GOATWHORE returns less than six months since the release of their critically-adored Vengeful Ascension full-length with a new track, “Command To Destroy,” available exclusively via Decibel Magazine’s renowned Flexi Series.
Issues Decibel of the band’s latest hymn, “‘Command To Destroy’ is GOATWHORE at their best, unleashing their signature fusion of black/death/thrash metal.”
To obtain this exclusive, ultra-limited flexi, become a deluxe Decibel subscriber by Monday, November 6th at 9:00 AM EST. For further info visit THIS LOCATION.
GOATWHORE is currently roadbound with 1349 and labelmates Tombs on a short run of live dates leading up to their performance at this year’s edition of Ozzfest Meets Knotfest in San Bernardino, California. The journey commenced October 27th and includes three shows supporting Kreator. In February, GOATWHORE will take to the seas on the 2018 edition of 70000 Tons Of Metal, the world’s biggest heavy metal cruise before heading overseas for a month-long trek with Sepultura, Obscura, and Fit For An Autopsy. See all confirmed dates below.
GOATWHORE w/ 1349, Tombs [remaining dates]:
11/01/2017 Top Deck – Farmington, NM (supporting Kreator)
11/02/2017 Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV
11/03/2017 The Rock – Tucson, AZ
11/05/2017 Ozzfest Meets Knotfest @ Glen Helen Amphitheater & Festival Grounds – San Bernardino, CA [tickets] **
11/17/2017 The Tavern – Hattiesburg, MS **
11/18/2017 The Brick House – Houma, LA **
** no 1349, Tombs
2/1-5/2018 70000 Tons Of Metal – Ft. Lauderdale, FL [tickets]
w/ Sepultura, Obscura, Fit For An Autopsy:
2/23/2018 Conne Island – Leipzig, DE
2/24/2018 Masters of Rock Café – Zlin, CZ
2/25/2018 Barba Negra – Budapest, HU
2/26/2018 Orion Club – Rome, IT
2/27/2018 Magazzini Generali – Milano, IT
3/01/2018 Explosiv – Graz, AT
3/02/2018 Majestic Music Club – Bratislava, SK
3/03/2018 Proxima – Warsaw, PL
3/04/2018 B90 – Gdansk, PL
3/06/2018 Columbia Theater – Berlin, DE
3/07/2018 Docks – Hamburg, DE
3/08/2018 Garage – Saarbrücken, DE
3/09/2018 LKA Longhorn – Stuttgart, DE
3/10/2018 Backstage – München, DE
3/11/2018 Tivoli Ronda – Utrecht, NL
3/13/2018 SWX – Bristol, UK
3/14/2018 SWG3 -Glasgow, UK
3/15/2018 The Tivoli – Dublin, IE
3/16/2018 Hammerfest – Pwlhelli, GB
3/17/2018 Foundry – Sheffield, UK
3/18/2018 Koko – London, UK
3/20/2018 Elysee Montmartre – Paris, FR
3/21/2018 Zeche -Bochum, DE
3/22/2018 Hirsch – Nürnberg, DE
3/23/2018 Rockhouse – Salzburg, DE
3/24/2018 Kofmehl – Solothurn, CH
GOATWHORE is touring in support of latest full-length, Vengeful Ascension, released in June via Metal Blade Records. Their seventh full-length offering and second recorded reel-to-reel, Vengeful Ascension was captured at Earth Analog in Tolono, Illinois with longtime soundman and comrade Jarrett Pritchard (1349, Gruesome).
The critically-lauded offering toppled Billboard charts upon its first week of release earning the #4 spot on Billboard’s Heatseeker Albums chart, #6 on the Hard Rock Album Sales chart, #11 on the Independent Albums chart, #16 on the Hard Rock Albums chart, #18 on the Rock Album Sales chart, #49 on the Top 200 Current Albums chart, and #59 on the Top 200 Albums chart making it the band’s highest charting album to date! In Canada the record was met with equal accolades debuting at #19 on the Hard Music chart and #145 on the Top Albums chart.
Vengeful Ascension is out NOW on Metal Blade Records on CD, vinyl, and digital formats. To preview and purchase the record visit metalblade.com/goatwhore.
“The album roars with the classic GOATWHORE sound of searing shredding and screams of rage. The material also tries some new things, tossing in a bit of blackened atmosphere, adding to the philosophical questions the music dives into.” — Alternative Press
“Turning frowns upside down with metal steeped in gloom isn’t supposed to be a thing, but in incorporating more classic influences, GOATWHORE has (in)advertently offered Vengeful Ascension as a link between battle jackets and monk robes. 8/10” — Decibel Magazine
“…the most mature recording in the GOATWHORE canon… 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. 4/5” — Team Rock
“…the high water mark that GOATWHORE have set for themselves thus far… 9/10” — Metal Injection
“Vengeful Ascension has extremity black metal fans will dig, groove that will appeal to death metal aficionados, and potent guitar work thrash lovers can appreciate.” — Loudwire
“Vengeful Ascension proves that the band is firing on all cylinders, standing tall as one of extreme metal’s leading bands. 9/10” — Blabbermouth