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Graves Of Valor Announce Tour Dates With Goatwhore
August 1, 2010
Graves Of Valor will team up with Goatwhore for a run of late August tour dates in the southern U.S.. The South Carolina quintet will also be playing in Charlotte tonight. A listing of confirmed Graves Of Valor tour dates can be found below.

Graves Of Valor
Tour Dates:
8/01 - Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall (w/ Wretched)

w/ Goatwhore:
8/27 - Wilmington, NC - Soapbox Laundrolounge
8/28 - Savannah, GA - The Jinx
8/29 - Johnson City, TN - Hideaway
8/30 - Athens, GA - Caledonia Lounge
8/31 - Nashville, TN - The Muse
9/01 - St. Louis, MO - Fubar
9/02 - Chattanooga, TN - Ziggy's
9/05 - Frederick, MD - Kruggs (w/ Order Of Ennead, Wormrot)
 
 
 
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Graves Of Valor Announce Tour Dates
May 21, 2010
Graves Of Valor will be performing alongside EyeHateGod, Goatwhore, Vital Remains and more throughout June. The South Carolina quintet will also be headlining dates in Columbia and Florence as well as appearing as part of this year's Central Illinois Metalfest. A complete listing of confirmed Graves Of Valor tour dates can be found below.

Graves Of Valor has posted their newest video, for "Bridles Of Incitatus", online now via the band's Myspace page. The "Bridles Of Incitatus" video was lensed in South Carolina with videographer Garrett Williams and is the first from 'Salarian Gate'. 'Salarian Gate' was recorded at Mana Recording Studios (Hate Eternal, Soilent Green, Through The Eyes Of The Dead) with engineer Brian Elliott.

Graves Of Valor
Tour Dates:
5/28 - Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern
5/29 - Florence, SC - The Cootie Hut
6/05 - Raleigh, NC - Volume 11 (w/ EyeHateGod, Black Tusk, Nachtmystium)
6/06 - Wilmington, NC - Soapbox (w/ AxCx)
6/10 - Charlotte, NC - Milestone (w/ Goatwhore, Withered)
6/12 - Norfolk, VA - Buddahs (w/ Goatwhore, Misery Index)
6/13 - Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern (w/ Goatwhore)
6/19 - Trenton, NJ - Champions (w/ Vital Remains)
6/20 - Wilmington, DE - Mojo 13 (w/ Vital Remains)
7/24 - Urbana, IL - The Canopy (as part of Central Illinois Metalfest)
 
 
 
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Revocation Announce Additional U.S. Tour Dates
April 30, 2010
Revocation, who are currently on tour in Europe as part of the Thrash And Burn Tour, has announced more US tour dates in support of their Relapse debut 'Existence Is Futile'.

Starting in early May, Revocation will be on tour for almost two-months in the US. The band will be doing runs of dates alongside Job For A Cowboy, Pestilence, Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, Misery Index, and more. A complete listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found below with more to be announced soon.

'Existence Is Futile' was released last fall and is currently streaming in its entirety at www.ExistenceIsFutile.info. Revocation posted the first video from the record, for "Dismantle The Dictator", online via www.MySpace.com/Revocation, but you can check it out below. The band has recently partnered with www.MetalSucks.net, www.MetalInjection.net, and Jackson Guitars for an exclusive "Shred-A-Thon" contest based on "Dismantle The Dictator" asking for participants to film themselves playing the song. The most accurate, creative video will win an autographed Jackson guitar along with Revocation apparel, CDs and more from Relapse, IndieMerch, Jackson, D'Marzio, and Fryette. Complete contest details can be found here.

Revocation Tour Dates:
Thrash & Burn European Tour
w/ Dying Fetus, Origin and Beneath The Massacre:
4/30 - Birmingham, UK - 02 Academy
5/01 - Tilburg, Netherlands - 013 (Neurotic Death Fest)

w/ Cattle Decapitation, Enfold Darkness:
May 06 - Indianapolis, IN - The Tip Top
May 07 - Iowa City, IA - The Picador
May 08 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock
May 09 - LaCrosse, WI - The Warehouse
May 10 - Peoria, IL - Brass Rail
May 11 - Springfield, IL - Outland Ballroom
May 12 - Tulsa, OK - The Marquee
May 13 - Amarillo, TX - The War Legion Underground
May 14 - Flagstaff, AZ - The Downtown Greenhouse
May 15 - Pomona, CA - The Glass House (California Metalfest)

w/ Job For A Cowboy, Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation:
5/16 - Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk
5/17 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
5/18 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
5/19 - Pocatello, ID - ICON
5/20 - Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
5/21 - Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep
5/22 - Lawrence, KS - Bottleneck
5/23 - Wichita Falls, TX - The Hanger
5/24 - Austin, TX - Emo's
5/25 - Odessa, TX - Dos Amigos
5/26 - Albuquerque, NM - Launch Pad
5/27 - Tempe, AZ - The Clubhouse

w/ Goatwhore:
5/28 - Las Vegas, NV - Cheyanne Saloon
5/29 - Mesa, AZ - Mesa Underground
5/30 - Gallup, NM - Wowie's Activity Hall
5/31 - Albuquerque, NM - Launch Pad
6/01 - Lubbock, TX - Tequila Jungle
6/02 - Austin, TX - Emo's (w/ Pestilence, Warbringer, Vital Remains)
6/03 - Fort Worth, TX - Ridglea Theater (w/ Pestilence, Warbringer, Vital Remains)
6/04 - Laredo, TX - Cool Party (w/ Threat Signal)
6/05 - Houston, TX - Warsaw Ballroom (w/ Threat Signal)
6/06 - Shreveport, LA - The Rustic Cowboy
6/07 - Tallahassee, TN - Big Daddy's (w/ Threat Signal)
6/08 - Tampa, FL - Brass Mug (w/ Threat Signal)
6/09 - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn (w/ Threat Signal)
6/10 - Charlotte, NC - The Milestone (w/ Threat Signal, Withered)
6/11 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar (w/ Misery Index)
6/12 - Newport News, VA - Buddha's Place (w/ Misery Index)
6/13 - Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern
6/15 - Wilmington, DE - Mojo 13 (w/ Threat Signal)
6/16 - Trenton, NJ - Championship Bar & Grill (w/ Threat Signal)
 
 
 
 
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Revocation Announce Guitar Give Away, Prep For Euro Tour
April 7, 2010
Massachusetts modern tech thrashers, Revocation, have partnered with Metalsucks.net, MetalInjection.net, and Jackson Guitars for an exclusive "Shred-A-Thon" contest. The contest calls for participants to film themselves playing "Dismantle The Dictator" from Revocation's Relapse debut, 'Existence Is Futile', and upload the footage to Metal Injection. The most accurate, creative video will win an autographed Jackson guitar along with Revocation apparel, CDs and more from Relapse, IndieMerch, Jackson, D'Marzio, and Fryette. Complete contest details can be found here.

Revocation are currently on tour in Japan as part of Extreme The Dojo Vol. 23 with Behemoth and Job For A Cowboy. Later this week, the band will kick-off the "Thrash and Burn European Tour" along with Dying Fetus, Origin and Beneath The Massacre. Immediately following the European tour, Revocation will join Job For A Cowboy, Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, and Goatwhore for a run of US dates. A complete listing of Revocation tour dates can be found below with more to be announced soon.

Revocation has recently posted the video for "Dismantle The Dictator" online via the band's Myspace page, which you can also check out below. The "Dismantle The Dictator" video was lensed just outside of Boston, MA with video director Dave Brodsky (The Black Dahlia Murder, Suicide Silence, Warbringer, Strapping Young Lad). Additionally, 'Existence Is Futile' is currently streaming in its entirety at www.ExistenceIsFutile.info.

Revocation Tour Dates:
Extreme The Dojo Vol. 23 w/ Behemoth, Job For A Cowboy:
4/07 - Tokyo, Japan - Club Quattro

European Thrash & Burn Tour 2010
w/ Dying Fetus, Origin and Beneath The Massacre:
4/09 - Karlsruhe, Germany - Substage
4/10 - Essen, Germany - Turock
4/11 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
4/12 - Rostock, Germany - Alte Zuckerfabrik
4/13 - Copenhagen, Denmark - The Rock
4/14 - Berlin, Germany - S036
4/15 - Nitra, Slovakia - Nova Pekaren
4/16 - Leipzing, Germany - Theaterfabrik
4/17 - Wurzburg, Germany - Posthalle
4/18 - Wien, Austria - Arena
4/19 - Munchen, Germany - Feierwerk
4/20 - Graz, Austria - Postgarage
4/21 - Bologna, Italy - Estragon
4/22 - Milan, Italy - Tunnel
4/23 - Erstfeld, Switzerland - Transilvania Live
4/24 - Savigny, France - Le Temple Emprunte
4/25 - Rennes, France - Ubu
4/26 - Gent, Belgium - Minus One
4/27 - London, UK - Underworld
4/28 - Newport, UK - TJ's
4/29 - Manchester, UK - Club Academy
4/30 - Birmingham, UK - 02 Academy
5/01 - Tilburg, Netherlands - 013 (Neurotic Death Fest)

w/ Cattle Decapitation, Enfold Darkness:
5/06 - Indianapolis, IN - The Tip Top
5/07 - Iowa City, IA - The Picador
5/08 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock
5/09 - LaCrosse, WI - The Warehouse
5/10 - Peoria, IL - Brass Rail
5/11 - Springfield, IL - Outland Ballroom
5/12 - Tulsa, OK - The Marquee
5/13 - Amarillo, TX - The War Legion Underground
5/14 - Flagstaff, AZ - The Downtown Greenhouse

w/ Job For A Cowboy, Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation:
5/16 - Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk
5/17 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
5/18 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
5/19 - Pocatello, ID - ICON
5/20 - Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
5/21 - Colorado Springs, CO - Black Sheep
5/22 - Lawrence, KS - Bottleneck
5/23 - Wichita Falls, TX - The Hanger
5/24 - Austin, TX - Emo's
5/25 - Odessa, TX - Dos Amigos
5/26 - Albuquerque, NM - Launch Pad
5/27 - Tempe, AZ - The Clubhouse

w/ Goatwhore:
5/28 - Las Vegas, NV - Cheyanne Saloon
5/29 - Mesa, AZ - Mesa Underground
5/31 - Albuquerque, NM - Launch Pad
6/01 - Lubbock, TX - Tequila Jungle
6/02 - Austin, TX - Emo's (w/ Pestilence, Warbringer, Vital Remains)
6/03 - Fort Worth, TX - Ridglea Theater
6/05 - Houston, TX - The Skyline
 
 
 
 
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JFAC/Behemoth To Co-Headline Australia/NZ Tour
December 7, 2009
Job For A Cowboy & Behemoth are teaming up for a co-headline tour in April 2010 that will take the bands through Australia and New Zealand. Opening the shows will be New Orleans black metallers, Goatwhore. Tickets will go on sale 9am Friday December 11th. Dates are as follows:

Saturday 10th April - Transmission - Auckland
(All Ages)
http://www.moshtix.co.nz/ 09 8897 849
Real Groovy
http://www.undertheradar.co.nz

Monday 12th April - Capitol - Perth
(18+)
http://www.moshtix.com.au/ 1300 GET TIX
http://www.bocsticketing.com.au/ 08 9484 1133
78's http://www.78records.com.au/ 08 9322 6384

Tuesday 13th April - Fowlers Live - Adelaide
(All Ages)
http://www.venuetix.com.au/ 08 8225 8888
http://www.moshtix.com.au/ 1300 GET TIX

Wednesday 14th April - Billboard - Melbourne
(18+)
Ticketek 132 849
Missing Link 03 9670 8208
Billboard http://www.billboardthevenue.com.au/

Friday 16th April - Metro - Sydney
(All Ages)
http://www.ticketek.com.au/ 132 849
http://www.metrotheatre.com.au/ 02 9550 3666

Saturday 17th April - HiFi - Brisbane
(18+)
http://www.hifi.com.au/ 1300 843 434
Rocking Horse 07 3229 5360
Butterbeats 07 3257 3257
Sunflower Pacific Fair 07 5538 1850
Disasterpiece 07 5527 1706
Mosh Pit Music 07 5479 2777
Kill The Music 07 3012 7751
Gooble warming 07 3844 6006
Rockaway Records 07 3208 3771

Visit the bands online:
Behemoth: www.behemoth.pl | www.myspace.com/behemoth
Job For A Cowboy: www.jfacmetal.com | www.myspace.com/jobforacowboy
Goatwhore: www.myspace.com/goatwhore | www.goatwhore.net/
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 1996
HOME TOWN: NOLA
MEMBERS:
Ben Falgoust - Vocals
Sammy Duet - Guitars and Vocals
Nathan Bergeron - Bass and Vocals
Zack Simmons - Drums

Emerging from the swamplands of New Orleans, Louisiana — a city rich with urban legends of voodoo curses, ghosts and murder — Goatwhore was formed in 1997 by guitarist Sammy Duet (Acid Bath, Crowbar, Ritual Killer etc.). Their history is a winding one marked by lineup shifts, temporary paralysis, haunted studios, and the survival of one of the five most destructive hurricanes in US history. Influenced by the raw savagery of bands like Venom and Celtic Frost, their unrefined, fuck-all approach to black metal first revealed on the Serenades To The Tides Of Blood demo and expanded upon on the now legendary Eclipse Of Ages Into Black debut nearly a decade ago earned the band instant underground credibility. Then comprised of Duet, vocalist Ben Falgoust and guitarist Ben Stout (both of Soilent Green), bassist Patrick Bruders and drummer Zak Nolan, Goatwhore toured relentlessly and by 2003 had garnered a loyal cult following of metal fans old and new. Second full-length Funeral Dirge for the Rotting Sun was a slower, more introverted affair that transcended well beyond the confines of traditional black metal. Impossibly heavy and lyrically dense, with Falgoust’s and Duet’s high-to-low vocal tradeoffs fusing its menacing atmosphere, the 12-tracks within were met with equal approval and the band quickly returned to the road.

Goatwhore joined the Metal Blade roster for 2006’s monumental A Haunting Curse. Where Funeral Dirge… followed a near-fatal van crash that left Falgoust temporarily confined to a wheelchair and the very future of the band uncertain, the creation of A Haunting Curse saw the four-piece — Duet, Falgoust, and new-recruits drummer Zack Simmons (Nachtmystium) and bassist Nathan Bergeron — fleeing the flood waters of 2005's catastrophic Hurricane Katrina. Undeterred — and perhaps all the more driven by the consistent bout of bad luck — Goatwhore joined famed producer/Hate Eternal frontman Erik Rutan at Mana Studios in St. Petersburg, FL to unleash their most maniacal offering yet. More furious than its gloomier predecessor, A Haunting Curse fused the tenets of traditional black metal with gritty, thrash-based riffing, machinegun blasts, rabid pace shifts and Falgoust’s possessive snarl. The disc was embraced by fans and media globally, earning an impressive 4/5 rating from Revolver who said of the record, “Tragedy has fueled their fire before, but never this brilliantly.” Outburn called A Haunting Curse "an assault so vicious that listeners may need assistance to stand back up,” while Terrorizer declared, "You'd be hard pushed to pick up a more frighteningly violent piece of work.” Another two years of touring found the band sharing stages with a host of metal luminaries including Venom, Celtic Frost, Exodus, 1349, Fear Factory and Sunn0))). A slot on 2007’s Sounds of the Underground tour and last summer’s Metallica-headlined, one-date-only Ozzfest in Texas only helped spread the troupe’s unholy word like plague.

Sure to lure further attention from metal fans of all walks with its battering-ram rhythms and apocalyptic charm, this year’s Carving out the Eyes of God is Goatwhore’s most defining record to date. A heavy-handed title that challenges God’s alleged purity; the record was recorded again by Erik Rutan and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music. With its suitably stark black and white cover art, the ten-track offering sports a near perfect sequence of punk-flavored road-ragers, blast-laden black metal rituals and Satan-hailing anthems. Featuring Duet’s most dynamic leadwork ever heard on a Goatwhore release and a deafening collective tightness that comes in part from their rigid road regimen, songs like “Apocalyptic Havoc,” “The All Destroying” and “Reckoning of the Soul Made Godless” are dark, infectious, hook-laden metal classics in the making.

“We’re black metal fans ripping off thrash riffs,” laughs Falgoust. “I don't want to come off with the typical speech about how this record is our best yet. Every member put a great deal of effort into their part of the project. Erik Rutan busted his ass even more this time to make us feel that we didn't take any steps backwards in the recording and production of this release. The new material is ripping metal and we still have that ‘Goatwhore’ sound, whatever that may mean for each individual that enjoys, or hates, what we do.”

“I think A Haunting Curse was more focused on speed,” adds Duet. “There’s still speed on Carving out the Eyes of God, but it isn’t the main factor here. The songs on Carving out the Eyes of God are more traditional and not so much just random riffing or seeing how many parts we can put into one song. Over all I think it’s what a Goatwhore album should be: Simple and to the point, heavy — and I do mean heavy — dark, corrosive and loud.”

Skeptics fearing a lighter, more refined Goatwhore have little to fear. The band still has plenty to be angry about.

“This album is definitely more concentrated in ferocity and its intent to destroy,” notes Simmons. “It’s a natural continuation of the band's sound and ideology. We already proved we could play fast with A Haunting Curse. It’s time to explore new methods of destruction.”

Duet sums it up simply: “If you don't like it, kiss my ass.”

Fresh off a successful US tour as direct support to pagan-loving label-mates Amon Amarth, Goatwhore will team up with Abigail Williams this summer for the Conquer & Curse Tour 2009, which will cover over 60 dates throughout North America. Joining the tour will be Daath, Abysmal Dawn and Success Will Write Apocalypse Across The Sky. From there, the band will embark on another US jaunt with Obituary through the fall.

In an oversaturated metal landscape where sub-genres spawn sub-sub-genres and the very definition of “metal” seems blurred by cross-pollinating madness, sacred are the bands who stay true to their roots. Goatwhore spew the sort of sinister, fist-clenching, speaker-searing sound that made metal so forbiddingly enticing in the first place. The year of the ‘Whore is truly upon us! Carving out the Eyes of God is available worldwide June 23rd.