Long-running New Orleans metal legion, GOATWHORE, are pleased to unleash the first taste of theirforthcoming new full-length, Constricting Rage Of The Merciless, with seventh track, “FBS.”
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 marksGOATWHORE‘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.”
Constricting Rage Of The Merciless is slated for release in North America on July 8th, 2014 via Metal Blade Records.