Pick Of The Day: Goatwhore

Anyone want to hazard a guess where this American death metal band got its name from? I poked around on the internet for a few minutes when I was writing this blurb but couldn’t find anything.

There’s got to be a story behind it. Although what that would be I couldn’t imagine. Well, actually, I can imagine a few possibilities. Like in Christianity, for instance, I think the goat is kind of a frowned upon figure. So if you were looking to rattle chains in that segment of society Goatwhore would probably be a pretty rad name.

But it could originate from something completely innocuous. Although now that I look at it again, it does break down into “Go at whore”. So who knows?

Anyway, the New Orlean’s-based band is in town to play a show at the Exchange tonight. Also on the bill are 3 Inches of Blood, Untimely Demise and Itchy Stitches. Doors are at 7 p.m. and tickets are $20. And to set the mood here’s the video for Goatwhore’s 2012 tune “When Steel and Bone Meet”:

Author: Gregory Beatty

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