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Denver thrash warriors Havok will embark on another punishing support trek this Fall alongside headliners Exhumed, Goatwhore, and Cephalic Carnage. Set to commence on October 26th in New Mexico, the tour will lay waste to nearly two dozen cities and come to a close in Flagstaff, Arizona on November 20th.
Said vocalist/guitarist David Sanchez: “I’m fuckin’ psyched! This lineup is HEAVY! I’m a fan of all of the bands that we’ll be playing with, so this is gonna be really fun. Even better, we finally get to tour with Cephalic Carnage. It will be cool to show people how bands from Denver throw down. If this tour is anything like our last run with Forbidden, there are going to be some gnarly pits and bloody noses. Anyone that’s going to these shows should be prepared to have a sore neck.”
Added drummer Pete Webber: “We are pumped to announce our tour with Exhumed, Goatwhore and Cephalic Carnage this Fall! Our last tour with Forbidden was one of the best yet and we hope to keep the heat going with this one! We will be hitting some cities where HAVOK has not played in awhile and you all better show your metal faces there!”
The dates are as follows: More...
Exhumed has announced that they will resume their North American trek this fall and hit more of the cities not covered on their first leg, including most of the East coast. They'll be bringing Cephalic Carnage along once again, as well as Goatwhore and Havok. Metalunderground.com will once again be sponsoring this leg of the tour as well.
Here are the new tour dates:
Oct 26 - The Juggernaut (no Goatwhore) Gallup, NM
Oct 27 - Sorority House (no Goatwhore) Amarillo, TX
Oct 28 - The Conservatory Oklahoma City, OK
Oct 29 - Fubar St Louis, MO
Oct 30 - Reggies Rock Club Chicago, IL
Oct 31 - I-Rock Nightclub Detroit, MI
Nov 01 - Alrosa Villa Columbus, OH Tickets
Nov 01 - Alrosa Villa Columbus, OH
Nov 02 - Montage Music Hall Rochester, NY Tickets
Nov 03 - Wreck Room Toronto, Canada
Nov 04 - Les Foufounes Electriques Montreal, Canada
Nov 05 - Rock Café Le Stage Trois Rivières, Canada
Nov 06 - L’Agitee Quebec City, Canada
Nov 08 - Palladium Worcester, MA
Nov 09 - Europa Brooklyn, NY
Nov 10 - Championship Trenton, NJ
Nov 11 - Mojo 13 Wilmington, DE
Nov 12 - Sonar Baltimore, MD
Nov 13 - The Casbah at Tremont Music Hall Charlotte, NC
Nov 14 - Masquerade Atlanta, GA Tickets
Nov 15 - Brass Mug Tampa, FL
Nov 17 - Siberia New Orleans, LA
Nov 18 - Korova (as part of Goregrowler’s Ball w/ SUFFOCATION) San Antonio, TX
Nov 20 - Orpheum Theatre (no Goatwhore) Flagstaff, AZ
Goatwhore is hard at work on the follow-up to "Carving Out The Eyes Of God," and once the band wraps up recording with Erik Rutan at Mana Studios, the group will immediately hit the road for headlining shows starting in Tampa, FL.
From there, Goathwore will join the Exhumed tour presented by Hails and Horns, MetalSucks and MetalInjection. Support on the tour comes from Cephalic Carnage and Havok. The tour stars in Gallup, NM on October 26th.
Bassist James Harvey adds, "It has been a while since we toured with our friends in Exhumed and Cephalic Carnage. We are looking forward to having some chaos injected nights of wicked metal with them all. Things are going great in the studio with Rutan. He's a master and definitely brings out the best in us!"
Upcoming Goatwhore tour dates are as follows: More...
Goregrowler Entertainment has announced the addition of tech-death icons Cephalic Carnage to the 5th annual Goregrowler's Ball.
The steadfast Relapse Records artist joins Suffocation, Aborted, Hirax, Exhumed, Internal Bleeding, Goatwhore, Deceased and many other artists. The Goregrowler's Ball 5 takes place at Korova in San Antonio Texas on November 18th - 20th, 2011.
You can find more information on the Goregrowler's Ball by heading over to the Goregrowler Entertainment website at this location.
Black metal band Goatwhore has won the award for the Best Metal Band at the Big Easy Awards sponsored by Gambit Magazine. Goatwhore beat out Arson Anthem and haarp, both on Phil Anselmo's Housecore Records. Goatwhore's drummer Zack Simmons and guitarist Sammy Duet accepted the award. The members of haarp and Arson Anthem were in attendance. Ryan Pomes, bassist of haarp, commented, "Goatwhore deserved it. Whoooo!!!!" This event was the 23rd annual ceremony held at Harrah's Casino on Canal Street in New Orleans, LA.
New Orleans based blackened death metal outfit Goatwhore has announced that they will be entering the studio in July to begin recording their next studio album. A message from the group reads as follows:
"We are currently in the process of working on new material for the follow up to Carving Out The Eyes Of God, and set to enter the studio in late July. Please keep posted as we get closer to recording time for additional updates."
Stay tuned for further information.
Car Bomb vocalist Michael Dafferner will premiere his independent film "[why_you_do_this]" next week at the Queens World Film Festival. This world premiere will be on Friday, March 4th at 7:00pm EST at The Renaissance Auditorium (81st Street & 37th Ave) in Jackson Heights, NY. An event flyer can be viewed here and more information on the Queens World Film Festival is available at QueensWorldFilmFestival.com.
"[why_you_do_this]" is a feature-length documentary about money, touring, and technical metal. The film features interviews with members of LAMB OF GOD, GOJIRA, GOATWHORE, CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED, THE CHARIOT, BELLA MORTE, LAST CHANCE TO REASON and CAR BOMB. An official trailer can be seen here and additional information on "[why_you_do_this]" can be found at the film’s IMDB page.
Car Bomb has been writing for the follow-up album to the band's debut full-length "Centralia." Writing and recording updates will be posted shortly.
Although it was cold out, not everyone wanted to go in. Rumors of the worst smell imaginable emanating from wherever Watain plays kept many people at bay. But The Bar was still full to the brim with fans of black metal and those wanting to see if this tour was really as creepy as people said. Let me say this, the next time Watain comes, I don’t think everyone from this show will come back. The scary show filled with meat, blood, fire, and extreme music might just be too much for them. More...
Goatwhore's "Apocalyptic Havoc" has been confirmed for the soundtrack for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game Splatterhouse. Additional details on the game can be found here. The Splatterhouse in game soundtrack includes:
Goatwhore – "Apocalyptic Havoc"
The Accused – "Pounding Nails"
ASG – "Dream Song"
Cavalera Conspiracy – "Must Kill"
Five Finger Death Punch – "Dying Breed"
The Haunted – "Hollow Ground"
High On Fire - "Fire, Flood & Plague"
Invisible Enemies – "Dead Eyes"
Lamb of God – "Walk With Me in Hell"
Mastodon – "Blood and Thunder"
Municipal Waste – "Rigorous Vengeance"
Mutant Supremacy – "Morbid Dismemberment"
Terrorizer – "Dead Shall Rise"
WolfShirt – "Headlong Into Monsters"
PHOBIA are currently streaming the track “If You Used To Be Punk, Then You Never Were” online now via the Decibel Magazine blog. “If You Used To Be Punk…” comes from PHOBIA’s forthcoming EP, "Unrelenting," that will see its North American release on November 23rd. "Unrelenting" is 17 new PHOBIA tracks, clocking in at over 14 minutes.
Additionally, PHOBIA will team up with EYEHATEGOD for a run of southern U.S. tour dates starting November 30th in Birmingham, AL. The bands will also be joined by CROWBAR and GOATWHORE on select dates. A listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found below.
PHOBIA tour dates with EYEHATEGOD are as follows::
Nov. 30 - Birmingham, AL - Bottletree
Dec. 01 - Johnson City, TN - The Hideaway
Dec. 02 - Charlotte, NC - The Tremont (w/ CROWBAR)
Dec. 03 - Charleston, SC - The Oasis
Dec. 04 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
Dec. 05 - Memphis, TN - HiTone
Dec. 06 - Indianapolis, IN - Birdy’s (w/ GOATWHORE)
Dec. 07 - Little Rock, AR - Downtown (w/ GOATWHORE)
Dec. 08 - Fayetteville, AR - Drifters (w/ GOATWHORE)
Dec. 09 - Tulsa, OK - The Marquee
Dec. 11 - Dallas, TX - Reno’s
Dec. 12 - Austin, TX - Red 7
WATAIN will begin their US tour, starting in Pittsburgh, on Saturday, November 6, and sweep through 24 cities before drawing to a close on December 4 in Toronto. Support will come from Goatwhore and Black Anvil. Confirmed dates below.
This will mark WATAIN's first time touring North America as a five-piece. Commented vocalist E, "Getting the whole band into the U.S. has always been a somewhat problematic issue, due to criminal records and related nonsense. This time we've at least managed to get five people in, although we had to find a temporary replacement for our brother Set, who is still denied entrance into the 'Land of the Free.' Instead we've invited SL from The Devil's Blood to handle the second guitar on this tour. The past month in Europe has nourished the fires of our Temple indeed, and it is with increased power and victory in our hearts that we leave the European shores in flames and set our sails towards the west. Beware..."
Added Set on being denied Stateside entry, "It is with great disappointment -- but with little surprise -- that I am once again denied entry into the States. That's one of the small prices to pay being a sworn enemy of their world. It feels wrong to not be able to join this tour, even more so after just returning from the most intense five weeks of our Reaping Death tour with Destroyer 666. On the other hand, I honestly couldn't ask for a better replacement in this (or any other) situation than SL, whose talent and vision within the sinister musical Craft is undeniable. America, I'll see you soon enough...FTW!" More...
Bay Area metal band NECRITE has a song from their new album, "Sic Transit Gloria Mundi," which will be released on November 2nd via The Flenser, online. Check out the new track, "Bereft Of Hope," on Stereogum.
NECRITE has also been announced November 17th as their record release party for "Sic Transit Gloria Mundi." Details for the release party are as follows:
11/17/2010 - DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA w/ Watain, Goatwhore, Black Anvil and Pale Chalice.
San Francisco black metal band PALE CHALICE has announced their signing to The Flenser. Pale Chalice will be opening for Watain on the following date:
11/17/2010 DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA w/ Watain, Goatwhore, Black Anvil, and NECRITE.
We've been talking to bands and fans everywhere to get their favorite mosh pit stories. This week Ben Falgoust of Goatwhore discusses small bars and "The Four Corners of the Apocalypse." (That is not a Goatwhore song title.):
Here's a transcription of that video segment:
Ben Falgoust: “We’ve had some pretty rowdy pits, you know. A recent one, we played Wisconsin and it got pretty rowdy. It wasn’t crazy…well, the pit was sort of crazy. But the people at the front seemed even more crazy and they were just throwing alcohol all night. Basically, the whole stage, it’s the stage and then monitors, it was just liquor all on it. Beer, drinks, everything. Even to, we have points where we played this place that’s up near Albany, New York, a place called Popeye’s Pub. It’s a small little place. It’s the smallest place you can imagine seeing a band. This place is small. But the show was fun. Actually, the stage was bigger than the floor space the people were on. And the back wall of that was about to give way into this yard. So at any given moment these people could have been shoved if the whole back wall fell out. But in this little tight area, it just broke out on the floor and it was so crazy cause the area was so fucking small and these people were like…It was like all the sudden you step two feet, and turned around, and someone was plowing into you. It was almost like you didn’t have time to maneuver what you wanted to do on the floor. So that was great too. And sometimes when we get a really good rowdy crowd, we do this called the Four Corners of the Apocalypse. They have this big thing called the Wall of Death where two lines come and they clash. We took it a step further and made it the four corners of the room, and everybody goes toward the center and just…it’s chaos.
Buick: I bet that makes a great noise.
Ben: Yeah, bones cracking and things like that. It’s always pretty exciting. Um, let’s see. Anything else fairly exciting? Every show is a different experience, you know? So after this I’ll think of something. I’ll say, “Oh, damn! That situation was fucking crazy.” Yeah, there’s a lot of different ones, man. We’ve played from big places to small places, but I really like the aggression of the small places because you’re locked into so much area. So when it breaks out, there’s nowhere to really go. It’s like you’re trapped, so everybody in that area is sucked into it and has to partake in it unless they just leave the room because the area is so small. But then again the big places, if the whole place is ready to roll and do something crazy and you can ignite them to go off, that’s pretty fucking intense as well. Like an entire floor.
Don't miss the show report from Goatwhore's return to New Orleans.
Check back every Tuesday for more pit stories.
There’s a lover of metal in the midst of the New Orleans House of Blues. Holderbeast has been granted a monthly metal show where he brings in the best of the NOLA metal gods. Past shows have included Flesh Parade and Crowbar. This month’s show featured the hardest working band in the biz: Goatwhore. Just before they left on two back-to-back tours (currently touring with Black Dahlia Murder) Goatwhore obliged to play the town where it all started. Pro-shot footage of Goatwhore by REKFilms can be seen below. More...
Emmure has now been confirmed to play the upcoming TMT metal festival, which takes place from September 24th - 26th, 2010 in Middletown, New York. Emmure will be performing on the 25th. The list of confirmed bands so far includes Mushroomhead, Silent Civilian, Tantric, Steel Kingdom, Uncaged, Diecast, Goatwhore, Suffocation, Otep, Winds of Plague, Carnifex, and more.
Vocalist of New Orleans, Louisiana blackened thrashers Goatwhore has provided the following statement in regards to the band's plans of recording a new album.
Ben Falgoust commented by saying:
"Just when one tour comes to an end, another few step into place. We have, as always, put an extreme effort on touring for each release we put out. Our most current release, 'Carving Out The Eyes Of God', is no exception and has brought us on many great touring adventures. Just returning home from Ozzfest 2010 we find ourselves locking in the rest of the year with two excellent tours. First, alongside our good friends in The Black Dahlia Murder, then a final end of the year outing with the black art of Watain.
"The Ozzfest experience was a great thing to be a part of. Playing and hanging with good friends and the bonus of watching some legendary musicians that have influenced us from our earlier metal years. We are looking forward to finishing up the year and getting things rolling for the next release. Hope to see everyone on the road in the next couple of months"
The organizers of New York's TMT Metal Fest have issued the following statement about rumors of bands dropping off the bill:
"Well folks, Contrary to whatever idiots out there in metal land that are saying that any of the National Acts on the Fest are dropping out is a complete lie! I say this! Fuck them all! They are just weak ass haters with nothing else better to do. So if you want to listen to whomever, then go right ahead & sit home!"
The festival is set to take place from September 24th - 26th, 2010 in Middletown, New York. Announced bands for the lineup include Goatwhore, Suffocation, Otep, Winds of Plague, Carnifex, and more.
Goatwhore has announced three upcoming tours, alongside The Absence, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Watain. Vocalist Ben Falgoust has commented on the upcoming tour schedule:
"Just when one tour comes to an end another few step into place. We have, as always, put an extreme effort on touring for each release we put out. Our most current release, Carving Out The Eyes of God, is no exception and has brought us on many great touring adventures. Just returning home from Ozzfest 2010 we find ourselves locking in the rest of the year with two excellent tours. First, alongside our good friends in The Black Dahlia Murder, then a final end of the year outing with the black art of Watain. The Ozzfest experience was a great thing to be a part of. Playing and hanging with good friends and the bonus of watching some legendary musicians that have influenced us from our earlier metal years. We are looking forward to finishing up the year and getting things rolling for the next release. Hope to see everyone on the road in the next couple of months."
Drummer Zack Simmons adds: "This has been a great time touring for this record. We've been very fortunate to been included on a lot of good tours. It was an honor to be included on Ozzfest once again. We are very confident and determined to deliver another killer record and tour our asses off again, as we always do! Stay fuck!!! Stay thirsty, my friends! P.S. Be careful where you store your sewing needles. You never know what can happen…"
The band's upcoming shows are as follows: More...
Graves of Valor will team up with Goatwhore for a run of late August tour dates in the southern U.S. The South Carolina quintet will also be playing around North and South Carolina this coming weekend. The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
7/30 Florence, SC The Cootie Hut (w/ WRETCHED)
7/31 Columbia, SC New Brookland Tavern (w/ WRETCHED)
8/1 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall (w/ WRETCHED)
***All dates from Aug. 27 thru Sept. 2 w/ Goatwhore***
8/27 Wilmington, NC Soapbox Laundrolounge
8/28 Savannah, GA The Jinx
8/29 Johnson City, TN Hideaway
8/30 Athens, GA Caledonia Lounge
8/31 Nashville, TN The Muse
9/1 St. Louis, MO Fubar
9/2 Chattanooga, TN Ziggy’s
9/5 Frederick, MD Kruggs (w/ ORDER OF ENNEAD, WROMROT)