Vocalist Ben Falgoust of New Orleans, Louisiana's sons of American no-frills-black-metal-meets-death-'n'-roll GOATWHORE was interviewed on the August 1-3 edition of Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show. You can now listen to the chat using the Podbean widget below.

To see a full list of stations carrying the program and when it airs, go to FullMetalJackieRadio.com.

GOATWHORE released its new album, "Constricting Rage Of The Merciless", in North America on July 8 via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded with producer Erik Rutan at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida. This is GOATWHORE's fourth studio outing with Rutan at the helm, and to achieve an even more dark and powerful tone on this album, all drums, bass, and rhythm guitars were tracked to two-inch tape.

In a recent interview with Live High Five, Falgoust stated about "Constricting Rage Of The Merciless": "I'm really happy with the whole outcome of the release and with everyone's performance. Everything we did as a whole band. Everybody worked really hard and put their efforts and ideas together, and I really appreciate Erik Rutan. This is the fourth record with him jumping into the pot for us to do this with two-inch analog, which is unique in these days and times, too. It's very unique."

He continued: "Overall, GOATWHORE doesn't do anything drastically different throughout its career. It stays pretty close to the GOATWHORE line, you know? I mean, the best thing I can say is that we evolve and mature, sometimes immature, as a band. But everything sounds like GOATWHORE. And as we progress and go along, all of the influences and things that we've been about evolve into our own sound. I mean, it's really hard to be original these days, so you just approach everything the best you can, and all your influences come into places and they're there whether it's a conscious or a subconscious thing. We grew up with them, so they're instilled in you. All those things play a part when you're working on stuff. And through time, there is shift and change all the time. This is our sixth record, so things are going to change and happen.

"Some people are going to think our first record is better than this one, or some people might like the middle records better than the first or last records. So you can't please everybody, but we're not trying to; we're trying to please ourselves first and foremost."

GOATWHORE's "A Haunting Curse" and "Carving Out The Eyes Of God" were pressed on vinyl for the first time ever and were made available on April 1. "A Haunting Curse" has been printed in a double gatefold sleeve on clear gold vinyl. "Carving Out The Eyes Of God" is in a gatefold sleeve on clear vinyl.

Interview (audio):


To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).