Gatecreeper Announce February Livestream Concert

Gatecreeper will be playing a livestream concert later this month. The virtual event will take place on February 19 at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix, AZ and tickets can be found HERE. Chase Mason commented:

“It’s been over a year since our last show and we have been dying to play together again. Unfortunately, we aren’t able to play in a sweaty packed club, but we are working hard to make this livestream as close as possible to the real thing. We hope everybody will be circle pitting in their living room or headbanging on their couch along with us.”

Gatecreeper Sign With Nuclear Blast

Gatecreeper have signed a new deal with Nuclear Blast Records. This news comes after the band surprise released a new record titled “An Unexpected Reality” earlier this month.

The group commented:

“We are excited to start the next chapter of Gatecreeper with Nuclear Blast. We look forward to continuing the growth of our band with Monte Conner and the rest of the label.”

Nuclear Blast‘s Monte Conner added:

“I love Chase and Gatecreeper’s killer work ethic and their marriage of brutality with actual songs. I am so excited to hear what they come up with next but I KNOW it will be their ultimate album. I am honored they have chosen Nuclear Blast and me to be part of their continuing mission for world domination.”

Listen To New Gatecreeper Release “An Unexpected Reality”

Gatecreeper have released a new record titled “An Unexpected Reality.” As previously reported, the effort features seven short grind, punk and hardcore tracks, as well as one 11-minute death-doom song titled “Emptiness.”

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.