Origin: Stockholm, Sweden  
Genres: Stoner Rock
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Page online: January 29, 2017
Last update/review: January 29, 2017


Goatess is the latest band to feature vocalist Christian Linderson (who often goes by the name Chritus), a man who who's made contributions to a number of Swedish doom bands, as well as one of the grandfathers of doom in St. Vitus. Formed in 2009 originally under the name Weekend Beast, the band switched name to Goatess in 2012 and debuting with a self-titled album a year later. Goatess doesn't stray too far from Chritus' other bands, as this is effective, soulful, stoner-inflected doom metal, with plenty of fuzzed-out riffing and Chritus's vaguely early-Ozzy-inspired vocals in typical form. Sweden has no shortage of fine doom/stoner bands and Goatess ranks with the best of them. A second album, with the rather cool title of Purgatory Under New Management, was released in 2016.

Current Members

Christian Linderson

vocals (ex-Count Raven, Lord Vicar, ex-St. Vitus, ex-Terra Firma)



Peter Svensson




Former Members/Guests




2013 Svart
  1. Know Your Animal
  2. Alpha Omega
  3. Ripe
  4. Full Moon at Noon
  5. Oracle Pt. 1: The Mist
  6. Oracle Pt. 2: The Oracle
  7. King One
  8. Tentacles of Zen
  • Christian Linderson
  • Niklas
  • Findus
  • Kenta

Purgatory Under New Management  
2016 Svart
  1. Moth to Flame
  2. Purgatory Under New Management
  3. Murphy Was an Optimist
  4. Crocodilians and Other Creepy Crawling Shhh...
  5. Shadowland
  6. Silent War
  7. Wrath of God
  8. Good Moaning
  • Christian Linderson
  • Niklas
  • Peter Svensson
  • Kenta

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