Critically acclaimed Arizona death metal band GATECREEPER share “Everlasting”, the second single off their highly anticipated new album Deserted, coming October 4th on Relapse Records. Listen now via Revolver Magazine HERE.
GATECREEPER vocalist Chase Mason comments:
“Everlasting shows the murkier side of Gatecreeper to close out the A side of Deserted. We incorporated some new subtle elements into this song like the Finnish style guitar lead, the fast 1-2 beat in the bridge and the slamming pinch harmonic riff towards the end. The repetitive outro slowly drills into your brain and fades out before it’s time to flip the record over for the second half.”
Additionally, GATECREEPER recently announced a Fall co-headlining tour with labelmates EXHUMED. The tour begins on October 31 in Austin, TX and ends December 4 in Las Vegas, NV. Additional support by Necrot & Judiciary. Tickets are on sale now.
Deserted is due out October 4th on CD/LP/CS/Digital. Physical packages are available for pre-order via Relapse.com HERE. Digital Downloads / Streaming Services are availableHERE.
Deserted was recorded at Homewrecker Studios in Tucson, where GATECREEPER co-produced the album with engineer Ryan Bram. CONVERGE guitarist Kurt Ballou handled the mix at Godcity in Salem, MA, and Brad Boatright mastered the album at Audiosiege in Portland, OR. Deserted’s hallucinatory cover art was created by Brad Moore (TOMB MOLD, MORPHEUS DESCENDS, and more.)
GATECREEPER Tour Dates:
Oct 31 Austin, TX Barracuda
Nov 01 Dallas, TX Club Dada
Nov 02 Houston, TX The Secret Group
Nov 04 Tampa, FL Crowbar
Nov 05 Miami, FL Chuchill’s
Nov 06 Winter Park, FL The Haven Lounge
Nov 07 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade – Hell Stage
Nov 08 Lexington, KY Cosmic Charlie’s
Nov 09 Columbus, OH Ace of Cups
Nov 10 Baltimore, MD Ottobar
Nov 11 Philadelphia, PA The Foundry @ The Fillmore
Nov 12 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn Bazaar
Nov 13 Somerville, MA ONCE Ballroom
Nov 15 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
Nov 16 Lakewood, OH Foundry
Nov 17 Hamtramck, MI Sanctuary
Nov 18 Madison, WI The Crucible
Nov 19 Minneapolis, MN 7th St. Entry
Nov 20 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
Nov 21 Omaha, NE Lookout Lounge
Nov 22 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
Nov 23 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
Nov 24 Boise, ID Neurolux
Nov 25 Bozeman, MT The Eagles Ballroom
Nov 27 Bellingham, WA The Shakedown
Nov 28 Vancouver, BC The Fox Cabaret (No Exhumed/Necrot)
Nov 29 Seattle, WA Substation
Nov 30 Portland, OR Dante’s
Dec 01 Arcata, CA Rampart Skatepark
Dec 02 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Shop
Dec 03 Sacramento, CA Harlow’s
Dec 04 Las Vegas, NV Bunkhouse Saloon
Dec 13-14 Santa Ana, CA Decibel Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles
Deserted, a furious mix of snarling guitars and driving, rhythmic pummeling takes death metal from its 80’s Floridian roots and 90’s Swedish expansion straight into the here and now. In fact, the vanguard of death metal in 2019 can be found under Arizona’s searing sun. That’s where GATECREEPER members—Chase Mason, guitarist Eric Wagner, bassist Sean Mears, drummer Matt Arrebollo and guitarist Nate Garrett—make their homes.
Of course, the band nodded to their scorching home state with the title of their 2016 full-length debut, Sonoran Depravation. The theme continues on Deserted, which boasts songs like “Sweltering Madness,” “Boiled Over” and the double-meaning title track.
You can hear the results on “From The Ashes,” a crushing cut primed for the European festival circuit. Over on side two, “Boiled Over” fuses classic BOLT THROWER with the pulverizing power grooves of sludge titans CROWBAR. Album closer “Absence Of Light” upholds GATECREEPER’s tradition of finishing their records with a deathly doom dirge.
Chase Mason – Vocals
Eric Wagner – Guitar
Sean Mears – Bass
Matt Arrebollo – Drums
Nate Garrett – Guitar
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