Goatwhore Reveal ‘Constricting Rage of the Merciless’ Album Details, Art + Lyric Video for ‘FBS’
We love us some Goatwhore, and the New Orleans death metallers just announced plans for their sixth studio album, 'Constricting Rage of the Merciless.' Very Goatwhore-y title, isn't it?
First off, Goatwhore have released the upcoming album's artwork, which is by far their best cover to date. It depicts an apocalyptic battle between Heaven and Hell (guess who's winning?) as serpent kings rise from the ground to split open a heavenly female body.
Secondly, Goatwhore have offered their first taste of 'Constricting Rage of the Merciless' with the pummeling track 'FBS.' The track is pure, dirty Goatwhore, melding black metal, thrash and death metal nuances. Ben Falgoust's voice sounds ferocious on 'FBS,' while guitarist Sammy Duet opens up his chords to create a menacing atmosphere.
'Constricting Rage of the Merciless' was produced by legendary ex-Morbid Angel / Hate Eternal musician Erik Rutan, who has worked with Cannibal Corpse, Nile and Six Feet Under in the past, along with Goatwhore's last three albums.
"If we went to someone else, it would be a total disaster," Sammy Duet recently told Decibel Magazine (June 2014 issue) about working with Rutan. "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."
Check out Goatwhore's new track 'FBS' below and get ready for 'Constricting Rage of the Merciless', which will see a July 8 release date. Also, be sure to catch Goatwhore on the 2014 Summer Slaughter Tour with Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus and many others. Additional Goatwhore headlining dates can be seen below.
Goatwhore 2014 U.S. Summer Tour Dates:
7/05/2014 Southport Hall - Jefferson, La.
7/06/2014 The Levee - Longview, Texas
7/07/2014 Zydeco - Birmingham, Ala.
7/08/2014 Exit/In - Nashville, Tenn.
7/09/2014 New Daisy Theatre - Memphis, Tenn.
7/10/2014 Fubar - St. Louis, Mo.
7/11/2014 The Vanguard - Tulsa, Okla.
Summer Slaughter Tour w/ Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Thy Art Is Murder, Origin, Decrepit Birth, Within The Ruins, Fallujah:
7/17/2014 The Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, Calif.
7/18/2014 The Observatory - Santa Ana, Calif.
7/19/2014 House of Blues - West Hollywood, Calif.
7/20/2014 Nile Theater - Phoenix, Ariz.
7/22/2014 Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, N.M.
7/23/2014 Summit - Denver, Colo.
7/25/2014 House Of Blues - Houston, Texas
7/26/2014 Scoot Inn - Austin, Texas
7/27/2014 Gas Monkey - Dallas, Texas
7/29/2014 State Theater St. - Petersburg, Fla.
7/30/2014 The Masquerade - Atlanta, Ga.
7/31/2014 The International - Knoxville, Tenn.
8/01/2014 Agora Theatre - Cleveland, Ohio
8/02/2014 Mojoes - Chicago, Ill.
8/03/2014 Skyway Theatre - Minneapolis, Minn.
8/05/2014 The Rave - Milwaukee, Wis.
8/06/2014 Crofoot Ballroom - Detroit, Mich.
8/07/2014 Rapids Theatre - Niagara Falls, N.Y.
8/08/2014 Irving Plaza - New York, N.Y.
8/09/2014 The Palladium - Worcester, Mass.
8/10/2014 The Trocadero - Philadelphia, Pa.
8/16/2014 Gwar B-Q @ Hadad's Lake - Richmond, Va.