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Everyone has gaps in their experience, even with things they love. I, for example, have never seen "Caddyshack," despite enjoying comedy films. So when the call came from HQ for me to cover the MetalUnderground.com sponsored North American tour of Exhumed, Goatwhore, and Havok, I was a little thrown – who were these bands and what did they play?
I knew a little of Goatwhore from various heavy metal publications, and Havok had been getting some good pub on MetalUnderground.com recently, but I knew little of their music. And Exhumed, a goregrind band from Northern California, had been completely off my radar up until now, as grind isn’t my bag. But I figured this was a good shot for completely unbiased show viewing. So I pulled on my man-pants, grabbed my helmet, and did this thing. More...
Exhumed, Goatwhore and Havok are set to kick off their Metalunderground.com-sponsored North American tour on October 28th. The October 27th show in Amarillo, Texas has been cancelled. Also of note is that the Gallup, New Mexico show has been pushed back to November 19th. Here are the very latest tour dates:
10/28/2011 The Conservatory – 1H – Oklahoma City, OK
10/29/2011 FuBbar – St. Louis, MO
10/30/2011 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
10/31/2011 I-Rock Nightclub – Detroit
11/01/2011 Alrosa Villa – Columbus, OH
11/02/2011 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
11/03/2011 Wreck Room – Toronto, ON
11/04/2011 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
11/05/2011 Rock Cafe Le Stage – Trois-Rivieres, QC
11/06/2011 L’Agitee – Quebec City, QC
11/08/2011 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
11/09/2011 Europa – Brooklyn, NY
11/10/2011 Championships – Trenton, NJ
11/11/2011 Mojo 13 – Wilmington, DE
11/12/2011 Sonar – Baltimore, MD
11/13/2011 The Casbah at Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
11/14/2011 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
11/15/2011 The Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
11/17/2011 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
11/18/2011 Korova/Goregrowler’s Ball – San Antonio, TX w/ Suffocation
11/19/2011 The Juggernaut – Gallup, NM (without Goatwhore)
11/20/2011 Orpheum Theatre – Flagstaff, AZ (without Goatwhore)
Stay tuned for some coverage and interviews on here from this tour.
Denver road dogs Havok are ready to lay waste to another section of North America, this time alongside headliners Exhumed and Goatwhore. The band will play two warm-up shows in Colorado on October 21st and 23rd before joining Exhumed in Amarillo, Texas where the chaos will officially commence. The band will be touring in support of the "Time Is Up" full-length, released earlier this year via Candlelight Records. Said vocalist/guitarist David Sanchez: “I hope everyone is ready for a sore neck! This tour is gonna be a rager! We’ll supply the tunes, you guys bring the mosh!”
In related news, Sick Drummer Magazine is currently hosting the second of three drum cam videos featuring Havok basher Pete Webber. Check out footage of Webber playing “Scumbag In Disguise” below.
Havok has the following upcoming tour dates: More...
Just northwest of New Orleans is our capital city of Baton Rouge. Lately, they’ve been getting plenty of good metal shows like Crowbar, Thou, and now Goatwhore, who played a special set for this this show. Four bands came together to celebrate the 25th anniversary of one of the cornerstone albums of the metal world; Slayer’s album "Reign in Blood" which was released October 7th, 1986. To add to the festivities, there was Slayer cookie cake and I made some slain cupcakes with fondant knives piercing the spicy chocolate cupcakes that bled strawberry syrup. Confections aside, the show was more like a party than a concert. Even some regular New Orleans folk made the trek out for the occasion. I was able to film Goatwhore’s set which can be seen in two parts below. More...
Florida, d-beat death/thrash artists, Hot Graves have been added to this year's Goregrowler's Ball. The group comes to the lineup as a result of Cephalic Carnage dropping off the ball, as well as their tour with Exhumed/Goatwhore and Havok
Another Florida-based death metal band, Hellwitch will be performing it's 1990 debut album, “Syzygial Miscreancy” in it’s entirety on Friday, November 18th.
Goatwhore recently posted the first video update from the studio from the recording of the band's new album.
Drummer Zack Simmons added the following: "Tracking for the new record went very smoothly with the help of excellent equipment. I played a Pearl Reference kit with Sabian AA cymbals. The drums sound like canons of doom. Every time I hear the toms I want to break something because they sound so damn good. The AA's were a perfect match in their ability to cut through the thunder of the drums. This record is going to have a giant pair of balls hanging from it."
Details on the album and more studio updates will be made available as soon as they are completed.
Once Goatwhore wraps up recording, the band will immediately hit the road for headlining shows starting in Tampa, FL. From there, the group will join the Exhumed tour with support from Cephalic Carnage and Havok. All current dates can be seen now on the band's facebook page here.
Goatwhore has entered Mana Studios in Florida to begin recording the band's new album with Erik Rutan. You can check out the first in a series of Goatwhore's studio recording clips in the player below.
Goatwhore will also be touring with Exhumed, Cephalic Carnage, and Havok in October and November. Details are available at this location.
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.