Fans of brutal death metal rejoice — Gatecreeper just finished recording their third album. The announcement was made through the band’s official Instagram account, accompanied by a photo of the band in the studio with Converge guitarist, producer, and God City Studios owner Kurt Ballou.
We’ve known for a while that the band was working on a new record, admitting as far back as October 2022 that they were writing new material “in between tours.”
“We put out a record [in] the first week of 2021… it was the pandemic so we were like ‘oh, we can’t tour. Let’s just make a record.’ It was a little bit of an experiment for us, but we’ve been working on our next full-length.
“We actually just started to schedule out to record it, which is after we get done with all these tours. In the first half of next year, we’re just gonna be working on a new record. We’re gonna have to stand our ground and set a hard rule of ‘alright, if whoever wants to take us out on tour for the first six months of next year, that’s coming and we’re gonna have to say no.’ We’re gonna have to do a new record. We’ve been working on. I’m not sure if it’ll be out next year, but we’re definitely going to get it recorded by next year.”
The as of yet unnamed album would be the band’s first new release since their 2021 EP An Unexpected Reality and would be their first full-length release since 2019’s Deserted.
Once we know more about the new album, we’ll be sure to keep you guys updated.