Angels’ Necropolis, the infernal maiden LP from Östergötland/Norrköping, Sweden-based outfit YEAR OF THE GOAT, received the heralded Best Debut Album by Metal Hammer.
On September 13th, YEAR OF THE GOAT reigned supreme at this year’s installment of the illustrious annual Metal Hammer award ceremony in Berlin, Germany, listed among heavy metal’s elite including Metallica, Slayer, Motörhead, Nightwish, Doro Pesch, Amorphis and others, in recognition of their blazing Angels’ Necropolis. Released in late 2012 worldwide through Ván Records — the cult label accountable for bringing The Devil’s Blood, The Ruins Of Beverast, Nagelfar and others into the spotlight — Angels’ Necropolis has reaped perfect scores and major features infiltrating print and online media outlets worldwide. The album delivers a brilliantly-executed and infectious blend of classic metal/occult rock harmonies. YEAR OF THE GOAT seemingly permeate the air around them with their art, rather than simply perform said riffery. The atmospheric permeation of the eight rituals which comprise their Angel’s Necropolis offering form the proper conditions to transport the listener to another plane of existence for over fifty minutes; a meditative state in tribute to Lucifer and his legions.
YEAR OF THE GOAT has also confirmed their upcoming schedule of live ceremonies with a thirteen-city tour this November, sponsored by German Rock Hard Magazine, including a performance at Hammer Of Doom VIII in Wuerzburg, Germany with Orchid, While Heaven Wept, Jex Thoth, Procession, Altar Of Oblivion, Age Of Taurus and others.
Watch YEAR OF THE GOAT’s official video for the track “Spirits Of Fire” AT THIS LOCATION and stay tuned for more news on the band in the coming weeks.
YEAR OF THE GOAT Fall 2013 European Tour:
11/07/2013 Beta – Copenhagen, Denmark
11/09/2013 Second Skin – Athens, Greece
11/10/2013 Eightball Club – Thessaloniki, Greece
11/11/2013 Rockcafe St. Pauli – Hamburg, Germany
11/13/2013 Trix – Antwerp, Belgium
11/14/2013 Baroeg – Rotterdam, Netherlands
11/15/2013 Helvete – Oberhausen, Germany
11/16/2013 Hammer Of Doom Festival – Wuerzburg, Germany
11/18/2013 Orange House – Munich, Germany
11/19/2013 KFZ – Marburg, Germany
11/21/2013 Blue Hell – Budapest, Hungary
11/22/2013 Viper Room – Vienna, Austria
11/23/2013 Paunchy Cats – Lichtenfels, Germany