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Monday, September 25, 2023

Goatburner announce new album “Fatal”

Finnish noisemongers Goatburner return with their new album, “Fatal”, set for release on October 6th 2023 via Time To Kill Records.

Goatburner, formed in 2017 and featuring Keijo Niinimaa and Jaakko Forsman, create a caustic atmosphere somewhere between massive sludge and frantic high-speed thrashing.

“Fatal” was written in between 2019 and 2022, slowly and steadily and mostly at the rehearsal sessions. The album was recorded and mixed by Kaos at Chaotic Doom Cave studios from May 2022 to November 2022 and mastered by Scott Hull at Visceral Sound Studios in early 2023.

Goatburner is mostly inspired by their own music (also written for the other groups the members are or have been in) over the years, but sources of inspiration can ben found in the old school death metal scene and bands like Autopsy, Bolt Thrower, Entombed, Carcass, Cannibal Corpse and Demigod.

1. Danger!
2. Pool of Blood
3. Disaster
4. Attack
5. Revolving Reaper
6. Lobotomized
7. Morbid Angle
8. Hateful Beaks
9. Blender Bender
10. Dismemberment


Spider (Jaakko Forsman) – drums
Kaos (Keijo Niinimaa) – guitar, vocals

Ripping groovy old school death metal with a twist of sludge and grind, from Helsinki, Finland. Goatburner has been doing their duo-based wall of sound and blasting since 2017, including numerous festivals and tours. The band is already releasing their 2nd full length album “Fatal” on October 6th 2023. Discography includes the “Time to Burn” EP from 2018, the “Extreme Conditions” LP from 2019 and the “Danger” EP from 2022.

Goatburner hits the stages as a duo, with Kaos plugged into extensive string gear and Spider often in front row with the kit for percussive mayhem. Audiences are constantly dropping their jaws in front of this dynamic duo, wondering if there are any other musicians behind the stage – which isn’t the case obviously.

With more than 50 years of musicianship and over 10 bands under their belt, Goatburner is an unstoppable force that will constantly continue taking over new stages around the world.