Gatecreeper has been touring like a bunch of madmen throughout the past year, but don't worry! They've got a plan for their first new full-length record since Deserted in 2019. According to Gatecreeper vocalist Chase Mason in an interview with The Jasta Show, the band has set aside the first half of 2023 to write and record a brand new record.
Mason also references Gatecreeper's 2021 EP An Unexpected Reality, which was seven tracks of more grind-influenced death metal alongside the 11-plus minute funeral doom-styled closer "Emptiness." The EP was a surprise release and the band has indicated that it's not a precursor to how their future material will sound.
"We've been working on it in between tours," said Mason. "We've been touring this year more than we ever have actually, just kind of like 'we're able to do it again, let's just go for it.' We have been working on… 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."
In the meantime, you really should check out their live in-studio performance of "Emptiness." It's crushing.