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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.
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:
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...