06/20/2024

Thirteen Goats, announces “Planet of the Goats Tour” and new video “A Wolf In Shepherd’s Clothing”

After their performance at this year’s Armstrong Metal Fest (July 12/13), Vancouver’s Thirteen Goats announce they will be hitting the road this July and August for their first Western Canadian tour entitled “Planet of the Goats Tour” that they will be co-headlining with Edmonton’s Fall of Earth. The tour is in promotion of Thirteen Goats’ sophomore album “Capricorn Rising” due out on July 12th on Exitus Stratagem Records.

Planet of The Goats Tour – Fall of Earth, Thirteen Goats
July 19 – Red Deer, AB – The Vat
July 20 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
July 21 – Lloydminster, SK – The Sticks
July 23 – Brandon, MB – Eastside Eatery
July 24 – Winnipeg, MB – Bulldog Event Center
July 25 – Regina, SK – The Exchange
July 26 – Lethbridge, The Slice
July 27 – Calgary – Rec Room
July 31 – Kelowna, BC – Revelry
Aug 1 – Kamloops, BC -The Blue Grotto
Aug 2 – Penticton, BC – Clancy’s
Aug 3 – Vancouver, BC – The Fox Cabaret
More Dates TBA

Thirteen Goats‘ upcoming album “Capricorn Rising” is a crafted extreme metal rock opera that follows the journey of their mascot, Shepherd: a goat-skull wearing Antichrist leading an army of 12 demon goats to liberate the earth from humanity’s wars and greed. They introduce this album to the world with the first single, “A Wolf in Shepherd’s Clothing”, out now in music video format. The band comments:

“A Wolf in Shepherd’s Clothing wasn’t originally going to be a single, but as we were finishing it in the studio, we changed our minds. It felt like we were able to take a lot of the more aggressive elements of our sound and put them together in a surprisingly accessible way—it has these angry riffs and big, heavy grooves, but they’re anchored by a catchy chorus with a dynamic vocal hook.”

In the story that is being told on the record, this song is Shepherd’s recruitment anthem—he’s trying to convince the animals of Earth to join his army and finally stand up to humanity so he can get his revenge. But taken in a broader context, it’s also a song about how making someone feel like an outcast is the easiest way to strip away their humanity and radicalize them.

Lyric Video – “A Wolf In Shepherd’s Clothing” – https://youtu.be/6J5wSen7Emc

Digital Single – https://hypeddit.com/thirteengoats/awolfinshepherdsclothing

“Capricorn Rising” is not just an album—it’s a journey through madness, destruction, and the perils of letting anger consume you. Is it thrash? Death? Groove? Thirteen Goats don’t care, and neither should you. This Vancouver four-piece tramples all over subgenre conventions to create an alchemical style of infernal riffs, huge hooks, and uniquely theatrical songwriting. They are recommended for fans of Carcass, Lamb of God, and System of a Down.

Due out on July 12, 2024, “Capricorn Rising” is available from Exitus Stratagem Records for album pre-order at https://www.exsrmusic.com/store/p/pre-sale-thirteen-goats-capricorn-rising

Track Listing:
1. Sign of the Goat (4:53)
2. Murder Lives in the Heart (5:30)
3. A Wolf in Shepherd’s Clothing (4:10)
4. Global Fuckup (3:57)
5. Beheading Zoo (3:44)
6. Permission to Die (3:48)
7. Beating the Disease (4:24)
8. Goats of War (5:25)
9. Animal Kingdom (6:19)

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