1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
First of all titanic hails from Greece.Goat was formed back in 2000.Soon after i was totally addicted to the titans Impiety,Sarcofago,Thou Art Lord,Basphemy,Mortuary Drape,Von,Beherit,Shub Niggurath,Archgoat,Deicide,Marduk,Faceless God,Impaled Nazarene,Root.The band's first rehearsal was recorded in 2001 named 'GOAT' and the second 'BURNING SKY’ in 2002.After 2003 the band went into on hold mode.In 2011 i brought back from the dead all old stuff and started some rehearsings but nothing serious was done untill 2019 .So in that year i reanimated the line up and into 2020 finally the debut full length was recorded.
2.In November you had released your first full length, musically how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
Only all old stuff is included on the album (written between 2000-2003 and instrumentals written between 2006-2007 plus Blasphemy cover) so the only difference is the sound.Back then i liked more abyssic and primitive sound close to Von and Beherit ,now i prefer more bestial and violent style close to the mighty Impiety and Thou Art Lord.
3.The band went on a 7 year hiatus from 2004 and 2011, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that time frame?
I moved to Germany for some years.I had no time to find some session members and my german speech was totally bad.The only thing was done is the instrumentals ,together with Askalaphos(Goat,Dark Shadow,Dark Messiah,Fullmoon Cult)between 2006-2007 when i came back to Greece for some months.
4.While the band got back together in 2011 you waited until 2020 to release any newer music, can you tell us a little bit more about the delays?
The reason one is the line up changes that cost us a lot of time and the second reason also it needs money and time to serve ,which goes to Askio productions(label-distro) i created back in 2015 together with the good friend SkS (owner of Morbid Visions YouTube Channel).
5.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music and also how would you describe your progress as songwriters over the years?
Lyrics spread the violence against evrything that puts my mental and physical freedom in danger.About music ,yes there is musical progress from amateur violence to technical violence(i'm not violent individual ,but i enjoy sparring fights).
6.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Goat'?
Greatest Of All Time...hahaha... when i was searching for the name i was listenning to Archgoat ,so then i cut the Arch from the Goat.And with that short name was easy for me to create a unique logo.
7.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new album cover?
I choose to not follow the trend (black and white goats with weapons) on this album ,but i follow the trend on Goat promo 2020.I thing the artwork expresses the music in the right way.About the artist ,he is from Kazakhstan and he was making cover arts for fantasy books.
8.Has the band done any live shows or is this strictly a studio project?
Goat is strictly a studio project.
9.The album was released by Tanatofobia Productions, how did you get in contact with this label?
SkS got in contact with Tanatofobia Productions and soon he replied us for releasing the album on cd.Big thanks to Tanatofobia Productions for the interest he show to us.Yet the album will be released soon on tape via the american label Mospharic.
10.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of war, black and death metal?
I am little bit surprised ,because i did not wait so much response.And yes reaction is mostly good(especially from Latin America and Europe).
11.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
The newer matterial is more agressive and technically violent.So in the future our music will be as much as possible total violent.I call the music of Goat HELLENIC BLACK METAL VIOLENCE.
12.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
I am addicted to the titans Impiety,Sarcofago,Thou Art Lord,Basphemy,Mortuary Drape,Von,Beherit,Shub Niggurath,Archgoat,Deicide,Marduk,Faceless God,Impaled Nazarene,Root.Nowadays i listen Inquisition,Bethor,Schizoparanoic Platoon,Wargoat,Human Serpent and some others.
13.Does Satanism or Occultism play any role in your music?
Absolutely no ,i do not care about satans ,allahs ,gods ,these stories are not for me.Violent mass ,go for the kill or to be killed ,nothing more nothing less.
14.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Beware for the upcoming split ep Goat vs Schizoparanoic Platoon.“Believe in nothing ,hope for nothing and be free.” Thank you for the interview.