Watch Gatecreeper’s new live performance video

Arizona old school death metal and GED kings Gatecreeper have just premiered a new live performance video for two of their doomier tracks, “Emptiness” (from this year’s surprise release “An Unexpected Reality“) & “Absence of Light” (from 2019’s “Deserted“).

The black and white video was directed and edited by Zach Rippy as well as Gatecreeper singer Chase H. Mason, and features the band with a rare three guitar lineup (no surprise to anyone who’s been following the band members on social media).

In our interview with guitarist Eric “The Darkest Cowboy” Wagner earlier this year, he explained how An Unexpected Reality was written/practiced/recorded with Mason on guitar instead of new guitarist Israel Garza (also of Judiciary).

“Because of Covid, it was more difficult to get together and record in our usual way.  Things just had to be done to get it recorded.”

Wagner also discussed his rig for the live recording in an instagram post, including his signature Lone Wolf Audio Left Hand Path pedal.

“Used my ENGL Powerball II (lead gain 3 channel), Orange 412, Lone Wolf Audio Gatecreeper Signature LHP distortion pedal, and my MK Lonely Ghost boost, reverb, delay for the live video performance of Emptiness and Absence of Light. Also, used my ESP EII MII with EMG 81s and a Floyd Rose Fat Tungsten sustain block. Really enjoying this set up.”

The band are no strangers to live videos after streaming a full concert earlier this year.

Gatecreeper are about to hit the road with Knocked Loose (dates after the video), including a handful of solo shows on their day off. If they’re in your area – treat yoself.

GATECREEPER - "Emptiness" & "Absence of Light" (Live Performance)

Sept. 3 – Chicago, Ill. @ The Metro
Sept. 4 – Springfield, Mo. @ The Riff
Sept. 8 – Memphis, Tenn. @ Growlers
Sept. 11 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ First Unitarian Church
Sept. 12 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ First Unitarian Church
Sept. 13 – Asbury Park, N.J. @ House of Independents
Sept. 14 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Sept. 15 – New York, N.Y. @ Le Poisson Rouge
Sept. 16 – Worcester, Mass. @ The Palladium
Sept. 17 – Boston, Mass. @ Middle East
Sept. 18 – Hartford, Ct. @ Webster Underground
Sept. 19 – Providence, R.I. @ Alchemy
Sept. 20 – Baltimore, Md. @ Ottobar
Sept. 22 – Atlanta, Ga. @ The Masquerade
Sept. 28 – Dallas, Texas @ Club Dada
Sept. 29 – Houston, Texas @ The Secret Group
Sept. 30 – San Antonio, Texas @ Vibes Event Center
Oct. 2 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ The Pressroom
Oct. 3 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Echoplex
Oct. 4 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Lodge Room
Oct. 5 – Anaheim, Calif. @ Chain Reaction
Oct. 6 – Anaheim, Calif. @ Chain Reaction
Oct. 8 – Santa Cruz, Calif. @ Santa Cruz Vets Hall


  • Brian Kelleher

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