Thursday, 13 October 2016

November 12th @ Astoria, Vancouver

Hello again,

Summer of 2016 has fled and monsoon season has taken hold of the Pacific Northwest.

We would like to thank everyone who attended our two summer gigs a Funkys + Red Room during the summer months. We had a blast playing with such luminaries as Hibria, Iron Kingdom and Odinfist and hope to see them again soon, onstage or off.

We are pleased to announce that we will be playing one final show in 2016, returning to The Astoria in Vancouver to support or close friends in Riot City and Gatekrashor on their western Canadian tour. Also performing are Codex: Factoria. We will be premiering new material at this gig, which will be featured on our forthcoming full-length album. See below for details.

Gatekeeper's lineup for this show (and for the upcoming record) will be thus:

Jean-Pierre Abboud - Lead Vocals
Geoffrey Blackwell - Guitars
David Messier - Bass
Tommy Tro - Drums
Kenneth Slaughterfield - Lead Guitars

Saturday, November 12th, 2016.
The Astoria Pub (769 East Hastings Street)
**Doors at 8pm**– 19+ No Minors
**$10 COVER**

We've been extremely busy with planning, pre-production, rehearsing and drinking ourselves silly and this has had a negative impact on our communication. We shall attempt to turn over a new leaf by updating this page on a weekly basis with photos, video clips and other shenanigans as we prep for our upcoming record. 
'Til next time,
Geoff Blackwell+ Gatekeeper

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

August 10th @ Red Room, Vancouver

New gig, supporting Brazilian metal maniacs HIBRIA on their world tour. We've been fans of theirs since the first album so you can imagine our excitement. Also on the bill are WMD from Calgary, formerly known as SHRAPNEL. These youngsters played with the old incarnation of Gatekeeper two years ago at our final Edmonton show so it'll be great to share a stage with them again.

Be forewarned: It's a Wednesday night. Don't wimp out.

Friday, 1 April 2016

The Shadow Retracts

Our Shadow Over Cascadia mini-tour was an absolute roaring success. We at Gatekeeper would like to take a moment thank everyone who came out to The Astoria on a Wednesday night and the bar staff for hosting us. Special thanks to The Ash Street Saloon in Portland for their warm welcome and of course the Highline in Seattle for being one of the best venues in the PNW.

Massive thanks to Max and Amy and the rest of the Substratum crew for letting us crash, use their gear and for helping us land the Satan opening slot, you guys are incredible. Massive thanks to Cam from Spell for helping us out in a real bind when we got back to Canada, and a huge standing ovation to Wes Craven from Heavy Metal Eyes for sending us the initial invitation that started all the madness back in December. Another huge shoutout to the other great bands we shared the stage with such as Elysium Echoes, Road Rash, Time Rift, Skelator, Nox Velum and SATAN!

Rest assured Cascadia, we will return...