- The Call Of Ixodes
- Fit For Swine
- The Cosmoclast
- A Three Krater Symposium
- Cemetery Swarm
LP (colored) + CD
GOAT1CGR113 / Crispin Glover Records
From the primordial swamps of Norway come the tar-drenched, weirdo death-grind cavemen/spacemen of Goat The Head. Strictly Physical is the band’s first release in over a decade and is a groovy organic slab of experimental death metal. Featuring drummer Kenneth Kapstad. Solid silver/black mixed vinyl in screenprinted PVC bag.
Howling along to the birth cry of the third millennium, Goat the Head was hatched from ideals of sincerity, intensity and insanity. The band burst onto the metal music scene in a flurry of fur-hair and filth with the crude “Neander Tales EP” (Left Horn Records, 2006), introducing the public to their own particular take on the Contemporary Primal Caveman Death Metal genre. The addition of bizarre and entrancing live shows created a significant underground notoriety and foundation was laid for a proper debut album the following year. On “Simian Supremacy“ (Tabu Recordings, 2007) the band ramped up their troglodyte game considerably. Popularity grew beyond Norwegian borders, and the band had amassed some sort of sick cult following.
The strange and cinematic music video for the sixteen second song “Darwinian Minions” didn’t exactly hinder that. Live appearances grew in quantity, energy and sheer outlandishness. After witnessing Goat the Head live in a London boxing ring, HIM’s Ville Valo compared the spectacle to “watching the Animal Planet with a chainsaw gaffa-taped to your head”.
Follow up album “Doppegängers” (Aftermath Music, 2010) represented a great evolutionary leap for the heads. Smelly pelts were shrouded in fancy space threads, both visually and sonically. The album was mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen, giving it its loud, violent and mechanical quality. It also saw a more experimental side to the band, like on the death metal gospel crossover duet “This Tube is the Gospel” together with Kirsti Huke.
Now however, the body is showing some serious symptoms of imminent deathrash. Goat the Head is reemerging from the mire with rejuvenated vigor and a brand new album! A groovy and organic metal amalgam whose tar-dripping characteristics was conceived in Oslo’s Amper Tone Studios in cahoots with producer Bård Ingebrigtsen.
If you haven’t already, you should check out the animated video Per Spjøtvold drew Himself for the first single «The Call Of Ixodes». The album «Strictly Physical» will be released on magnificent vinyl by Crispin Glover Records on February 12th 2021.
Ketil L. Sæther: Guitars
Per Spjøtvold: Vocals and organ
Kenneth Kapstad: Drums
Trond Frønes: Bass