New Orleans natives, Goatwhore, have been declared the Best Hard Rock/Metal Artist at The Big Easy Awards sponsored by Gambit Magazine and held on April 25th, 2011 at Harrah’s. Goatwhore was nominated among metal peers and Housecore recording artists Arson Anthem and Haarp. The Big Easy Awards in 2011 honors winners based on their work and performances in 2010.
Goatwhore had one of their best years as a band in 2010. Their song Apocalyptic Havoc appeared on the soundtrack for Splatterhouse, a video game released for Xbox 360 and PS3 by Namco Bandai, the video for the same song was used in an episode of Last Call with Carson Daly, they toured as part of Ozzfest 2010, and they also toured with Watain, The Black Dahlia Murder and more. Carving Out the Eyes of God, released at the tail end of 2009, was met with praise from fans and critics alike and hailed as one of the best metal albums of the year. Carving Out the Eyes of God broke the Billboard Top 200 chart coming in at #190! In addition to hitting the Top 200 Chart, Carving Out the Eyes of God also debuted on the Billboard Hard Music chart at #33, the Billboard Top New Artist (Heatseekers) Albums chart at #16, and the Billboard Top Independent Albums chart at #34. GOATWHORE also carved out a spot for themselves on Canada’s charts coming in at #48 on Independent chart and #79 on Hard Chart.
Goatwhore will soon be entering the studio to record their follow up to Carving, and there’s no doubt that it will live up to, if not surpass, its predecessor.