While it began with the quiet city of Pembroke, Ontario, before relocating to Toronto, Goat Horn was founded in 1999 by vocalist/bassist Jason Decay, guitarist Brandon Wars, and drummer Metal Rider (yes, Metal Rider!) — most of whom had been hardly out of their teenagers at that time. Recorded in one day time, 2001’s inaugural arranged, Voyage to Nowhere, was a tough but entertaining workout in “cellar” metal, and its own songs generally break up the difference between Cathedral-style doom and early Celtic Frost-reminiscent blackened thrash, with just a little ’80s vintage metal tossed in. 2003’s follow-up recording, Storming the Gates reached even more back in its history, incorporating New Influx of British ROCK affects (Venom, Witchfinder General, etc.) while generally upgrading the tempo, and 2005’s Thundering Pressure EP, though likewise appointed and boasting even more polished creation, couldn’t even get yourself a appropriate distribution offer. Citing damage, drummer Metal Rider departed the group at the moment, and a retooled Goat Horn trio offering fresh drummer Al Tillery performed a well-received arranged at the Apr 2006 New Britain Metallic and Hardcore Event. But, when confronted with mounting inner strife between your two staying co-founders, Goat Horn officially announced their separation by June from the same year.