Brutal death metal band Taking The Head Of Goliath have teamed up with The Metal Resource to bring you the exclusive premiere of the new lyric video for ‘Audacity To Inspire.’ The song appears on their upcoming self-titled album, which will be released on July 6th via Rottweiler Records. The video can be watched below.
Frontman Jake Martin says: “We’re very excited to finally be counting down the days for our debut CD release on Rottweiler Records. The label has been so awesome to us. We were signed in the bands infancy so we appreciate everyone’s patience for this release as well as Rottweiler seeing something in us and signing us unprecedentedly early. There’s so much talent with hearts for Christ on this label, we couldn’t be more blessed to be part of The Pack. We were also able to work with some incredible talent on this record. Dave Requisite from Death Requisite and Requisite Resonance composed our intro and outro scores on the record and the one and only Par Olofsson did our epic album art. The opportunity to work with these men was a dream come true. Par‘s two pieces for us perfectly captured our band name and style of music before one even hears the first note. This lyric video for ‘Audacity To Inspire’ communicates the mission of this band and our call as men of God and also features Par‘s artwork.
We’d also like to mention how great The Metal Resource has been to us along this journey from our signing to this release. You guys have had you fingers on the pulse on Taking The Head Of Goliath all the way from the other side of the world and we can’t thank you enough your your support.
1. Of Sin And Death
2. Oblivious Into Oblivion
3. The Expulsion Of Putrid Illusion
5. This Present Darkness
6. Audacity To Inspire
7. Unearthed/Iniquity’s End
From the most innocuous and innocent origins come the greatest stories—tales of the underdog conquering the oppressive forces that be, turning the tides against all odds to vanquish evil and emerge victorious, a stalwart and obelisk to the forces of good. Despite their punishing and intense style of bone-breaking, skin-shredding brutal death metal, the Twin Cities-based, Taking The Head Of Goliath are such a story. Beginning from the ashes of previous projects with the goal of creating a Christ-centered, more-crushing-than-a-ten-ton-bulldozer amalgam of brutal death metal with all the genre’s various technical, grinding and thrashy subgenres to completely obliterate the sensibilities of their listeners. Taking The Head Of Goliath—while on one hand, are precisely as violent and intimidating as their name might imply—are a force for life; a driving and dedicated display of a love for all things death metal that simply demands to be heard.
Spawned from the murky depths of the Minnesota metal scene in 2015 by former bandmates Jake Martin, Matt Vangsgard and Nathan Sherman, Taking The Head Of Goliath was founded with the intent of forming furious and ferocious death metal that could be only descibed as “Beyond Brutal”. Together, the trio quickly began working at writing and perfecting their tedious-yet-terrifying blend of incinerating technicality and pulverizing grinding death metal with hints of slam and thrash enough to add unpredictable depth and originality to their sound. Built upon a foundation of mach-speed drumming and fleetly-fingered fretwork and topped off with varied, visceral and eviscerating vocals, Taking The Head Of Goliath expeditiously began searching the Twin Cities underground to harvest it’s finest musicians to complete their lineup. This goal was realized with the addition of second guitarist Rob Blake, and the incidental addition of bassist Luke Renno (formerly of Crimson Thorn). Taking The Head Of Goliath performed their ensemble debut opening for Christian metalcore giants For Today on their farewell tour in late 2016—recording their set for a series of live videos to use to tease their content…as well as earn the attention of multinational record label Rottweiler Records. With a successful label signing under their belt and an entire EP’s worth of material set to record and release in mid-2017, Taking The Head Of Goliath are gearing up to take more than just the head of a biblical giant—but rather, the head of the entire heavy music community in one fell swoop.
In march 2017 we did an interview with TTHOG, you can find it here.
July 6 – The Asylum Stage at Audiofeed Music Fest, Urbana, IL (US)
July 7 – Sanctuary Stage at Audiofeed Music Fest, Urbana, IL (US)
July 14 – Local Love, Blaine, MN (US)
Lyric video for ‘Audacity To Inspire’