View GOATWHORE’s “Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven” video HERE.
Blackened death thrash practitioners GOATWHORE released their long-awaited new full-length, Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven, last Friday via Metal Blade Records. In celebration of its release, today the band is pleased to unveil their new video for the record’s title track.
Trooping into their twenty-fifth year as conjurors of the most ruthless extreme metal, with Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven GOATWHORE spews forth forty-seven decimating minutes of the band’s trademark brew of death, black, thrash, and classic metal delivered with breathless intensity and an unapologetic bloodlust.
With the band’s multifaceted title track, vocalist Louis B. Falgoust II ventured into an idea of emotional despondency within older texts and writings, feeling like several of these writings missed an element of human nature/emotion. “The basic laws and rules guided by simple aspects of good and evil and the emotional/mental journey in which people would have to traverse them. Life is simple, but very complex when coming to the relationships of numerous people together and their paths crossing. The idea was spawned from delving into my own idea behind the relationship of Judas and Jesus, reading various writings on the topic, from the basic ones we all have heard to the forbidden concepts like the Gospels Of Judas. It’s also about the idea of doing something you may think is positive or beneficial, but it only ends up putting you in a more negative foundation, and this abstraction can send a person into a very dark place. Life around you begins to crumble and the thoughts become more askew. The title is more of a metaphor embracing this idea.”
View GOATWHORE’s video for “Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven,” directed by David Brodsky, at THIS LOCATION.
Unquestionably their fiercest, most accomplished album to date in sound, concept, and execution, the twelve-track Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven stands among the most volatile and plainly dangerous records to come out of 2022. “Angels… consistently rages without ever devolving into the samey sounding banality that plagues so many less adept practitioners,” writes Decibel Magazine in a 9/10 review of the record, adding accurately, “Angels… just gets better the longer it plays.” In a 4.5/5 rating, MetalSucks concurs, “Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven reeks of all-American sweat and grime while giving you a taste of authentic European flavor. It fuses death metal with the mysticism and other hallmarks of black metal, adds in some NOLA soul, injects adrenaline-fueled thrash elements, and builds upon the backbone of classic metal.” In another 9/10 score, Blabbermouth hails the band’s, “most diverse, epic and savage release all at once — an impressive feat for any band this deep into its career.”
Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven is available on CD, digitally, and LP on multiple color variants. Preview and purchase yours today at: http://metalblade.com/goatwhore.
View the band’s previously released video for “Born Of Satan’s Flesh” at THIS LOCATION.
Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven was produced by Jarrett Pritchard (Exhumed, 1349), who handled the band’s Vengeful Ascension full-length, and tracked primarily at Studio In The Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana under pandemic restrictions. Additionally, the band recruited acclaimed producer Kurt Ballou (Converge, High On Fire, Gatecreeper, Code Orange) to mix the record with final mastering duties handled by Grammy-award winning engineer Ted Jensen (Ghost, Gojira, Cult Of Luna). The record is tied together by the art of longtime collaborator Jordan Barlow whose cryptic use of sigils holds deeper meaning to the record’s whole.
“Angels… consistently rages without ever devolving into the samey sounding banality that plagues so many less adept practitioners. Angels… just gets better the longer it plays.” – Decibel Magazine
“…the band’s most diverse, epic and savage release all at once — an impressive feat for any band this deep into its career.” – Blabbermouth
“Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven is a dark, evil, misanthropic piece of art that new and old fans of the band are likely to find truly gratifying. This album is worth your time and undivided attention.” – MetalSucks
“Angles Hung From The Arches Of Heaven proves yet again that one of the hardest working bands in metal can continue to impress us with their tried and true brand of blackened extremity.” – Metal Injection
“…a blood-spewing banger that harnesses everything that makes this band exciting in one tight package. The interplay between frontman Ben Falgoust’s diverse array of growls and guitarist-vocalist Sammy Duet’s goblin shrieks is terrific, and their masterful transitions between black-metal speed, thrash riffage and just plain ripping death metal heaviness is unmatched.” – Revolver on “Born Of Satan’s Flesh”
“A vicious brew of blackened thrash and death metal is GOATWHORE’s M.O., and ‘Born Of Satan’s Flesh’ hits that multi-genre intersection at blinding speeds. Guitarist Sammy Duet rains down precision riffs while frontman Louis Ben Falgoust II spouts blasphemies through his bellowing snarl. The accompanying performance clip offers a glimpse at what it would be like to witness the brutality live.” – Consequence
“GOATWHORE ascends to eviscerate all expectations. Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven exceeds the related genre’s boundaries and redefine their sound and place in the landscape of metal.” – New Noise Magazine
“Twenty-five years into their career, GOATWHORE is here to do what they do best: rip, shred and tear with their signature blend of death, black, thresh and traditional metal, without apology, no quarter given.” — Knotfest
“…one of the gnarliest blackened death metal bands ever.” – Denver Westword
“Lasting twelve tracks, the band’s eighth overall album is filled with everlasting chaos flavored with darkness. And this is all while reeling you at just the right moments to grasp your full experience of what the band is offering.” – Cryptic Rock
“From brutal breakdowns to slashing tremolo picking, every song on Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven is possessed of a fierce groove and maniacal intent. Another collection of venomous yet catchy riffs, a rhythm section straight from the seventh circle of hell, and vocals which sound like what it must be like to chew razorblades while standing on Lego.” – Ghost Cult
Louis B. Falgoust II – vocals
Sammy Duet – guitars, vocals
Zack Simmons – drums
Robert “TA” Coleman – bass