GOATWHORE To Serve As Direct Support To Venom Inc. On North American Fall Tour; \”Vengeful Ascension\” Release Day Looms

[photo by Peter Beste]


GOATWHORE will serve as direct support to UK-based metal icons Venom Inc. on a North American tour this fall. Slated to commence on September 1st in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The Blood Stained Earth Tour will ravage a total of twenty-eight cities, coming to a close on October 2nd in Baltimore, Maryland. Additional support will be provided by Portland punk thrashers Toxic Holocaust and Ohio deathcore unit The Convalescence.

The tour will follow GOATWHORE\’s recently-announced headlining trek with Vancouver metallers, Anciients. See all confirmed dates below.


GOATWHORE w/ Anciients:
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

6/28/2017 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


GOATWHORE will release their anticipated Vengeful Ascension full-length worldwide on June 23rd via Metal Blade Records. The band\’s seventh full-length and second recorded reel-to-reel, Vengeful Ascension was captured at Earth Analog in Tolono, Illinois near Champaign with longtime soundman and comrade Jarrett Pritchard (1349, Gruesome).

Vengeful Ascension will be available on CD, vinyl (in multiple limited color variations), and digital formats. Various Vengeful Ascension preorder options are currently available at metalblade.com/goatwhore where you can also sample the record\’s title track as well as the newly-issued \”Chaos Arcane\” lyric video.

The ten-track, forty-one-minute Vengeful Ascension  – mixed by Chris Common (Tribulation, Pelican) and mastered by Maor Applebaum (Faith No More, Halford, Today Is The Day) – marches in, clutches its listeners by the throat and refuses to loosen its grip until the abrupt conclusion of \”Those Who Denied God\’s Will.\” A sonic manifestation of war, chaos, desolation, and emotional conflict, seamlessly bridging twenty years of the band\’s signature brand of audio venom, it\’s a record that 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.