Classic death metal newcomers Gatecreeper will begin their 2017 live takeover with a North American run supporting Nails and Relapse labelmates, Toxic Holocaust. Set to commence on March 16th in Orlando, Florida and ravage seventeen cities through April 1st in Los Angeles, California, the crushing tour package follows Gatecreeper‘s recent punishing performance at Power Of The Riff in Los Angeles this past December.
Gatecreeper w/ Nails, Toxic Holocaust:
3/16/2017 Orpheum – Orlando, FL
3/17/2017 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
3/18/2017 Motorco Music Hall – Durham, NC
3/19/2017 Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
3/20/2017 Broadberry – Richmond, VA
3/21/2017 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
3/22/2017 Music Hall Of Williamsburg – New York City, NY
3/23/2017 Middle East (Downstairs) – Boston, MA
3/24/2017 Foufounes Electriques – Montréal, QC
3/25/2017 Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON
3/26/2017 Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
3/27/2017 Park Street – Columbus, OH
3/28/2017 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
3/29/2017 Neumos – Seattle, WA
3/30/2017 Analog Theater – Portland, OR
3/31/2017 New Parish – Oakland, CA
4/01/2017 The Hi Hat – Los Angeles, CA
Gatecreeper will be touring in support of their Sonoran Depravation full-length released via Relapse Records last October. Produced by Ryan Bram at Homewrecker Studios and mixed by Kurt Ballou (Converge, Nails, Black Breath) at God City Studios, the record tears and chugs through more than thirty minutes of crusty, doom-soaked death metal at its most infectious and uncompromising with a massive sound that calls to mind the classic Swedish buzz-saw attack of Dismember and Grave mixed with the impeccable groove of Obituary and Bolt Thrower.
Sonoran Depravation is available via Relapse Records on physical and digital formats.
Writes Pitchfork of the offering, “Arizona’s Gatecreeper stand out not by aping one particular style of death metal, but by acting as a polyglot of various classic bands. Sonoran Depravation is their unwavering debut LP.”