Gatecreeper photo by Haley Rippy
Relapse Records has announced the signing of Arizona’s death metal newcomers Gatecreeper. Formed in mid-2013 based on their mutual love for bands like Dismember, Entombed, Bolt Thrower and Obituary, Gatecreeper play monstrous, low-end, old-school death metal for a new generation.
The band recently completed their debut full-length entitled Sonoran Depravation, which will see its release via Relapse this fall. The album was recorded at Homewrecker Studios in Tucson, Arizona by Ryan Bram and mixed by Kurt Ballou at Godcity Studios.
Gatecreeper commented on the signing and their new album:
“We are very excited to be working with Relapse, a label that we have all been following for many years. It is a dream come true to release our first full-length on such a legendary and trustworthy label.”
Gatecreeper have previously released a self-titled EP (2014) and a split with Take Over and Destroy (2015) in addition to a split with Young and In The Way and a four way split with Homewrecker, Outer Heaven and Scorched earlier this year. All of their titles are available for streaming via Bandcamp. Watch their previously released music videos for “Poisoned Mind” and “Force Fed” below.
July 17 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress w/ Dragged Into Sunlight, Primitive Man and Cult Leader
July 19 – Phoenix, AZ – Masters Chambers w/ Undergang, Spectral Voice, and Freedom
Oct 29 – Mesa, AZ – Within These Walls Fest w/ American Nightmare, Judge, Tony Molina, etc.