[photo by Hayley Rippy]
“The Bolt Thrower influence on this one is more than obvious. This is the sound of being run over by a tank.” – Chase Mason, GATECREEPER
Death metal newcomers/recent Relapse signees GATECREEPER have just shared another savage new single, “Stronghold,” lifted from their forthcoming full-length debut Sonoran Depravation, set to drop next month via Relapse Records. The track is currently waging war at Decibel Magazine.
Notes GATECREEPER vocalist Chase Mason of the track, “Chronologically, this is the oldest song on the record. We wrote this song early on and it has been a staple in our live set ever since. The Bolt Thrower influence on this one is more than obvious. This is the sound of being run over by a tank.”
Raise your horns to the sonic crush of “Stronghold,” courtesy of Decibel, at
Additionally, the Arizona death dealers unveiled their new music video for the song “Desperation” via Bloody Disgusting, which can be viewed HERE.
Having devastated the underground since their formation less than three years ago, GATECREEPER‘s Sonoran Depravation was produced by Ryan Bram at Homewrecker Studios and mixed by Kurt Ballou (Converge, Nails, Black Breath) at God City Studios. The recordtears and chugs through more than thirty minutes of crusty, doom-soaked death metal at its most infectious and uncompromising with a massive sound that calls to mind the classic Swedish buzz-saw attack of Dismember and Grave mixed with the impeccable groove of Obituary and Bolt Thrower. The album’s lead track “Craving Flesh” can be heard now via Soundcloud HERE and YouTube HERE.
Sonoran Depravation is set for an October 7th release via Relapse Records and can be preordered on physical and digital formats via this LOCATION.
GATECREEPER recently announced a full US tour supporting Skeletonwitch and labelmates Iron Reagan which will commence on September 29th in Atlanta, Georgia. Additional support will come from Oathbreaker. A complete listing of dates is available below.
9/23/2016 Club Congress – Tucson, AZ
9/26/2016 Depot District O Bar – Lubbock, TX
9/27/2016 SoundPony – Tulsa, OK
9/28/2016 RockHouse Live Midtown – Memphis, TN
w/ Skeletonwitch, Iron Reagan, Oathbreaker:
9/29/2016 The Earl – Atlanta, GA
9/30/2016 The Jinx – Savannah, GA
10/01/2016 Crowbar – Tampa, FL
10/02/2016 The Atlantic – Gainesville, FL
10/03/2016 Sluggo’s – Pensacola, FL *
10/04/2016 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
10/05/2016 White Oak – Houston, TX
10/06/2016 RBC – Dallas, TX
10/07/2016 Barracuda – Austin, TX
10/08/2016 The Sandbox – El Paso, TX *
10/09/2016 Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ
10/10/2016 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
10/11/2016 The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
10/12/2016 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
10/14/2016 Panic Room – Portland, OR
10/15/2016 Highline – Seattle, WA
10/16/2016 Wastelander Studios – Boise, ID *
10/17/2016 Metro Bar – Salt Lake City, UT
10/18/2016 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
10/29/2016 Within These Walls Fest – Mesa, AZ*