Origin: Norrköping, Sweden  
Genres: Goth Rock/Metal, Occult Rock
Page online: April 15, 2016
Last update/review: September 14, 2019

Year Of The Goat

This Swedish band debuted in 2011 with the Lucem Ferre EP and have really made their mark with 2015's The Unspeakable. The music seems to be a cross between Finnish goth rock and the recent occult rock revival headlined by bands such as The Devil's Blood. Some have pointed to Ghost as a soundalike, and there are some similarities, though Ghost comes across a bit more sinister and has a more prevalent metal base, while the Goat is more relaxed and gothy. Thomas Sabbathi's soulful croon is perfect for this style, his voice is strong but also displays a certain vulnerability that complements the music quite well. Could be a band ready to break to the next level.

Current Members

Thomas Sabbathi


Marcus Lundberg

guitars (ex-Devian)

Don Palmroos


Tobias Resch


Fredrik Hellerström


Mikael Popovic

mellotron/backing vocals

Former Members/Guests

Per Broddesson

guitars (Griftegård, ex-Wolverine)


Lucem Ferre  EP
2011 Ván
  1. Of Darkness
  2. Vermillion Clouds
  3. Dark Lord
  4. Lucem Ferre

Angels' Necropolis  
2012 Ván
  1. For The King
  2. Angels' Necropolis
  3. Spirits Of Fire
  4. A Circle Of Serpents
  5. Voice Of A Dragon
  6. This Will Be Mine
  7. I'll Die For You
  8. Thin Lines Of Broken Hopes
  • Thomas Sabbathi
  • Per Broddesson
  • Don Palmroos
  • Tobias Resch
  • Fredrik Hellerström
  • Mikael Popovic

The Key And The Gate  EP
2014 Napalm
  1. The Key And The Gate
  2. Mystic Mountains
  3. Non-Euclidean Calculus

The Unspeakable  
2015 Napalm
  1. All He Has Read
  2. Pillars Of The South
  3. The Emma
  4. Vermin
  5. World Of Wonders
  6. The Wind
  7. Black Sunlight
  8. The Sermon
  9. The Key And The Gate (Alternative Version - Bonus Track)
  10. Riders Of Vultures
  • Thomas Sabbathi
  • Marcus Lundberg
  • Don Palmroos
  • Tobias Resch
  • Fredrik Hellerström
  • Mikael Popovic

Novis Orbis Terrarum Ordinis  
2019 Napalm
  1. Subortus
  2. Acedia
  3. Luxuria
  4. Ira
  5. Superbia
  6. Gula
  7. Abaritia
  8. Invidia
  9. Subicio
  • Thomas Sabbathi
  • Marcus Lundberg
  • Don Palmroos
  • Tobias Resch
  • Fredrik Hellerström
  • Mikael Popovic

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