Saturday, 15 December 2012

Torment in Fire II

Gatekeeper is proud to announce that their first Calgary assault will take place at TORMENT IN FIRE II. This event will also mark the Calgary release celebration of the long-awaited EP, "Prophecy & Judgement" released in collaberation with Aforja Productions and Deathrider Records. We are looking forward to sharing the stage with such luminaries as FUNERAL CIRCLE, GATEKRASHOR, HROM, MYSTIFIER, PILEDRIVER, BARBADOS, BEGRIME EXEMIOUS, DIRE OMEN, and many, many others. We will have "Prophecy & Judgement" available for purchase at this event.
 Torment in Fire will take place at Dicken Pub, Calgary from April 4th - 6th, 3-day passes at $55 and they are going fast!
 The Torment in Fire website will be up soon, but if you have Facebook you can get the details here.
Torment in Fire Wastebook

Friday, 7 December 2012

Gatekeeper on Wax

It is our absolute pleasure to announce that DEATHRIDER RECORDS will be immortalizing the GATEKEEPER debut “Prophecy & Judgement” on wax. Death Rider Records has a huge standing in the current true metal scene, bringing you the mighty Keep it True, Hammer of Doom and Metal Assault festivals, in addition to some great releases by bands such as Satan, Valkyrie, Altered State and Eliminator. Being invited to join the greatest family in heavy metal is an honour, and we of GATEKEEPER are beyond excited for this opportunity.

Cheers for the constant support,
- Jeff, Tyson, Shorre, Leillyn & Justin

Band photo by Grimm's Photography

Upon further questioning, DEATHRIDER RECORDS had this to say:

           "Death Rider Records is proud to announce the signing of Canadian epic metal hopefuls GATEKEEPER for the vinyl release of their first official EP called “Prophecy & Judgement”. It will feature 30 Minutes of crushing Epic Metal with beautiful melodies and atmosphere. It will be released directly at Keep It True Festival 2013 on April 19th 2013 with a gatefold cover. Do not miss one of the greatest newcomers since Atlantean Kodex."
Heiko and Oliver from Deathrider Records
Obviously, there's not a whole lot left to say on this subject. The EP will (finally) be released on April 19th 2013 at the illustrious KEEP IT TRUE festival in Germany, the perfect place for an epic metal grand opening. My only regret is that GATEKEEPER will not be at KIT to play live for the release. However, you can be sure that we will see the shores of Europa soon afterwards.

Of course, the CD release is still being handled by our brother Francisco at AFORJA Records in Portugal. We are currently working on the layouts in addition to some final mixing touches and everything and sounding marvelous. We will probably be offering some sort of preorder service in the coming months, but more info on that later.

Feast your ears on the teaser below, we will upload a full song very shortly...