GOATWHORE will return to the road this fall on a North American excursion supporting UK metal icons Venom Inc. The Blood Stained Earth Tour will deafen twenty-nine cities from September 1st through October 2nd. Additional support will be provided by Portland punk thrashers Toxic Holocaust and Ohio deathcore unit The Convalescence. The following month, GOATWHORE will make an appearance at this year’s Ozzfest Meet Knotfest in San Bernardino alongside the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie, and Marilyn Manson, among many others. In February, the band will take to the seas on the 2018 edition of 70000 Tons Of Metal, the world’s biggest heavy metal cruise with additional live dates to be announced in the coming months. See all confirmed dates below.
GOATWHORE will be touring in support of their latest album, Vengeful Ascension. Released in June via Metal Blade Records, the critically-lauded offering toppled Billboard charts upon its first week of release earning the #4 spot on Billboard’s Heatseeker Albums chart, #6 on the Hard Rock Album Sales chart, #11 on the Independent Albums chart, #16 on the Hard Rock Albums chart, #18 on the Rock Album Sales chart, #49 on the Top 200 Current Albums chart, and #59 on the Top 200 Albums chart making it the band’s highest charting album to date! In Canada the record was met with equal accolades debuting at #19 on the Hard Music chart and #145 on the Top Albums chart.
Vengeful Ascension is out NOW on Metal Blade Records on CD, vinyl, and digital formats. To preview and purchase the record visit metalblade.com/goatwhore.
GOATWHORE w/ Venom Inc., Toxic Holocaust, The Convalescence: 9/01/2017 Voltage – Philadelphia, PA [tickets]
9/02/2017 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY [tickets]
9/03/2017 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA [tickets]
9/04/2017 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC [tickets]
11/05/2017 Ozzfest Meets Knotfest @ Glen Helen Amphitheater & Festival Grounds – San Bernardino, CA [tickets]
2/1-5/2018 70000 Tons Of Metal – Ft. Lauderdale, FL [tickets]
GOATWHORE‘s seventh full-length offering and second recorded reel-to-reel, Vengeful Ascension was captured at Earth Analog in Tolono, Illinois 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.