Vengeful Ascension is the imminent new full-length from New Orleans' metal legion GOATWHORE. Set to drop on June 23rd via Metal Blade Records worldwide, the band's seventh full-length and second recorded reel-to-reel was captured at Earth Analog in Tolono, Illinois with longtime soundman and comrade Jarrett Pritchard (1349, Gruesome).
In advance of its release, today the band shares the official lyric video for "Chaos Arcane." Based on H.P. Lovecraft's character Nyarlathotep who attempts to recount the inexplicable sense of fear in expectancy of an unknown evil, the track conveys that sensation of impending doom through sound in a way only GOATWHORE can.
Check out "Chaos Arcane" at THIS LOCATION.
Vengeful Ascension will be available on CD, vinyl (in multiple limited color variations), and digital formats. Various preorder options are currently available at metalblade.com/goatwhore where you can also sample the record's title track.
Mixed by Chris Common (Tribulation, Pelican) and mastered by Maor Applebaum (Faith No More, Halford, Today Is The Day), the ten-track Vengeful Ascension is a sonic manifestation of war, chaos, desolation, and emotional conflict, seamlessly bridging twenty years of the band's signature brand of audio venom. While hardly a concept record in the traditional sense, Vengeful Ascension loosely revolves itself around Luciferian notions in title and spirit where the symbol of Lucifer serves not as a fiendish, all-destroying demon but rather an emancipator or guiding light. It's a theme of struggle and transcendence derived from John Milton's Paradise Lost epic and one that has appeared, whether directly or indirectly, within GOATWHORE works of the past.
GOATWHORE recently wrapping up a successful tour with labelmates Amon Amarth. The band will play the Fort Worth Metal Fest at the The Rail Club in Fort Worth, Texas this weekend before taking to the streets again for a near-three-week North American headlining journey from June 9th through July 1st. Support will be provided by Vancouver metallers, Anciients. See all confirmed dates below.
5/27-28/2017 Fort Worth Metal Fest @ The Rail Club - Fort Worth, TX
6/09/2017 The Rock Box - San Antonio, TX
6/10/2017 Backstage Lubbock Depot - Lubbock, TX
6/11/2017 Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
6/12/2017 The Green Rom - Flagstaff, AZ
6/14/2017 Stork Club - Oakland, CA
6/15/2017 Old Nick's Pub - Eugene, OR
6/16/2017 Northwest Terror Fest @ Neumos - Seattle, WA
6/20/2017 Generator Cabaret - Prince George, BC
6/21/2017 Distortion - Calgary, AB
6/22/2017 Brixx Bar & Grill - Edmonton, AB
6/23/2017 Riddell Center - Regina, SK
6/24/2017 Windsor Hotel - Winnipeg, MB
6/25/2017 Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis, MN
6/26/2017 The Metal Grill - Cudahy, WI
6/27/2017 Frankies - Bryan, OH
6/29/2017 George's Majestic Lounge - Springdale, AR
6/30/2017 Vino's Brewpub - Little Rock, AR
7/01/2017 Maggie Meyers Irish Pub - Huntsville, AL
Vengeful Ascension format options:
- Limited "spell book" edition including two CDs (limited to 3000 copies)
- 180g black vinyl
- clear/black-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies - EU exclusive)
- sepia/white-splatter vinyl (limited to 200 copies - EU exclusive)
- violet-red marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies - EU exclusive)
- Clear with black and white swirls (limited to 1500 - US exclusive)
- sepia-marbled vinyl (limited to 100 copies - US exclusive)
* exclusive bundles with a shirt, plus digital options are also available!