GOATWHORE confirmed for OZZFEST 2010!
New Orleans, Louisiana's sons of American no-frills black metal meets death and roll, GOATWHORE, are confirmed to play the second stage on the infamous OZZFest summer tour alongside Black Label Society, Drowning Pool, Kingdom of Sorrow, Skeletonwitch, Saviours, and Kataklysm. OZZFest 2010 will kick off August 14 in San Bernardino, CA (the birthplace of the first OZZFest in 1996) and then make stops in Chicago, IL, Hartford, CT, Camden, NJ, Pittsburgh, PA and Boston, MA.
The main stage will feature full sets from Ozzy, Mötley Crüe and Rob Halford (who last appeared on OZZFest in 2004 with Judas Priest), performing songs from his solo career along with material from Judas Priest and Fight. DevilDriver and Nonpoint will round out the main stage line-up.
Each OZZFest date will include 13 bands on two stages with music beginning at 1:00 PM. In addition, concert-goers can once again visit the OZZFest "Village of the Damned" featuring a mix of interactive activities, shopping and entertainment throughout the venue concourses.
Tickets for the show's go on sale May 22 at www.OZZfest.com and www.LiveNation.com.
The 2010 OZZFEST dates are as follows:
DATE CITY VENUE
Sat, Aug 14 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
Tue, Aug 17 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
Thurs, Aug 19 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
Sat, Aug 21 Hartford, CT Comcast Theater
Sun, Aug 22 Camden, NJ Susquehanna
Tue, Aug 24 Boston, MA Comcast Center
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.
"Their most varied record to date. Songs sear with an old-school, punk propelled urgency that comes from years of Motörhead, Venom, and Hellhammer worship." 4/5 Revolver Magazine
"the band's tightest, most guitar-driven offering to date. An unholy smorgasbord of rigid tempo shifts, gargantuan hooks, blasting black mass anthems and Falgoust's soot and venom snarl" Decibel Magazine
"Like a modern day, roid injected sword fight between Celtic Frost and Venom - a must have for anyone who has every raised a set of horns - some of the purest metal that 2009 will bear witness to." Outburn Magazine
"This is the catchiest album Goatwhore have ever released." MetalSucks.net
"Carving Out The Eyes Of God is one of our top-3 releases of 2009. Hands down." TheGauntlet.com
"GOATWHORE have gone above expectations this time around - destined to be their version of The Blackening by MACHINE HEAD for their genre as they have perfected their art and this album will turn up in many 'Best Of' lists for 2009!" perfect 10/10, SMNnews.com
"The 10 tracks could make even the most stubborn Nordic black metal fans squirm, as the stabbing and slashing guitars and Ben Falgoust's dark sermon growling never have sounded better." The Daily News McKeesport
"one of 2009's purest metal albums, one that could very well end up to be considered the quartet's watershed release…nefariously black and sadistically thrashing in a way that is uniquely GOATWHORE." Blabbermouth.net
"Ben Falgoust, one of the best live and recorded singers in metal history." Hellbound.ca
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