Long-running New Orleans metal behemoths, GoatWhore, are pleased to unleash the first taste of their forthcoming 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 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 below. Pre-order bundles are available from their Metal Blade page (which must be good as my work’s web filter blocks it as “inappropriate”).
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.