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