Constricting Rage Of The Merciless, the latest full-length from blackened death thrash behemoths, GOATWHORE, debuted at #81 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart, toppling their last entry position of #171 with Blood For The Master. Additionally, Constricting Rage Of The Merciless ranked in at #21 on Billboard’s Rock chart, #7 on the Hard Rock chart and #13 on the Independent chart! In Canada, the record landed at #151 on the Top 200 Current Albums chart, #25 on the Top Heavy Music chart, #133 on iTunes’ Top 200, #20 on iTunes’ Rock chart and a crushing #4 on iTunes’ Metal chart!
Following a short but punishing bought of headlining live assaults that commenced earlier this month, today GOATWHORE will kick off their Summer-long live invasion as part of this year’s Summer Slaughter tour. Set to level San Francisco, California at the Regency Ballroom, the punishing tour package will pillage its way through nearly two dozen cities, drawing to a close on August 12th at the Empire Nova in Springfield.
In related GOATWHORE happenings, the band recently unveiled their ripping new video for third Constricting Rage Of The Merciless track, “Baring Teeth For Revolt.” Shot at the infamous House Of Shock in New Orleans by lauded videographer David Brodsky of My Good Eye (Hell Yeah, Whitechapel, Cannibal Corpse, Municipal Waste et al), the clip is a audio/visual hailstorm of bludgeoning live energy. Peep “Baring Teeth For Revolt” below.
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
8/12/2014 Empire NOVA – Springfield, VA
8/15/2014 The Loft – Poughkeepsie, NY
8/16/2014 Gwar B-Q @ Hadad’s Lake – Richmond, VA
Captured at Mana Recording Studios with Erik Rutan at the helm, Constricting Rage Of The Merciless is at once predatory, epic, misanthropic and sadistic harnessing the thick, battle-ready tone and energy of GOATWHORE’s onstage attack in a way previous releases have not. In a perfect 5/5 rating, Headbangorgtfo.com crowns the record, “an instant classic,” Metal Injection christens it, “the new high water mark of the group’s work thus far,” while Exclaim concludes, “GOATWHORE have always had the stench of brimstone about them, and their latest offering in no different, a vein of smoldering hatred for everything pure and good anchoring the record in a kind of ravenous decadence.” Elsewhere the sentiment echoes. Invisible Oranges calls Constricting Rage Of The Merciless, “a fucking solid release and one wild ride down the highway to Hell,” Dead Rhetoric applauds the band’s “masterful work of extreme metal,” while Metalasfuck proclaims, “GOATWHORE are back to once again lay waste in Satan’s name!”
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“…a blasphemous blast…” – Decibel