Long-running New Orleans metal behemoths, GOATWHORE, are pleased to unleash the first taste of their forthcoming new full-length, Constricting Rage Of The Merciless, with seventh track, “FBS.”
Captured at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida with audio magus, Erik Rutan at the helm, the deafening serenades of Constricting Rage Of The Merciless serves as the band’s first studio effort to be tracked to two-inch tape. A more challenging approach that demands performance over pro-tooled perfection and leaving little room for error, the ten-track, 37-minute offering marks GOATWHORE‘s most well-executed, sonically devastating manifestation to date, its warm, organic production harnessing the thick, monolithic, recklessly war-ready tone and energy of their live performance in a way previous recordings have not.
“If we went to someone else, it would be a total disaster,” guitarist/vocalist Sammy Duet recently told Decibel Magazine (June 2014 issue) of working with Rutan, who, having recorded the band since 2006’s A Haunting Curse, has become as much a fundamental asset to Goatwhore‘s apocalyptic sound and vision as the band members themselves. “He understands what we want out of an album instead of coming away with something that shiny, polished, sterile, digitally manipulated and completely fake and false.”
Witness the audio/visual reprimand of the “FBS” lyric video along with the infernal cover creation of Jordan Barlow at metalblade.com/goatwhore where you’ll also be able to pre-order the album on CD and vinyl.
Tracklist “Constricting Rage of the Merciless”
01. Poisonous Existence in Reawakening
02. Unraveling Paradise
03. Baring Teeth for Revolt
04. Reanimated Sacrifice
05. Heaven’s Crumbling Walls of Pity
06. Cold Earth Consumed in Dying Flesh
08. Nocturnal Conjuration of the Accursed
10. Externalize This Hidden Savagery
Constricting Rage Of The Merciless is slated for release in Europe on July 4th, 2014 via Metal Blade Records.
More GOATWHORE intel to be revealed in the coming weeks. Until then, suffer.