Goatwhore are one of metal's hardest touring bands, but have been relatively quiet in 2016. With a new album in the works, the death thrashers have kept off the road throughout most of the year, but will head out for a string of headlining dates in mid-September.

The band was announced as one of the acts that will appear at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest (which will feature Black Sabbath's last West Coast performance ever) and have scheduled shows around the West Coast and Midwest surrounding the festival appearance. Support on the trek will come from crossover outfit the Blood Royale.

"We have been associated with Ozzfest in the past and are grateful to be playing it this year, but being part of Black Sabbath's final West Coast show is another legendary experience to be affiliated with and be able to witness first hand, taking in every element of a band that has been a great influence on all levels in the metal world," began frontman Ben Falgoust.

Speaking about the legacy of Ozzfest and how it has helped other metal bands, the singer added, "Also, Ozzfest has given opportunities to countless freshly-emerging metal acts to forge new paths and give people new levels of extreme music to connect with and hear... that doesn't exclude this year. Tons of acts that have been pretty damn strong in the underground metal community will be making their first appearances at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, as well as repeat acts that have been a part of it in the past. So, when you come to see Black Sabbath out west for their last time, come early and be a part of the future of metal, as well as it's legendary past."

Goatwhore's last album, Constricting Rage of the Merciless, was released in 2014 on Metal Blade.

Goatwhore Tour Dates

09/16 — Lafayette, La. @ The District*
09/17 — Beaumont, Texas @ Texas Rose Saloon
09/18 — Austin, Texas @ Grizzly Hall
09/19 — San Antonio, Texas @ Korova Basement
09/20 — El Paso, Texas @ Mesa Music Hall
09/21 — Tucson, Ariz. @ Flycatcher
09/22 — Las Vegas, Nev. @ Dive Bar
09/23 — San Diego, Calif. @ The Merrow*
09/24 — San Bernardino, Calif. @ Ozzfest*
09/25 — Oakland, Calif. @ Golden Bull
09/26 — South Lake Tahoe, Calif. @ Rojo's
09/28 — Denver, Colo. @ Lion's Lair
09/29 — Albuquerque. N.M. @ Launchpad
09/30 — Dallas, Texas @ Reno's Chop Shop
10/01 — Lake Charles, La. @ Luna Live*
* no the Blood Royale

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