Swedish doomlords Goatess premiere the new track “What Lies Beneath” at heavily trafficked web-portal CVLTNation.com. The track hails from the band’s highly anticipated third album, Blood and Wine, set for international release on September 27th via Svart Records. Hear Goatess‘ “What Lies Beneath” in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Goatess summon the frenzy and religious ecstasy of a Bacchus cult with the aptly titled Blood and Wine. Riffs of biblical, Cecil B. DeMille magnitude part the Red Sea and chariot their way across the dunes like a relentless raging Roman legion. Expert songwriting by modern veterans of the scene, Sweden’s Goatess take the traditional doom metal foundations of Saint Vitus, Trouble, and early Cathedral out to the desert and mold it into a set of arid, hypnotic stoner grooves. Bringing to mind modern classics of desert rock like the catchier moments of Kyuss’ Sky Valley and Corrosion Of Conformity’s Blind albums, Blood and Wine is a thirst-quenching refreshment in a parched dust bowl. The revitalized lineup of Kenta Karlbom (drums) and Niklas Jones (guitar) with new initiates Karl Buhre (vocals) and Samuel Cornelsen (bass) have struck a mother lode of gold with their rich doom pedigree and a newfound lifeblood in their chemistry. Having already tread the hallowed boards of sonic temples all over Europe several times, Blood and Wine will see the Goatess cult of doom enthusiasts drawn in anew and the Bacchanalia cult swelling in their hooded numbers.
Nine doses of intoxicating mesmerism that showcase seasoned and masterful command of doom-craft, this album marks Goatess finding a stride in their cloven hooves. Captivating and subtly epic songs steamroll a slow descent into the underworld deserts of your mind, providing a suitable companion to nights of group debauchery or solo excursions to the soul’s outer limits. Giving in to the Bacchanalia at the heart of this record induces a mythical orgy of sonic Sabbathian riff-worship that’s impossible to deny. Once you pop the cork on this barrel-fermented vintage cask, you will enjoy and savor every heavy gulp until the very last drop.
In the meantime, hear the brand-new track “What Lies Beneath” exclusively HERE, courtesy of CVLTNation.com. Also hear the previously revealed “Dunerider” HERE, courtesy of Decibel, North America’s only monthly metal magazine. Preorder info can be found HERE. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:
Tracklisting for Goatess’ Blood and Wine
2. Dead City
3. What Lies Beneath
4. Black Iron Mark
5. Dark Days
7. Jupiter Rising
9. Blood and Wine