We’re pleased to play host an exclusive pre-release stream from the UK’s King Goat. Their featured track, ‘Nuclear Messiah’, is unreleased in its current form having appeared in an earlier manifestation on their debut release. Here, it has been re-recorded with the band’s new vocalist and serves as a brilliant precursor to their second EP, the eponymously titled King Goat, which is set for release on April 28th.


Hailing from Brighton, King Goat formed at the start of 2012, and swiftly released their debut EP, Atom, which received high-praise on the underground. Soon after its release, the band changed frontmen and the newly rejuvenated quintet quickly solidified, commencing work on their next EP. A plethora of shows followed and the band laid siege on London and the South coast. With a growing reputation for delivering memorable performances packed with earnest energy and genuine presence, they soon amassed a league of loyal followers.


Towards the end of 2013 they entered the studio to work on their new self-titled EP, and exited said studio happy in the thought that they have “absolutely nailed the songs to the wall”. Culminating in an epic journey, the EP features three tracks, kicking off with the psychedelic-doom infused texturing of ‘The Final Decline’, which sways and flows from hypnotic eastern-influenced early passages to a climatic conclusion complete with weighty riffage and impressive vocal work. ‘Cult Obscene’ is next up, a gut-punching musical stampede stocked with changing patterns and intricate structures, and ‘Melian’s Trance’ closes the EP with its barrage of cutting riffs that, ever so slightly, nod in the direction of Sabbath.


Armed with their new EP, King Goat are planning a number of live shows across the UK. Dates are imminent, so stay tuned to their Facebook page for more information.


King Goat are:

Trim (Vocals)
Petros (Lead Guitar)
Reza (Bass)
Joe (Rhythm Guitar)
Jon (Drums)


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