Wales, UK based occult doom/stoner metal band Goat Major has signed with Ripple Music to release their debut full-length album in early 2024.
Goat Major have also unleashed their three-track debut EP »Evil Eye« today, available now on all digital streaming platforms!
01. Evil Eye
02. Turn To Dust
03. Mountains Of Madness
Courtesy of Purple Sage PR:
Welsh occult doom metallers Goat Major release their debut EP »Evil Eye« on all digital streaming services today and announce the release of their debut album in early 2024 through Californian label Ripple Music.
Captivating audiences with their fuzzed-out steamroller sound, devastating riffs, creepy and haunting melodies driven on by aggressive grooves and sophisticated fills, Goat Major set themselves up as a formidably earth-shattering newcomer in the British stoner and doom metal scene.
Following the 2022 release of their occult-laden »Ritual« video and numerous club and festival performances in the UK, the trio is now celebrating their recent signing to heavy label Ripple Music with the digital release of their debut EP »Evil Eye« on all streaming platforms. Dive into the intoxicating and misty 20 minutes of its crushing glory and get ready for Goat Major’s debut full-length, to be released in the winter of 2024 through Ripple Music.
Goat Major »Evil Eye« EP available now on all digital streaming services!
Hailing from Wales, the land of ancient monuments and Celtic traditions, Goat Major are an occult doom band formed during the harsh lockdown of a global pandemic by longtime friends Jammie Arnold (guitar), Simon Bonwick (drums) and Tom Shortt (bass/vocals). All three members grew up within half a mile of each other in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, in the shadow of the town’s medieval castle.
The power trio worked hard crafting their sound and composing songs of catchy sinister occult doom metal, all while escaping the brutality that was cast upon the world. As restrictions started to lift, Goat Major began playing shows as an instrumental band before Shortt decided to take up the vocal duties. The band continued fine-tuning their songs with regular shows around the south/west of Wales and further afield in England. The band consequently started playing higher profile shows around the UK, sharing the stage with the likes of Thunder Horse, Wytch Hazel, Sigiriya, Parish, OHHMS, Made Of Teeth, Inhuman Nature. They also performed at Swansea Fringe festival and headlined Rock the Gwasbah festival in West Wales. Goat Major recently signed to US reference stoner, doom and heavy rock label Ripple Music for the release of their debut album »Ritual« in the winter of 2024.
Goat Major is:
Jammie Arnold – Guitar
Simon Bonwick – Drums
Tom Shortt – Bass & Vocals