Interview with Goatwhore – 07/05/2012 – The Recue Rooms, Nottingham by Dylan Raine
I caught up with the guitarist from Goatwhore for a few minutes prior to their set on their European tour in Nottingham and asked them a few things about the band and the music. Although the interview was originally recorded, due to a technical fault I’m writing it up instead
So what do you think of Nottingham?
Nottingham’s not bad, everything feels a little dreary but we have a good crowd.
Can you tell me a little about yourselves and where this all started?
The band has been going since early 1997 and had a few line-up changes in which we have 2 of the original members left.
Can you give us an explanation behind the name?
We’ve had this question loads of times, the name originates from a bunch of guys visiting a strip club back at the start of the band and commenting on one of the girls looking like a ‘Goatwhore’, I guess it kinda just stuck after that.
I hear multiple influences from your music, but where would you say your main source of influence lies?
Our main influence is from the likes of Thrash, Heavy Metal, and Black Metal
The Album ‘Blood for the Master’ is out now, so what were you thinking prior to creating it?
We don’t usually go into a studio with an absolute plan on creating anything; we just play and see what happens.
Do you have any plans for a new album in the near future?
We plan on touring for the next 12 months promoting ‘Blood for the Master’ then maybe look at writing a 7” sometime next year.
What would you say are the main features that make your music stand out from the rest?
I’d say we have a very defined and raw sound, ranging within the heavy metal to thrash elements. It’s this which makes us stand out.
Do you have any upcoming Gigs, Tours, and Shows?
We’ve got a few more weeks of our European tour before heading off to Australia & New Zealand.
Is there anything else you would like to add that I have missed out on?
Come and check us out and have a beer with us!
07.05.12 – UK, Nottingham – The Rescue Rooms
08.05.12 – UK, Aberdeen – The Tunnels
09.05.12 – UK, Manchester – Moho
10.05.12 – North Ireland, Belfast – Limelight
11.05.12 – Ireland, Dublin – The Pint
12.05.12 – UK, Plymouth – White Rabbit
13.05.12 – UK, London – Underworld
14.05.12 – Belgium, Antwerp – Trix
15.05.12 – Germany, Stuttgart – 1210
16.05.12 – Switzerland, Winterthur – Gaswerk
17.05.12 – Germany, München – Feierwerk
18.05.12 – Italy, Massa – Swamp Club
19.05.12 – Italy, Misano Adriatico (RN) – Boulevard Club
20.05.12 – Austria, Wien – Viper Room
21.05.12 – Slovenia, Ljubljana – Gala Hala
22.05.12 – Czech Rep, Prague – Hoodoo Club
23.05.12 – Germany, Dresden – Chemiefabrik
24.05.12 – Germany, Hamburg – Markthalle
25.05.12 – Denmark, Copenhagen – Pumpehuset
26.05.12 – Germany, Berlin – K17