Goatwhore releases “Death from Above” visualizer

Author Flavia Andrade - 1.9.2022

Blackened death thrash practitioners Goatwhore unleash “Death From Above” the new single off their long-awaited upcoming full-length, “Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven”, set for release on October 7, via Metal Blade Records.

Marching into their twenty-fifth year as master architects of the most ruthless extreme metal, with “Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven” Goatwhore spew forth forty-seven decimating minutes of the band’s trademark brew of death, black, thrash, and classic metal, delivered with breathless intensity and an unapologetic bloodlust.

The title of the record – like all of the band’s releases – is both deep and direct. Notes vocalist Louis B. Falgoust II:

“It’s a mixture of esoteric ideas and biblical scripts; the rise and fall of the self and how the abyss can be a turning point for some and a passageway to oblivion for others.”

Lyrically, Falgoust draws from a wide-ranging assortment of inspirations. Latest album teaser, “Death From Above” is loosely based on the “Nachthexen,” or Night Witches, a group of female Soviet aviators in a bomber division deployed in 1942, a period during which women were in fact barred from combat.

Guitarist/vocalist Sammy Duet shares:

“It’s an atomic blast of old school blackened death thrash for your asses. Beware the Night Witches…”

You can watch the visualizer below:

“Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven” was produced by Jarrett Pritchard (Exhumed1349), who handled the band’s “Vengeful Ascension” full-length, and tracked primarily at Studio In The Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana under pandemic restrictions. Additionally, the band recruited acclaimed producer Kurt Ballou (ConvergeHigh On FireGatecreeperCode Orange) to mix the record with final mastering duties handled by Grammy-award winning engineer Ted Jensen (GhostGojiraCult Of Luna). The record is tied together by the striking artwork of longtime collaborator Jordan Barlow who’s cryptic use of sigils holds deeper meaning to the record’s entirety.

Unquestionably their fiercest, most accomplished album to date in sound, concept, and execution, the twelve-track “Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven” stands among the most volatile and plainly dangerous records to come out of 2022. Featuring ferocious beasts like the maniacally thrashing “Born Of Satan’s Flesh“, the oldschool, crossover flavored “Death From Above” with its guttural chorus, and a towering title track that’s as haunting as it is heavy, the band – Duet, Falgoust, drummer Zack Simmons, and bassist Robert “TA” Coleman (his first recorded output with the band) – covers a wealth of sonic terrain while preserving their signature, nefarious Goatwhore aura. With an overall tone described by Duet as “dark and evil” with a perpetual sentiment of “impending dread,” the record allows little light to cling to.

Cover art by Jordan Barlow