Interview with Jason Decay of Goat Horn
Interview questions by Decadent
HailMetal.Com: Ahoy guys. How are things for Goat Horn? I hear you`ve been busy playing live shows for your "Threatening Force" tour. Tell us a bit about your live experiences.
DECAY: Snakes decay, bodies ferment. Actually, we`ve just done a handful of shows so far this year. We finnished mixing and mastering our new demo/EP which will be available mid April, now we`re rehearsing for our upcoming shows which starts with a live-to-air performance on April 24th.
HailMetal.Com: You guys certainly have an interesting mix of styles... there`s doom, thrash and heavy fucking metal, obviously well lubricated with lots of beer to make them all work together so well. How would you describe yourselves?
DECAY: Heavy Metal that`s actually both Heavy and Metal all the time, without playing it safe and/or fucking it up.
HailMetal.Com: And so you guys are still without a label? Have you had any offers so far? If not, will you be self-releasing any future recordings as you`ve done in the past?
DECAY: We are currenlty sorting out a label deal right now for our next album. We will release Threatening Force as a demo independently in April, but other that that, we will not be self-releaseing any future releases.
HailMetal.Com: Speaking of future recordings, I hear you guys have a new EP in the works. Will it be in the vein of Storming the Gates, or have you decided to do things a little differently? When can we expect to see it released?
DECAY: That`s the demo I mentioned earlier, its called THREATENING FORCE. It will not be "officially" released, and it will be limited to 1000 units...
Its more polished sounding than Storming The Gates, definetly more produced and cleaner sounding.
HailMetal.Com: Storming the Gates was released in 2003, and you guys recorded the whole thing in analogue. Seems like almost a waste of effort then that the album hasn`t been put onto vinyl. Do you have any plans to do so? Or for any releases in the future?
DECAY: It will be released on vinyl at some point this year, as soon as we settle on a label.
HailMetal.Com: Your recordings completely feel like they could have been recorded in the 80`s. I guess it`s pretty obvious that you put the effort in to achieve that feel, would you mind telling us some of the bands that influenced this?
DECAY: I see the year 2004 as 1984 really. I was born 20 years too late and therefore see what we are doing as the future. Our recording process is much influenced by the high-production values that once made records sound great. Records these days don`t pull me in with the sound, they don`t gel with my brain or something, I just hear the fakeness of the computer and don`t sense the sweat of juice of effort going into it.
HailMetal.Com: Would you guys ever deem it necessary to add another guitarist to your ranks?
DECAY: I don`t know. Thought about it, but probably not just because of the chance screwing it up.
HailMetal.Com: Beer is clearly a strong influence on Goat Horn. What are your favourite brews?
DECAY: Darks, browns, honey browns - shit like that, usually the stuff I can`t afford. I`m usually stuck with with some swill brewed in Hamilton or Milwalkee due to financial concerns.
HailMetal.Com: How is the metal scene in Canada at the moment? I`m aware of several good death and black metal bands, but I haven`t heard too much from the heavy metal/thrash scene in recent years. Can you give a few recommendations?
DECAY: Not much going on up here in terms of what we`re doing. They`re are a few bands worth checking out however, and I`m probably forgetting a few really good bands, but... Cheerleader (cheerleader666.com); Illuminati (hard rockin trio); Rammer (deathrash)
HailMetal.Com: Tell us a bit about the lyrical themes in your songs.
DECAY: Booze, life, sex, posibilities, and the ultimate consiquencs of death.
HailMetal.Com: Thanks for the interview guys, I hope everything goes well for you in the future, we`ll continue to support you guys from Down Under! CHEERS!
DECAY: HARD BEERZZ!! HARDER CHEERZZZ!!!