GATECREEPER Premieres “Rotting As One” At Cvlt Nation; Band To Kick Off US Tour Tomorrow


photo by Haley Rippy

Arizona-based old-school death metalists/recent Relapse signees GATECREEPER will unleash the pulverizing sounds of their full-length debut, Sonoran Depravation, via Relapse Records next month. As a precursor to its release, today Cvlt Nation offers up “Rotting As One” for communal feasting gushing, “If you haven’t heard of this band, they fucking spit in the face of false metal!”

Offers GATECREEPER vocalist Chase Mason of the track, “This is a morbid love song.”

Witness the decaying sounds of “Rotting As One,” courtesy of Cvlt Nation, at THIS LOCATION.

Additionally, you can still raise your horns to the Bolt Thrower-esque crush of “Stronghold,” courtesy of Decibel, at THIS LOCATION as well as their music video for the song “Desperation” via Bloody Disgusting, 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 record tears 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.

In an advance review of the record, Two Guys Metal Reviews writes, “Everything about this record is immaculate… GATECREEPER understand the fundamental essence of death metal. They have taken the genre and refined it into something flawless and powerful with a diverse set of influences that will keep you coming back. “Adds Metal Invader, “Sonoran Depravation might be a very traditional album in its ingredients, yet it is very fresh in its deliverance and catches you from the first riff to the melodic fade out. GATECREEPER‘s sound is neither anachronistic nor too modern; it is a natural sonic disastrous asset, as good as their songwriting. In a world without Bolt Thrower, our music needs more bands like GATECREEPER and more albums like Sonoran Depravation.”

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 will kick off their US tour tomorrow. The band will crumble two dozen venues beginning with a short run of headlining shows before joining Skeletonwitch and labelmates Iron Reagan for a trek through October 29th. Additional support will come from Oathbreaker. A complete listing of dates is available below.

GATECREEPERWitch Fall U.S. Admat

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*