Three years after the highly acclaimed “The Luciferian Crown“, ARCHGOAT herald the release of their fifth album today. “Worship The Eternal Darkness” is another blasphemous monolith, forcefully combining Black, Death, Punk, Thrash, Grindcore as well as Heavy Metal influences and fusing all these elements into ten coherent tracks. ARCHGOAT‘s angelslaying compositions display old-school finesse with elements of melodic dynamism, thus making “Worship The Eternal Darkness” a worthy addition to the Finnish Black Metal band’s discography.
“Worship The Eternal Darkness” received praise from media around the world:
“The aeon of angel-slaying darkness continues in full force. A triumphant call to arms from this entity of spiritual and temporal blasphemy. Pure impious terror from start to end that prowls in the darkness and conjures a punishing storm of hellfire upon all that is holy.” (Nattskogg)
““Worship The Eternal Darkness” in its balanced and intelligent composition, manages to bring with it the history and the future of ARCHGOAT.” (Rock Hard Italy)
““Worship The Eternal Darkness” comes as a welcome reminder of how trailblazing and unique a force ARCHGOAT is within an otherwise largely stagnant Black Metal underground.” (Swallowed In Black)
ARCHGOAT crawled from the deepest pits of hell to form in 1989, a demonic trio consisting of the brothers Ritual Butcherer and Lord Angelslayer on guitars and vocals/bass respectively, as well as Blood Desecrator on drums. After a pair of demo tapes, ARCHGOAT shook the Black Metal world in 1993 with the release of their debut EP “Angelcunt (Tales of Desecration)“, showcasing a relentless and bestial blend of Black and Death Metal. With a growing dissolution with the Black Metal scene at large, and a disagreement with their then record label Necropolis Records over the terms of their debut record, ARCHGOAT vanished from scene in late 1993.
In 2004 the gates reopened anew. ARCHGOAT returned to finally release their long-lost material the following year, and then their first official full-length, “Whore of Bethlehem“, in 2006. Since then they have released two more albums, “The Light-Devouring Darkness” in 2009 and “The Apocalyptic Triumphator” in 2015 under Debemur Morti Productions, as well as a series of splits, EPs, and compilations. Between releases they have carved out a reputation for their malevolent live rituals, storming the shores of Europe, the United States, and Mexico alongside bands such as BEHEXEN, BLACK WITCHERY, and HELL MILITIA.
2018 saw ARCHGOAT unleash their satanic opus “The Luciferian Crown“, their second full length under Debemur Morti. An ungodly black sacrament of a kind that only ARCHGOAT can craft, “The Luciferian Crown” is a testament to what Black Metal should be, bestial, unrelenting, and unholy. Black Metal changed, ARCHGOAT did not, and it is their capable hands that shall carry the black flame forward for years to come.
In 2020, the live album “Black Mass XXX” adequately captured the angelslaying chaos present during their gig in Paris in September 2019. The recorded concert was part of ARCHGOAT‘s 30-year anniversary gig series and a worthy addition to their discography. With “Worship The Eternal Darkness” (out November 2021), the Finnish Black Metal band will cement their well-earned reputation for being one of the most consistent bands the scene has ever seen. ARCHGOAT‘s fifth album is, once again, a unique synthesis of occult Finnish Black/Death Metal, harsh Punk, primal Thrash and Grindcore.