Gatecreeper and Spirit Adrift have undergone some lineup changes and will no longer be sharing members. Eric Wagner and Chase Mason have both exited Spirit Adrift to focus on Gatecreeper, while Nate Garrett has exited Gatecreeper to focus on Spirit Adrift.
Garrett told Metal Injection the following:
“2020 we’re splitting the band up. This is the year that we finally had to do it. Eric and Chase are going to continue on with Gatecreeper and then Marcus and I are doing Spirit Adrift. Gatecreeper has got a new live guitar player and we’ve got a new live bass player and guitar player.
Eric and Chase write the Gatecreeper stuff and they started that band. I write all the Spirit Adrift stuff and I started that band. It just kind of went without saying. We just reached a point of diminishing returns. For awhile it was cool and it was working, but I think we reached a point where both bands were suffering by sharing the members. We’re gonna be two separate entities moving forward.
I don’t know if I’m far enough away from it to really have a lot of perspective on it. I’m glad I got to play on that record and I’m glad I got to do that last tour. We handled everything the right way.
A few of us had been talking about splitting up the bands for a really long time and then we just had an adult conversation about it, and everybody handled it really well. That last Gatecreeper tour was awesome. Exhumed, Netcrot, Judicary, all of those dudes are really, really cool. I got a lot out of that tour, so I’m glad to have gone out on top in that band.”
Head to Metal Injection to read more from Garrett, who also talked about Spirit Adrift’s “Chained To Oblivion” reissue (out March 27) and the band’s upcoming album.