Gatecreeper To Release “An Unexpected Reality” Tomorrow

Gatecreeper will be releasing a new record titled “An Unexpected Reality” tomorrow (January 13). The effort will feature seven short grind, punk and hardcore tracks, as well as one 11-minute death-doom song titled “Emptiness.”

“An Unexpected Reality” Track Listing:

01. “Starved”
02. “Sick Of Being Sober”
03. “Rusted Gold”
04. “Imposter Syndrome”
05. “Amputation”
06. “Depraved Not Deprived”
07. “Superspreader”
08. “Emptiness“

Vocalist Chase Mason commented:

“I think the social media environment has just fried our attention spans. Trying to hold someone’s attention for two or three months with a typical album roll-out doesn’t seem feasible with everything else currently going on in the world.”

“It’s meant to be listened to as a whole, so we didn’t wanna break it up or release a couple songs ahead of time as ‘singles’ or whatever. We also didn’t wanna treat it like it’s our next full-length. Because it’s not.”

“I’ve had the idea to do a record like this for a while. In 2020, we were supposed to be touring all year. Once everything got cancelled, we decided it was the perfect time to turn this idea into a reality.”

“This release was an opportunity to experiment and expand on different ideas within the Gatecreeper formula. It doesn’t necessarily signify a new direction for the band, but we’ll definitely have a couple new tools in our toolbox moving forward.”

Gatecreeper Announce Summer European/UK Tour

Gatecreeper have announced a summer European/UK tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

06/20 Copenhagen, DEN – Copenhell
06/21 Karlsruhe, GER – Substage (feat. Obituary)
06/22 Frankfurt, GER – Zoom (feat. Obituary)
06/23 Dortmund, GER – Junkyard (feat. Obituary)
06/25 Nurnberg, GER – Z-Bau (feat. Obituary)
06/26 Bourlon, FRA – Rock in Bourlon Festival
06/27 Ferropolis, GER – Full Force Festival
06/29 Rouen, FRA – Le 3 Pieces
07/01 Rennes, FRA – Superbowl Of Hardcore
07/02 Toulouse, FRA – Connexion
07/03 Clermont-Ferrand, FRA – Raymond Bar
07/04 Ieper, BEL – Ieperfest
07/05 Tilburg, NET – Little Devil
07/07 Bristol, UK – Exchange
07/08 Manchester, UK – The Star and Garter
07/09 Glasgow, UK – Audio
07/10 Birmingham, UK – Dead Wax
07/11 London, UK – Boston Music Room
07/12 Paris, FRA – Glazart
07/16 Anykšciai, LIT – Devilstone Festival
07/17 Trutnov, CZE – Obscene Extreme Festival
07/18 Dour, BEL – Dour Festival
08/07 Jaromer, CZE – Brutal Assault
08/08 Sinzendorf, GER – Void Festival
08/09 Bern, SWI – Rossli Bar
08/11 Bratislva, SLO – Kulturak Klub
08/12 Kosice, SLO – Collosseum
08/13 Dinkelsbuhl, GER – Summer Breeze
08/14 Francavilla al Mare, ITA – Frantic Festival
08/15 Saint-Nolff, FRA – Motocultor Fest
08/18 Hengelo, NET – Innocent
08/19 Rotterdam, NET – V11
08/20 Arnhem, NET – Willemeen
08/21 Andernach, GER – Deathfeast Festival
08/22 Helsinki, FIN – Helsinki Death Fest
08/23 St. Petersburg, RUS – Zoccolo 2.0
08/24 Moscow, RUS – Gorod

Mayhem, Abbath, Etc. Tour Cancelled Due To Coronavirus

Mayhem, Abbath, Gatecreeper, and Idle Hands have officially cancelled their spring tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The following statement was issued:

“In an effort to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous states and cities on the Decibel Magazine Tour routing have announced bans on gatherings in excess of 250 or 500 people (with many more expected to do the same in the coming days). As a result, we have been forced to cancel the Decibel Magazine Tour. Though it pains us to see so many plans disrupted as a result, we must remain committed to ensuring the safety of the bands, their crew, venue staff and, of course, the fans during this time. For ticket refunds, please inquire at point of purchase. Thanks for your understanding and support of Mayhem, Abbath, Gatecreeper, Idle Hands and Decibel.”

Seattle & San Francisco Dates Of Mayhem, Abbath, Etc. Tour Cancelled Due To Coronavirus

The Seattle and San Francisco dates of Mayhem, Abbath, Gatecreeper, and Idle Hands’ North American tour have been cancelled due to the city-wide bans on large public gatherings that were established due to the coronavirus pandemic. The following statement was issued:

“Due to city-wide bans on gatherings in excess of 250 people in Seattle and 1000 people in San Francisco in order to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the March 17 (Seattle) and March 20 (San Francisco) dates of the Decibel Magazine Tour have been cancelled. Please inquire at point of purchase for refunds.”

Gatecreeper & Spirit Adrift Announce Lineup Changes

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.

Gatecreeper & Idle Hands Added To 2020 “Decibel Magazine Tour”

Gatecreeper and Idle Hands will now be joining Mayhem and Abbath on the 2020 “Decibel Magazine Tour.” You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

03/13 Denver, CO – The Ogden Theatre
03/14 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
03/16 Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom
03/17 Seattle, WA – Showbox Market
03/18 Vancouver, BC – The Imperial
03/20 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
03/21 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
03/22 San Diego, CA – The Observatory NP
03/24 Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom
03/25 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
03/27 Austin, TX – Empire Garage
03/28 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
03/29 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
03/31 Tampa, FL – The Ritz
04/01 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
04/02 Charlotte, NC – The Underground
04/03 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
04/04 New York, NY – Webster Hall
04/06 Boston, MA – The Paradise
04/07 Montreal, QC – Corona Theater
04/08 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
04/09 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
04/10 Chicago, IL – The Metro

Exhumed & Gatecreeper Release New Split

Exhumed and Gatecreeper have released a new split 10″. The effort features Exhumed’s covers of Genocide’s “Crypt Of Terror,” Death Strike’s “Re-Entry And Destruction,” and Carnage’s “The Day Man Lost,” as well as Gatecreeper’s tracks “Anxiety” and “Social Decay.“ You can purchase the EP HERE and catch Exhumed and Gatecreeper on tour this fall.