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Below is our complete Goatwhore 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.
Goatwhore has confirmed "Vengeful Ascension" as the title to its forthcoming new album. Recording sessions for the effort started past October at Earth Analog Studio in Tolono, Illinois. Further details for the release still remain pending.
New Orleans' Goatwhore will return to the road later this month as part of Metal Blade Records' 35th anniversary tour alongside label mates Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Allegaeon, and Necromancing The Stone.
The band's latest trek will stretch from February 21st through March 15th, with various headlining dates scattered throughout.
From there, the band will take a short break before joining Amon Amarth for two weeks' worth of shows from May 1st to May 21st. Due to scheduling conflicts between the two tours, Goatwhore will not appear on six of the Metal Blade Records' 35th anniversary tour stops. See a full listing of dates below.
Goatwhore also recently completed tracking the follow-up to "Constricting Rage Of The Merciless." Titled "Vengeful Ascension," the band's latest studio offering was captured at
Earth Analog near Champaign, Illinois. More...
After touring the world this past year in support of latest album "Jomsviking" (which was included in our look at the best cover art of 2016), Amon Amarth will head back out on the road this spring for a USA tour with Goatwhore.
Starting April 30th, the trek also features select appearances by Amon Amarth at some of the nation's premier music festivals: Welcome to Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Dark Lord Day, Northern Invasion, and Rock on the Range.
Amon Amarth comments: "United States! We return to your lands this Spring and we will raid and plunder your little cities as we please. For the first time we will be sailing our longships towards the curious native celebrations called 'The Loudest Month' (Welcome To Rockville, Northern Invasion, Carolina Rebellion & Rock On The Range) where we will sack and burn them to the ground and feast on the spoils. Our good friends in the almighty Goatwhore will be joining us on this voyage on all headline shows. You have been warned."
Goatwhore's Ben Falgoust (vocals) adds: "We are looking forward to hitting the road with Amon Amarth and playing some raw as fuck metal for you people. Show up with your anger and let's make some chaos happen. I know you all need to vent some issues. Let's do it together and crush the opposition. I also hope by the end of this tour I can try to be as cool as Joe Grindo from Theories." More...
EyeHateGod frontman Mike IX Williams successfully underwent a liver transplant last month and is currently on the slow road to recovery. To help with his mounting medical expenses, several benefit shows are being organized, the first of which will run from February 3rd through the 5th in Williams' hometown of New Orleans.
The three-day, festival-styled event will take place at Siberia and Poor Boys venues and includes appearances by Eyehategod, Crowbar, Goatwhore, Thou, Classhole, Mountain Of Wizard, and many more acts bound together for the cause.
Though weekend passes are no longer available, the shows are not sold out. Remaining tickets will be available at the door for each show. Orange amplification has donated a Micro Dark amp with O headphones that will be raffled off along with EyeHateGod test presses and other Mike IX memorabilia. Raffle tickets will be sold Friday and Saturday night with winners announced Saturday night before EyeHateGod's set. Don't miss the crawfish boil on Sunday, courtesy of Billy Bones Seafood Catering. See day-to-day lineups below: More...
To commemorate Metal Blade Records' 35th anniversary in 2017, four bands from the label's much-celebrated roster will come together for a special USA tour this March: Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, and Allegaeon. See below for all dates.
Feb. 22 - Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA
Feb. 23 - Theatre of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
Feb. 24 - The Fillmore - Silver Spring, MD
Feb. 25 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY
Feb. 26 - House of Blues - Cleveland, OH
Feb. 28 - St. Andrew's Hall - Detroit, MI
Mar. 1 - Deluxe @ Old National Centre - Indianapolis, IN
Mar. 2 - Bogart's - Cincinnati, OH
Mar. 3 - Mercury Ballroom - Louisville, KY
Mar. 4 - House of Blues - Chicago, IL
Mar. 8 - Belasco Theater - Los Angeles, CA
Mar. 9 - House of Blues - San Diego, CA
Mar. 10 - The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
Mar. 11 - Ace of Spades - Sacramento, CA
Mar. 14 - House of Blues - Houston, TX
Mar. 15 - House of Blues - Dallas, TX
Mar. 16 - House of Blues - New Orleans, LA More...
The riff lords from Crowbar have announced co-headlining tour dates with NOLA neighbors Goatwhore, capping off the calendar year with style.
"This upcoming tour is one that we're all looking forward to!," says Kirk Windstein. "These are our Brothers. Hell, Sammy Duet was in Crowbar for a few of our best records! To the fans of both bands, here's your early Christmas present! and we are super stoked to have Lillake on this tour with us!"
Crowbar will release "The Serpent Only Lies" on October 28th, 2016 via Entertainment One (eOne) in North America and via SPV overseas. "We are so excited about our 11th studio record! 'The Serpent Only Lies' is a powerful follow up," adds Windstein. "Eliran Kantor did a brilliant job with the artwork!" More...
The eternal road hellions in Goatwhore will take to the streets again on a final run of live debauchery to close out the year.
Set to launch on September 16th and level fifteen stages through October 1st, the band's latest stretch of onstage demolitions includes a stop at Ozzfest in San Bernardino, California on September 24th and follows last month's two-week European tour. Support will be provided by The Blood Royale on select dates. See all confirmed performances below.
Upon returning home, team Goatwhore will rehearse for two weeks before heading into the studio to begin tracking the follow-up to "Constricting Rage Of The Merciless," issued in 2014 via Metal Blade Records. More...
The New Orleans road warriors from Goatwhore will return to the U.S. tour circuit this fall on a short run of live abrasions prior to and following an Ozzfest appearance in San Bernardino, California on September 24th.
The trek will commence on September 16th and rupture fifteen stages through October 1st. Support will be provided by The Blood Royale on select dates. Goatwhore's latest U.S. journey will follow a two-week stretch of European onstage debauchery set to kick off next month.
Comments Goatwhore frontman Ben Falgoust: "We have been associated with Ozzfest in the past and are grateful to be playing it this year, but being part of Black Sabbath's final West Coast show is another legendary experience to be affiliated with and be able to witness first hand, taking in every element of a band that has been a great influence on all levels in the metal world. Also, Ozzfest has given opportunities to countless freshly-emerging metal acts to forge new paths and give people new levels of extreme music to connect with and hear... that doesn't exclude this year.
"Tons of acts that have been pretty damn strong in the underground metal community will be making their first appearances at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, as well as repeat acts that have been a part of it in the past. So, when you come to see Black Sabbath out West for their last time, come early and be a part of the future of metal, as well as it's legendary past."
Adds drummer Zack Simmons, "We are very honored to be a part of Black Sabbath's last ever California performance and Ozzfest's 20th Anniversary. It'll be a ripping day of heavy metal and a bittersweet farewell to the godfathers of the genre." More...
Remember that new collaboration teased via Twitter between Ozzy and Slipknot back when it looked like Ozzy had gone missing? Turns out Ozzfest and Knotfest are going to combine together.
The news was announced today in an event at Los Angeles today where Sharon and Ozzy appeared together with the members of Slipknot (check out footage below).
This new combined festival is set for Saturday, September 24 (Ozzfest) and Sunday, September 25 (Knotfest) at San Manuel Amphitheater and Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, California. Tickets will go on sale May 20th. Confirmed bands include: More...
Prairie Fire Events Ltd is proud to announce the full lineup for the official Farmageddon Open Air indoor sister festival Shredmonton Metal Festival and Conference, taking place from Friday, May 6th to Sunday, May 8th.
The event features more than 20 bands over the course of 3 days at The Starlite Room and The Brixx Bar and Grill (same building), as well as a multi-room industry based conference located at the Shaw Conference Center.
Tickets and full details are available here and the lineup will be as follows:
Friday, May 6, 2016 @ The Brixx Bar and Grill - $20.00
5:30pm - Guitar Clinic (Tylor Dory)
6:30pm - Drum Clinic (Tim Waterson)
8pm - Spruce Moose
9pm - Armifera
10pm - The Dead Cold
11pm - Every Hour Kills More...
New Orleans' favorite road demons from Goatwhore will take to the streets again with their first live performances of 2016. The onstage uprising began last night on their home turf at Gasa Gasa.
Next week, the band will level stages in six cities from February 25th through March 1st including an appearance at Inertia Entertainment's 20th Anniversary Show with Sacrifice, Macabre and Panzerfaust at The Opera House in Toronto.
Additionally, team Goatwhore will play at Shredmonton Fest in Canada in May as well as Bloodstock Fest in the UK and Motorcultor Fest in France, both set to take place in August, with supplementary live invasions currently in their plotting stages.
Comments frontman Ben Falgoust, "In August, we will be making our first appearance at Bloodstock Open Air. After many years of diligent work and relentless touring we have been presented with this fine experience. We are quite ready to give our fans and newcomers a performance well deserved of BOA. See you all then! We have some more festival announcements coming in the next month, so keep your eyes open for more details. If any of our European fans would like to see us at other festivals please step forward and demand our presence directly to the festival that you would like to see us perform at." More...
Prairie Fire Events Ltd is proud to announce the launch of an official Farmageddon Open Air indoor sister festival.
The Shredmonton Metal Festival and Conference is set to take place from May 6th - 8th, with the lineup for the 6th and 7th revealed today.
This fest features over 20 bands during the course of 3 days at The Starlite Room and The Brixx Bar and Grill (same building), as well as a multi-room industry based conference located at the Shaw Conference Center.
Tickets are available here, and the currently announced lineup is as follows:
Friday, May 6, 2016 @ The Brixx Bar and Grill
5:30pm - Guitar Clinic (Tylor Dory)
6:30pm - Drum Clinic (Tim Waterson)
8pm - Spruce Moose
9pm - Armifera
10pm - The Dead Cold
11pm - Every Hour Kills More...
Bloodstock's 2016 festival will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire on August 11th - 14th and now three more bands have been added to the lineup. The festival's organizers comment:
"The Metal Allegiance project joins the bill! You never know who’ll show up on stage at a Metal Allegiance show, but the line-up confirmed so far includes Testament’s Alex Skolnick, Death Angel’s Mark Osegueda, Anthrax’s Scott Ian & Charlie Benante, Russell Allen from Symphony X, Gary Holt from Slayer & Exodus, Mike Portnoy of Twisted Sister/numerous other projects, plus Metal Allegiance leader, Mark Menghi. Who else might step into their ranks for the day? You’ll have to be at Bloodstock to find out!!"
Mike Portnoy adds, “I'm so excited for Metal Allegiance to make their UK debut at one of the most metal festivals on Earth! The perfect audience to share this brotherhood of metal with."
Also joining the 2016 line-up are Atlanta’s Stuck Mojo and New Orleans metal outfit Goatwhore. This trio of bands joins the previously announced Mastodon, Twisted Sister, Slayer, Behemoth, Anthrax, Gojira, Dragonforce, and Satyricon. More...
The road miscreants in Goatwhore are currently restocking their ammunition for a final bout of onstage bedlam during the second leg of the Indie Merch 10th anniversary tour.
Featuring The Black Dahlia Murder, Iron Reagan, Entheos, and Artificial Brain and set to initiate in Joliet, Illinois on Black Friday, November 27th, the latest stretch of live pandemonium will trample twenty-two cities in eighteen states drawing to a conclusion on December 20th in Cleveland, Ohio and simultaneously closing out the band's unrelenting 2015 tour cycle.
In February 2016, Goatwhore will return to Toronto for a special Inertia Entertainment 20th anniversary show performing alongside Sacrifice, Macabre and Panzerfaust with additional live incursions in their conspiring stages. More...
The Black Dahlia Murder will cross the U.S. starting 11/27 to headline the IndieMerch Tour with Goatwhore, Iron Reagan, Entheos, and Artificial Brain. All dates are available below.
New album "Abysmal" is a vicious slab of unrelenting aggression showcasing TBDM at its very finest with a meticulous, pin-point precise rhythmic assault mixed with ferocious speed and dynamic hooks.
The band re-enlisted the services of renowned producer Mark Lewis (Cannibal Corpse, Whitechapel) and former bass player Ryan Williams, who also produced "Everblack," with the sole intent to get away from the overt sonic sterility affecting far too many contemporary metal albums. More...
New Orleans' favorite road demons from Goatwhore will take to the streets again later this Fall on a run of live demolitions to close out the year.
The latest bout of onstage debauchery begins on October 22 with a headlining set at The Dive Bar In Las Vegas, Nevada. The show serves as a precursor to the band's performance at the annual Knot Fest gala on October 24 in San Bernardino.
From there, the band will take a short breather before heading out on the Indie Merch 10-Year Anniversary Tour featuring The Black Dahlia Murder, Iron Reagan, Entheos, and Artificial Brain.
In related Goatwhore missives, this past Summer the band invited show-goers to post their live footage of fan-favorite track, "FBS." Goatwhore devotees from around the globe submitted footage they'd caught on various tours for a special compiled video clip which is finally ready for public viewing. Check it out below, followed by a list of coming tour dates. More...
Iron Reagan (Municipal Waste etc.) premieres a new music video for "Rat Shit" below. The band is going to support The Black Dahlia Murder this fall and winter, on this year's edition of the "Indiemerch Tour". Check out all dates after the jump:
"Indiemerch 2015 Tour": More...
Ritual Killer - featuring current and former members of Goatwhore - premieres a new song titled "As The Vultures Feed", taken from the forthcoming new full-length album "Exterminance", out in stores on September 18th via Season Of Mist.
Check out now "As The Vultures Feed" below.
The Black Dahlia Murder today officially announces the second headlining leg of the "Indiemerch 2015 Tour," which kicks off November 27th and features Goatwhore, Iron Reagan, Entheos and Artificial Brain.
The band's new album "Abysmal" is set for a September 18 release date just before the first leg of the trek kicks off in early October. Vocalist Trevor Strnad had this to say about the upcoming tour:
"It's a pleasure for us to be involved in IndieMerch's anniversary tour, they are the greatest merch company in the world and have been doing right by us for years. We've assembled quite a tour together showcasing some of the most killer bands out there from all walks of extremely heavy music. We are proud to be a part of it and we hope to see your smiling faces in the crowd each night!" More...
Two weeks back we asked a simple question: why isn't there more heavy metal in the video game world?
Our Facebook page blew up with gamers offering up their favorite titles with metallic soundtracks, and we took a closer look at several worth your time. In that post still available here if you didn't read it, we looked at the king of heavy metal video games – Brutal Legend – as well as Saint's Row The Third, Killing Floor 2, Painkiller, and Guilty Gear X2 Reload.
After that post went online, Zynthetic – responsible for much of the music in Killing Floor and Killing Floor 2 – wrote up an article attempting to answer the question of why more metal doesn't show up in video games since they seem like a perfect and obvious match.
For his take on the lack of metal in gaming, including the difficulties in licensing existing music and the lack of metallic knowledge among composers, read the full article right here.
Since we love gaming and we love metal, it seemed like a good idea to keep checking in every so often with new entries that combine the two, and this week we'll cover four more solid games filled to the brim with extreme metal. Don't see your favorite game listed? Don't worry, we'll cover more in the future, but be sure to still give us your picks in the comments below.
Five years ago a reboot of the '88 arcade game Splatterhouse hit consoles, and it was very much notable for the inclusion of an all-metal soundtrack featuring the likes of Lamb of God, Mastodon, Municipal Waste, Cavalera Conspiracy, and Goatwhore.
As the name would suggest, it's filled with buckets of blood and guts, and the action-oriented beat 'em up style is somewhat similar to Dante's Inferno/God Of war/etc. The frantic combat will see your character Rick frequently losing limbs and more, but that's not a problem because they grow back – and hey, you can pick up the severed appendages of your foes to continue beating them down!
This one's filled to the brim with all sorts of horror goodies (and ridiculousness) like time travel, cosmic horror deities, and plenty of nods to Lovecraft with names like “Dr. West” and places called “Arkham.” Someone helpfully put all the songs from the soundtrack together into one playlist at YouTube here, and you can check out a game trailer below: