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New Orleans, United States (1996 – present)

Goatwhore is a blackened death/thrash metal band from the swamps of New Orleans, LA. They were formed by well known musicians from the Louisiana metal scene. They first came together in 1996/97 when Sammy Duet (former Acid Bath/Crowbar guitarist) and Zak Nolan (former drummer of Goatwhore, now replaced by Zack Simmons) jammed together as a little sideproject when Acid Bath was taking a break. They soon made some four track demos. When Acid Bath fell apart in 1997 (due to the loss of bassist Audie Pitre) they dedicated more time to Goatwhore (formerly known as Kilgore). They quickly turned into a 4 piece with the addition of Ben Falgoust (of Soilent Green) and Pat Bruders. In 2004 Goatwhore was offered a deal by Metal Blade Records, who they are signed with now…

“We are timeless … within damnation”

With its 2000 debut, The Eclipse of the Ages Into Black, Louisiana miscreants Goatwhore explored old school satanic black metal as no American act had before. The band’s flame-throwing ferocity and blasphemous conviction hailed such pioneers as Bathory and Venom and offered respite to purists grown weary of the fanciful, over-orchestrated musings of Europe’s contemporary black metallurgists.

Goatwhore’s new second effort, Funeral Dirge for the Rotting Sun, ventures into darker, less conventional territory. Probing the pitch-black recesses of mind and soul in a disturbing, introspective examination of dark forces at work, and unleashing it all with a feral hookiness and atmospheric flare, the band steps beyond the bounds of mere black metal into a realm all its own.


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  • Bluntside5050

    Black Metal and Hardcore? I see that someone can't distinguish the difference between hardcore and thrashy riffs? It's nowhere close to it being at a bm and hxc crossover status. Ahh they're so cute when they're that small.

    10 Aug 1:34pm Reply
  • Jureiko

    There's no black metal on new album. Don't know what else to say about it. Fast, agressive but really not evil, forgettable.

    5 Aug 7:13pm Reply
  • XtremeBrutality

    The new album slays mercilessly and expected nothing less! Goatwhore certainly take no prisoners through their black thrash attack!

    14 Jul 5:10pm Reply
  • SupremeMetal

    Review of the new album (english):

    12 Jul 11:36pm Reply
  • nlventura93

    This band always delivers and Constricting Rage of the Merciless is no exception. Amazing album.

    12 Jul 1:57pm Reply
  • xSMRTx

    killer band

    10 Jul 8:58pm Reply
  • Gloomyr

    Отличный крайний альбом.

    9 Jul 7:35pm Reply
  • Cruztitucion

    evils riffs the new one...same quality as Carved out the Eyes of God

    9 Jul 3:15pm Reply
  • Byron2606

    New album is fucking insane

    8 Jul 2:52pm Reply
  • iPowder

    Constricting Rage Of The Merciless: So excellent! |m|

    7 Jul 10:29pm Reply
  • PutridBastard

    "I like their mix between Black Metal and Hardcore. Good band "- Wait what?? I hope you're trolling.

    26 Jun 12:04am Reply
  • COB4evr

    Provoking the Ritual of Death... amazing

    22 Jun 6:35am Reply
  • Lost_Souls_UK

    I absolutely love this band, but 'When Steel And Bone Meet' is fucking shit. Phoned-in riffs, no energy, no flair in the composition. I hope the album kills it, and this is just a lapse.

    20 Jun 1:49pm Reply
  • FatcapVandal

    I like their mix between Black Metal and Hardcore. Good band

    18 Jun 6:27am Reply
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  • defnoob

    These guys should do well tonight. I haven't seen them since SOTU in 07, but their music hasn't changed that much

    4 Apr 6:42pm Reply
  • xzilus

    who needs a god, when you have satan

    29 Mar 8:14am Reply
  • Plook

    "Blood For The Master" is excellent!! \o/

    28 Mar 12:09pm Reply
  • Verzybug

    \m/ Come to Poland! \m/

    5 Mar 8:35pm Reply
  • junkyard_god

    all around good band, shame I didn't listen to them sooner. and how is Exhumed similar?

    20 Feb 3:04pm Reply
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