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TGOAT are the first British band to be signed by the world-renowned indie
New album New Hopes, New Demonstrations to be released June 1st, 2009

Epitaph Records is proud to announce that UK quintet THE GHOST OF A THOUSAND have joined their roster and will be releasing the follow-up to debut This Is Where The Fight Begins through the legendary label. The band’s second full-length New Hopes, New Demonstrations will be released on June 1st.

"I'm over the moon to be joining Epitaph," states vocalist Tom Lacey, "it's a huge deal to be a part of a label that has shaped punk rock in such a massive way, and I feel even better about the fact that our new record has a great home. We're not resting on our laurels though. The proper hard work starts now. We've been welcomed in by the staff like a new family member, so we can't let our folks down, we're going to do them proud."

Having kicked, screamed and fought their way out of Brighton, England in early 2007 with their debut full-length, The Ghost Of A Thousand have rapidly become one of the UK’s most valuable and unique musical assets, thanks to their unhinged, uncompromising and utterly invigorating style. Having spent the last couple of years challenging old perceptions of what British hardcore was made of – collecting a Kerrang! Award nomination and a place in Q Magazine’s Top Five metal bands, along the way - TGOAT are back with an album that doesn’t just tear up the rule book, it sets it ablaze and leaves it on your doorstep in a middle of the night drive by.

The band’s forthcoming second album New Hopes, New Demonstrations was recorded in Stockholm’s Studio Grondahl in the winter of 2008, under the watchful gaze of Pelle Gunnefeldt [The Hives, Refused]. "NHND is still very heavy," front-man Tom Lacey explains, "heavier than ...Fight... in places, but its whole feel is a lot sadder, and its mood changes all the time. This album could have been a straight up sing-a-long catchy hardcore record, but it’s very much not and I think that will come as a shock to some people. I'd like to think that the perception of us as a band within a scene will be blown apart now - the new stuff doesn't to me feel like anything that other bands are doing right now."

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