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Goatwhore

Formed: 1996
From: United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Goatwhore News

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.

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Abigail Williams Announces North American Tour

Goatwhore and Abigail Williams have announced that they will be headlining the North American Conquer & Curse Tour alongside Daath, Abysmal Dawn, and Success Will Write Apocalypse Across the Sky.

The lineup is as follows:

* June 19 - June 23: ABIGAIL WILLIAMS / ABYSMAL DAWN / S.W.W.A.A.T.S.

* June 24 - 8/1: GOATWHORE / ABIGAIL WILLIAMS / DAATH / ABYSMAL DAWN / S.W.W.A.A.T.S.

* 8/2 - 8/9: GOATWHORE / ABIGAIL WILLIAMS / ABYSMAL DAWN / S.W.W.A.A.T.S.

* 8/10 - 8/12: ABIGAIL WILLIAMS / ABYSMAL DAWN / S.W.W.A.A.T.S.

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Amon Amarth Announce Finnish and Venezuelan Gigs

Amon Amarth has announced their appearance at the Finnish festival Ankkarock on August 2nd.

The band will also be playing in Sala Ana Julia Rojas at Ateneo de Caracas, Venezuela on May 12th as part of the Twilight of the Thunder God Latin America Tour 2009.

Here are the upcoming Amon Amarth tour dates: More...

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Crematorium Announces West Coast Tour Dates

Long running death metal / hardcore stalwarts CREMATORIUM have just confirmed a handful of west coast dates. The shows include dates with BRUTAL TRUTH, as well as GOATWHORE and an appearance at the Los Angeles Murderfest. Here are the tour dates:

4/4 The Sets - Tempe, AZ w/ BRUTAL TRUTH
4/5 Jumping Turtle - San Marcos, CA w/ BRUTAL TRUTH
4/6 TBA – CA w/ BRUTAL TRUTH
4/8 Knitting Factory - Hollywood, CA w/ GOATWHORE
4/9 Knitting Factory - Hollywood, CA (LA Murderfest 5.0)

CREMATORIUM is currently writing and demoing new material for an album that should surface around the end of the year. Vocalist Daniel Dismal had this to say about the shows and the new material: More...

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Amon Amarth Announces More U.S. Shows

Viking metal favourites Amon Amarth has announced some more tour dates on their trek across the United States in April. Joining them on the bill will be Goatwhore, Skeletonwitch and Lazarus A.D.

The tour schedule is now as follows:

April 10 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee (New Show)
April 11 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
April 12 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
April 14 - St. Louis, MO - Pops
April 15 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
April 16 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
April 17 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
April 18 - Houston, TX - Meridian
April 20 - Louisville, KY - Headliners
April 21 - Cleveland, OH - Peabodys
April 22 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
April 23 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls
April 24 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
April 25 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
April 26 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
April 27 - Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock (New Show)
April 28 - Norfolk, VA - The NorVA
April 29 - Raleigh, NC - Volume 11
April 30 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
May 1 - Orlando, FL - Club Firestone
May 2 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution (New Show)

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Soilent Green, Goatwhore Interviewed by The Gov

After a short break The Governor has returned to deliver a hot steaming dose of metal hilarity all over your face with another episode of The Governor’s Ball.

On this episode, The Governor sits down with his friend vocalist Ben Falgoust of Soilent Green and Goatwhore to talk about New Orleans metal, crushing skulls, and fronting both his bands in one day.

Plus on "Some Sly Advice" Sly recounts his first experience with internet dating.

You can download the episode and subscribe to The Governor’s rss feed at thegovernorsball.com.

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Amon Amarth Announces U.S. Tour Dates

Amon Amarth will be teaming up with Skeletonwitch, Goatwhore and Lazarus A.D. for a tour of the United States in April.

The first tour dates are as follows:

April
11 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
12 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
14 - St. Louis, MO - Pops
15 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
16 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
17 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
18 - Houston, TX - Meridian
20 - Louisville, KY - Headliners
21 - Cleveland, OH - Peabodys
22 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
23 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls
24 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
25 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
26 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
28 - Norfolk, VA - The NorVA
29 - Raleigh, NC - Volume 11
30 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade

May
1 - Orlando, FL - Club Firestone

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Bands Confirmed For Central Illinois Metalfest

The first round of bands has been confirmed for the 2009 Central Illinois Metalfest, which will take place on July 31st and August 1st in Urbana. The following bands have been announced:

GOATWHORE (LA)
MASTER (CZ/US)
PUTRID PILE (WI)
ROTTENNESS (MEXICO)
GOREAPHOBIA (PA)
MALIGNANCY (NY)
FUCK THE FACTS (CANADA)
DISFIGURED (TX)
SECRET OF THE SEVEN THUNDERS (IL)
NECROTIC DISGORGEMENT (OH)
RUMPLESTILTSKIN GRINDER (PA)
SIKFUK (MN)
BLASPHEMER (ITALY)
PATHOLOGY (CA)
DREAMING DEAD (CA)
EZRA (NE)
HUMAN FILLETED (IN)

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Obituary Announces North American Tour Dates

Florida based death metal legends Obituary has announced a lengthy tour this September. They'll be joined on the trek by Goatwhore, Krisiun, The Berzerker and Warbringer.

The tour dates are as follows:

September 3 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
September 4 - Mesa, AZ @ U.B.’s Bar
September 5 - Farmington, NM @ Gator’s
September 6 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
September 8 - San Marcos, CA @ Jumping Turtle
September 9 - Los Angeles, CA @ Key Club
September 10 – San Francisco, CA @ Slims
September 11 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
September 12 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
September 14 - Victoria, BC @ Sugar
September 15 - Vancouver, BC @ Plaza Club
September 17 - Calgary, AB @ Warehouse
September 18 - Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
September 19 - Regina, SK @ The Riddell
September 20 - Winnipeg, MB @ Royal Albert Arms
September 22 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
September 23 - Mokena, IL @ Pearl Room
September 25 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
September 26 - Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
September 27 - Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques
September 29 – New York, NY @ Blender Theatre at Gramercy
September 30 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
October 1 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
October 2 - Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
October 3 - Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
October 4 - Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall

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Goatwhore Writing New Material

Goatwhore has confirmed that they are currently writing new material for a brand new studio album.

Guitarist Sammy Duet says: “We are well into it. I won’t go in the whole, ‘This one is gonna be the heaviest one yet, blah blah blah,’ but it’s gonna be pretty damn heavy. I am really happy with what we have written so far.”

“If all goes to plan, we will enter Mana Studios in early February. Hopefully we will do some shows before then. Other than that, I’m just sitting on my ass being bored. I miss being on tour, but I guess you have to take what you can get.”

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Ozzfest 2008 Deemed A Success By Organizers

Billboard.com reports: Ozzfest 2008, with Metallica and Ozzy Osbourne as headliners, grossed nearly $3.5 million and drew close to 30,000 people to Dallas' Pizza Hut Park, according to producers Sharon Osbourne and AEG Live.

Sponsored by Affliction Clothing, this year's Ozzfest marked the return of the 13-year-old hard music brand after a free run at amphitheaters last year. This year's one-off event did "fantastically well," Sharon Osbourne told Billboard.com. "The one thing is you want for the kids to go away and keep talking about what a great show it was, and that's what they're doing."

In addition to Metallica and Osbourne, mainstage acts were Serj Tankian, Hellyeah, Johnathan Davis, Cavalera Conspiracy, Shadows Fall, Apocalyptica, and In This Moment. The second stage featured Sevendust, Devildriver, Kingdom of Sorrow, Soilent Green, Witchcraft and Goatwhore. On the third stage were the Sword, Drowning Pool, Rigor Mortis, Within Chaos, The Destro and "battle of the bands" winners Debris and Black Tooth.

Osbourne says plans are for Ozzfest to return to Dallas again next summer, likely as a two-day festival, and other cities are also being considered. "Ozzfest ain't going anywhere," she says. "We do try and shake things up and experiment. We're not the old donkey that plods on doing the same sh*t."

Read the full article at Billboard.com.

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Ozzfest 2008 Set Times Announced

The single-day Ozzfest 2008 destination event is fast approaching. The festival will be held this Saturday, August 9 in Dallas, Texas. The set times have been released and are as follows (listed mostly in reverse order):

Main Stage:
Metallica 9:45 - 11:15 pm
Ozzy Osbourne 8:00 - 9:15 pm
Serj Tankian 6:45 - 7:45 pm
HellYeah/Dime tribute 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Johnathan Davis 4:25 - 5:15 pm
Cavalera Conspiracy 3:35 - 4:15 pm
Shadows Fall 2:50 - 3:25 pm
Apocalyptica 2:10 - 2:40 pm
In This Moment 1:30 - 2:00 pm

Second Stage:
Sevendust 4:30 - 5:00 pm
Devildriver 3:30 - 4:00 pm
Kingdom of Sorrow 2:30 - 3:00 pm
Soilent Green 1:30 - 2:00 pm
Witchcraft 12:30 - 1:00 pm
Goatwhore 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Third Stage:
The Sword 4:00 - 4:30 pm
Drowning Pool 3:00 - 3:30 pm
Rigor Mortis 2:00 - 2:30 pm
Within Chaos 1:00 - 1:30 pm
The Destro 12:00 - 12:30 pm
1st place battle of bands 11:00 - 11:30 am
2nd place battle of bands 10:30 - 10:40 am

Doors open at 10:00 am.

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Two More Bands Confirmed For Ozzfest 2008

As previously reported, Ozzfest will be a one day even this year, taking place on August 9th in Dallas, Texas. Two more acts have been added to the "Texas Stage", namely The Destro and Within Chaos.

The lineup so far is as follows:

Main Stage: OZZY OSBOURNE, METALLICA, SERJ TANKIAN, HELLYEAH, JONATHAN DAVIS, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, SHADOWS FALL, APOCALYPTICA, IN THIS MOMENT, All-Star Tribute To "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott.

Second Stage: SEVENDUST, DEVILDRIVER, KINGDOM OF SORROW, SOILENT GREEN, WITCHCRAFT, GOATWHORE.

Texas Stage: THE SWORD, DROWNING POOL, RIGOR MORTIS, WITHIN CHAOS, THE DESTRO.

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Ozzfest 2008 Confirmed As One-Day Event

OZZFEST--the original and iconic hard rock festival--returns in 2008 as a one-day stadium spectacular on Saturday, August 9 in Dallas, Texas that teams OZZFEST founder and namesake Ozzy Osbourne (in his only U.S. concert appearance this summer) with Metallica (marking their OZZFEST debut).

Produced by Sharon Osbourne and AEG LIVE, the all-day festival at Pizza Hut Park in hard music-loving Dallas will feature three stages of non-stop talent (with many OZZFEST alumni) and reliably twisted OZZFEST side attractions.

The full main stage lineup will also spotlight performances by Serj Tankian (System of a Down), Hellyeah, Jonathan Davis (Korn), Cavalera Conspiracy, Shadows Fall, Apocalyptica and In This Moment. Also scheduled on the main stage is a special all-star tribute to slain Pantera guitarist ‘Dimebag’ Darrell Abbott. Second stage acts include Sevendust, Devildriver, Kingdom of Sorrow, Soilent Green, Witchcraft and Goatwhore. The Texas (third) stage—“an homage to the “many great metal bands that come from Texas,” says Sharon Osbourne--features The Sword, Drowning Pool and Rigor Mortis.

“Ozzy just finished an 11-month world tour so I think he deserves a summer off,” Sharon says about this year’s one-day OZZFEST. “We’re going to be a stadium destination festival for now--we have gone past doing the sheds every summer. We’ve given everyone else the blueprint and we have to keep evolving OZZFEST. This is just the beginning; AEG Live and I have a lot of new ideas for OZZFEST."

This year’s dynamic line-up encompasses artists who’ve played OZZFEST before in different incarnations such as Serj Tankian (System of a Down); Jonathan Davis (Korn); Hellyeah’s Vinnie Paul (Pantera) and Chad Gray (Mudvayne); Kingdom of Sorrow’s Jamie Jasta (Hatebreed) and Kirk Windstein (Down); and Max Cavalera (Soulfly, Sepultura) of Cavalara Conspiracy. Other OZZFEST graduates include Shadows Fall, Sevendust, Devildriver, Drowning Pool and In This Moment.

“Ozzy has great relationships with all of the bands that have played OZZFEST,” says Sharon. “We’re the only real festival for harder edge bands and these artists have been very loyal to us--there is lots of love on this line-up."

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UVTV Features Special Metal Blade Podcast

This week’s episode of "UVTV’s Heavy Metal Podcast" is their first in a series of record label specials. They're kicking off the series with a number of music videos and live performances from artists of Metal Blade Records. Some of the bands highlighted on the show include JOB FOR A COWBOY, EVERGREEN TERRACE, UNEARTH, GOATWHORE, and PSYOPUS.

You can download the MP4 Video or get it on i-tunes.

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Immolation Announce More European Tour Dates

On March 8th (Saturday) legendary New York- based IMMOLATION appeared on Metalmania Festival in Poland (Katowice, Spodek Hall). It was their warm-up show before the upcoming Shadows Of The Emissaries' Curse Tour 2008.

At the festival Immolation shared the stage with such metal monsters as MEGADETH, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN and SATYRICON. Two days later, March 10th in Prague the band teamed up with MELECHESH and SICKENING HORROR, to begin their regular European tour featuring 25 shows. America's GOATWHORE are joining the tour on March 14th in Trencin, Slovakia.

Unfortunately, the tour won't come to Stockholm (as was previously announced) due to lack of interest of local promoters. What a shame! The tour will last till April 6th. The last gig will take place in Warsaw, Poland.

Check out a tour trailer here. More...

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Immolation And More To Tour Europe

IMMOLATION, MELECHESH, GOATWHORE and SICKENING HORROR will team up for a European tour beginning mid-March. The dates are as follows:

Mar. 14 - SK Trencin @ Piano
Mar. 15 - GER Munich @ Metropolis
Mar. 16 - A Dornbirn @ Conrad Sohm
Mar. 17 - A Traun @ Spinnerei
Mar. 18 - A Wien @ Planet Music
Mar. 19 - GER Trier @ Exhaus
Mar. 20 - FR Strasbourg @ Molodoi
Mar. 21 - CH Erstfeld @ Transilvania Live
Mar. 22 - FR Chaulnes @ OMCSL
Mar. 23 - GER Essen @ Turock
Mar. 24 - HOL Tilburg @ 013
Mar. 25 - HOL Heerhugowaard @ Waerdse
Mar. 26 - GER Osnabruck @ Bastard
Mar. 27 - HOL Sneek @ Bolwerk
Mar. 28 - [to be announced]
Mar. 29 - NOR Oslo @ South Of Heaven
Mar. 30 - [to be announced]
Apr. 01 - FIN Turku @ Klubi
Apr. 02 - FIN Jyvaskyla @ Lutakko
Apr. 03 - FIN Helsinki @ Nosturi
Apr. 04 - LAT Riga @ Melna Piektdiena
Apr. 05 - LIT Vilnus @ Mulen Ruzas
Apr. 06 - POL Warsaw @ Progresja

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Two Bands Added To Immolation Tour

New Orleans' GOATWHORE and Greece's SICKENING HORROR have been added to the upcoming European tour featuring IMMOLATION and MELECHESH. The trek is scheduled to kick off mid-March. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon.

On March 8, IMMOLATION will perform at the Metalmania Festival 2008 in Katowice, Poland alongside MEGADETH, OVERKILL, VADER and THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN. Before the launch of the European tour, IMMOLATION will play a few warm-up shows in Russia (for the first time in band's history). More details will be revealed soon.

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Warbringer Records Debut Album

The buzz surrounding LA thrashers Warbringer is simply astounding following a slew of high-profile shows alongside the legendary Exodus and overwhelmingly positive reactions to the group's self-released EP. Upon signing a worldwide deal with Century Media Records, the quintet entered the studio with acclaimed producer Bill Metoyer, who helped shape legendary albums from the likes of Slayer, D.R.I. and Sacred Reich, among a slew of others.

John Kevill (vocals) states: "So far the recording's gone very well. Everything is now tracked, and mixing is currently in full swing. Everyone's pretty happy with how it's shaping up, and we all feel it's a huge step up for us. Working with Bill has been awesome. It's been very laid back, and we've received a lot of good feedback and input from him. Counting bonus material and everything, we did a total of 14 tracks. The cover art is also looking pretty bad-ass. The whole thing will be done in a couple of weeks, and we can't wait to unleash it upon the masses."

While Warbringer has built a rabid local fan base playing with others in the LA thrash revival scene, they're set to join Exodus, Arsis and Goatwhore on a national tour in January. This tour will be preceded by a number of warm-up dates opening for Suffocation/Immolation and Prong throughout the CA area this month. Having already completed a West Coast tour with Daath, in addition to the several shows with Exodus, these young thrash warriors (4 out of the 5 aren't even of legal drinking age) are prepared to bring their definitive brand of violent combat thrash to audiences nationwide.

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More Details On Retro Grave's Trouble Re-make

Jeff "Oly" Olson (TROUBLE, RETRO GRAVE) has tapped Vincent Wojno (TROUBLE, MACHINE HEAD, KREATOR, TESTAMENT) to produce and engineer the first two RETRO GRAVE albums. The debut CD, now simply titled "Run", is a re-arrangement of TROUBLE's "Run to the Light" (originally issued in 1987 via Metal Blade). Special guests on the "Run" album include former TROUBLE bassist Ron Holzner; members of RISE TO ADDICTION, TROUBLE and NOVEMBERS DOOM; Kyle Thomas (ALABAMA THUDERPUSSY, EXHORDER, FLOODGATE); Leif Edling (CANDLEMASS); Sammy Duet (GOATWHORE, ACID BATH); and up-and-coming guitarist Mike "Rebeard" Schermuly.

"Run" is currently being recorded for an early 2008 release. A record deal is being nogotiated, the details of which will be announced in the very near future.

Kyle Thomas briefly fronted TROUBLE in 1999 and is "a welcome addition to the 'Run' album," says Olson. "All of my guests are very talented musicians that I'm psyched to work with, especially my new friends from the UK, RISE TO ADDICTION [who toured with TROUBLE in Europe earlier this year]. These guys are hard-working and extremely talented group of guys, as [is] my new permanent guitarist, Mike 'Redbeard' Schermuly from Portland, Maine."

Samples from the debut RETRO GRAVE EP can be heard at retrogravemusic.com

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Exodus, Arsis, Goatwhore, Warbringer Tour Dates

Exodus, Arsis, Goatwhore, and Warbringer will team up for a U.S. tour this winter, starting in 2008, and have released more tour dates. Here are the tour dates:

1/21 West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
1/22 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
1/22 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
1/23 Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
1/24 Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
1/25 Ft. Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theater
1/26 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
1/27 Houston, TX @ Meridian
1/29 Winter Park, FL @ The Haven
1/30 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
1/31 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
2/1 Fayetteville, NC @ Jester's Pub
2/2 West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx Nightclub
2/4 New York, NY @ B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
2/5 Rochester, NY @ Penny Arcade
2/6 Reading, PA @ The Silo
2/7 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
2/8 Bedford, NH @ Mark's Place
2/9 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
2/10 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's Down Under
2/11 Huntington, WV @ Huntington Music Hall
2/12 Louisville, KY @ Uncle Pleasants
2/13 Milwaukee, WI @ Vnuk's Lounge
2/14 Cedar Falls, IA @ Reverb
2/15 Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
2/16 Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room
2/17 Maplewood, MN @ The Rock
2/18 Winnipeg, MB, CAN @ Garrick Centre
2/19 Regina, SK, CAN @ Exchange
2/20 Calgary, AL, CAN @ Warehouse
2/22 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
2/23 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
2/24 San Francisco, CA @ Slim's

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