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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.
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:
Before heading out on tour in September with Revocation and Cannabis Corpse, Black Fast now announces a preceding crop of tour dates with Goatwhore in August.
"Goatwhore is one of my favorite bands," says Black Fast front man Aaron Akin. "I've seen them live more times than I can remember. They are unrelenting road dogs, absolutely killer live and they just command respect. We're insanely excited and I want to thank those guys for having us on the road with them! I'm gonna go throw up now."
All of the band's current tour dates are in support of new LP "Terms of Surrender" due out August 7th, 2015 via eOne Music. See the band live: More...
Topping off what is already an insanely diverse and incendiary lineup for the weekend of GWAR B-Q 2015 in Richmond, VA, today GWAR announces even more bands that will ram heavy metal and punk rock so far up your ass you'll shit molten lead the rest of your life!
Bat, the side project of Ryan Waste from Municipal Waste, and hardcore legend Felix Griffin of DRI, will be performing at the GWAR B-Q on Saturday August 15th as part of a small string of ultra rare live appearances the band is making in late summer.
Also adding to the powerhouse metal onslaught at Hadad's Lake this year are horror inspired death metal peddlers Troglodyte, Kentucky based Stonecutters, and Richmond's own Gritter. The full lineup is as follows:
GWAR (Your Lords and Masters)
The Descendants (California Punk Rock Giants)
Clutch (Crushing Grooves and Pure Rock and Roll Fury)
Down (Phil Anselmo. PERIOD.)
Goatwhore (Blackened Death Metal from NOLA)
Cro-Mags (NYHC Legends)
mc chris (A rapper playing the GWAR B-Q?)
Ghoul (Blood Splattering Thrash)
The Dickies (The Clown Princes of Punk)
Cancer Bats (Canada's Sweethearts)
American Sharks (Who are heading to RVA from their recent beach feeding frenzy)
Valkyrie (Featuring Pete Adams of Baroness)
Mutoid Man (A super group featuring Steve Brodsky of Cave In and Ben Koller of Converge)
Dead Earth Politics (This band beat The Sword 3 times running as Austin's Best Metal Band)
Ringworm (Which is something JiZMak thought he caught from Big Foot)
Child Bite (Which is also something that happened to JiZMak visiting Housecore Records)
Gritter (Rhymes with Shitter)
RPG (Richmond Hard Rock Legends)
Bat (Yet another super group)
Stonecutters (Kentucky Fried Metal)
Troglodyte (Innovators of Neandercore) More...
Louisiana road demons from Goatwhore will take to the streets again later this week on an epic North American headlining tour with support from Ringworm, Black Breath, and labelmates, Theories.
The lengthy trek will devour three-dozen venues beginning June 5th on home turf of New Orleans and coming to a close on July 12th in Atlanta. The latest run follows the band's recent Australian and European onstage demolitions. Tickets are on sale now through all local ticket outlets.
In celebration of Goatwhore's latest bout of live debauchery, Revolver is giving away a limited edition signed screen print of the band's "Constricting Rage Of The Merciless" cover along with the band's four Metal Blade releases - "Constricting…," "Blood For The Master," "Carving Out The Eyes Of God" and "A Haunting Curse" - on CD. Enter to win at this location.
In related news, Goatwhore will be compiling live footage from the upcoming tour for a new video for the fan-favorite track, "FBS." If you're attending show on this tour (or have footage from previous tours) and you capture any video on your mobile device, post it to youtube and send the link to firstname.lastname@example.org. More...
Pacific Northwest death / grind unit Theories will kick off a live takeover with Goatwhore, Ringworm, and Black Breath on June 6th. Theories will be touring in support of the debilitating fruitage of the "Regression" full-length released earlier this spring via Metal Blade Records.
Captured at The Red Room and The Boiler Room with producer/engineer Derek Moree (The Sword, Pelican, Minus The Bear et al) with mixing and mastering conducted by Visceral Sound's Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed), "Regression" delivers ten violent psalms of antagonistic, crust-infused death grind centered on the wanton truths of a society gone terribly wrong.
See the band live: More...
Seattle's Black Breath has announced a crushing, month-long North American live takeover this Summer while a new album is being constructed for release later in the year.
From June 8th through July 12th, Black Breath will supply an unstoppable eruption of hardcore-laced metallic wrath to thirty-three venues across the U.S. and Canada supporting headliners, Goatwhore. Additional support will be provided by Ringworm and Theories.
Black Breath will be touting tried and true, pit-inducing anthems from previous releases alongside several brand new tunes from the upcoming, as-yet-untitled third LP, which was tracked this Winter with Kurt Ballou (Converge) at his Godcity Studio in Salem, Massachusetts. The album's final details are being plotted for release this Fall, once again through Southern Lord Recordings. Stand by for further updates in the coming weeks. More...
In support of the "Constricting Rage of the Merciless" album, Goatwhore will headline across North America beginning in June at FreePress Summer Festival in Houston, TX.
Ringworm, Black Breath and label mates Theories will support throughout the cross-country run including stops in major cities including Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Toronto and New York.
Goatwhore is also currently slaying audiences across Europe. A full list of upcoming dates is available below. More...
Roadburn Festival is pleased to kick off the new year with a handful of new confirmations, plus the addition of a fifth stage. Tickets for the 20th edition of the festival are on sale now.
Minsk, Mount Salem, and Worm Ouroboros have been added to the line up at the 013 for Thursday, April 9th. Having previously performed at the 2009 edition of the festival, Minsk return to Roadburn, bringing an atmospheric, meditative ambience, offset by raging thrust. Look out for plenty of canyon-sized riffs, trippy sounding keyboards and enchanting vocals when Mount Salem conjurs a crushing windstorm to blow through Roadburn, whilst Worm Ouroboros will be spinning diaphanous webs of the most delicate chamber doom.
New Orleans heavyweights Goatwhore lead the charge, followed by Germany's Downfall of Gaia, noise-hardcore trio Cortez, and a dual-pronged sludge attack from both Fister and Moloch as the first bands announced for the intimate Cul de Sac venue.
As with the 2014 edition, Roadburn's fifth stage will be at Cul de Sac - a small music café located across from the 013 venue at 48 Heuvel, which is the street lined with bars and restaurants (also affectionately known as “Weirdo Canyon”). Four bands will perform at Cul de Sac on each day of the festival, Thursday - Sunday. Entry to these shows is sure to be in high demand, so attendees are advised to arrive early to secure access.
With regret, the festival's organizers have to announce that Lord Mantis will no longer be performing at Roadburn 2015. The band is unable to make it over to Europe due to personal reasons; as a result the performance at Roadburn and any shows around that will be cancelled. The vacant slot on the line up will be taken by Ohio sludge titans Fistula. More...
Skeletonwitch, Goatwhore and Mortals will be touring Europe this April and May. The bands will be playing shows in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Holland, UK, Ireland, Belgium, France, Spain , Switzerland, Italy, Austria and Czech Republic.
In anticipation of this tour you can now watch the tour trailer for "Hell Has Arrived Over Europe" below.
Check out all tour dates below: More...
Louisiana's Goatwhore is returning to Europe in April of 2015 as direct support to the Skeletonwitch European tour. Mortals will be opening up for both bands.
Goatwhore comments: "After being part of a really successful European and U.K. tour with Dying Fetus, Malevolence and Fallujah for the last 6 weeks, I am really stoked to be returning in April with our good friends in Skeletonwitch & Mortals to offer another dose of extreme metal to our European and UK fans.
"This will be a crushing experience to all that attend. We would like to thank everyone that attended the shows in November & December. See you in 2015!" More...
The songs "Captive Bolt Pistol" by Carcass and "Baring Teeth for Revolt" by Goatwhore were featured in this week's episode of the CBS crime drama series "Elementary."
The scene in question also contains an apparent nod to Chuck Schuldiner in the form of a character named after the late Death front man.
"Elementary" stars Jonny Lee Miller as detective Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson in a modern-day drama about a crime-solving duo that cracks NYPD's most impossible cases.
You can now watch the hilarious scene below.
Louisiana's favorite blackened thrash goliaths in Goathwore have launched a brand new music video for the track "Nocturnal Conjuration Of The Accursed." Check it out below.
The song appears on the band's latest collection of NOLA-flavored audio devastation, entitled "Constricting Rage Of The Merciless."
Tomorrow night, Goatwhore will be performing at New Orleans' notorious House Of Shock
where the band's "Baring Teeth for Revolt" video was filmed. For tickets and info, check out the band's Facebook event page.
Following the House Of Shock performance, Goatwhore will take on the next leg of Autumn live assaults set to commence October 23rd in St. Louis. Full details are available after the vidoe. More...
In the sixth episode of the "NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou" documentary, Noisey joins Down guitarist Pepper Keenan.
Despite tragedy surrounding the band and its native city in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Down rose again to new heights with a new LP and subsequent tour. Check out this latest episode below.
"Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou" is a seven-part series examining the people and the culture that helped foster bands like Down, Eyehategod, Crowbar, Acid Bath, Goatwhore and so many others.
Launched on September 23rd, the series features in-depth appearances from the likes of Philip H. Anselmo (Housecore Records, Down, ex-Pantera), Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod), Jimmy Bower (Eyehategod, Down, Superjoint Ritual et al), Kirk Windstein (Crowbar, ex-Down), and Sammy Duet (Goatwhore, ex-Acid Bath), discussing the bands, catastrophe, drugs, suicide, murder, and records that helped shape the New Orleans sound known the world over. More...
In the fifth episode of "NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou," Noisey.Vice.com joins Down guitarist Pepper Keenan at his bar in New Orleans.
The Big Easy native and Graveyard Rodeo member discusses leaving his hometown for Corrosion Of Conformity, which would become one of the most sought after bands of the '90s by mixing southern-influences with classic heavy metal.
"Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou" is a seven-part documentary examining the people and the culture that helped foster bands like Down, Eyehategod, Crowbar, Acid Bath, Goatwhore and so many others.
Launched on September 23rd, the series features appearances from the likes of Philip H. Anselmo (Housecore Records, Down, ex-Pantera), Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod), Jimmy Bower (Eyehategod, Down, Superjoint Ritual et al), Kirk Windstein (Crowbar, ex-Down), and Sammy Duet (Goatwhore, ex-Acid Bath), discussing the bands, Hurricane Katrina, drugs, suicide, murder, and records that helped shape the New Orleans sound known the world over. More...
In an ongoing journey through The Big Easy, today Noisey delivers the fourth segment of the seven-part "NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou" documentary.
The series explores the people and culture that helped spawn bands like Down, Eyehategod, Crowbar, Acid Bath, and so many others.
Tday Noisey talks with Goatwhore's Sammy Duet and Crowbar's Kirk Windstein. From the shrimp boats to zydeco to the cocaine tray, Duet and Windstein discuss influences from the Crescent City from childhood until now.
Acid Bath breaks into the New Orleans scene with a maniacal DIY work ethic, but Sammy's discovery of Darkthrone leads to an entirely different path. Check out this latest episode below. More...
Louisiana's blackened thrash perpetrators in Goatwhore are currently readying for their next round of headlining live assaults.
Slated to commence in Houston on September 15th, the band will quash nearly two dozen US cities including recently added dates in Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, New York, Virginia, Georgia and Florida as well as five shows supporting death rock/horror punk icons, Samhain!
From there, Goatwhore wil bring canticles of chaos overseas for a European invasion with Dying Fetus, Malevolence, and Fallujah. The lengthy expedition embarks on November 8th in Liege, Belgium and comes to a ceremonial close on December 19th in Hamburg, Germany.
Due to the upcoming birth of his first son, Goatwhore bassist James Harvey will be sitting out both tours. In the interim, the band has enlisted bassist TA from San Antonio blackened death horde, HOD.
Comments Harvey of his absence, "Unfortunately, I will be staying home for the upcoming tour dates with Samhain as well as the European tour with Dying Fetus. This is due to the upcoming birth of my first son by my longtime girlfriend, Lorrena. He is due between the middle and the end of September and I will be staying home to fulfill my paternal duties.
"Obviously we have known about this for months and have planned accordingly - our friend TA from the Texas band, HOD, will be filling in on bass duties for the upcoming US tour. I am bummed that I will not be able to go back out on the road for the rest of the year, but I'm sure everyone understands the gravity of welcoming a new life into the world. I wish the best of luck to the guys on the upcoming runs and hope to see everyone soon." More...
Noisey, the music arm of Vice, is proud to present "NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou," a seven-part series examining the people and the culture that helped foster bands like Down, Eyehategod, Crowbar, Acid Bath, Goatwhore and many others.
Launching on September 16th, the series features appearances from names like Philip H. Anselmo (Housecore Records, Down, ex-Pantera), Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod), Jimmy Bower (Eyehategod, Down, Superjoint Ritual), Kirk Windstein (Crowbar, ex-Down), Pepper Keenan (Corrosion Of Conformity, Down), and Sammy Duet (Goatwhore, ex-Acid Bath) amongst others, discussing the bands, Hurricane Katrina, drugs, suicide, murder, and records that helped shape the New Orleans sound known the world over.
From the crawfish-littered tables of the secluded Anselmo compound to a fishing boat with Eyehategod in the swamps, Noisey delves in deep with the NOLA natives on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on September 16th and coming to a conclusion on October 7th.
The New Orleans based blasphemous road warriors in Goatwhore will embark upon another bout of live headlining invasions next month. Set to launch in Houston on September 15th, the band will trounce fourteen cities including five shows supporting death rock/horror punk legends, Samhain.
In November, Goatwhore will take the sadistic anthems overseas for a European incursion with headliners Dying Fetus. The extended trek embarks on November 8th in Liege, Belgium, and will march through nearly four dozen metropolises, coming to a close on December 20th in Leer, Germany.
Goatwhore continues to tour in support of "Constricting Rage Of The Merciless," which was unleashed to the masses in July via Metal Blade Records. Catch the band live on these dates: More...
Following a near month-long run of live debauchery on this year's edition of the Summer Slaughter tour, today New Orleans' metal horde Goatwhore kicks off a short bout of headlining takeovers through Pittsburgh, Newport, and Poughkeepsie before making a special appearance at the Gwar B-Q on August 16th.
The band will take a short break before going roadbound again in September supporting death rock/horror punk icons Samhain on select dates. Additionally, Goatwhore will make it's way to Europe this Fall/Winter with headliners Dying Fetus. Set to commence on November 8th in Liege, Belgium, the epic journey will trample its way through nearly four dozen metropolises, coming to a close on December 20th in Leer, Germany. Additional support will be provided by Malevolence and Fallujah.
Goatwhore is currently touring in support of the "Constricting Rage Of The Merciless" full-length, which debuted at #81 on Billboard's Top 200 chart, toppling the last entry position of #171 with "Blood For The Master" (reviewed here). More...
Summer Slaughter came in to the same venue, Scoot Inn, as last year's stop off at Texas' capital city. The mid-July temperatures reached a scorching 99 degrees, which everyone from fans to bands did their best to stay hydrated (kudos to Scoot Inn for providing water). Keep in mind, this was still a good 5 degrees cooler than last year.
In regards to the lineup, Summer Slaughter 2014 featured artists expected from a death metal-based tour. This year the brutality of Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, Origin and Decrepit Birth replaced the shredding progression of Animals As Leaders and Periphery.
While death metal was at the forefront of this year's festivities, complex timing and long-winded solos were dispersed throughout the bill. Memories In Broken Glass, this year's battle of the bands winner, concentrated less on guitar solos as they did low tuned, (7 or 8-string guitar) jumping rhythms and samples. I'm sure they were happy to have played a showed promoted by Come And Take It Productions as they played in front of an impressive, jumping early crowd. More...