GATECREEPER will kick off their North American co-headlining tour with recent Relapse signees Full Of Hell this week. Presented by Revolver Magazine, GATECREEPER will join The Sweltering Ecstasy Tour on May 28th in Phoenix, Arizona following their appearance at the Modified Ghost Festival III in Vancouver, British Columbia on May 24th. From there, the pair will crush skulls together for three weeks, the tour concluding on June 17th in San Antonio, Texas. See all confirmed dates below.
Be sure to check out Revolver’s Battle Of The Fast Food Experts piece featuring GATECREEPER and Full Of Hell HERE.
GATECREEPER released a split LP with Iron Reagan in March. Mixed by Kurt Ballou at Godcity Studios, the split is currently available on CD, LP, and digital formats. For physical packages and to sample tracks, visit Relapse.com HERE. Digital orders are available via GATECREEPER’s Bandcamp HERE.
5/24/2018 Modified Ghost Festival III – Vancouver, BC
w/ Full Of Hell:
5/28/2018 Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
5/29/2018 Hi-Hat – Los Angeles, CA
5/30/2018 Golden Bull – Oakland, CA
5/31/2018 Old Nick’s – Eugene, OR
6/01/2018 Northwest Terror Fest – Seattle, WA
6/02/2018 V.I.P. Boise Event Center – Boise, ID
6/03/2018 Diabolical Records – Salt Lake City, UT
6/04/2018 Streets Of London – Denver, CO
6/05/2018 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
6/06/2018 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
6/07/2018 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
6/08/2018 Velvet Underground – Toronto, ON
6/09/2018 Bar Le Ritz – Montreal, QC
6/10/2018 Sonia – Boston, MA
6/11/2018 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY
6/12/2018 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
6/13/2018 Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
6/14/2018 The End – Nashville, TN
6/15/2018 White Water – Little Rock, AR
6/16/2018 Ridglea – Ft. Worth, TX
6/17/2018 Limelight – San Antonio, TX
GATECREEPER/ was forged in September of 2013 with members originating from both Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona. Bonded together over a mutual love of old-school death metal, /GATECREEPER set out to write classic yet memorable songs for a new generation. The band recorded and released a self-titled four-song EP digitally in 2014 which quickly garnered the attention of Pitchfork, CVLT Nation, and other notable music blogs. A music video for the song “Force Fed” was premiered on Invisible Oranges and the EP was soon released on 12″ vinyl by King Of The Monsters and Protagonist. This short but satisfying release gained the band a large following of fans from both the hardcore and metal communities. 2015 saw /GATECREEPER/ embark on their first tour of the West Coast, soon followed by the release of a split seven-inch with fellow Arizonans Take Over And Destroy. The song “Poisoned Mind” continued to propel /GATECREEPER/, who Noisey called the “one of the genre’s fresher, younger voices,” further into the spotlight. The band spent the second half of 2015 touring the East Coast, cultivating their rapidly growing local and national following, and recording more new material to be released on several different split releases throughout early 2016.
After returning from another West Coast tour, this time with Colorado’s Of Feather And Bone, GATECREEPER/ returned to Homewrecker Studios to record their debut full-length album with Ryan Bram in Tucson. /Sonoran Depravation was mixed by Kurt Ballou (Converge, Nails, Black Breath) and mastered by Brad Boatright (/Obituary/, Sleep, /Magrudergrind/), both of whom are known for their unparalleled work in the extreme metal world. GATECREEPER /expanded their discography in 2017 with the live cassette /Unleashed In The Middle East recorded in Cambridge, Massachusetts and the Sweltering Madness seven-inch (Closed Casket Activities). Additionally, the road warriors shared the stage with Death Metal legends Cannibal Corpse, headlined their first European tour, and performed at notable festivals such as Psycho Las Vegas and Sound And Fury.
“These are two stellar bands that have come together to make one hell of a split…GATECREEPER provides total, death metal annihilation. Both acts give their all, unleashing a delightful blend of fun and insanity.” – Metal Injection
“In the mood for a blistering new thrash cut, or perhaps some fresh death metal? Better yet, how about both? You’re in luck!… a one-two punch to the eardrums that’s bound to leave a mark well beyond the split’s March 2nd release date.” – Revolver