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Goat Horn

From: Canada
Last Known Status: Disbanded

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Below is our complete Goat Horn news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Cauldron and Skeletonwitch Mini-tour

Cauldron (featuring members of Goat Horn, Rammer & Coliseum) will be playing a series of dates with Cleveland's Skeletonwitch. Each date also features other notable acts, including Destructor and Atomic Bitchwax. Here are the tour dates:

11/17 Cleveland, OH @ The Jigsaw Saloon w/ Destructor, Lick the Blade
11/18 Youngstown, OH @ Nyabinghi w/ Members of the Press
11/19 Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar w/ Bludwulf, Atomic Bitchwax

You can check out each band's music at their respective MySpace pages:

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Goat Horn Call It Quits

GOAT HORN bassist/vocalist Jason Decay has issued the following statement:

"Brandon Wars and Jason Decay will no longer carry on as GOAT HORN. After years of working together the obstacles in our path to our goals has brought everything to a stand still. Instead of working together with the constant frustrations, a descision has been made and Jason Decay and Brandon Wars [guitar] have gone their seperate ways.

"To all the fans and friends that have supported GOAT HORN through out the years; all is not lost. Through the ashes of this conclusion to the GOAT HORN legacy, Decay and Wars' new music ventures will continue in seperate directions. Jason Decay, along with Al Biddle (drums) will continue on down the GOAT HORN path as CAULDRON once a new guitar player is enlisted.

"It was not an easy descision to make. Although everything came to head at the last show. Sort of like breaking up with a really hot chick that's a psycho. Like she's so hot and you love banging her but in the end you hate the person she is or the person you have become.

"Fan support has been a tremendous fuel for the fire that had inspired GOAT HORN to give back ten fold and has never and will never be taken for granted. I personally feel terrible about what has happened and I am very sorry to every loyal individual of our legion. I never wanted to let anyone down and hopefully this never happens again. Everyone's encouragement and understanding is greatly appreciated in this matter."

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Goat Horn Part w/ Drummer, Seek Replacement

Canadian metallers GOAT HORN have parted ways with drummer Steelrider.

Commented bassist/vocalist Jason Decay: "Steelrider has left the band due to a leg condition that has been bothering him for a year and a half. We have a session drummer right now, but we are looking for a permanent replacement. We'll probably wait untill we find the new person before we make an official announcement."

GOAT HORN will be entering the studio this spring to record the follow up to their "Threatening Force" EP. The band are currently in talks with a handful of labels about a possible release of their new CD, which is expected this fall.

GOAT HORN's upcoming CD was hand-picked as one of the "50 Most Anticipated Albums" in the February 2006 issue of Decibel magazine. Other bands featured in the issue included IRON MAIDEN, HATEBREED, IN FLAMES, LACUNA COIL, MASTODON, SLAYER and SHADOWS FALL.

Regarding what the fans can expect from the band's upcoming release, Decay said, "Basically what you can expect is something that you can sit up on a pedestal next to 'Master of Puppets'."

For more GOAT HORN information, including audio samples, visit myspace.com/goathorn.

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Complete Lineup Confirmed For NEMHF 2006

The full lineup for the 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, which is sponsored this year by ESP Guitars and Krank Amps, has been confirmed.

The three-day festival at The Palladium in Worcester, MA, will feature headliners Lacuna Coil, Black Dahlia Murder, and Between the Buried and Me on Friday, April 28. Arch Enemy, Chimaira, and Exodus will headline Saturday, April 29. Headliners for Sunday, April 30 are Gamma Ray and DragonForce.

UK-based DragonForce will be making its first-ever American appearance at the festival. Italy's Lacuna Coil and Sweden's Arch Enemy will be making return appearances at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, after stellar performances at the 2003 and 2002 editions of the festival.

"It's fantastic to be a part of what is quite possibly the best U.S. metal fest around!" said Arch Enemy guitarist Mike Amott. "This is our third time playing the New England Metal and Hardcore fest and it's always a pleasure. It's held in a great venue with great fans."

"It is an honor for us to be one of this year's headliners at the New England Metal and Hardcore festival," said vocalist Andrea Ferro. "We are more than ready for it. We can't wait."

Bands confirmed for Friday (listed alphabetically) are: A Life Once Lost, A Perfect Murder, Alarum, Arsis, Between The Buried And Me, Black Dahlia Murder, Cephalic Carnage, Dead To Fall, Demiricous, Ed Gein, From A Second Story Window, Haste The Day, If Hope Dies, Lacuna Coil, Ligeia, Necrophagist, Neuraxis, Nodes Of Ranvier, Ringworm, Scarlet, Still Remains, Suicide Silence, The Absence, Thine Eyes Bleed and Through The Eyes Of The Dead.

Saturday's bands include 100 Demons, Arch Enemy, At All Cost, Caliban, Chimaira, Colin Of Arabia, Cryptopsy, Damnation AD, Death Threat, Embrace The End, Exodus, First Blood, Full Blown Chaos, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Immolation, Into The Moat, Ion Dissonance, Overcast, Ramallah, Remembering Never, Righteous Jams, Scars Of Tomorrow, Shoot To Kill, Since The Flood, Skinless, Spitfire, Suffocation, Sworn Enemy, Terror, The Acacia Strain, The Classic Struggle, The JonBenet, and Turmoil.

Sunday's lineup is: A Love End Suicide, Bloodlined Calligraphy, Born Victim, Bronx Casket Company, Burn In Silence, Byzantine, Cannae, Cellador, Doom Raider, DragonForce, Folly, Gamma Ray, Goat Horn, Hypersolid, Inked In Blood, Into Eternity, Light This City, Losa, Mercury Switch, On Broken Wings, Phoenix Morning, Protest The Hero, Sanctity, The Miles Between, Torn Asunder, Trouble, Twelve Tribes, Who Killed The Prom Queen, Wolf, xdeathstarx, and xlooking forwardx.

Talent is subject to change.

The 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is also sponsored by Prosthetic Records, 2nd Stage sponsor; Revolver Magazine, exclusive magazine partner and creator of the official event program; Facedown Records, sponsor of street marketing efforts; FUSE TV; Mazur PR; The Syndicate; and many others.

Vendors this year include Century Media/Nuclear Blast, Deepsend Records, ESP Guitars/Krank Amps, Eulogy Recordings/Hand Of Hope Records, Facedown Records, Fuse TV/Uranium, Lifeforce Records, Metal Blade Records, Oak Knoll Productions, Prosthetic Records, Red Rocket Records, Relapse Records, Revolver Magazine, Stillborn Records/Hatewear Inc., Trustkill Records, Victory Records, and others.

Friday tickets are $35.00; Saturday and Sunday individual day tickets are $40.00. Three-day passes are $109.50. Tickets are available now at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849. There is re-entry at this all-day event until 6 p.m. each day.

The Palladium is located at 261 Main Street in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Visit the festival website at metalandhardcorefestival.com or myspace.com/metalandhardcorefestival.

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New England Metal & Hardcore Festival 2006 Details

MassConcerts has announced that the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will return once again to the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts, on Friday April 28, Saturday April 29 and Sunday April 30. Friday tickets are $35.00; Saturday and Sunday individual day tickets are $40.00. Three-day passes are $109.50. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 24 at 10:00am at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849.

Proclaimed in past years as one of the best American festivals focusing on heavy music, the three-day show will host numerous metal, hardcore, and metalcore bands along with a jam-packed vendor area where fans can purchase hard-to-find CDs, t-shirts, and other music merchandise. ESP Guitars will be giving away guitars and Krank Amps will be giving away amps and even a half stack. These two great companies will also be bringing you up close and personal with some of the bands they endorse - so as we get closer to fest we will have schedule of artist signings and other surprises.

The show will once again take place on two stages at The Palladium. Bands that have already been confirmed for the festival are: Lacuna Coil, Gamma Ray, DragonForce (first time EVER in America!), Arch Enemy, Chimaira, The Black Dahlia Murder, Bullet For My Valentine, Exodus, Cryptopsy, 100 Demons, A Perfect Murder, Alarum, Arsis, Bloodlined Calligraphy, Bronx Casket Company, Byzantine, Caliban, Cattle Decapitation, Colin Of Arabia, Damnation AD, Dead To Fall, Death Threat, Demiricous, Dying Eyes Bleed, Ed Gein, Embrace The End, Folly, Full Blown Chaos, Goat Horn, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Horse The Band, Hypersolid, If Hope Dies, Immolation, Inked In Blood, Into Eternity, Ion Dissonance, Ligeia, Losa, Mercury Switch, Necrophagist, Neuraxis, Nodes Of Ranvier, On Broken Wings, Protest The Hero, Ramallah, Righteous Jams, Ringworm, Sanctity, Scars Of Tomorrow, From A Second Story Window, Shoot To Kill, Since The Flood, Skinless, Still Remains, Suffocation, Sworn Enemy, The Acacia Strain, The Absence, The Classic Struggle, The Miles Between, Torn Assunder, Trouble, Twelve Tribes, I Killed The Prom Queen, Wolf, xDEATHSTARx, and xLOOKINGFORWARDx. More bands will be announced in the coming weeks. Talent is subject to change.

"We’ve been extremely happy with how this festival has grown over the years," said MassConcerts Booking Agent and festival co-founder Scott Lee, "and this year the lineup is one of the most varied yet - a great mixture of different styles of bands."

The 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is brought to you by ESP Guitars and Krank Amps, teaming up to present the festival this year; Prosthetic Records, which is sponsoring the 2nd Stage upstairs, Revolver Magazine our exclusive magazine partner and creator of the official event program, Facedown Records which is sponsoring our street marketing efforts, FUSE TV, Mazur PR and The Syndicate. Vendors this year include Century Media, Trustkill, Eulogy/Hand of Hope, Metal Blade, Red Rocket Records, and many others.

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Infernal Majesty Canadian Tour Dates Announced

Galy Records (www.galyrecords.com) have posted Infernal Majesty's updated One Who Points To Canada tour schedule for 2004, which includes the band’s headlining date at the QC Metalfest, scheduled for July 31st at L’A.N.T.I. in Quebec City, Quebec. Other acts scheduled to perform include: Goat Horn, Rammer, Mesrine, Fuck the Facts, Dead Jesus and others.

Upcoming Infernal Majesty tour dates currently include:

July
21 in Edmundston, NB at TBA
24 in Toronto, ON at The Funhaus (with Anvil, Razor, Exciter +)
25 in Kingston, ON at TBA
26 in Perth, ON at TBA
27 in Peterborough, ON at TBA
28 in Oshawa, ON at TBA
31 in Quebec, QC at L'A.N.T.I. (QC MetalFest 3)

August
1 in Montreal, QC at TBA
2 in Ottawa, ON at TBA
4 in London, ON at Armadillo
5 in Windsor, ON at Million Club
6 in Sarnia, ON at TBA

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