Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Sounding The Bells

The 7" split with FUNERAL CIRCLE is officially available for download/purchase. Please direct yourself to our bandcamp page to give it a listen and even a purchase should you feel so inclined. Please note that the $1 download only entitles you to the Gatekeeper side of the split. It features lyrics on the back sleeve and artwork by Karmazid on the front. Mixed and mastered by Arthur Rizk, who has worked with Inquisition, Power Trip and Crypt Sermon recently.

This is a special one for us, as Funeral Circle has been friends of Gatekeeper since the early, early stages of the band. Without the initial support from Matt Barzegar and J.P. Abboud, Gatekeeper may not have gotten to where we are now. In addition, this is the first-ever domestic release for both bands. War On Music Records teamed up with Hard And Heavy to produce these records so we're very excited to give our North American brethren an easier grab.

There are a few other cool plans in the pipeline so keep checking the blog and the Facebook page for updates.

Ale and Kill,

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Into The West

An important announcement. Jeff Black writes:

"This isn't exactly a secret anymore, but I've moved away from Edmonton and have been living in Vancouver since late 2014. After much thought and discussion, I have decided to officially base Gatekeeper out of the west coast. This means that I will be seeking a new lineup of musicians to participate in the group, so that we will be able to rehearse, write, record and perform on a steady basis. Canada is not the right place to have a band (especially at our underground level) where members need to be constantly flown around the country for gigs, let alone find time to rehearse with one another.

I have spoken to the rest of the band and they have given me their blessings on the matter. So, I'd like to extend a massive thank-you to my friends and brethren in GATEKEEPER, who helped pull this group out of my basement and onto the stage and studio floor for nearly four years worth of memorable, quality gigs and four physical releases.

Shorre McColman (Voice)
Leillyn McColman (Bass)
Tyson Travnik (Drums, studio engineering)
Rob Adie (Lead Guitar)
Justin Song (Lead Guitar, choir, flute)
Oskar Jankovic (Lead Guitar)

Without any of these gentlemen and their own support bases, Gatekeeper would not have gotten to where it is now. Thank you so much for everything.

Moving forward, I will be auditioning new members in the west coast area. There are a handful of other projects up my sleeve that I am looking forward to unveiling when the time is right.

Until then."

Leillyn, Jeff, Rob, Tyson, Shorre after Farmageddon 2015