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Below is our complete Goatlord 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.

Goatlord Re-Issuing Early Demo

In 1985, Goatlord emerged from beneath the desolate sands of the Mojave desert and released a first demo two years later, following the replacement of the band's original bassist.

Though the group would ultimately become best known for first full-length album, "Reflections of the Solstice," it was on this first recording, known succinctly as "Demo '87," that Goatlord established the prototype for its primeval sound. The tracks on "Demo '87" were clearly a necessary stepping stone in the descent towards the black/doom/death rituals that would later become further explored on subsequent recordings.

With the greatest of personal pleasure and pride, Nuclear War Now! announces its reissue of the complete, original "Demo '87" in conjunction with a first-time release of a 1988 rehearsal recording that exemplifies Goatlord's majestic devolution. The "Reh '88" recording, which until this point was unavailable to the public, was unearthed and graciously offered by Don of the Dead (Nunslaughter), one of the earliest and most fervent worshipers of this black-doom cult. The track listing for this version of the release is as follows:

01. Possessed Mutants of War
02. The Fog
03. Unholy Black Slut
04. Sacrifice
05. Unholy Black Slut
06. Voodoo Mass
07. The Fog
08. Possessed Soldiers of War
09. Twilight Rem
10. Sacrifice
11. Distorted Birth
12. Chicken Dance (European Version)
13. Voodoo Mass More...

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Tristania To Play Southern Discomfort

Tristania will return to singer Kjetil Nordhus' home town Kristiansand on September 9th to headline the Southern Discomfort Metal Festival together with Norwegian avant garde giants Arcturus. The gig marks the return of Tristania after a very successful show during the early stages of the "Rubicon" tour last year.

The festival has already confirmed lots of known faces for the Norwegian metal crowd. In addition to Tristania and Arcturus, former In The Woods frontman Jan Kenneth Transeth will join up with former Green Carnation members Stein Roger Sordal and Tommy Jackson in Soxpan, members from Carpathian Forest and Communic reunite with Opus Forgotten, black metallers Goatlord will also do their first show in a few years, while the prog metallers in Leprous, also known as the backing musicians for black metal legend Ishahn, will present their own critically acclaimed material.

"Kristiansand was brilliant last time we played there, and we're delighted to do be able to return this autumn. The line-up is very different from many other festivals, and marks the return of a whole lot of bands that haven't played together for a while, and of course Arcturus is a scoop for the festival," singer Kjetil Nordhus says.

Additional details on Southern Discomfort can be found here. In other Tristania news, the band will also be playing at the upcoming 2012 edition of the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise.

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Spun In Darkness Recording Goatlord Cover

Las Vegas metallers Spun In Darkness have announced they will be recording a cover of the Goatlord track "Distorted Birth" for an upcoming album. The release will also include five tracks from their previous split with Chronic Infect and a track from their split with Coffins. The as-yet-untitled album is set to be released in early 2010.

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