Captured at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida with audio magus, Erik Rutan at the helm, the deafening serenades of Constricting Rage Of The Merciless serves as the band's first studio effort to be tracked to two-inch tape. A more challenging approach that demands performance over pro-tooled perfection and leaving little room for error, the ten-track, 37-minute offering marks GOATWHORE's most well-executed, sonically devastating manifestation to date, its warm, organic production harnessing the thick, monolithic, recklessly war-ready tone and energy of their live performance in a way previous recordings have not.
"If we went to someone else, it would be a total disaster," guitarist/vocalist Sammy Duet recently told Decibel Magazine (June 2014 issue) of working with Rutan, who, having recorded the band since 2006's A Haunting Curse, has become as much a fundamental asset to GOATWHORE's apocalyptic sound and vision as the band members themselves. "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."
Witness the audio/visual reprimand of the "FBS" lyric video along with the infernal cover creation of Jordan Barlow at metalblade.com/goatwhore where you'll also find a variety of preorder bundles available.
Constricting Rage Of The Merciless is slated for release in North America on July 8th, 2014 via Metal Blade Records. The record comes in conjunction with the band's Summer-long live takeover which includes a short run of headlining infiltrations set to commence on July 5th before jumping on this year's crushing edition of The Summer Slaughter tour alongside Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless and more! Additionally, the band will play a special performance at this year's Gwar B-Q on August 16th.
7/05/2014 Southport Hall - Jefferson, LA
7/06/2014 The Levee - Longview, TX
7/07/2014 Zydeco - Birmingham, AL
7/08/2014 Exit/In - Nashville, TN
7/09/2014 New Daisy Theatre - Memphis, TN
7/10/2014 Fubar - St. Louis, MO
7/11/2014 The Vanguard - Tulsa, OK
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, CA
7/18/2014 The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
7/19/2014 House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA
7/20/2014 Nile Theater - Phoenix, AZ
7/22/2014 Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
7/23/2014 Summit - Denver, CO
7/25/2014 House Of Blues - Houston, TX
7/26/2014 Scoot Inn - Austin, TX
7/27/2014 Gas Monkey - Dallas, TX
7/29/2014 State Theater St. - Petersburg, FL
7/30/2014 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
7/31/2014 The International - Knoxville, TN
8/01/2014 Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH
8/02/2014 Mojoes - Chicago, IL
8/03/2014 Skyway Theatre - Minneapolis, MN
8/05/2014 The Rave - Milwaukee, WI
8/06/2014 Crofoot Ballroom - Detroit, MI
8/07/2014 Rapids Theatre - Niagara Falls, NY
8/08/2014 Irving Plaza - New York, NY
8/09/2014 The Palladium - Worcester, MA
8/10/2014 The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
8/16/2014 Gwar B-Q @ Hadad's Lake - Richmond, VA
More GOATWHORE intel to be revealed in the coming weeks. Until then, suffer.