their debut album with Randall Dunn (Earth, sunn 0)))) in Seattle this Winter and it should be released before summer of 2009.

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Asva Announces Berlin Show, Posts MP3 Online

Epic doomsters Asva will be kicking off the new year with a one-off show at the Maria in Berlin, Germany on January 28th. This is a rare opportunity to see the group charging through highlights from their recent album, "What You Don't Know Is Frontier."

Asva contains members of Sunn O))), Faith No More, Burning Witch, Mr Bungle and Goatsnake.

You can download an MP3 of Asva's song "A Trap For Judges" off their latest album.

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Ascend Announce New Release

ASCEND is a new collaborative musical project between Gentry Densley (Iceburn, Eagle Twin) and Greg Anderson (sunn 0))), Goatsnake, Engine Kid). Both have been making music that has crossed paths several times in the last 19 years, the most notable being during the 90s when Anderson's band Engine Kid toured with and shared a split album with Densely’s band Iceburn. During that time both were heavily experimenting with the fusion of jazz (Mahavishnu Orchestra, Miles Davis, John Coltrane) and the dark behemoth tones of influences such as The Melvins, Gore, Slint, and Caspar Brotzman.

Hitting stores on May 27th, ASCEND re-visits some of the tones and moods of their past works as well as traveling into uncharted territory all done with the utmost focus on heaviness and power, with the album "Ample Fire Within." Of particular note is the vocal performance by Gentry Densley. His voice is deep and ominous with a subtle Tom Waits influence within the growls and gruffness that is emoted. Anderson gushes enthusiastically: "we were extremely fortunate to have a lot of help from our friends with this recording. Andy Patterson pounded the hell out of the drums, and Steve Moore (aka Stebmo, also in Earth and often times sunn 0))) ) added some trombone (“Obelisk of Kolob”, and “Dark Matter”), organ (“Her Horse Is Thunder”, “Dark Matter”) and some amazing wurlitzer (“Amplifier Within”, “Divine”). His playing brings a dark, sophisticated jazz atmosphere to the album. On the track "V O G" we were blessed to have Bubba Dupree (Void) AND none other than Kim Thayil (Soundgarden) put down some incredible lead work!"

The entire album was mixed by Randall Dunn (Earth, sunn 0))), Kinski,) and mastered by Mell Dettmer who is turning into the "house-mastering wizardress" for the Southern Lord label.

Below are a few samples from the album:

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Debris Inc. Spring Tour Dates Announced

Candlelight Records with Rise Above Records have announced the first confirmed dates on DEBRIS INC's forthcoming tour. Beginning April 13, the month-long tour will conclude with their second appearance at the annual Emissions of the Monolith Festival in Youngstown, OH. The tour will be in support of the band's self-titled debut set to hit stores nationwide on April 5. Some venues are still confirming in their locks on the tour; with noted additions available at the band's official website, debrisinc.com

DEBRIS INC is the new band featuring St. Vitus alumni Dave Chandler with long-time Trouble bassist Ron Holzner. Outlaws who on occassion join in the drunken bedlam include Trouble’s Barry Stern, Eyehategod/Superjoint Ritual/Crowbar skinsman Jimmy Bower, and Goatsnake/Obsessed-famed Greg Rogers among others.

Already extremely active, DEBRIS INC have toured the US with labelmates Orange Goblin, have made appearances at Templars of Doom, Emissions of the Monolith and Milwaukee Metal Festivals (with European sightings at the prestigious Wacken Open Air Festival). The band recently collaborated with Los Angeles-based Crisis for a reworking of X’s “Nausea.”

Debris Inc. Spring tour dates: More...

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Goatsnake To Return With New EP

After a lengthy hiatus the GoatSnake will return. In August Southern Lord will be releasing a EP of new material from Goatsnake: "TRAMPLED UNDER HOOF". The album features 3 brand new unreleased songs with Scott Reeder (Kyuss, Obsessed) on bass. Rounding out the EP are two rare cover songs of Saint Vitus and Black Oak Arkansas. The album will be released on CD and LP/vinyl in August. September we will also see the re-release of the debut album from Goatsnake:"1" along with "Dog Days"/EP on one CD with extensive liner notes, photos, and "killer packaging".

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