Goatwhore at Party.San 2016
|Origin||New Orleans, Louisiana, United States|
|Genres||Blackened death metal, thrash metal|
|Labels||Metal Blade, Noise|
|Associated acts||Acid Bath, Paralysis, Soilent Green, Ritual Killer, Crowbar, Nachtmystium|
L. Ben Falgoust II
Robert Coleman (live bass)
|Past members||Ben Stout|
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 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.
They performed at both Ozzfest 2008 and Ozzfest 2010.
In early 2012, the band released their fifth album, entitled Blood for the Master.
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.
Vengeful Ascension was released on June 23, 2017.
Goatwhore's themes change constantly, with satanism, witchcraft, anti-christianity, and the occult being prevalent in every album. Goatwhore has recently started talking about armageddon and the holocaust in their last two albums.
- 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)
- Touring members
- Robert "Trans Am" Coleman – bass (2014–present)
- Former members
- Ben Stout – guitars (1997–2002)
- Zak Nolan – drums (1997–2003)
- Patrick Bruders – bass (1997–2004)
- Tim Holsinger – guitars (2002–2003)
- Nathan Bergeron – bass, backing vocals (2004–2009)
- Jared Benoit - lead vocals (1997)
- The Eclipse of Ages into Black (2000)
- Funeral Dirge for the Rotting Sun (2003)
- A Haunting Curse (2006)
- Carving Out the Eyes of God (2009)
- Blood for the Master (2012)
- Constricting Rage of the Merciless (2014)
- Vengeful Ascension (2017)
- Goatwhore / Epoch of Unlight (2003)
- "(Don't Need) Religion" (2011)
- "Goatwhore - Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
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- Clements, Keith. ""Goatwhore" Interview". Metalheads Forever Magazine. Retrieved 22 June 2017.
- "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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