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Below is our complete Goatess 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.
Just in time for Easter, purgatory is now under new management! Goatess will release "Purgatory Under New Management" this coming April 15th, 2016 via Svart Records, and today another track from the album comes online. Check out the title track below.
"After all those shows, things kinda stagnated for a bit," admits vocalist and former Saint Vitus / Count Raven frontman Chritus Linderson, "to the point we ached to do something, so we decided to go into the studio again. This album is the result of that frustration and hardship during that limbo meantime."
Last year, Goatess parted ways with former four-stringer Findus. For a while, Izmo Hedlund (former Terra Firma drummer and currently in Atlantic Tide) replaced him, "but sadly, he had other obligations at an early stage and was prevented to commit further," the band states. Recently, although he lives in southern Sweden whereas the rest of the band is in Stockholm, Goatess hired Peter Wallberg from Void Moon and Assassin's Blade as a new permanent bass player.
The new album's track listing is as follows:
1. Moth to Flame
2. Purgatory Under New Management
3. Murphy Was an Optimist
4. Crocodilians and Other Creepy Crawling Shhh...
6. Silent War
7. Wrath of God
8. Good Moaning More...
The Swedish doom-lords from Goatess just premiered the new track "Moth to Flame" online - listen in below. "Moth to Flame" is the first track from the band's forthcoming second album for Svart Records, tentatively slated for international release in March of 2016.
With this track being but a taste of the dark grooves ahead, that new album, "Purgatory Under New Management," will include eight diabolical tracks of stoned epic melancholy. Stay tuned for more details. More...
Svart Records has announced July 5th as the international release date for Goatess's self-titled debut album. The following press release was issued about the band:
"Goatess is a Swedish quartet comprising Chritus, Niklas, Kenta, and Findus. Despite having no records out on the market, Goatess has already created a massive buzz and appeared at such prestigious festivals as Doom Shall Rise in Germany, with more live appearances on the horizon. Goatess shall be released by Svart on CD, limited double LP, and digital download - track listing and cover follow below.
"Goatess is also noteworthy for the presence of Swedish cult doom metal vocalist Chritus Linderson (Saint Vitus, Terra Firma, Count Raven), who has, after a few years off the grid, experienced a strong return to form in the new millennium. Best known nowadays for belting out classic doom metal at the helm of Lord Vicar, he has also been nurturing a more homegrown project which began under the working title Weekend Beast and then developed into Goatess.
"The Goatess concept was born from Linderson's desire to create music that is based on atmosphere and the worship of the heavy riff, as opposed to the strictly structured doom metal of Lord Vicar." More...