New Orleans metal tyrants, GOATWHORE, are readying to kick off a Summer's worth of US live takeovers. Set to commence this Saturday, July 5th with a record release party at South Port Hall in Jefferson, Louisiana, the band will level stages on a short run of headlining dates before joining this year's edition of The Summer Slaughter tour on July 17th alongside death metal icons Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Fallujah and more! Additionally, GOATWHORE will make a special appearance at this year's Gwar B-Q on August 16th.
The band will be touring in support of their forthcoming new full-length, Constricting Rage Of The Merciless, set to make its final descent upon North America on July 8th, 2014 via Metal Blade Records. Spewing ten-tracks of unadulterated, subterranean metal as channeled through the historic likes of Motörhead and Bathory, Constricting Rage Of The Merciles serves as GOATWHORE's mostwell-executed, sonically devouring composition to date and their first to be tracked to two-inch tape.
Captured at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida with Erik Rutan at the helm, the record --at once predatory, epic, misanthropic and sadistic -- harnesses the thick, battle-ready tone and energy of their live assaults in a way previous releases have not and is already procuring critical hails both stateside and beyond. In a perfect 5/5 rating, Headbangorgtfo.com crowns the record "an instant classic," Metal Injection dubs it, "the new high water mark of the group's work thus far," while Planet Mosh commends GOATWHORE's seamless ability to fuse "everything from hyperspeed melodic black metal (reminiscent of underground guys like Noctuary), to thrash metal's crunch, to death metal's 'kill first, ask questions later' ethos," furthering that, "polished, deliberate bayou evil permeates each well-crafted tune."
If you missed it, get deviant with GOATWHORE's "FBS" lyric video HERE, where you'll also find an assortment of killer preorder bundles still available for your unholy purchasing pleasures.
7/05/2014 Southport Hall - Jefferson, LA
7/06/2014 The Levee - Longview, TX
7/07/2014 Zydeco - Birmingham, AL
7/08/2014 Exit/In - Nashville, TN
7/09/2014 New Daisy Theatre - Memphis, TN
7/10/2014 Fubar - St. Louis, MO
7/11/2014 The Vanguard - Tulsa, OK
7/15/2014 Soda Bar - San Diego, CA
Summer Slaughter Tour w/ Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Thy Art Is Murder, Origin, Decrepit Birth, Within The Ruins, Fallujah
7/17/2014 The Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
7/18/2014 The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
7/19/2014 House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA
7/20/2014 Nile Theater - Phoenix, AZ
7/21/2014 Tricky Falls - El Paso, TX
7/22/2014 Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
7/23/2014 Summit - Denver, CO
7/25/2014 House Of Blues - Houston, TX
7/26/2014 Scoot Inn - Austin, TX
7/27/2014 Gas Monkey - Dallas, TX
7/29/2014 State Theater St. - Petersburg, FL
7/30/2014 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
7/31/2014 The International - Knoxville, TN
8/01/2014 Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH
8/02/2014 Mojoes - Chicago, IL
8/03/2014 Skyway Theatre - Minneapolis, MN
8/05/2014 The Rave - Milwaukee, WI
8/06/2014 Crofoot Ballroom - Detroit, MI
8/07/2014 Rapids Theatre - Niagara Falls, NY
8/08/2014 Irving Plaza - New York, NY
8/09/2014 The Palladium - Worcester, MA
8/10/2014 The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
8/16/2014 Gwar B-Q @ Hadad's Lake - Richmond, VA
"...a classic take-no-prisoners, leave-no-survivors type of GOATWHORE track. The band's black metal influence is at the forefront ... as guitarist Sammy Duet builds a dark atmosphere with his open chords and sinister progressions, while vocalist Ben Falgoust explores his full guttural range throughout the track." - Loudwire on the track "Schadenfreude"