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New Orleans metal tyrants, GOATWHORE, are readying to kick off a Summer’s worth of US live takeovers. Set to commence July 5thwith a record release party at South Port Hall in Jefferson, Louisiana, the band will level stages on a short run of headlining dates before joining this year’s edition of The Summer Slaughter tour on July 17th alongside death metal icons Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Fallujah and more! Additionally,GOATWHORE will make a special appearance at this year’s Gwar B-Q on August 16th.

The band will be touring in support of their forthcoming new full-length, Constricting Rage Of The Merciless, set to make its final descent upon North America on July 8th, 2014 via Metal Blade Records. Spewing ten-tracks of unadulterated, subterranean metal as channeled through the historic likes of Motörhead and Bathory, Constricting Rage Of The Merciles serves as GOATWHORE’s most well-executed, sonically devouring composition to date and their first to be tracked to two-inch tape.

Captured at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida with Erik Rutan at the helm, the record --at once predatory, epic, misanthropic and sadistic -- harnesses the thick, battle-ready tone and energy of their live assaults in a way previous releases have not and is already procuring critical hails both stateside and beyond. In a perfect 5/5 rating, crowns the record “an instant classic,” Metal Injection dubs it,the new high water mark of the group's work thus far,” while Planet Mosh commends theGOATWHORE’s seamless ability to fuse “everything from hyperspeed melodic black metal (reminiscent of underground guys like Noctuary), to thrash metal’s crunch, to death metal’s ‘kill first, ask questions later’ ethos,” furthering that, “polished, deliberate bayou evil permeates each well-crafted tune.”

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