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Taking the Head of Goliath
Taking the Head of Goliath 4piece
Information
Origin:

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Genre:

Death metal, Technical death metal, Brutal death metal, Deathcore, Grindcore, Extreme metal

Years active:

2015-present

Labels:
Associated Acts:

Crimson Thorn, Axehead Inc., Obadiah, Sylvan Fortress, Altruist, S.B.I., Devitalize, Fistbate, Lockdown

Current members:

Jake Martin
Nathan Sherman
Luke Renno
Steve Reishus

Former members:

Rob Blake
Matt Vangsgard

Taking the Head of Goliath is a brutal death metal band that began out of Minneapolis, Minnesota in the United States. The band began in 2015, with the lineup of Nathan Sherman, Jake Martin, and Matt Vangsgard, with Crimson Thorn's Luke Renno joining soon after.

History Edit

Taking the Head of Goliath began in 2015, with the lineup of Vocalist Jake Martin, Guitarist Nathan Sherman, and Drummer Matt Vangsgard. Following that year, the band hired on Rob Blake.[1] On November 3, 2016, the band hired on Luke Renno, a longtime member of Crimson Thorn, on Bass and Backing Vocals.[2][3][4] With this lineup, the band began to work hard on writing material. In 2017, the band made several announcements, including their first show, during For Today's final tour,[5] and their signing to Rottweiler Records.[6] They were also set to be on a benefit compilation, released by Thumper Punk Records.[7]

Following the band's signing to Rottweiler and their debut show, the band released a live EP, titled Beyond Brutal Live, which featured five songs recorded at their show.[8] On October 1, 2017, Vangsgard announced his departure from the band.[9] On November 24, the band announced his replacement - Steve Reishus of Crimson Thorn.[10] On July 6, 2018, the band released their debut self-titled EP, which featured studio recordings of the five on the live EP as well as two other tracks.[11]

On November 2, 2018, the band announced the Hasten Revelation Tour with the lineup of A Hill to Die Upon, Death Requisite, and Abated Mass of Flesh, with the dates beginning in January 2019. Ecclesiast, Broken Flesh, The Weeping Gate, and Light Unseen would also open for the tour at respective locations.[12]

Members Edit

Current

  • Jake Martin - Vocals (2015-present)
  • Nathan Sherman - Guitars (2015-present)
  • Luke Renno - Bass, Backing Vocals (2016-present)
  • Steve Reishus - Drums (2017-present)

Former

  • Rob Blake - Guitars (2016-2019)
  • Matt Vangsgard - Drums (2015-2017)

TimelineEdit

Discography Edit

Studio album

  • Futility of the Flesh (2020)

EP

  • Beyond Brutal Live (2017)
  • Taking the Head of Goliath (2018)

Singles

  • "Cord of Three Strands" (2019)

References Edit

  1. Rottweiler Records (February 18, 2017). "TAKING THE HEAD OF GOLIATH". Facebook. Retrieved on November 6, 2018.
  2. Sherwin, Blake (November 3, 2016). "Luke Renno joins Taking the Head of Goliath". Reanimated Radio. Retrieved on November 6, 2018.
  3. Beard, Mason (November 4, 2016). "Luke Renno (Crimson Thorn) Joins Taking The Head Of Goliath". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved on November 6, 2018.
  4. thrashboy (November 5, 2016). "Brutal Death Metal Band 'Taking the Head of Goliath' Announces New Bass Player 'Luke Renno' (Crimson Thorn)". The Metal Resource. Retrieved on November 6, 2018.
  5. "For Today Farewell Tour: Taking The Head Of Goliath Debut Show". Retrieved on November 6, 2018.
  6. Beard, Mason (February 18, 2017). "Rottweiler Records Announces 3rd New Band: Taking the Head of Goliath". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved on November 6, 2018.
  7. Jones, Brandon (February 18, 2017). "Kill The Ill, A Benefit Compilation for Shawn Browning". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved on November 6, 2018.
  8. Beard, Mason (February 19, 2017). "Album Review: Taking the Head of Goliath - Beyond Brutal Live". Indie Vision Music. Retrieved on November 6, 2018.
  9. "Tonight we are grieved to announce that...". Facebook. October 1, 2017. Retrieved November 6, 2018.
  10. "Taking the Head of Goliath Announce new drummer". The Metal Onslaught. November 24, 2017. Retrieved on November 6, 2018.
  11. Moore, Bruce (July 13, 2017). "Taking The Head Of Goliath - "Taking The Head Of Goliath" [Album Review]". Pure Grain Audio. Retrieved on November 6, 2018.
  12. "The Hasten Revelation Tour is set to ride!!!". Facebook. November 2, 2018. Retrieved on November 6, 2018.
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