GOATWHORE Exclusive Livestream

Not many things can keep me up past my bedtime these days but watching the Goatwhore live stream was too tempting to pass.

I was invited to cover the show and to be honest, I couldn’t wait. We all miss live concerts and even a glimpse of the sweaty, adrenalized feeling is much, much needed.

And they delivered more than that. I was curious to see how they’d perform without an audience screaming at them, that was the real challenge; but they screamed at us so efficiently that I had a feeling they were secretly watching me, as I was watching them.

The multi-camera event took place Saturday, January 9th, 2021 at 6:00pm EST. Which was 1 in the morning for me and I hope my neighbors will forgive me.

There’s not such a thing as turning the volume down when Ben growls Luciferian notions at you, even through a computer screen.

The live chat on the side had all the spontaneity and community interaction that you’d expect from hardcore fans, plus a few skeptics who wondered out loud if the show was actually live or prerecorded.

I get it. We need the “anything can happen” excitement of a live show and the virtual experience gives us factual existential anxiety. But it felt as real as possible and they did an amazing job performing a strong, raw show, seamlessly bridged with mini clips of the band explaining how much they miss the tour life.

That, I believe. And I sincerely hope they enjoyed it as much as we did, and that they could somehow feel how real our excitement was, scattered in all corners of the globe.

Vengeful Ascension is out now on CD, vinyl, and digital formats. To preview and purchase the record, visit metalblade.com/goatwhore.

Until the next one,

Chelf

Recording Lineup:
Louis B. Falgoust II: Vocals
Sammy Duet: Guitars, Vocals
Zack Simmons: Drums
James Harvey: Bass

Touring Lineup:
Louis B. Falgoust II: Vocals
Sammy Duet: Guitars, Vocals
Zack Simmons: Drums
Robert “TA” Coleman: Bass

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