Gatecreeper Make Crushing Return With "Caught In the Treads"

Gatecreeper Make Crushing Return With "Caught In the Treads"

- By Ramon Gonzales

The track marks the band's first reveal of new music since 2021's An Unexpected Reality. 

Death metal outliers Gatecreeper have made their long-awaited return with the reveal of their first showing of new music since their celebrated 2021 release, An Unexpected Reality. 

"Caught In the Treads" emphasizes the band's hard-hitting, carefully calculated attack with frontman Chase Mason asserting his prowess as one of the genre's most commanding on the mic. Produced by the incomparable Kurt Ballou of Converge, the cut underscores Gatecreeper's classic pedigree of heft, while asserting the next wave of American death metal. 

Speaking to the imaginative theme of the single, Chase Mason explained not only the narrative of the song, but the kind of resourcefulness they used to piece together the accompanying music video. "Lyrically the song is about a supernaturally charged fleet of tanks that have been possessed by the souls of fallen soldiers. It's about revenge and crushing your enemies."

Mason continued, "As soon as we finished recording, we started sneaking this song into our live set. We brought along our own VHS camera and had our friends film the shows where they could."

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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