Former Helmet guitarist joins Gold Coast stoner rock outfit Göatzilla

Peter Mengede is best known as one of the founding members of New York alt-metal legends Helmet.

But Brisbane x Gold Coast hard rock merchants Göatzilla have claimed him for their own as he steps into the hotseat for a string of 2016 tour dates as well as some studio work with the band to record their debut EP with producer Jeff Lovejoy (Powderfinger, The Cruel Sea, Regurgitator).

A must for Motörhead and Dead Kennedys’ fans, Göatzilla’s high-energy, riff-driven rock is fast earning them a dedicated following of punk and stoner rock lovers.

Göatzilla! Australia’s only atomic mutant göatpunk outfit is loud, heavy and smells nasty like a goat. Hailing from Brisbane, except for the bit that is on the Gold Coast, Göatzilla! features two guitars, bass and drums pumping out original music heavily influenced from the golden age of pub and garage rock of the seventies and eighties – bands like The Lime Spiders, Radio Birdman, The Ramones and of course AC/DC.

Bass player and vocalist, Ben Rippingale said he was stoked to have Peter Mengede join the göat herd.

“He’s got a massive sound that suits us perfectly and we have a ball playing together,” Ben said. “The gigs and recording will be epic.”

Göatzilla is set to perform at the inaugural Fuzz Fest on the Gold Coast, 29 October and on 19 November hit Brisbane for their Punktilious EP launch.

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