Relapse label-mates Full of Hell and Gatecreeper have joined forces for a co-headlining North American Summer Tour. Presented by Revolver Magazine, The Sweltering Ecstasy Tour kicks off on May 24 in Columbus, OH while Gatecreeper joins on May 28 in Phoenix, AZ. The pair will crush skulls together for three weeks, ending on June 17 in San Antonio, TX. A full list of confirmed tour dates is available below.
Additionally, Full of Hell will tour Europe throughout March/April with Immolation. The trek begins March 15 in Warszawa, PL and ends April 8 in Kasel, DE. The band will also perform an exclusive hometown concert in Baltimore on February 22. Gatecreeper will perform at Modified Ghost Festival III in Vancouver, BC on May 24. Stay tuned for more news on each band in the near future.
Gatecreeper’s impending Split LP with Iron Reagan is due out March 2, 2018 on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical packages are available via Relapse.com HERE and digital downloads via Gatecreeper’s Bandcamp HERE.
Full of Hell recently signed to Relapse and are currently writing their next full-length. Their full discography is available to stream via Bandcamp HERE.
FULL OF HELL & GATECREEPER Tour Dates:
— All Dates May 28 – June 17 with Gatecreeper —
May 24 Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups **
May 25 Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s **
May 28 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
May 29 Los Angeles, CA @ Hi-Hat
May 30 Oakland, CA @ Golden Bull
May 31 Eugene, OR @ Old Nick’s
Jun 01 Seattle, WA @ Northwest Terror Fest
Jun 02 Boise, ID @ V.I.P. Boise Event Center
Jun 03 Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records
Jun 04 Denver, CO @ Streets of London
Jun 05 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
Jun 06 Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
Jun 07 Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
Jun 08 Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
Jun 09 Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz
Jun 10 Boston, MA @ Sonia
Jun 11 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar
Jun 12 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Jun 13 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
Jun 14 Nashville, TN @ The End
Jun 15 Little Rock, AR @ White Water
Jun 16 Ft. Worth, TX @ Ridglea
Jun 17 San Antonio, TX @ Limelight
* Full of Hell Only
Additional GATECREEPER Tour Dates:
May 24 Vancouver, BC @ Modified Ghost Festival III
FULL OF HELL Bio/Info:
In certain circles, FULL OF HELL needs no introduction. This young band has made a name for themselves in a short amount of time, racking up a prolific touring and release history while exploring a gamut of sounds within the spectrum of extreme and avante garde music. Formed in 2009, the embryonic beginnings of FULL OF HELL display their palette at its most primitive, d-beat and blast ridden hardcore punk with spats of noise and caustic rhythm, and within a few short years, they have bloomed into a true force to be reckoned with within the punk and metal communities. 2014 saw the release of their now acclaimed double album collaboration with Japanese noise legend MERZBOW, which showed the band truly beginning to come into their own, combining elements of grindcore, death and black metal, punk and hardcore with a smattering of sonically laden power electronics and industrial pounding. 2016 saw the release of their collaboration with the thundering and depressive duo, THE BODY, entitled One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache. This acclaimed release was followed by a collaborative live tour, where the band bent expectations again in a whirlwind of electronic percussion and drone. 2017 was another prolific year for the band as they released their third proper full-length Trumpeting Ecstasy along with another collaboration with THE BODY entitled Ascending a Mountain of Heavy Light. Excessive touring ensued and now the band has signed with legendary label Relapse Records for their next full-length. Numb your mind.
FULL OF HELL is:
GATECREEPER was formed in September of 2013 with members originating from both Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona. Bonded together over a mutual love of old-school death metal, GATECREEPER set out to write classic yet memorable songs for a new generation. The band recorded and released a self-titled 4 song EP digitally in April of 2014 which quickly garnered the attention of Pitchfork, CVLT Nation, and other notable music blogs. A music video for the song “Force Fed” was premiered on Invisible Oranges and the EP was soon released on 12” vinyl by King Of The Monsters and Protagonist Music in October of 2014. This short but satisfying release gained the band a large following of fans from both the hardcore and metal communities.
2015 saw GATECREEPER embark on their first tour of the West Coast, soon followed by the release of a split 7” with fellow Arizonans Take Over And Destroy. The song “Poisoned Mind” continued to propel GATECREEPER, who Noisey called the “one of the genre’s fresher, younger voices,” further into the spotlight. The band spent the second half of 2015 touring the East Coast, cultivating their rapidly growing local and national following, and recording more new material to be released on several different split releases throughout early 2016.
After returning from another West Coast tour, this time with Colorado’s Of Feather and Bone, GATECREEPER returned to Homewrecker Studios to record their debut full-length album with Ryan Bram in Tucson, Arizona. Sonoran Depravation was mixed by Kurt Ballou (Converge, Nails, Black Breath) and mastered by Brad Boatright (Obituary, Sleep, Magrudergrind), both of whom are known for their unparalleled work in the extreme metal world. The resulting record, a 9-song offering of monstrous death metal, is without a doubt GATECREEPER’s finest work yet.
GATECREEPER are: Sean Mears – Bass / Metal Matt – Drums / Eric Wagner – Guitars / Chase H. Mason – Vocals / Nate Garrett – Guitars