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Ritual

by Goat Major

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bwhaggar
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bwhaggar Great to hear some solid, Wizard-derived psych-doom emerging from the town of my birth. Makes a nice accompaniment to all those ancient skeletons they found buried under Ocky Whites… Favorite track: Mountains of Madness.
Justin@BlindMouse
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Justin@BlindMouse One of the best compliments a band can be given is a debut record on the mighty Ripple. And what a beast this one is. With three Welsh friends concocting riffs, from a town with features such as Merlins Bridge, Merlins Hill and Merlins Brook, you can’t be surprised to find a bit of the occult magic here. What is surprising is the depth and intent of their craft. Formidable to the listener and AOTY lists!!
FDJ (Desert Psychlist)
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FDJ (Desert Psychlist) Heavy yet melodic grooves with plenty of riffs and clean vocals, this band hail from Wales so surprised they didn't call themselves Dragon Major, maybe they just have a thing about goat's
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about

Welsh occult doom metallers GOAT MAJOR have been 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.

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 is
Jammie Arnold - guitar
Simon Bonwick - drums
Tom Shortt - bass & vocals

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released March 8, 2024

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