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Background information
Origin New Orleans, Louisiana
Genres Blackened death metal
Years active 1997–present
Labels Metal Blade, Noise
Associated acts Acid Bath, Paralysis, Soilent Green, Ritual Killer, Crowbar, Nachtmystium
Website www.goatwhore.net
Members Sammy Duet
Louis Benjamin Falgoust II
Zack Simmons
James Harvey
Past members Ben Stout
Zak Nolan
Patrick Bruders
Tim Holsinger
Jared Beniot
Nathan Bergeron

Goatwhore is an American blackened death metal band,[1] formed in 1997 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The band has stated that they think of themselves as "just straight heavy metal." [2]


Goatwhore was formed by singer/guitarist Sammy Duet following the breakup of his previous band, Acid Bath. Soilent Green singer L. Ben Falgoust II, guitarist Ben Stout, bassist Patrick Bruders, and drummer Zak Nolan completed the lineup, which debuted with the demo Serenades to the Tides of Blood; Goatwhore's official debut LP, The Eclipse of Ages into Black, followed in early 2000. Funeral Dirge for the Rotting Sun appeared in 2003 before the band jumped to Metal Blade for the fall release of 2006's A Haunting Curse.[3] They performed at both Ozzfest 2008 and Ozzfest 2010.[4]

In 2009, Goatwhore released their fourth album, entitled Carving out the Eyes of God, and toured with Obituary, among others.

In January and February 2010, Goatwhore embarked on the 'Bound By The Road' Tour with DevilDriver, Suffocation, and Thy Will Be Done.

In 2010, the band was confirmed as being part of the soundtrack for Namco Bandai Games' 2010 remake of Splatterhouse.

In early 2012, the band released their fifth album, entitled Blood for the Master.

On March 10, 2014, the band completed recording their sixth album, titled Constricting Rage of the Merciless, which was released on July 8, 2014.[5]

Band members[edit]

Current members
  • Sammy Duet – guitar, vocals (1997–present)
  • Louis Benjamin Falgoust II – lead vocals (1998–present)
  • Zack Simmons – drums (2004–present)
  • James Harvey – bass guitar (2009–present)
Former members
  • Jared Benoit – lead vocals (1997)
  • Ben Stout – guitar (1997–2002)
  • Zak Nolan – drums (1997–2003)
  • Patrick Bruders – bass (1997–2004)
  • Tim Holsinger – guitar (2002–2003)
  • Nathan Bergeron – bass (2004–2009)


Studio albums[edit]

Split albums[edit]


  • (Don't Need) Religion (2011)



  • Blood Guilt Eucharist (2003)
  • Alchemy Of The Black Sun Cult (2006) - Directed by David Brodsky - Nominated for MTV2's Headbanger's Ball Best of 2006
  • Forever Consumed Oblivion (2007) - Directed by David Brodsky from the "Chains of Humanity Tour" at the Starland Ballroom, NJ. - Nominated for MTV2's Headbanger's Ball Best of 2007
  • Apocalyptic Havoc (2009) - Directed by David Brodsky
  • When Steel and Bone Meet (2012) - Directed by David Brodsky


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