As BLABBERMOUTH.NETfirst reported on November 14, GOATWHORE — the New Orleans-based band featuring vocalist L. Ben Falgoust II (SOILENT GREEN) and guitarist Sammy Duet (ACID BATH, CROWBAR) — has now confirmed that it will take part in the upcoming DEVILDRIVER North American headlining tour in January/February. Also appearing on the bill in the "direct-support" slot is SUFFOCATION.
Although the full lineup for DEVILDRIVER's headlining trek has not yet been announced, THY WILL BE DONE revealed from the stage on November 12 in Farmingdale, New York that they will be taking part in the tour. It should be noted, however, that this information has not yet been corroborated by an official source and should be treated as a rumor only at this point.
The first ten shows are as follows (more dates to be announced soon):
Jan. 07 - Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
Jan. 08 - San Francisco, CA @ Slims
Jan. 09 - Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theater
Jan. 11 - Portland, OR @ Peter's Room at Roseland Theater
Jan. 12 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Jan. 13 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
Jan. 15 - Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theater
Jan. 16 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Jan. 18 - Maplewood, MN @ The Rock
Jan. 19 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
GOATWHORE's new album, "Carving Out The Eyes Of God", sold around 2,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release to enter The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 190. The CD landed at No. 67 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
"Carving Out The Eyes of God" was released in the U.S. on June 23 via Metal Blade Records.
For the follow-up to 2006's "A Haunting Curse", GOATWHORE headed back to St. Petersburg, Florida to record with producer Erik Rutan at Mana Recording Studios, with mastering being handled by Alan Douches of West West Side.