GOATWHORE Hits Billboard Top 200 Chart with New Album Â‘Carving Out the Eyes of God’!
Los Angeles, CA Â– July 2, 2009 Â– New Orleans, LA’s sons of American no-frills black metal meets death and roll, GOATWHORE, have just broke the Billboard Top 200 chart with their latest release Carving Out the Eyes of God, coming in at #190! In addition to hitting the Top 200 Chart, Carving Out the Eyes of God also debuted on the Billboard Hard Music chart at #33, the Billboard Top New Artist (Heatseekers) Albums chart at #16, and the Billboard Top Independent Albums chart at #34. GOATWHORE also carved out a spot for themselves on Canada’s charts coming in at #48 on Independent chart and #79 on Hard chart.
BILLBOARD TOP 200 Debut @ #190
Billboard Hard Music Debut @ #33
Billboard Top New Artist (Heatseekers) Albums Debut @ #16
Billboard Top Independent Albums Debut @ #34
About the band:
Emerging from the swamplands of New Orleans, Louisiana Â— a city rich with urban legends of voodoo curses, ghosts and murder Â— Goatwhore was formed in 1997 by guitarist Sammy Duet (Acid Bath, Crowbar, Ritual Killer etc.). Their history is a winding one marked by lineup shifts, temporary paralysis, haunted studios, and the survival of one of the five most destructive hurricanes in US history. Influenced by the raw savagery of bands like Venom and Celtic Frost, their unrefined, fuck-all approach to black metal first revealed on the Serenades To The Tides Of Blood demo and expanded upon on the now legendary Eclipse Of Ages Into Black debut nearly a decade ago earned the band instant underground credibility.
Fresh off a successful US tour as direct support to pagan-loving label-mates Amon Amarth, Goatwhore has now teamed up with Abigail Williams for the Conquer & Curse Tour 2009, which will cover over 60 dates throughout North America. Joining the tour will be Daath, Abysmal Dawn and Success Will Write Apocalypse Across The Sky. From there, the band will embark on another US jaunt with Obituary through the fall.
In an oversaturated metal landscape where sub-genres spawn sub-sub-genres and the very definition of Â“metalÂ” seems blurred by cross-pollinating madness, sacred are the bands who stay true to their roots. Goatwhore spew the sort of sinister, fist-clenching, speaker-searing sound that made metal so forbiddingly enticing in the first place. The year of the Â‘Whore is truly upon us! Carving out the Eyes of God was released June 23rd, 2009.
Â“Their most varied record to date. Songs sear with an old-school, punk propelled urgency that comes from years of Motorhead, Venom, and Hellhammer worship.Â” 4/5 Revolver Magazine
Â“the band’s tightest, most guitar-driven offering to date. An unholy smorgasbord of rigid tempo shifts, gargantuan hooks, blasting black mass anthems and Falgoust’s soot and venom snarlâ€¦Â” Decibel Magazine
Â“The 10 track could make even the most stubborn Nordic black metal fans squirm, as the stabbing and slashing guitars and Ben Falgoust’s dark sermon growling never have sounded better.Â” The Daily News McKeesport
Â“GOATWHORE have gone above expectations this time aroundâ€¦destined to be their version of The Blackening by MACHINE HEAD for their genre as they have perfected their art and this album will turn up in many Â‘Best Of’ lists for 2009!Â” perfect 10/10, SMNnews.com
Â“â€¦one of 2009’s purest metal albums, one that could very well end up to be considered the quartet’s watershed releaseâ€¦nefariously black and sadistically thrashing in a way that is uniquely GOATWHORE.Â” Blabbermouth.net
Ben Falgoust – vocals
Sammy Duet – guitar
Nathan Bergeron – bass
Zack Simmons Â– drums