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Goatwhore performing in 2018
Goatwhore performing in 2018
Background information
OriginNew Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
GenresBlackened death metal, thrash metal
Years active1997–present
LabelsMetal Blade, Noise
Associated actsAcid Bath, Paralysis, Soilent Green, Ritual Killer, Crowbar, Nachtmystium
MembersSammy Duet
L. Ben Falgoust II
Zack Simmons
James Harvey
Past membersBen Stout
Zak Nolan
Pat Bruders
Tim Holsinger
Nathan Bergeron
Jared Benoit

Goatwhore is an American extreme metal band formed in 1997 in New Orleans, Louisiana.


Goatwhore was formed by guitarist/backing vocalist Sammy Duet, following the breakup of his previous band, Acid Bath. Soilent Green lead vocalist Louis Benjamin Falgoust II, guitarist Ben Stout, bassist Pat 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.[1]

They performed at both Ozzfest 2008 and Ozzfest 2010.[2]

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.[3]

On September 11, 2014, bassist James Harvey decided to sit out touring, due to the birth of his son, so Robert Coleman was hired to fill in for him on live shows.

Goatwhore at Party.San Metal Open Air, Germany, 2016

Vengeful Ascension was released on June 23, 2017.

Lyrical themes[edit]

Goatwhore songs often contain themes of Satanism, witchcraft, anti-christianity, and the occult. Goatwhore has recently started talking about armageddon and the holocaust in their last two albums.[4][failed verification]

Band members[edit]

Current members
  • Sammy Duet – guitars, backing vocals (1997–present)
  • L. Ben Falgoust II – lead vocals (1998–present)
  • Zack Simmons – drums (2004–present)
  • James Harvey – bass (2009–present; on hiatus since 2014)
Touring members
  • Sam "Samus" Paulicelli - bass (2009)
  • Robert "Trans Am" Coleman – bass (2014–present)[5]
Former members
  • Ben Stout – guitars (1997–2002)
  • Zak Nolan – drums (1997–2003)
  • Pat Bruders – bass (1997–2004)
  • Tim Holsinger – guitars (2002–2003)
  • Nathan Bergeron – bass, backing vocals (2004–2009)
  • Jared Benoit - lead vocals (1997)



Studio albums[edit]

Split albums[edit]


  • "(Don't Need) Religion" (2011)
  • "Command to Destroy" (2017)


  • Serenades to the Tides of Blood (1998)


  1. ^ "Goatwhore - Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Ozzfest homepage". Ozzfest.com. Retrieved 2015-12-13.
  3. ^ "Goatwhore Completes Work On New Album". Blabbermouth.net. 2014-03-10. Retrieved 2015-12-13.
  4. ^ Clements, Keith. ""Goatwhore" Interview". Metalheads Forever Magazine. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Live Report: Dying Fetus, Goatwhore, Fallujah @ Lido, Berlin". This Way To Heavy. 2014-11-18. Archived from the original on 2015-10-09. Retrieved 2015-12-13.

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