GOATWHORE lined up for three amazing tours after an incredible run on 2010’s Ozzfest! Band to enter the studio in early 2011!

After a very successful run on this summer’s Ozzfest, New Orleans, Louisiana’s sons of American no-frills black metal meets death and roll GOATWHORE will be once again hitting the road in support of their current album CARVING OUT THE EYES OF GOD, which came out in June 2009. Starting on September 22 in Raleigh, NC at Volume 11, GOATWHORE will be joining label mates The Absence for 6 dates and will head straight into the start of The Black Dahlia Murder tour that kicks off on September 28 in Columbus OH at Skully’s. Shortly after the tour alongside fellow label mates The Black Dahlia Murder, GOATWHORE will be ending a very successful year of touring by joining Watain and Black Anvil for a tour that takes the band across the US throughout the month of November. Shortly after GOATWHORE finishes up their run with Watain and Black Anvil, the band will be entering the studio to begin recording their 5th full-length album, and 3rd for Metal Blade Records. More details on the studio and the new material will be made available over the coming months on Metal Blade’s and GOATWHORE’s sites.

“Just when one tour comes to an end another few step into place. We have, as always, put an extreme effort on touring for each release we put out. Our most current release, CARVING OUT THE EYES OF GOD, is no exception and has brought us on many great touring adventures. Just returning home from Ozzfest 2010 we find ourselves locking in the rest of the year with two excellent tours. First, alongside our good friends in The Black Dahlia Murder, then a final end of the year outing with the black art of Watain. The Ozzfest experience was a great thing to be a part of. Playing and hanging with good friends and the bonus of watching some legendary musicians that have influenced us from our earlier metal years. We are looking forward to finishing up the year and getting things rolling for the next release. Hope to see everyone on the road in the next couple of months” comments vocalist Ben Falgoust.

Drummer Zack Simmons adds; “this has been a great time touring for this record. We’ve been very fortunate to been included on a lot of good tours. It was an honor to be included on Ozzfest once again. We are very confident and determined to deliver another killer record and tour our asses off again, as we always do! Stay fuck!!! Stay thirsty, my friends! P.S. Be careful where you store your sewing needles. You never know what can happen…”


Tour w/ The Absence

09/22 Raleigh, NC Volume 11

09/23 West Springfield, VA Jaxx

09/24 Trenton, NJ Championships Bar & Grill

09/25 Middletown, NY TMT Metalfest @ Orange County Fair

09/26 Jermyn, PA Eleanor Rigby’s

09/27 Pittsburgh, PA 31st Street Pub

Tour w/ The Black Dahlia Murder and Arkaik

09/28 Columbus, OH Skully’s

09/29 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place

09/30 Brooklyn, NY Europa

10/01 Hartford, CT Webster Underground

10/02 Bucksport, ME The Kave

10/03 Quebec City , QB Imperial De Quebec

10/04 Montreal, QC Petit Campus

10/05 Ottawa, ON Ritual

10/06 Toronto , ON The Wreck Room

10/07 Lemoyne, PA Championship

10/08 Richmond, VA The Canal Club

10/09 Wilmington, NC The Soapbox Laundro Lounge

10/10 Charlotte , NC The Casbah

10/12 East St. Louis, MO Pop’s

10/13 Des Moines , IA The Vaudeville

10/14 DeKalb, IL House Café

10/15 Grand Rapids, MI Mixtape Café

10/16 Toledo, OH Headliners

Tour w/ Watain and Black Anvil

11/06 Millvale, PA Mr. Smalls

11/07 Chicago, IL Reggie’s Rock Club

11/08 St. Paul, MN Station 4

11/10 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre

11/11 Salt Lake City, UT Club Vegas

11/12 Portland, OR Branx (Loveland)

11/13 Seattle, WA Studio Seven

11/14 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater

11/16 Orangevale, CA The Boardwalk

11/17 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge

11/18 San Diego, CA Ruby Room

11/19 West Hollywood, CA The Whisky

11/20 Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse

11/21 El Paso, TX Club 101

11/22 Dallas, TX The Loft

11/23 Austin, TX Emo’s

11/24 Houston, TX Numbers

11/26 Metairie, LA The Bar

11/27 Orlando, FL Back Booth

11/29 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade

11/30 Baltimore, MD Sonar

12/01 Cleveland, OH Peabody’s

GOATWHORE’s 2009 release Carving Out the Eyes of God was met with praise from fans and critics alike and hailed as one of the best metal albums of 2009. Carving Out the Eyes of God broke the Billboard Top 200 chart 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.

About the band:

Emerging from the swamplands of New Orleans, Louisiana — a city rich with urban legends of voodoo curses, ghosts and murder — 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.

In an oversaturated metal landscape where sub-genres spawn sub-sub-genres and the very definition of “metal” 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 ‘Whore is truly upon us! Carving out the Eyes of God was released June 23rd, 2009.


Ben Falgoust – vocals

Sammy Duet – guitar

James Harvey – bass

Zack Simmons – drums






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