Today, in a landscape that finds them surrounded by a) bands begging their own fans for money, b) vest-wearing, by-the-numbers “retro” rock nostalgia and c) heavy labels blindly signing bands based on breast implants… there, still, is Skeletonwitch, a band that has successfully carved its own left-hand path with an unwavering quality of metal and old-fashioned hard work. This organic approach has garnered legions of fans and an undeniable level of respect in the worldwide metal community from both sides of the stage.
Emerging from the swamplands of New Orleans, Louisiana, blackened death metal outfit Goatwhore was formed by singer/guitarist Sammy Duet following the breakup of his previous band, Acid Bath.
These days, it’s likely you’ll hear the strong inspiration of High on Fire, Inquisition, and Bolt Thrower, among countless other influences. But from their earliest incarnations, the band’s approach to songwriting has always been unapologetically unorthodox and sonically elaborate, resulting in riff and drum-driven arrangements that explode in some pretty unexpected directions: the rhythms from Balkan music and New Orleans, the guitars from instrumental post-rock, and finally--after much simmering--vocals from the depths of hell.
FRIDAY 17 APRIL, 2015
MAGASIN4 - BRUSSEL
DOORS: 19h30 - FIRST BAND: 20h00
PRESALE PRICE: €14.00 - DOORPRICE: €17.00