Goatsnake

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s

Biography

This US band was formed in 1996 by Southern Lord label boss Greg Anderson (guitar, ex-Burning Witch), with the line-up completed by two former Obsessed members, Guy Pinhas (bass) and Greg Rogers (drums). After initial jams together the trio wanted to add a melodic vocalist to complement their ultra-heavy doom metal sound, eventually selecting Pete Stahl (ex-Wool). Goatsnake’s initial output comprised two 1998 limited edition singles, ‘IV’ (on Prosthetic Records) and ‘Man Of Light’ (on Warpburner). Their full-length debut I featured production contributions from the Melvins’ Buzz Osborne. While maintaining a retro, hard rocking feel, the album drew heavily on the sombre atmosphere and down tuned riffage of the members’ former bands, but was still consistently in check with late 90s metal.

Following this release Goatsnake toured around Europe, putting in an impressive performance at Holland’s Dynamo...

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