Gatecreeper has announced that their new record label home will be with Nuclear Blast. In a statement provided by The PRP, the band talks about the move, saying “We are excited to start the next chapter of Gatecreeper with Nuclear Blast. We look forward to continuing the growth of our band with Monte Conner and the rest of the label.”
Nuclear Blasts Monte Conner then stated, “I love Chase and Gatecreeper’s killer work ethic and their marriage of brutality with actual songs. I am so excited to hear what they come up with next but I KNOW it will be their ultimate album. I am honored they have chosen Nuclear Blast and me to be part of their continuing mission for world domination.”
Gatecreeper recently released their 8-track EP An Unexpected Reality, which charted at number one on Billboard’s Top New Artist Albums. It follows their full-length studio effort Deserted, released in 2019. The album received much acclaim, with mxdwn calling it “death metal at its finest.” Deserted is the band’s sophomore effort and follows their debut Sonoran Depravation, released in 2016.
Since forming in 2013, they have released two LP’s and a number of EP’s and splits with different bands including Iron Regan, Take Over and Destroy, Homewrecker / Outer Heaven / Scorched and Young and in the Way.
The band consists of frontman Chase “Hellahammer” Mason, Eric “The Dark Cowboy” Wagner on guitar, Sean “Hell Mammoth” Mears on bass, Matt “Thunder Rage” Arrebollo on drums and Israel Garza in guitar, a newcomer to the group who started playing with the band last year.