Gatecreeper Sign New Label Deal, Announce Dark Superstition LP & Drop Single

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After 8 years and several releases on Relapse Records, Gatecreeper are embarking on a new chapter in their career.

The Arizona death metal outfit just announced that they've signed with Nuclear Blast Records, arguably the biggest label in the metal realm. Formed in 2013, Gatecreeper has released two studio albums, Sonoran Depravation (2016) and Deserted (2019), and toured throughout the world with such bands as Cannibal Corpse, Power Trip, and Municipal Waste.

For their Nuclear Blast debut offering, Gatecreeper will be releasing their third album, Dark Superstition, this May. “Many of the songs incorporate supernatural ideas with my own experiences,” says frontman Mason. “But the title itself is a reference to the Superstition Mountains in our home state of Arizona. It’s a beautiful mountain range surrounded by tragedy and legends of hidden fortune.” 

Recorded at God City Studios in Salem, Massachusetts with Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou, the album's first single is a track called "The Black Curtain" and Gatecreeper have teamed up with Max Moore who has directed a tripped-out music video for the track:

“It’s about being trapped between living and dying,” Mason says about the song's lyrics. “A soul trapped in purgatory begging to be brought back by a supernatural force.”

For the Dark Superstition sessions, Gatecreeper hooked up with drummer and songwriter Fred Estby of the legendary Swedish death metallers, Dismember. His fingerprints can apparently be heard throughout the album.

In addition to the album release, Gatecreeper will set out on a Southeast Asian tour covering Japan, Thailand, Vietnam , Australia, New Zealand, and more. They have also confirmed a North American support run with In Flames which covers East Coast, the Midwest and Texas. See below for a full list of dates. Tickets are on sale now.

Dark Superstition will be on May 17th via Nuclear Blast Records (pre-order).

Gatecreeper tour dates (buy tickets):
Mar 22: Tokyo, JP - Earthdom
Mar 23: Seoul, KR - Club Victim
Mar 24: Bangkok, TH - Mr. Fox Live House
Mar 27: Ho Chi Minh,VN - Coco Bango
Mar 29: Hong Kong, CN - Music Zone
Mar 30: Manila, PH - Eastside by Sandu
Mar 31: Singapore - Esplanade Annexe
Apr 02: Auckland, NZ - Whammy Bar
Apr 04: Gold Coast, AU - Vinnie’s Dive Bar
Apr 05: Brisbane, AU - The Brightside
Apr 06: Newcastle - Newcastle Hotel
Apr 07: Sydney, AU - Crowbar
Apr 09: Wollongong, AU - Dicey Riley’s
Apr 10: Canberra, AU - The Basement
Apr 11: Melbourne, AU - Prince Bandroom
Apr 12: Frankston, AU - Singing Bird Studios
Apr 13: Adelaide, AU - Unibar
Apr 14: Perth, AU - Lynott’s Lounge 

May 01: Portland, ME - State Theatre 
May 02: Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
May 03: Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
May 04: Wilmington, DE - The Queen
May 05: Norfolk, VA - The Norva
May 07: Charleston, SC - Charleston Music Hall
May 08: Greensboro, NC - Piedmont Hall
May 09: Atlanta, GA - Buckhead
May 10: Daytona, FL - Welcome to Rockville
May 12: Huntsville, AL - Mars Music Hall
May 14: Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
May 16: Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre
May 17: Buffalo, NY - The Town Ballroom
May 19: Milwaukee, WI - Milwaukee Metal Fest
May 21: Detroit, MI - St. Andrews
May 22: St. Louis, MO - The Hawthorn
May 23: Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
May 24: Austin, TX - Emo’s
May 25: Houston, TX - House of Blues
May 26: Dallas, TX - House of Blues
Nov 02: Manchester, UK - Damnation Festival

May 1 - 26 - w/ In Flames

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