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GATECREEPER was formed 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 4 song EP digitally in April of 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 Music in October of 2014. 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 7” 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, Arizona. 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. The resulting record, a 9-song offering of monstrous death metal, is without a doubt GATECREEPER’s finest work yet.

GATECREEPER are: Sean Mears – Bass / Metal Matt – Drums / Eric Wagner – Guitars / Chase H. Mason – Vocals / Nate Garrett – Guitars

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  • GATECREEPER Confirms 2017 Spring North American Tour nails_tourposter_ignolaArizona death metal legion Gatecreeper has announced new North American tour dates for March 2017 providing support for Nails and label mates Toxic Holocaust! Full tour schedule below: — All dates with Nails and Toxic Holocaust — Mar 17 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade Mar 18 Durham, NC Motorco Music Hall Mar 19 Washington, DC Rock & Roll Hotel Mar 20 ...
  • GATECREEPER Debut Full Album Stream of ‘Sonoran Depravation’ via Noisey relapse records Recent Relapse signees/death metal up-and-comers GATECREEPER have just shared a full stream of their forthcoming full-length debut Sonoran Depravation ahead of its release this Friday. Sonoran Depravation can be heard in its entirety via Noisey, who commented that “the nine song album reflects the prickly intermingling of genres and cities, raw with emotion and a pervasive ferocity.” Hear the brutal slab of desert ...
  • GATECREEPER Share New Single “Rotting As One” via Cvlt Nation relapse records Death metal up-and-comers/recent Relapse signees GATECREEPER have just shared a fourth savage new song from their forthcoming full-length debut Sonoran Depravation (out this Oct 7). “Rotting As One” has premiered via Cvlt Nation – hear the brutal track now at this location or via Soundcloud here. The Arizona death metal newcomers recently premiered a new music video for the ...
  • GATECREEPER Share Third Single “Stronghold” via Decibel Magazine Death metal up-and-comers/recent Relapse signees GATECREEPER have just shared a third savage new song from their forthcoming full-length debut Sonoran Depravation (out this Oct 7). “Stronghold” has premiered at Decibel Magazine, who described the track, “in four minutes, Gatecreeper runs a breakneck pace in and out of crushing heavy moments. ” The band’s Chase Mason added about the ...
  • GATECREEPER Share Music Video for New Song “Desperation” via Bloody Disgusting relapse recordsArizona death metal newcomers GATECREEPER have premiered a new music video for the song “Desperation” from their forthcoming debut album Sonoran Depravation. The clip has premiered via Bloody Disgusting and can be viewed HERE or below. The band commented on the music video, “We chose a robbery-gone-wrong scenario, focusing on the bloody aftermath and suspenseful get-away ...