On four new tracks of inimitable Black Metal, Finnish band ARCHGOAT display a petrifying fusion of old school sound and raw power, not unlike the Art on their first EP “Angelcunt” in 1993. Almost thirty years later, their new mini album does not only underline the Finn’s firm standing and reputation in the Metal scene, but also reaffirms the oldest adage: you can never have enough ARCHGOAT.
“All Christianity Ends” is officially released today (April 22nd) and can be listened to via Bandcamp or on the label’s YouTube channel:
ARCHGOAT‘s mini album received high praise from fans and press alike:
“ARCHGOAT have shown an evolution but still retain their raw sound. These guys are simply a Black Metal machine, and the perfect demonstration of that is “All Christianity Ends“!” (Metallerium)
“Just like a company of tanks, they attack with full force. Even though it all ends after about 18 minutes, you immediately know what makes ARCHGOAT special: untamed and fierce songs as well as an everlasting blasphemous atmosphere!” (Obliveon)
“ARCHGOAT return in their most traditional and well-known version: with aversion against the cross and as enemies of any compromise when it comes to their sound. Hail ARCHGOAT!” (Metalhead.it)
Reminder: This coming November and December, ARCHGOAT will team up with WHOREDOM RIFE and THEOTOXIN for a big European tour. Check the concrete dates on the flyer below:
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.
In April 2022, a companion piece to the latest album and a natural successor to the band’s first EP, “Angelcunt“, will be unleashed. The mini album “All Christianity Ends” channels the rawness and devastation of the early ARCHGOAT days in four gruesome new compositions.