Goatsnake: Black Age Blues Due in June


If there’s anyone left who hears the words “new Goatsnake” and doesn’t get excited about the prospect, I’ve got nothing for you. Sorry. A decade and a half after their last album, the four-piece who set more riffers in motion than Helen of Troy launched ships will issue their long-awaited return LP, Black Age Blues, in June on Southern Lord. The record boasts nine new tracks and arrives a full five years since Goatsnake returned to activity with a reunion set at Roadburn in 2010. This year, they’ll play Maryland Deathfest , the UK’s Temples Festival, and Freak Valley in Germany this June.

Art and details follow, torn from the PR wire:

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GOATSNAKE Reveals Details Of Their Upcoming Full-Length, Black Age Blues, Due For Release On Southern Lord In June

GOATSNAKE is ready to unveil the details of their first full-length in fifteen years, entitled Black Age Blues, the album to be released via Southern Lord on June 2nd, 2015.

Black Age Blues is an instant classic, with each one of the nine songs an anthem, and each of the four members of GOATSNAKE in top form. Everything is magnified; Pete Stahl’s vocals have never sounded so good, the rhythm section comprised of Greg Rogers on drums and Scott Renner on bass are the driving force on each track, and Greg Anderson’s riffs are heavier than ever before.

Appearing on the album intro to “Another River To Cross” is acoustic guitar courtesy of David Pajo (Slint, Aerial M, Papa M), the track also containing previously released recordings from GOATSNAKE’s “The River.” Piano is played by Mathias Schneeberger and Petra Haden contributes violin and vocals. Another welcome addition to the album, across multiple tracks, are brilliant backing vocals by Dem Preacher’s Daughters: Wendy Moten, Gale Mayes and Andrea Merrit.

Black Age Blues is familiar, but nothing here is a repetition of what we’ve heard before, as GOATSNAKE continues to refine the timeless, ultra-heavy rock that they are infamous for, surpassing even the highest of expectations.

The track listing and front cover, with photography and design from Samantha Muljat have been released. Audio samples and much more will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Below is a full rundown of GOATSNAKE’s current list of upcoming live shows in the US and Europe, including appearances at prestigious events such as Maryland Deathfest in the US and Temples Festival in the UK.

Black Age Blues Track Listing:
1. Another River To Cross
2. Elevated Man
3. Coffee & Whiskey
4. Black Age Blues
5. House Of The Moon
6. Jimi’s Gone
7. Graves
8. Grandpa Jones
9. A Killing Blues

GOATSNAKE Live Actions:
3/21/2015 Gypsy Lounge – Austin, TX SXSW (Day show)
3/21/2015 Yellow Jackets Social Club – Austin, TX SXSW (Night Show)
5/02/2015 Pappy & Harriets – Joshua Tree/Pioneertown, CA
5/24/2015 Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD w/ Amorphis, Anaal Nathrakh, Inverloch, Neurosis, Winter, more
5/30/2015 Temples Festival – Bristol, UK
6/01/2015 De Kreun – Kortrijk, BE
6/02/2015 Melkweg – Amsterdam, NL
6/03/2015 SO36 – Berlin, DE
6/04/2015 Freak Valley Festival – Siegen, DE
6/07/2015 AN Club – Athens, GR
6/20/2015 Crucialfest – Salt Lake City, UT


Goatsnake, Live at Southwest Terror Fest 2014

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One Response to “Goatsnake: Black Age Blues Due in June”

  1. Jordi Castellà says:

    This is such good news… relishing

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