New Orleans natives GOATWHORE were honored in the "Best Heavy Metal" category at the Big Easy Awards, which was held on April 25 at Harrah's in New Orleans, Louisiana. Also nominated for the award were ARSON ANTHEM and HAARP. GOATWHORE drummer Zack Simmons and guitarist Sammy Duet accepted the gong.The Big Easy Awards in 2010 recognize achievement in local music and theater from 2010. Ryan Pomes, bassist of HAARP, commented, "GOATWHORE deserved it. Whoooo!!!!" GOATWHORE will enter the studio in late July to begin recording its new album for a late 2011 release. GOATWHORE's latest CD, "Carving Out The Eyes Of God", sold around 2,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release to enter The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 190. The album landed at No. 67 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200. "Carving Out The Eyes of God" was released in the U.S. on June 23, 2009 via Metal Blade Records.