The Gates of Slumber
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|The Gates of Slumber|
|Origin||Indianapolis, Indiana, USA|
|Genres||Doom metal, stoner metal|
|Associated acts||Manilla Road, Cirith Ungol, Saint Vitus|
|Past members||Karl Simon
J "Cool" Clyde Paradis
The Gates of Slumber was a doom metal band from Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. The group is better known in Germany and England than in their native United States. Their first release distributed within the U.S. was 2008's Conqueror, released on Profound Lore Records.
The band was formed by Karl Simon in 1998, but didn't have an official lineup until 2001, when bassist Dr. Phibes and drummer Jamie Walters joined the band. However, personality and commitment clashes led to Phibes and Walters leaving the band, leaving Simon to bring in Brad Elliot and Chris "The Fist" Gordon as replacements. This lineup was also short-lived and Chuck Brown replaced Gordon later that year.
Stability continued to evade the band until 2003, when Jason McCash joined the band as bassist following the departure of Elliot. This lineup lasted until 2005, when conflicts between Brown and the rest of the band led to his departure. After being briefly replaced by a returning Gordon, the position of drummer fell to "Iron" Bob Fouts. This lineup lasted for five years between 2005 and 2010; the longest-lasting lineup in the history of the band. In 2010, Fouts was replaced by J "Cool" Clyde Paradis, who was a member of the band for two years until he was replaced by the returning Fouts.
Longtime member Jason McCash left the band in September 2013, and Simon and Fouts decided to dissolve the band shortly thereafter, in September 2013. It was announced by Simon that McCash had passed away on April 5, 2014, and that as a consequence of this, he would never reform The Gates of Slumber.
- Karl Simon – vocals, guitars (1998–2013)
- Jason McCash – bass (2003–2013; died 2014)
- "Iron" Bob Fouts – drums (2005–2010, 2012–2013)
- Dr. Phibes - bass (2001-2002)
- Jamie Walters - drums (2001-2002)
- Brad Elliot – bass (2002–2003)
- Chris "The Fist" Gordon – drums (2002, 2005)
- Chuck Brown – drums (2002–2005)
- J "Cool" Clyde Paradis – drums (2010–2012)
- ...The Awakening, 2004 (Final Chapter)
- Suffer no Guilt, 2006 (I Hate Records)
- Conqueror, 2008 (I Hate Records / Profound Lore)
- Hymns of Blood and Thunder, 2009 (Rise Above Records)
- The Wretch, 2011 (Rise Above Records)
- Like a Plague upon the Land EP, 2005 (Hellride Music)
- God Wills It 12"EP, 2006 (Slumbering Souls records)
- The Ice Worm's Lair EP, 2008
- The Hyena Sessions EP, 2010
- The Jury Single, 2011
- Stormcrow EP, 2013
- Villain, Villain 2LP compilation, 2007 (Metal Supremacy)
- Chronicles of True Doom 4LP compilation, 2009 (Iron Kodex Records)
- The Gates of Slumber / The Dream is Dead split EP, 2007 (Relapse Records)
- From Ultima Thule Split CD with Spiritus Mortis 2007 (Emissary Records)
- The Gates of Slumber / Crowning Glory Split 7" 2008 (Rise Above Records)
- Blood Encrusted Deth Axe demo, 2000
- Sabbath Witch demo, 2002
- The Cloaked Figure demo, 2004
- Chariots Arrive Again Vol.2 Comp, 2004 (Forshadow Productions)
- A Dark World Comp, 2004 (Final Chapter)
- CM Disro Sampler 2004 Comp, 2004 (Century Media)
- Constant Migraine Comp CD 2007 (Constant Migraine Records)
- Gates of Slumber drop first domestic release. NUVO, May 2008.
- The Gates of Slumber
- "Former THE GATES OF SLUMBER Bassist JASON MCCASH Dies". Blabbermouth.net.
The Gates Of Slumber - God Wills It, Slumbering Souls - 01 - 2005 ( Red Vinyl - LP. ) ( German )