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Gospel of the Horns

Formed: 1996
From: Melbourne, Australia
Last Known Status: Disbanded

Latest Gospel of the Horns News

Below is our complete Gospel of the Horns 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.

Gospel Of The Horns Seeking Fan Photos

Gospel of the Horns is gearing up to release a box set next year which will consists of 2 LPs, 2 MLPs, a 7" with new tracks, the "Satanists Dream" and "Sinners" demos, a live DVD, poster, and 20 page booklet.

The band has now checked in with the following announcement about seeking flyers and fan photos to include with the set:

"As Gospel of the Horns will be releasing the Box set in April 2014, we are on the look out for flyers (old and new), drunken photos, reviews and anything else which you believe would fit well in this 20 page booklet of doom. Contact us here or at bandmasterwolf@hotmail.com."

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Gospel Of The Horns To Enter The Studio

Australia's Gospel of the Horns has checked in with the following announcement about entering the recording studio in early 2012:

"Gospel of the Horns will be touring Europe from june till August 2012. For band bookings contact bandmasterwolf@hotmail.com for further information.

"The band shall be finally entering the studio after the new year to begin recording the forthcoming MLP!!!! You've been warned..."

In the mean time, you can check out the band's music by heading over to the Gospel of Horns MySpace profile.

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Support For Coffins' Australian Dates Announced

Obsidian Records have announced the support bands for the upcoming tour by Japanese death doom band Coffins. See below for details (and note the venue change for the Brisbane show):

BRISBANE – Friday September 17th @ The HiFi, West End
Cauldron Black Ram (SA)
Laceration Mantra

MELBOURNE – Saturday September 18th @ The Hifi, CBD Doors @ 6pm
Gospel of the Horns
Cauldron Black Ram
The Day Everything Became Nothing

SYDNEY – Sunday September 19th @ The Gaelic
Pod People (ACT)
Rookwood (final ever show)

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Gospel of the Horns Announces Final Aussie Show

Australian seminal black metal act Gospel of the Horns has announced the date for their last ever Australian show, which will be in Sydney.

Presented by Asphyxiate Records, the lineup will also feature local bands Assaulter, Innsmouth, Mongrels Cross and Backyard Mortuary and will take place at the Sandringham Hotel in Newtown on the 29th of August, 2009.

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Gospel Of The Horns Calls It A Day

Australian death thrashers Gospel Of The Horns has announced their breakup. Guitarist Mark Howitzer has posted the following message online:

"After 16 years of beer, sweat and hell, I have decided to bring Gospel Of The Horns to an end. We would like to thank the many friends we have made around the world during our journey... and hail to Darragh from Invictus for his unending support. He has given Gospel every opportunity to drive our thrashing mayhem out to all. The time is right to move on to new horizons and we are content in knowing that we have given everything we had in our arsenal. Our final show will be on the 7th of December with Grave in our hometown of Melbourne. This show will be one hell of a mighty occasion!"

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Angelcorpse Adds Second Guitarist

ANGELCORPSE has added as 2nd guitar player KELLY MCLAUCHLIN (of PESSIMIST/UNHOLYGHOST/DIABOLIC) just in time for their west coast USA shows. West Coast tour dates are as follows:


All shows are part of the BLOOD OF THE DAMNED TOUR which includes GOSPEL OF THE HORNS, CEMETARY URN, and ARES KINGDOM, among other extreme bands.

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Only Portal Show For 2008 Announced

Portal will be playing their one and only show for 2008 alongside Gospel Of The Horns, Urgrund and Ignivomous. The show will take place on the 26th April, somewhere in Melbourne with the actual venue yet to be announced. This will also be Gospel Of The Horn's last show before they embark on a tour of Europe and the USA. Another show featuring Gospel Of The Horns, Ignivomous and Order Of Orias will take place at The Tote in Collingwood, Melbourne, on February 16th, with doors opening at 9pm.

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Gospel Of The Horns Issue Statement On Band

Gospel of the Horns have issued the following statement:

"Since the unfortunate situation earlier in 2007 where news was broken on Blabbermouth that Gospel of the Horns had split up and therefore wouldn't be touring again, we've had a hard task convincing people Gospel of the Horns are in fact still 100% active as a band. They are currently preparing to tour Australia with Sodom. Gospel of the Horns are NOT split up and are available for interview as normal. They are also planning, in association with Invictus Productions & Metal Kommand touring, a European tour. No dates have been confirmed yet and it is very much in the early stages of organising but Gospel of the Horns will tour Europe again."

"In other G.O.T.H. related news Black Ace Records from Holland have released the vinyl edition of "Realm of the Damned" in a deluxe gloss, gatefold edition (some come with a killer poster as well). Invictus are currently waiting on copies but we should have them soon. Salutes to KK & B.A.R. for an excellent job."

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Gospel Of The Horns Cancels Euro Tour, Festivals

Gospel Of The Horns has cancelled their planned European tour as well as their Festugn Open Air/UMM Fest appearances. No further reasons were given than "due to circumstances beyond our control."

Earlier this year, the Australian metallers disbanded for "the indefinite future" only to get back together weeks later with a slight change in lineup, and working on a new album entitled "Realm Of The Damned."

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Gospel Of The Horns "Realm of the Damned" Launch

Gospel Of The Horns has planned a few CD launch parties in Australia for their upcoming album "Realm Of The Damned". Here are the dates:

Friday April 6th @ The Tote Hotel, Melbourne with DESTRUKTOR & ORDER OF ORIAS
Saturday April 7th @ Club Phoenix, Brisbane with CARBON & THE DEAD, NEFARIA & DESPOTIC
Friday May 18th @ The Lizzard Lounge, Adelaide with RAVEN BLACK NIGHT, BLOOD MASON, INTENDED VICTIM & TREACHARY

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Gospel of the Horns Announce European Tour

GOSPEL OF THE HORNS will commence a brief European tour on May 27th at the United Metal Maniacs festival in Bitterfeld, Germany. Invictus in conjunction with Metal Kommand touring will present the tour. So far the dates confirmed are:

Sunday May 27th - UMM
Friday June 1st Koblenz (w/OLD)
Saturday June 2nd Eindhoven
Friday June 15th London

The rest of the dates are currently being filled.

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Gospel Of The Horns Reform

Only a few weeks ago, Australian metallers Gospel Of The Horns disbanded for the indefinite future. Now they're back together and ready to keep on kicking jams. The only difference this time 'round is that during the short-lived hiatus, Hexx left the band. Taking is place is Marauder, who will join Howitser, Hellcunt and Masochist on their quest for hell-bent fury. The bands' pre-split plan of touring Europe is now back in the diary, with shows continuing to go on as planned. Gospel Of The Horns will now also be able to promote the release of their upcoming second studio album within Australia.

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Gospel of the Horns Break Up, New Album Due

It's not long before the release of their new full-length "Realm of the Damned" and Gospel of the Horns has broken up. Invictus Productions still plans to release "Realm of the Damned" in February, however, with the original release date of February 1st changed to mid February. The layout and artwork are currently being finalised here at Invictus HQ. You can view the cover artwork here, however.

As a result of their split, Gospel of the Horns will not be touring in Europe as previously announced.

You can hear the fully mastered and mixed track "Strength Through Fear" off of "Realm of the Damned" on Invictus' MySpace page.

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Gospel of the Horns Post New Album Samples

Australian black/thrash metal act GOSPEL OF THE HORNS has released audio clips of songs that will appear on their "Realm of the Damned" CD. The long-awaited follow up to 2002's "A Call to Arms" is scheduled for release in early 2007 via Invictus Productions.

You can hear some teasers on the band's MySpace page.

According to the Invictus Productions, "Realm of the Damned" sees GOSPEL OF THE HORNS "moving forward in style but retaining that G.O.T.H. rhythm and feel so evident on 'Eve of the Conqueror' [2000 debut EP]. . . Heavy, raw, with a class touch of MOT?RHEAD, CELTIC FROST, RAZOR, SODOM (to name some obvious references)."

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