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Kurt Ballou is involved.


It's probably safe to assume that Gatecreeper's next album will be one of the heaviest of the year. Gatecreeper previously mentioned they were working on the new material with Dismember drummer Fred Estby, and have now revealed they're in the studio with legendary overlord of distortion Kurt Ballou. So y'know, get stoked.

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On the topic of the long-awaited record, Gatecreeper vocalist Chase Mason revealed in an October 2022 interview that the band was really cracking down on the new material and that their mostly-grind (and one funeral doom song) EP An Unexpected Reality from 2021 was purely experimental.

"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."

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