Gatecreeper

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Gatecreeper
OriginPhoenix, Arizona, U.S.
GenresDeath metal
Years active2013 (2013)–present
LabelsRelapse, Closed Casket Activities, Nuclear Blast
Members
  • Chase Mason
  • Eric Wagner
  • Matt Arrebollo
  • Alexander Brown
  • Israel Garza
Past members
  • Max Nattsblod
  • Sean Mears
  • Nate Garrett
Websitegatecreeper.bandcamp.com

Gatecreeper is an American death metal band from Phoenix, Tempe and Tucson, Arizona.

History[edit]

Gatecreeper released a self-titled four song EP in 2014.[1] In 2015, Gatecreeper released a split with the band Take Over and Destroy.[2][3] In 2016, the band was featured on a split with Homewrecker, Outer Heaven, and Scorched.[4][5] In 2016, Gatecreeper released a split with the band Young and in the Way.[6][7]

In 2016, Gatecreeper released their debut full-length album on Relapse Records titled Sonoran Depravation.[8][9][10][11]

In 2015, Gatecreeper played the first show at The Rebel Lounge—former site of the Mason Jar—with The Atlas Moth and Take Over and Destroy.[12]

In August of 2019, Gatecreeper announced their new album Deserted, that was released on October 4, 2019 on Relapse Records.[13] Loudwire named it one of the 50 best metal albums of 2019.[14]

In January 2021, they released An Unexpected Reality. The album was ranked number fourteen on Revolver's list of the "25 Best Albums of 2021".[15]

Band members[edit]

Current
  • Chase "Hellahammer" Mason – vocals (2013–present)
  • Eric "The Darkest Cowboy" Wagner – guitars (2013–present)
  • Matt Arrebollo – drums (2013–present)
  • Israel Garza – guitars (2020–present)
  • Alexander Brown - bass (2021-present)
Former
  • Max Nattsblod – guitars (2013–2015)
  • Nate "Jack Maniacky" Garrett – guitars (2015–2019)
  • Sean "Hell Mammoth" Mears – bass (2013–2021)
Touring members
  • Tommy Cantwell - drums (2017)
  • Josh "Hallhammer" Hall – drums (2017)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums

  • Sonoran Depravation (2016, Relapse)
  • Deserted (2019, Relapse)

EPs and splits

  • Gatecreeper (2014, King Of The Monsters, Protagonist Music)
  • Gatecreeper / Take Over and Destroy (President Gator, Common Wall Media LLC)
  • Gatecreeper / Homewrecker / Outer Heaven / Scorched (Escapist Records)
  • Gatecreeper / Young and in the Way (2016, A389 Recordings)
  • Sweltering Madness (2017, Closed Casket Activities)
  • Gatecreeper / Iron Reagan (2018, Relapse Records)
  • An Unexpected Reality (2021, Closed Casket Activities)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bennett, J. "Gatecreeper on Death Metal and Heroin Addiction". Clrvynt. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  2. ^ Hughes, Eric. "Take Over And Destroy / Gatecreeper - Split // Limited to 250 Blood Red & 250 Black Vinyl 7" / Sly Vinyl Exclusive Interview". Slyvinyl. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Take Over And Destroy Premiere New Song, "Subterfuge"". Revolver. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  4. ^ Mehling, Shane. "Enjoy a Buffet of Death with Streams from Gatecreeper, Homewrecker, Outer Heaven and Scorched". Decibel. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Here's A Gatecreeper/Homewrecker/Outer Heaven/Scorched Four-Way Split To Murder Your Thursday". MetalSucks. 17 March 2016. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  6. ^ Yardley, Miranda (15 April 2016). "Listen to the Gatecreeper/Young And In The Way split". Terrorizer. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Listen to Gatecreeper and Young and in the Way Cover Pentagram and Candlemass". MetalSucks. 15 April 2016. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  8. ^ O'Connor, Andy. "Gatecreeper: Sonoran Depravation". Pitchfork. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  9. ^ Suarez, Gary. "Gatecreeper's 'Sonoran Depravation' Drags Death Metal Out Into the Desert". Vice. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  10. ^ Driedger, Nate (10 October 2016). "Album Review: Gatecreeper Sonoran Depravation". Metal Injection. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  11. ^ Rosenberg, Axl (4 October 2016). "Don't Deprive Yourself, Stream Gatecreeper's Sonoran Depravation". MetalSucks. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  12. ^ "Rebel Lounge opens in Phoenix's former Mason Jar". azcentral. Retrieved 2019-07-02.
  13. ^ "Gatecreeper announce new album Deserted, unleash "Boiled Over": Stream". Consequence of Sound. 2019-08-07. Retrieved 2019-08-25.
  14. ^ "The 50 Best Metal Albums of 2019". Loudwire. Townsquare Media. December 3, 2019. Retrieved March 7, 2021.
  15. ^ "25 Best Albums of 2021". Revolver. November 25, 2021. Archived from the original on December 19, 2021. Retrieved December 19, 2021.