Countdown to MDF X: (29) Archgoat

The satanic black metal band, Archgoat, hails from Finland and has been performing their blasphemous rituals since about 1989. They will perform Saturday evening, May 26, at the 2012 Maryland Deathfest.

The trio that is Archgoat plays fairly straightforward, traditional black metal, but with more death metal vocals and certainly better recording techniques. Expect serious blastbeats from their drummer Sinisterror and distorted, rapid riffs from their guitarist Ritual Butcherer. Bassist Lord Angelslayer provides the death growl.

Extremely “trve kvlt” and definitely underground, Archgoat disbanded briefly from 1993 until 2004, or as they put it on their website, “decided to vanish from (the) now so commercial Black metal scene.” They certainly don’t participate in Facebook although it looks like they or someone close to the band maintains a MySpace.

Prior to their break up, the group had only released a few demos and EPs. Since their reunion, however, Archgoat has produced two full-length albums and an EP and appeared on a split with the like-minded group, Black Witchery.

UPDATE: I reached Ritual Butcherer via email and he said they will be playing music from all their recordings and will “bring merchandise that is pretty hard to find in the US” to MDF.  He added that no other shows are planned in the US before or after Deathfest.

Here’s a song from their 2011 EP and a live performance from last summer.

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