Today marks the official descent of Vengeful Ascension, the anticipated new full-length from long-running New Orleans metal practitioners GOATWHORE.
In celebration of its release, today Decibel Magazine is streaming the LP in full alongside an interview with GOATWHORE vocalist Ben Falgoust. Check it outHERE.
Vengeful Ascension is out NOW on Metal Blade Records on CD, vinyl (in multiple limited color variations), and digital formats. Order yours today at metalblade.com/goatwhore where you can also sample the band's "Chaos Arcane" lyric video.
Reaping mass critical praise both stateside and abroad, the record recently ranked among Alternative Press' 10 Best Metal Albums Of 2017 So Far alongside new offerings from the likes of Tombs, Full Of Hell, and Iron Reagan. Read the piece at THIS LOCATION.
GOATWHORE is currently ravaging stages through the US and Canada on a near-three-week headlining tour with Vancouver metallers, Anciients. The tour commenced June 9th and will run through July 1st. The band's latest journey comes in advance of their previously announced North American fall takeover supporting UK-based metal icons Venom Inc. The Blood Stained Earth Tour will pillage twenty-eight cities from September 1st through October 2nd. Additional support will be provided by Portland punk thrashers Toxic Holocaust and Ohio deathcore unit The Convalescence. See all confirmed dates below.
GOATWHORE w/ Anciients [remaining dates]:
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
6/28/2017 Fubar - St Louis, 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
w/ Venom Inc., Toxic Holocaust, The Convalescence:
9/1/2017 Voltage - Philadelphia, PA
9/2/2017 Gramercy Theater - New York, NY
9/3/2017 Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA
9/4/2017 Les Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC
9/5/2017 Mod Club - Toronto, ON
9/7/2017 Agora Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
9/8/2017 Reggies - Chicago, IL
9/9/2017 Full Terror Metal Fest - Cave In Rock, IL
9/10/2017 Riot Room - Kansas City, MO
9/11/2017 Marquis Theater - Denver, CO
9/13/2017 The Pin - Spokane, WA
9/14/2017 Studio 7 - Seattle, WA
9/15/2017 Rickshaw Theater - Vancouver, BC
9/16/2017 Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
9/18/2017 Slims - San Francisco, CA
9/19/2017 The Roxy Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
9/20/2017 Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA
9/21/2017 Club Red - Phoenix, AZ
9/22/2017 Tricky Falls - El Paso, TX
9/23/2017 Gas Monkey - Dallas, TX
9/24/2017 Grizzly Hall - Austin, TX
9/25/2017 White Oak Music Hall - Houston, TX
9/26/2017 Parish at HOB - New Orleans, LA
9/28/2017 Churchill's - Miami, FL
9/29/2017 Orpheum - Tampa, FL
9/30/2017 The Haven - Orlando, FL
10/1/2017 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
10/2/2017 Soundstage - Baltimore, MD
The band's seventh full-length offering and second recorded reel-to-reel was captured at Earth Analog in Tolono, Illinois near Champaign with longtime soundman and comrade Jarrett Pritchard (1349, Gruesome). A sonic manifestation of war, chaos, desolation, and emotional conflict, seamlessly bridging twenty years of the band's signature brand of audio venom, Vengeful Ascension finds its members at their most accomplished both individually and as a cohesive unit. Guitarist Sammy Duet's dense, sub nuclear riff work and possessed solo blitzes are at their most devastating spiraling flawlessly and instinctually around drummer Zack Simmons' and bassist James Harvey's hammering rhythms with frontman Ben Falgoust's distinctly commanding roar, his acidic prose more enunciated than ever before, complimenting the apocalyptic proceedings.
"Vengeful Ascension has extremity black metal fans will dig, groove that will appeal to death metal aficionados, and potent guitar work thrash lovers can appreciate." -- Loudwire
"...the most mature recording in the GOATWHORE canon... Its combination of disparate subgenres from opposite ends of the structural and melodic continuum is masterful, resulting in a remarkably non-contrasting display of good and evil; that being good songs that sound as evil as all hell." - Team Rock
"...one of the band's strongest offerings to date, and will surely hold up amongst their increasingly sizeable discography." - Exclaim!
"...a pure pleasure to listen to..." - MetalSucks
"...Just sinister..." - Metal Injection
"There's no filler here. It's fast, sometimes slow, painfully brutal yet also restrained where needed... Their live show proves to everyone that these guys are for real and there's no dependency on pro-tools and gimmicks. They record 'track to tape' so any fakery is thrown out the window. It's like the opposite of Instagram. It's pure sweat equity with these guys year after year and it pays off." - Metal Insider
"Vengeful Ascension is GOATWHORE's most diverse and interesting work to date. The band proves that they can do more than just shred away from beginning to end, but build upon their foundation to introduce deeper chemistry... The record is one of those works that taps into the vein of human existence, and unleashes it in devastating heavy metal fashion." - New Noise Magazine
"With their consistent, exclusive, unbridled sound, they leave a lasting impression... they prove just honest, pure heavy metal can still be a thing. It's bands like this that give hope and power to the metal scene. This album is inspiring and one to put on repeat." - Metal Assault
"GOATWHORE have eclipsed their previous work by creating an expansive and involving album that is as heavy as it is musically diverse and unusually catchy." - Heavy Blog Is Heavy
"...a perfectly-sculpted GOATWHORE masterpiece of raw aggressiveness and the band's classic instrumentals." - Metal Wani
"Vengeful Ascension could be the strongest GOATWHORE album in terms of musical direction... a must have for any fan of extreme metal." - Cryptic Rock