“Coming from the desert, Gatecreeper clearly intend to serve as an oasis, not a mirage – and Deserted is destined to prove to the scene at large that the band’s aim is true.” – Decibel magazine
Critically acclaimed Arizona death metal band GATECREEPER share a music video for the new track, “From The Ashes”. Watch the full, Ian Shelton directed video on YouTube HERE. “From the Ashes” appears on GATECREEPER’s forthcoming album Deserted.
GATECREEPER vocalist Chase Mason comments: “From The Ashes is the most anthemic song we have ever written. Although we have flirted with the idea in the past, there are more melodic guitar leads in this song than ever before. I’d say this one is primed and ready for the European Metal Festival circuit.”
Listen to the previously released songs “Boiled Over” HERE and “Everlasting”HERE. Earlier this Summer, GATECREEPER released the Adult Swim Single “Anxiety” and is now available on all streaming services HERE.
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 are featured on the cover of Decibel magazine’s November issue! Secure a copy now, stream the exclusive flexi song “Social Decay” and more information HERE.
Additionally, GATECREEPER recently announced a US 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, 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.
Sean Mears – Bass
Metal Matt – Drums
Eric Wagner – Guitar
Chase H. Mason – Vocals
Jack Maniacky – Guitar