GOATWHORE, the New Orleans-based band featuring vocalist L. Ben Falgoust II (SOILENT GREEN) and guitarist Sammy Duet (ACID BATH, CROWBAR), have signed a deal with Metal Blade Records. "We are all very excited about this and will be doing a new album with Metal Blade Records in mid-2005," the band said in a statement. "This is a very big step for us and will surely open up new doors for us to expand."

In other news, GOATWHORE have announced the addition of drummer Zack Simmons to the group's ranks. Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Zack "has been here since the beginning of June and has played one show (Scott Williams Benefit show) with us since his arrival," the band said.

Regarding GOATWHORE's upcoming touring activities, the group commented, "We have a very filled touring schedule 'hopefully' coming to a town near you. First off, we will be heading out from July 23rd to August 17th with THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, CATTLE DECAPITATION, and WATCH THEM DIE. Then we will hit the road with the DEICIDE, CATTLE DECAPTIATION, and DIABOLIC from September 16th to October 12th leading into some dates with NAPALM DEATH and VADER that will take us to our end of the year tour with CANNIBAL CORPSE, NAPALM DEATH, VADER and KATAKLYSM in November."

GOATWHORE recently recorded a cover of CELTIC FROST's "Into Crypts of Rays" for a split 7" with EPOCH OF UNLIGHT (from Memphis, TN). The single, which also features EPOCH OF UNLIGHT's version of KREATOR's "Betrayer", is now available through Bloated Goat Records. Click here for audio samples of both tracks. In addition, Rotten Records has released a vinyl gatefold version of "The Eclipse of Ages Into Black". It is a limited release of 1,000 copies (500 copies of black vinyl and 500 copies on clear red vinyl). To order, go to www.rottenrecords.com.

Upcoming GOATWHORE shows:

Jul. 23 - New Orleans, LA @ Dixie Taverne (EarBleed Fest 2K4)
Jul. 24 - Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music & Records (w/ DIXIE WITCH)
Jul. 25 - Dallas, TX @ Club Indigo [Deep Ellum] (w/ THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, DEADMAN CIRCUS, and DEMONSEED)
Jul. 26 - San Antonio, TX @ The Sanctuary (w/ CANNIBAL CORPSE, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER)
Jul. 27 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Bricktown Live (w/ THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER)


Jul. 28 - Denver, CO @ Climax Lounge
Jul. 29 - Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
Jul. 30 - Milwaukee, WI @ Modjeska Theater (Milwaukee Metal Fest)
Jul. 31 - Des Moines, IA @ Hairy Mary's
Aug. 01 - Minneapolis, MN @ Ascot Room @ Quest Club
Aug. 02 - Omaha, NEB @ Ranch Bowl
Aug. 03 - Detroit, MI @ The Shelter at St. Andrew's
Aug. 04 - Toledo, OH @ Masonic Auditorium
Aug. 05 - Reading, PA @ The Silo
Aug. 06 - Irvington, NJ @ Cricket Club
Aug. 07 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
Aug. 08 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre / Underground
Aug. 09 - Farmingdale, NY @ Downtown
Aug. 10 - Richmond, VA @ Nanci Raygun
Aug. 11 - Baltimore, MD @ Thunderdome
Aug. 13 - Portland, ME @ The Asylum
Aug. 14 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Aug. 16 - Hagerstown, MD @ Wilson Ruritan
Aug. 17 - Nashville, TN @ The 5 Spot


Sep. 16 - Jacksonville, FL @ Thee Imperial
Sep. 17 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Sep. 18 - Fayetteville, NC @ Jesters Pub
Sep. 19 - Baltimore, MD @ Thunderdome
Sep. 20 - New York, NY @ B.B. King's Blues Club
Sep. 21 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero / Balcony Bar
Sep. 22 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
Sep. 23 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Fun House/Theatre
Sep. 24 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's
Sep. 25 - East Dubuque, IL @ Arena
Sep. 26 - Minneapolis, MN @ Ascot Room @ Quest Club
Sep. 27 - Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
Sep. 29 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Oct. 01 - Seattle, WA @ Graceland
Oct. 02 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
Oct. 03 - San Francisco, CA @ The Pound at Pier 96
Oct. 04 - San Diego, CA @ 4th & B
Oct. 05 - West Hollywood, CA @ House Of Blues
Oct. 06 - Santa Ana, CA @ Galaxy Theatre
Oct. 07 - Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues
Oct. 08 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
Oct. 09 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Bricktown Live
Oct. 10 - San Antonio, TX @ The Sanctuary
Oct. 11 - Corpus Christi, TX @ El Palacio Ballroom
Oct. 12 - Houston, TX @ Fat Cat's (formerly Mary Jane's)


Oct. 13 - Columbia, MO @ Mojo's
Oct. 14 - Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone
Oct. 15 - Springfield, MO @ The Rockwell
Oct. 16 - Wichita, KS @ Double Vision
Oct. 21 - Baltimore, MD @ The Sidebar
Oct. 22 - Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Cafe Metropolis

Dates with NAPALM DEATH and VADER:

Oct. 23 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
Oct. 24 - New York, NY @ B.B. King's Blues Club
Oct. 26 - Fayetteville, NC @ Jester's Pub
Oct. 28 - New Orleans, LA @ The Howlin' Wolf


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