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Gatecreeper “Craving Flesh” after suffering from Sonoran Depravation

Kings of buzz-saw heaviness Gatecreeper have finally unveiled details for their first full-length and Relapse Records debut, Sonoran Depravation. Since their 2013 inception, this Phoenician/Tucsonian quintet has ridden the well-earned hype of their four song EP, touring aggressively with contemporaries such as Fuming Mouth and Of Feather and Bone. Following a trilogy of splits with Take Over and Destroy, Young and in the Way, Homewrecker, Scorched and Outer Heaven, Gatecreeper has arrived with their heaviest, most technically astounding piece yet.


Photo by Hayley Rippy.

Photo by Hayley Rippy.


Recorded at Ryan Bram’s Homewrecker Studio and mixed by Converge’s Kurt Ballou at Godcity Studios, Gatecreeper gives us our first taste with “Craving Flesh,” which can be streamed below. Similar to previous tracks, “Craving Flesh” is a face-smashing treat, tearing through Swedish solos, D-beat bursts and hardcore breaks with savage ease. This is the tune to which faces and bones are broken; hear this jam live and you’ll see what Gatecreeper is capable of.



Preorders are available directly from Relapse for an October 7th release.

Gatecreeper’s discography can be streamed and purchased on their Bandcamp, with merch purchasable here.

Fall tour dates with Skeletonwitch, Iron Reagan, Oathbreaker and Homewrecker can be found below, be sure to catch them and enjoy your buzz-saw cut face.



9/23/2016 Club Congress – Tucson, AZ
9/27/2016 SoundPony – Tulsa, OK
9/28/2016 RockHouse Live Midtown – Memphis, TN
w/ Skeletonwitch, Iron Reagan, Oathbreaker:
9/29/2016 The Earl – Atlanta, GA
9/30/2016 The Jinx – Savannah, GA
10/01/2016 Crowbar – Tampa, FL
10/02/2016 The Atlantic – Gainesville, FL
10/04/2016 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
10/05/2016 White Oak – Houston, TX
10/06/2016 RBC – Dallas, TX
10/07/2016 Barracuda – Austin, TX
10/09/2016 Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ
10/10/2016 Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA
10/11/2016 The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
10/12/2016 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
10/14/2016 Panic Room – Portland, OR
10/15/2016 Highline – Seattle, WA
10/16/2016 Wastelander Studios – Boise, ID *
10/17/2016 Metro Bar – Salt Lake City, UT
10/18/2016 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
10/29/2016 Within These Walls Fest – Mesa, AZ*

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  1. Wildan Kilsta

    August 4, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    What a god!

  2. James Turner

    August 4, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    My boys from Tucson! this ones a monster

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