Metal heads in Syracuse and CNY will love this announcement. One of this writer’s favorite, GOATWHORE, comes close enough to the area to venture a road trip to see them. The bands that they are playing with, well, this is one killer tour! I plan to push like hell for a Syracuse date to be added! See Goatwhore’s “Apocalyptic Havoc” video to your left.
Label mates Goatwhore and Hate Eternal will be hitting the road on February 18th for a several week co-headlining tour. The supporting bands on the tour will be Fallujah and Cerebral Bore. The tour will take the bands from New Orleans to Brooklyn, with stops along the way in Hollywood, the Pacific Northwest and Canada. All tour dates can be seen now on the bands’ facebook pages.
Phoenix Amongst the Ashes was released on May 10th and was hailed as “a relentless, intricate, and near-anthemic crowd-pleaser” by Revolver Magazine. Albert Mudrian of Decibel Magazine declared that Phoenix Amongst the Ashesis “the best death metal record I’ve heard in FOREVER!” while the folks over at Metal Sucks proclaim that “Phoenix Amongst the Ashes is the moment Erik Rutan’s entire career has been leading towards — it’s heavy, it’s catchy, and it’s innovative. This is the best death metal album of 2011 so far, and other bands are going to have to work pretty hard to top it.” Jade Simonetto’s performance was complimented by the highly respected DRUM! Magazine: “Phoenix showcases a far more dynamic band. Guitar passages range from weedly to art-y to textured…juxtaposing break-neck verses with near-mid-tempo groove sections…Simonetto takes the gold for endurance.” Needless to say, Phoenix Amongst the Ashes could very well be considered the best of the band’s long and storied career.
Goatwhore is preparing to announce the details of their new effort. Goatwhore experienced a meteoric rise in 2010. Their song Apocalyptic Havoc appeared on the soundtracks for Splatterhouse and Saints Row: The Third, video game titles released for Xbox 360 and PS3, the video for the same song was used in an episode of Last Call with Carson Daly, they toured as part of Ozzfest 2010, and they also toured with Watain, The Black Dahlia Murder and more. Carving Out the Eyes of God, released at the tail end of 2009, was met with praise from fans and critics alike and hailed as one of the best metal albums of the year.
GOATWHORE and HATE ETERNAL
Tour w/ Fallujah, Cerebral Bore
02/18 New Orleans, LA Southport Music Hall Hate Eternal ONLY
02/19 Houston, TX Warehouse Live (TICKETS)
02/21 Tempe, AZ Clubhouse
02/22 Hollywood, CA The Whisky (TICKETS)
02/23 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst Atrium
02/24 Portland, OR Branx (TICKETS)
02/25 Seattle, WA Studio Seven (TICKETS)
02/26 Boise, ID The Venue
02/27 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue (TICKETS)
02/28 Colorado Springs, CO Black Sheep (TICKETS)
02/29 Kansas City, MO Beaumont Club (TICKETS)
03/01 St Paul, MN Station 4 (TICKETS)
03/02 Des Moines, IA House Of Bricks (TICKETS)
03/03 Chicago, IL Reggie’s Rock Club*
03/05 Toronto, ON Hard Luck**
03/06 Ottawa, ON Maverick’s**
03/07 Montreal, QC Les Foufounes Electriques** (TICKETS)
03/08 Clifton, NJ Dingbatz**
03/09 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus**
**Hate Eternal and Cerebral Bore ONLY
Goatwhore will be supporting Lock Up on a short tour at the beginning of February. Lock Up features current and former members of Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir, Hypocrisy and At the Gates.
w/ Lock Up, Strong Intention
02/08 Buffalo, NY Club Infinity
02/09 Albany, NY Bogies
02/10 Revere, MA Club Lido
02/11 Montreal, QC Katacombes
02/12 Toronto, ON Wreck Room
02/13 Chicago, IL Reggie’s Rock Club
02/14 Columbus, OH Al Rosa Villa
02/15 Baltimore, MD Sonar
02/16 Brooklyn, NY Club Europa