Rock ‘n’ Roll is not just about music: it’s a way of life. It is a state of mind, a motivational tool, a positive force and an inspirational belief. It’s the most exciting, life-affirming noise that exists on this planet, and no one has demonstrated this more than Californians Throw The Goat.
Imagine Bon Scott and Sam Kinison being summoned from the dead by Lemmy, Lars Frederickson and Nick Oliveri for a night of debauchery…. Throw The Goat would be the soundtrack to the inevitable 2am police chase.
The album is set for release on 31st March in the US and 20th April in the UK through the band’s own DIY label Regurgitation Records. The ten songs on ‘Blood, Sweat & Beers‘ are the end result of months of hard work by Michael, Brian and Scott, and is available for pre-order via Throw The Goat‘s bandcamp – http://throwthegoat.bandcamp.com/, where you can also stream the albums title track.
Throw The Goat have this to say on the release:
“We couldn’t have picked a better album title, because that’s exactly what went into the making of this. We’re beyond excited for people to finally hear it, and we couldn’t be more proud of how it’s turned out.”
From the highly energetic ‘Buffalo’ through the raucous ‘All We Have’ (featuring JJJackson of York heavy rockers The Bastard Sons) and on to the anarchaetic ‘8 More Minutes’, ‘Blood, Sweat & Beers’ is packed full of anthems for every mood, all the while delivered in Throw The Goat‘s unique, genre bending style.
‘Blood, Sweat & Beers’ was recorded live (with no click track!) in only a week, with vocals and overdubs added later. It was recorded, mixed and mastered by Finch drummer Alex Pappas (who also did Throw The Goat‘s debut album, ‘Black Mountain’).
Blood, Sweat & Beers Tracklisting
2. Blood, Sweat & Beers
5. All We Have
6. Idyllwild Eyes
8. 8 More Minutes
10. Road Home
You can pre-order ‘Blood, Sweat & Beers‘ via Bandcamp.
Praise for Black Mountain:
“The Californian four-piece is a punk steel toecap up the dusty backside of stoner rock, and the results make for something that wouldn’t sound out of place in the background of a skate video. They are a musical wrecking ball that will bulldoze their way through your eardrums and into your head. Resistance is futile; prepare to hum for days afterward.”
“Black Mountain is a refreshing take on classic metal and punk that hasn’t been around since the glory days of The Dictators or more recently Viking Skull. Throw The Goat have nailed the aesthetic perfectly, with lots of bluesy examples of early heavy metal with plenty of mid-paced crunch. Periodically veering into softer, hard rock oriented territory, the band step down on the accelerator now and then to produce songs that could easily fit on an early Motörhead album.”
Bring The Noise
“Throw the Goat play from their soul. Some bands can care less about trends and stardom and just go for it. On their debut release Black Mountain, they perfectly blend hardcore punk, stoner metal and the aggressiveness of Motorhead. They create infectious vocal melodies with simple upbeat pit induced rhythms. They come across 100 percent authentic and capture the crossover era in all its glory. The track “Too Late” is Throw the Goat at their best. The groove during the verses is undeniable and the D.R.I. inspired vocal melody is killer. The chorus has an excellent clean vocal that the Ramones would be proud of. Opener “Southeast Bound” is ripped right out of Lemmy’s playbook and comes slamming out of the gates. The hilarious “Havin’ a Beer” and “Beef” are both punk anthems that capture the sprit of the band perfectly.”
“The sound which Throw The Goat have created is an outstandingly explosive mixture of metal and rock with a dose of punk which makes it all the more incendiary. The band released their debut album Black Mountain in September 2012 and this is just so riotous and addictive, it is a powerful party mix of songs which are ass kickingly compelling. The first three songs, ‘Southeast Bound’, ‘Too Late’ and ‘Last Call’ are all full throttle assaults which could easily get you pogo-ing around in the mosh pit. These are a wonderful intro to the rest of the album which is a stunning collection of hard hitting dirty stoner rock packed full of attitude and delivered with a healthy heap of power. Ending with a party track called ‘Having A Beer’ Black Mountain is a stunning debut album, 9/10”
The Rock And Roll Report
Throw The Goat are
Michael Schnalzer – Bass, Lead Vox
Brian “Puke” Parnell – Guitar, Vox
Scott Snyder – Drums, Vox