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The Gates Of Slumber - Former Bassist Jason McCash Dies

Sad news come from the The Gates Of Slumber camp today. Their former bassist Jason McCash has died last night. The doom metallers called it quits last year after Jason McCash decided to leave the band. Karl Simon said that the band couldn't go on without him and disbanded the group.


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Posted: 06.04.2014 by Bad English | Comments (9)

The Gates Of Slumber - Calls It Quits

After the departure of their bassist Jason McCash, doomsters The Gates Of Slumber's founding member Karl Simon has decided to end the band. The Gates Of Slumber was slated as support for Japanese doom metal band Church Of Misery's North American tour from 1-19 November. It is unclear if this is a permanent disbandment of the band or an indefinite hiatus. More news will likely follow.


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Posted: 23.09.2013 by Clint W. | Comments (4)

The Gates Of Slumber - Bassist Leaves The Band

The Gates Of Slumber bassist Jason McCash has decided to leave the doom metal band. Karl Simon and J. Clyde Paradis are now the only members in the band. Jason was in the band for ten years and plans to release the material he wrote for the next The Gates Of Slumber album under a different banner.


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Posted: 20.09.2013 by Bad English | Comments (0)

The Gates Of Slumber - Entire New EP Streaming Online

Scion A/V has done it again. The label teamed up with doom metallers The Gates Of Slumber this time for the release of their new five-track EP Stormcrow. You can stream and download the EP now for free at this location.


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Posted: 30.01.2013 by BloodTears | Comments (0)

The Gates Of Slumber - Unveil New EP Details

Come January 29th, doom metal trio The Gates Of Slumber will offer you their latest piece of work in the form of a new EP entitled, Stormcrow. The 5 song EP was recorded by Sanford Parker and will be released on Scion AV. Dave Quiggle was responsible for the EP cover art.


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Posted: 12.01.2013 by BudDa | Comments (0)

The Gates Of Slumber - Reissued Song Streaming Online

Doom metallers The Gates Of Slumber have made the track "The Cloaked Figure" available for streaming online. You can listen to it below (courtesy of Axis Of Metal). The song will be featured on the reissue of The Awakening which will be available on November 13th via Abyss Records.


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Posted: 08.11.2012 by BloodTears | Comments (0)

Hammers Of Misfortune - Announce North American Tour Dates With The Gates Of Slumber

US metallers Hammers Of Misfortune will be touring throughout the Midwest and east coast this July together with doom metallers The Gates Of Slumber. Fans in the band's hometown of San Francisco can also catch Hammers Of Misfortune with Grayceon and Wild Hunt on June 23rd at the Elbo Room.


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Posted: 13.06.2012 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

The Gates Of Slumber - Suffer No Guilt Album To Be Re-Issued

Deepsend Records press release:

We're proud to announce the reissue of The Gates Of Slumber Suffer No Guilt album. This reissue will feature the original album and artwork in a glorious 6-panel, matte finished digipak.


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Posted: 29.12.2011 by Rog-Mothoth | Comments (1)

The Gates Of Slumber - New Album Details, New Song Online

The Wretch, the new album from US doom metal band The Gates Of Slumber, will be released on May 10th through Rise Above Records/Metal Blade.

One of the new songs on the album, called "Coven of Cain", has been made available for streaming exclusively at Decibel Magazine.

Recorded during the cold British winter of 2010 at London's Orgone Studios and produced by Jaime Gomez Arellano (Ghost, Angel Witch), The Wretch sees The Gates Of Slumber pushing its trademark blend of skull-crushing riffs and pounding rhythms to new heights and marks a return to the slower all-out doom tempos of the group's early albums combined with "true doom metal" lyrical themes.

Commented frontman and founding member Karl Simon: "This record is frustration and disappointment put to music. No heroics this time, no swords; no sorcery. No fantasy. That stuff is OK; it's fun... whatever, but we don't feel it these days. This one is all about others let you down almost as much as you let yourself down. It might not make sense to you, but then you probably only have the last two records as a digital download. That, or your world is summed up by someone else's soundbite."

The Wretch tracklist:

01. Bastards Born
02. The Scovrge Ov Drvnkenness
03. To The Rack With Them
04. Day of Farewell
05. Castle of the Devil
06. Coven of Cain
07. The Wretch
08. Iron and Fire


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Posted: 26.03.2011 by Abattoir | Comments (4)

Orange Goblin - USA Tour Feat. The Gates Of Slumber

Orange Goblin will be returning to the US to celebrate the band's 15th Anniversary with a full nationwide tour in May and June.

Support on all dates (with the exception of Maryland Deathfest and Chicago) comes from Indianapolis doom metal heroes The Gates Of Slumber and Brooklyn's heavy psych-freaks Naam.

These tour dates will coincide with the US re-release of the first five Orange Goblin albums, recorded on Rise Above Records and made available in the US through Metal Blade. They will also be available as a limited edition box-set.

Orange Goblin: North American tour dates:

05/28 - New York, NY @ Santos Party House
05/29 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar (Maryland Deathfest)
05/31 - Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
06/01 - Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
06/02 - New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack's
06/03 - Austin, TX @ The Scott Inn
06/04 - Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
06/05 - Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
06/06 - Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour
06/07 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
06/09 - Portland, OR @ Dante's
06/10 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
06/11 - Chicago, IL @ Double Door


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Posted: 21.02.2011 by BudDa | Comments (2)

The Gates Of Slumber - Working On New Album

Official press release

Celebrated "True Heavy Metal band" The Gates Of Slumber will enter England's Orgone Studios with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano (Ghost, Angel Witch) later this month to lay down tracks for its forthcoming new album. The follow up to the Indianapolis trio's critically acclaimed LP Hymns of Blood and Thunder will see a spring, 2011 release via Rise Above Records.

The Gates Of Slumber recently announced the addition of new drummer, "Cool" Clyde Paradis into its ranks. A New Orleans native and Hurricane Katrina survivor, Paradis joins The Gates Of Slumber hot off stints in Sourvein, Substance Abuse and the New Orleans blues act T-bone and The Rhythm Makers.

"The new music is taking on a more troglodyte doom metal feel," exclaimed The Gates Of Slumber frontman/guitarist Karl Simon. "With Clyde now in the band, the feel of things was bound to change; he's not only a different drummer, but from a totally different school of thought with regards to the drums. It's no secret that Saint Vitus' shuddering doom crawl was the root that inspired this band and we'd both felt that over three albums we'd taken the raw epic feel as far as we could. Now, it's time to get back to basics, shed some of the bulk and get ugly again. No warriors this time, no acoustic guitars, no keyboards, no lofty Nietzschean ideals. Just black bile and a bit of the old 'white magic; black magic'."


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Posted: 12.11.2010 by Thryce | Comments (1)

The Gates Of Slumber - Winter USA Tour With Pentagram

Two of doom metal's most acclaimed acts will team up for a two week U.S. tour this winter as the legendary Pentagram joins forces with celebrated "True Heavy Metal" band The Gates Of Slumber. The 11 city tour will launch on January 15, 2010 in Springfield, VA.

The pairing of Pentagram and The Gates Of Slumber aligns 2 generations of doom metal majesty and will undoubtedly be a tremendous treat for both long time loyalists and wide-eyed newcomers alike. Formed in 1971, Pentagram has a long and storied history that continues to play out almost 40 years later. Let by wildly charismatic vocalist Bobby Liebling, the band has forged an indelible mark in the "Heavy Metal Rock and Roll" pantheon and continues to influence scores of modern day acts. The Gates Of Slumber has emerged as one of modern day metal's most critically acclaimed bands whose decidedly throwback sound both pays homage to and builds upon "Heavy Metal" in its truest form. The band has been hailed as "a breath of fresh air within the doom/true metal underground" and its latest studio album Hymns of Blood & Thunder (Rise Above) is in stores now.

01/15 Springfield, VA Jaxx
01/16 Philadelphia, PA Polaris
01/17 New York, NY BB King Blues Club
01/18 Richmond, VA The Hat Factory
01/21 New Orleans, LA The Howlin's Wolf
01/23 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
01/26 Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews
01/27 Madison, WI High Noon
01/28 Cleveland, OH Peabody's
01/29 Detroit, MI Blondie's
01/30 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle


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Event: The Gates Of Slumber + Pentagram
Posted: 14.11.2009 by Thryce | Comments (1)

The Gates Of Slumber - New Video Online

Below you can watch a video for The Gates Of Slumber's "Ice Worm". The clip was created by Doggysmile Pictures (known from "Heavy Metal Zombies" and "Metal Man"), and directed, shot and edited by Martin Piwek. The video features images from this year's Keep It True festival.


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Posted: 11.10.2009 by Thryce | Comments (1)

The Gates Of Slumber - New Song Online

"The Bringer Of War", a brand new song from US metallers The Gates Of Slumber, is available for streaming at

"The Bringer Of War" comes off the band's forthcoming album, "Hymns Of Blood & Thunder", which is scheduled for release on September 13 via Rise Above Records.

"Hymns Of Blood & Thunder" cover art] tracklist:

01. Chaos Calling
02. Death Dealer
03. Beneath The Eyes Of Mars
04. The Doom Of Aceldama
05. Age Of Sorrow
06. The Bringer Of War
07. Descent Into Madness
08. Iron Hammer
09. The Mist In The Mourning
10. Blood And Thunder


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Posted: 12.08.2009 by White Winter Sun | Comments (0)

The Gates Of Slumber - Complete Work On New Album

Metal Blade Records press release

The Gates Of Slumber has completed work on its new studio album, "Hymns Of Blood & Thunder". The album is slated to drop in North America on September 13, 2009 via Rise Above Records.

The band's hotly anticipated new album, "Hymns of Blood & Thunder", drops on the heels of the brightest and busiest year in the respected power trio's history; one that saw The Gates Of Slumber pack clubs during its first U.S. headlining tour and land atop many year-end media polls with "Conqueror", an album that was hailed as "a breath of fresh air within the doom/true metal underground." The record placed at the #5 position in Decibel's "Top 40 Albums of 2008" and made Village Voice Media's "Top 10 Metal Albums of 2008", joining an impressive list of some of the genre's finest including AC/DC, Judas Priest and Metallica.

Recorded in Chicago's Semaphore Studios with producer Sanford Parker (Nachtmystium, Pelican), The Gates Of Slumber unleashes its holy grail in the formidable "Hymns of Blood & Thunder". A mighty document of both powerful songwriting and instrumental skull-crushing, the album is heavy and chillingly bleak; in an almost unrelenting way that hasn't been heard since Judas Priest's heyday ("Sad Wings of Destiny", "Sin After Sin", etc.). Displaying a powerful focus and direction and demonstrating a very compelling emotional range, The Gates Of Slumber have upped its levels of both technique and melody, resulting in an album that is at once frighteningly dark in its effect, tight in its grooves and unrivaled in its sheer power.

"Just prior to the band's 2008 U.S. headlining tour, I started working on songs for the new record with the goal in mind that it had to be a step forward for us compositionally as well as production wise," The Gates Of Slumber front man/guitarist Karl Simon remarks. "I knew that I personally wanted to work on more integrated and composed solos to allow for different sides of me to come out - sides that are more influenced by Judas Priest and Scorpions, rather than the flurries of hammer-ons that I owe to Tony Iommi and Wino. The songs are more aggressive, more riff-y this time, but they also retain the musical elements that we've explored over the last couple of records. Lyrically it's a continuation of our obsession with war, and death and the fantasy worlds where those things are all so common and cool."


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Posted: 25.07.2009 by Thryce | Comments (12)