New Orleans’ GOATWHORE has set “Blood For The Master” as the title of its new album, due on February 14 in North America via Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2009’s “Carving Out The Eyes Of God” was recorded at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida with producer with Erik Rutan.
In a recent interview with Decibel magazine, GOATWHORE guitarist Sammy Duet stated that the band’s forthcoming CD will feature “the same exact [guitar] sound I used on ‘Carving Out The Eyes Of God’. We’re just trying to improve on that sound — make it bigger and fatter. That ‘Carving’ guitar sound was fucking incredible, and that’s why me and Rutan spent half the week trying to get it to sound even better, which I believe we achieved. It’s gonna have that growly, sub-nuclear kind of sound, but I think it’s gonna be almost more refined in a way — but still very nasty.”
He added, “The drums are a lot more natural-sounding. A lot of producers today, I don’t know; they make the drums sound fake. They sound good, but almost too good. We’re just trying to make it sound real and not like a drum machine.
“There’s the same amount of solos on ‘Carving’; maybe a few more. But there’s gonna be a lot of other… I wouldn’t exactly call them guitar solos that are gonna be going on underneath the music, but there’s gonna be certain things there that will be very different. There’s definitely some shit I’ve never really done before ever that I’ve just been experimenting with. You have to hear it. It’s hard to explain. It’s like a solo and not a solo.”
“I think a lot of people are expecting us to repeat ourselves, but it’s not gonna be like that. We could have easily gone and written ‘Carving Out The Eyes Of God Part II’ because that album is such a natural feeling for us musically. But we didn’t want to do that.”
Drum-cam footage of GOATWHORE’s Zack Simmons performing a new song, “Collapse In Eternal Worth”, on November 12, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland can be seen below.
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