ARCHGOAT will headline 14 shows in North America from March 18th to April 1st. Swedish VALKYRJA will support the Finnish crusaders.
ARCHGOAT was formed under the wings of Hell in 1989 to spread the word of the Rebel Angel. The line-up consisted of Angelslayer (Growls of the Fullmoon), Ritual Butcherer (Axe of Black Mass) and Blood Desecrator (Bombardment).
First demo was unleashed in 1991, called “Jesus Spawn”. In 1992 an unholy alliance was forged between ARCHGOAT and Necropolis Records and in 1993 the MLP “Angelcunt (Tales Of Desecration)” was released. ARCHGOAT entered the studio to record a full-length release in 1993 for Necropolis Records. After a disagreement over the terms of Necropolis Records, the material was kept from the masses and in late 1993 ARCHGOAT decided to vanish from the now-so-commercial Black Metal scene.
The once-so-bright black flame was buried till 2004, when the horns raised again to continue the black crusade. Year 2004 saw the release of 1993-recorded material in the form of the “Angelslaying Black Fucking Metal” 7″ EP through Hammer Of Hate Records. The line-up was the original one with the exception of Blood Desecator being replaced by Leneth the Unholy Carnager as a session drummer. The first live Black Mass in over a decade was performed in Kouvola, Finland 1.7.2005. Having completed his services in the ranks, Leneth was replaced with a permanent drummer Sinisterror. In 2005 the black crusaders invaded Europe with BEHEXEN and HELL MILITIA on the “Tour Of The Black Moon”.
Gathering the pure black energy of the their earlier 90´s hymns, ARCHGOAT went to Temple of the Black Moon to create the debut full-length LP to cast the shadow of blasphemy over the raped Virgin Mary. “Whore Of Bethlehem” via Hammer Of Hate Records in 2006 marked the final continuity to the path of the desecration and showed that the Black Flame was as bright and strong as ever. After the CD release, ARCHGOAT decided to part ways with Hammer Of Hate Records and to continue the path with Blasphemous Underground Productions who handled the vinyl edition of the album. The new era had begun to dawn its black light…
The onward march to preach the Black hymns took form in 2007 with BLACK WITCHERY in the form of the “Desecration & Sodomy” European tour. The march over Europe stormed over 9 venues in ferocity that left no survivors and the dark spirit of this union of ARCHGOAT and BLACK WITCHERY was immortalized in black wax in 2008 by Blasphemous Underground Productions, baptised to carry the name of the tour “Desecration & Sodomy”.
ARCHGOAT started the composition work on the 2nd full-length LP. The beginning of 2009 saw the release of “The Light-Devouring Darkness” and the 1st black march over the USA and Mexico under the banner of “The Light-Devouring Black Crusade”. This is the path, this is the Worship to Lucifer. Blasphemous Underground Productions called it quits and an unholy pact till death was sealed with Debemur Morti Productions.
To celebrate two decades of devil worship an ARCHGOAT anniversary double vinyl was summoned consisting of material from all the previous releases as well as unreleased hymns to hammer the black history into one release. 2010 saw the release of this assault of ungodliness called “The Aeon Of The Angelslaying Darkness”. And the flow of Darkness surfaced again in 2011 to preach the evangelism of pure grinding desecration as the MLP titled “Heavenly Vulva (Christ’s Last Rites)” was unleashed from the Temple of Black Moon.
Black Metal changed, ARCHGOAT did not… and the march continues…