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Jun 21

Goatwhore streams new single, “Mankind Will Have No Mercy”, online; new album, ‘Vengeful Ascension’, to see release this Friday + headlining tour with Anciients underway

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“Mankind Will Have No Mercy” is the latest single from New Orleans metal legion Goatwhore. The punishing hymn comes by way of the band’s anticipated new full-length, Vengeful Ascension, set for worldwide release this Friday, June 23rd, via Metal Blade Records.

Check out the audio menace of “Mankind Will Have No Mercy” at: metalblade.com/goatwhore – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:
–Digipak CD
–Limited “spell book” edition including two CDs (limited to 3000 copies)
–180g black vinyl
–clear/black-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–sepia/white-splatter vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–violet-red marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–Clear with black and white swirls (limited to 1500 copies – US exclusive)
–sepia-marbled vinyl (limited to 100 copies – US exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!
The band’s seventh full-length offering and second recorded reel-to-reel was captured at Earth Analog in Tolono, Illinois near Champaign with longtime soundman and comrade Jarrett Pritchard (1349, Gruesome).

In a near-perfect 9.5/10 rating, Metal Assault writes, “With their consistent, exclusive, unbridled sound, they leave a lasting impression… they prove just honest, pure heavy metal can still be a thing. It’s bands like this that give hope and power to the metal scene. This album is inspiring and one to put on repeat.” Heavy Blog Is Heavy concurs, Goatwhore have eclipsed their previous work by creating an expansive and involving album that is as heavy as it is musically diverse and unusually catchy.” While Team Rock calls it, “…the most mature recording in the Goatwhore canon,”furthering, “Its combination of disparate subgenres from opposite ends of the structural and melodic continuum is masterful, resulting in a remarkably non-contrasting display of good and evil; that being good songs that sound as evil as all hell.”

Elsewhere the sentiment echoes. Metal Wani hails another, “perfectly-sculpted Goatwhore masterpiece of raw aggressiveness and the band’s classic instrumentals.” New Noise Magazine gushes, “‘Vengeful Ascension‘ is Goatwhore‘s most diverse and interesting work to-date. The band proves that they can do more than just shred away from beginning to end, but build upon their foundation to introduce deeper chemistry…The record is one of those works that taps into the vein of human existence, and unleashes it in devastating heavy metal fashion.” Metal Insider notes, “There’s no filler here. It’s fast, sometimes slow, painfully brutal yet also restrained where needed… Their live show proves to everyone that these guys are for real and there’s no dependency on pro-tools and gimmicks. They record ‘track to tape’ so any fakery is thrown out the window. It’s like the opposite of Instagram. It’s pure sweat equity with these guys year after year and it pays off.”

Goatwhore is currently ravaging stages through the USA and Canada on a near-three-week headlining tour with Vancouver metallers, Anciients. The tour commenced June 9th and will run through July 1st. The band’s latest journey comes in advance of their previously announced North American fall takeover supporting UK-based metal icons Venom Inc. “The Blood Stained Earth Tour” will pillage twenty-eight cities from September 1st through October 2nd. Additional support will be provided by Portland punk thrashers Toxic Holocaust and Ohio deathcore unit The Convalescence. See all confirmed dates below.

Goatwhore tour dates
w/ Anciients:

June 9 – The Rock Box – San Antonio, TX
June 10 – Backstage Lubbock Depot – Lubbock, TX
June 11 – Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
June 12 – The Green Rom – Flagstaff, AZ
June 14 – Stork Club – Oakland, CA
June 15 – Old Nick’s Pub – Eugene, OR
June 16 – Northwest Terror Fest @ Neumos – Seattle, WA
June 20 – Generator Cabaret – Prince George, BC
June 21 – Distortion – Calgary, AB
June 22 – Brixx Bar & Grill – Edmonton, AB
June 23 – Riddell Center – Regina, SK
June 24 – Windsor Hotel – Winnipeg, MB
June 25 – Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN
June 26 – The Metal Grill – Cudahy, WI
June 27 – Frankies – Bryan, OH
June 28 – Fubar – St. Louis, OH
June 29 – George’s Majestic Lounge – Springdale, AR
June 30 – Vino’s Brewpub – Little Rock, AR
July 1 – Maggie Meyers Irish Pub – Huntsville, AL

Goatwhore tour dates
w/ Venom Inc., Toxic Holocaust, The Convalescence

Sept. 1 – Voltage – Philadelphia, PA
Sept. 2 – Gramercy Theater – New York, NY
Sept. 3 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
Sept. 4 – Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
Sept. 5 – Mod Club – Toronto, ON
Sept. 7 – Agora Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
Sept. 8 – Reggies – Chicago, IL
Sept. 9 – Full Terror Metal Fest – Cave In Rock, IL
Sept. 10 – Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
Sept. 11 – Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
Sept. 13 – The Pin – Spokane, WA
Sept. 14 – Studio 7 – Seattle, WA
Sept. 15 – Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
Sept. 16 – Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
Sept. 18 – Slims – San Francisco, CA
Sept. 19 – The Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
Sept. 20 – Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
Sept. 21 – Club Red – Phoenix, AZ
Sept. 22 – Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
Sept. 23 – Gas Monkey – Dallas, TX
Sept. 24 – Grizzly Hall – Austin, TX
Sept. 25 – White Oak Music Hall – Houston, TX
Sept. 26 – Parish at HOB – New Orleans, LA
Sept. 28 – Churchill’s – Miami, FL
Sept. 29 – Orpheum – Tampa, FL
Sept. 30 – The Haven – Orlando, FL
Oct. 1 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Oct. 2 – Soundstage – Baltimore, MD

A sonic manifestation of war, chaos, desolation, and emotional conflict, seamlessly bridging twenty years of the band’s signature brand of audio venom, Vengeful Ascension finds its members at their most accomplished – both individually and as a cohesive unit. Guitarist Sammy Duet’s dense, sub nuclear riff work and possessed solo blitzes are at their most devastating, spiraling flawlessly and instinctually around drummer Zack Simmons’ and bassist James Harvey’s hammering rhythms with front-man Ben Falgoust’s distinctly commanding roar, his acidic prose more enunciated than ever before, complimenting the apocalyptic proceedings.

Goatwhore recording line-up:
Louis B. Falgoust II – Vocals
Sammy Duet – Guitars, Vocals
Zack Simmons – Drums
James Harvey – Bass

Goatwhore touring line-up:
Louis B. Falgoust II – Vocals
Sammy Duet – Guitars, Vocals
Zack Simmons – Drums
Robert “TA” Coleman – Bass

Goatwhore online:
http://www.facebook.com/thegoat666
http://www.twitter.com/goatwhorenola
http://www.youtube.com/Goatwhorenola666
http://www.metalblade.com/goatwhore
http://www.goatwhore.net
http://www.instagram.com/goatwhorenola

Top photo by Peter Beste 

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