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Goatwhore performing at South by Southwest in 2013
Goatwhore performing at South by Southwest in 2013
Background information
OriginNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States
GenresBlackened death metal
Years active1997–present
LabelsMetal Blade, Noise
MembersSammy Duet
Louis Benjamin Falgoust II
Zack Simmons
James Harvey
Past member(s)Ben Stout
Zak Nolan
Patrick Bruders
Tim Holsinger
Jared Beniot
Nathan Bergeron

Goatwhore is an American blackened death metal band from New Orleans, Louisiana. The band has currently has four members. The members are Sammy Duet, Louis Benjamin Falgoust II, Zack Simmons, and James Harvey.

Lead singer Louis Benjamin Falgoust II describes where the band sits in the many subgenres of metal: "Whatever terms people decide to lock us into— black metal, death metal, black death metal, everyone's gotta have some kind of little blanket. It's almost like a social standing. To me, it's all just straight heavy metal."[1]

History[change | change source]

The band was formed from singer and guitarist Sammy Duet after Acid Bath, the old band that he was in, broke up. Louis Benjamin Falgoust II, lead singer of Soilent Green, guitarist Ben Stout, bassist Patrick Bruders, and drummer Zak Nolan later joined the band. The band released their debut studio album The Eclipse of Ages into Black was released in early 2000. The last album that they released on Noise Records was Funeral Dirge for the Rotting Sun in 2003. They moved to Metal Blade Records and released A Haunting Curse on September 5, 2006. Goatwhore performed at Ozzfest in 2008 and 2010.[2] On June 23, 2009, Goatwhore released their fourth studio album Carving out the Eyes of God.

The band was featured on the soundtrack to the Namco Bandai Games' 2010 video game Splatterhouse.[3] On March 10, 2014, the band announced that they had completed recording on their sixth album and it is set for release later in the year. [4]

Band members[change | change source]

  • Jared Beniot – 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)

Discography[change | change source]

Studio albums[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Band of the Week For: 4/21/2014 - Goatwhore". Retrieved 2014-07-06.[permanent dead link]
  2. "History". Ozzfest. Retrieved 2014-07-06.
  3. "New Splatterhouse Details on Soundtrack". IGN. Retrieved 2014-07-06.
  4. "Goatwhore Completes Work On New Album". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 2014-07-06.

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