Gatecreeper Announce Nuclear Blast Debut, 'Dark Superstition'

Gatecreeper Announce Nuclear Blast Debut, 'Dark Superstition'

- By Ramon Gonzales

Check the latest single, "The Black Curtain" and get the details on the album that enlists Kurt Ballou of Converge and Fred Estby of Dismember. 

Having previewed their next chapter last month with the unveiling of "Caught In the Treads" - desert destructors Gatecreeper offered testament to the influence of the Swedish sound in heavy music with their own ferocious take. Now, the band have confirmed their long-awaited full length, Dark Superstition, their first release via Nuclear Blast Records and the eagerly-awaited third album. 

The news marks the first release studio release since the band's heralded 2021 EP An Unexpected Reality - a surprise effort that included zero fan fare, and asserted the dynamic range of the band covering the spectrum extreme music.  

Enlisting elite level personnel to oversee the assembly of the songs on the album, Gatecreeper tapped the likes of Kurt Ballou of Converge and Fred Estby of the legendary Dismember to loan their expertise to the effort. Asserting their adaptive ability as songwriters and metal craftsman, Dark Superstition embraces themes of the metaphysical and mystical, while framing the breadth the band's musical brutality. 

Frontman Chase H. Mason offered some insight on the thematic depth of the album and how that permeates in the collection of compositions. “Many of the songs incorporate supernatural ideas with my own experiences,” Mason says. “But the title itself is a reference to the Superstition Mountains in our home state of Arizona. It’s a beautiful mountain range surrounded by tragedy and legends of hidden fortune.” 

Paired with the news of the album launch, the band have shared another offering with the single, "The Black Curtain". The rock-leaning cut showcases Gatecreeper's distilled version of heft, refined from a varied collection of timeless influences and modernized with flawless execution. The track comes packaged with a compelling video from director Max Moore. 



Dark Superstition is set to arrive May 17th via Nuclear Blast Records.  The album is available for pre-order - HERE


Gatecreeper is set to begin a domestic US run supporting Swedish melodic metal masters In Flames this spring. Next month, the band will be out for global support dates with death metal icons Suffocation as well as their own headlining dates in the UK and Australia. See the complete list of dates below. 


05/01 USA  Portland, ME - State Theatre
05/02 USA  Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
05/03 USA  Brooklyn, NY - Warsaw
05/04 USA  Wilmington, DE - The Queen
05/05 USA  Norfolk, VA - The Norva
05/07 USA  Charleston, SC - Charleston Music Hall
05/08 USA  Greensboro, NC - Piedmont Hall
05/09 USA  Atlanta, GA - Buckhead
05/01 USA  Daytona, FL - Rockville
05/12 USA  Huntsville, AL - Mars Music Hall
05/14 USA  Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works
05/16 USA  Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Small's Theatre
05/17 USA  Buffalo, NY - The Town Ballroom
05/18 USA  Columbus, OH - Sonic Temple
05/19 USA  Milwaukee, WI - Milwaukee Metal Fest
05/21 USA  Detroit, MI - St. Andrews
05/22 USA  St. Louis, MO - The Hawthorn
05/23 USA  Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
05/24 USA  Austin, TX - Emo's
05/25 USA  Houston, TX - House of Blues
05/26 USA  Dallas, TX - House of Blues

Worldwide dates:
03/22 JPN   Tokyo – Earthdom
03/23 KOR  Seoul – Club Victim
03/24 THA   Bangkok – Mr. Fox Live House (feat. Suffocation)
03/27 VNM  Ho Chi Minh – Coco Bango (feat. Suffocation)
03/29 CHI   Hong Kong – Music Zone (feat. Suffocation)
03/30 PHI   Manila – Eastside Events Place (feat. Suffocation)
03/31 SGP  Singapore – Esplanade Annexe Studio (feat. Suffocation)
04/02 NZL   Auckland – Whammy Bar
04/04 AUS  Gold Coast - Vinnie’s Dive Bar
04/05 AUS  Brisbane - The Brightside
04/06 AUS  Newcastle - Newcastle Hotel
04/07 AUS  Sydney - Crowbar
04/09 AUS  Wollongong - Dicey Riley’s
04/10 AUS  Canberra- The Basement
04/11 AUS  Melbourne - Prince Bandroom
04/12 AUS  Frankston - inging Bird Studios
04/13 AUS  Adelaide - Lion Arts Factory
04/13 AUS  Perth - Lynott’s Lounge


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