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BlackGates

Formed: 2009
From: NY, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest BlackGates News

Below is our complete BlackGates news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

BlackGates Splits With Vocalist

BlackGates has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with Vocalist Dan Nelson:

"Regretfully, Dan Nelson has decided to leave Blackgates. He has stated that he wants to concentrate full time on being a father to his new born son along with focusing more on his personal training business. All of us in Blackgates understand his decision and wish him all the best. He'll always be family.

"That being said, Blackgates is moving forward and is now actively seeking a new permanent lead vocalist. Were looking for a full on metal head who can sing with some serious melodic power and edge, with a bit of gravel on the top. IF THIS IS YOU... send us your demos, links, videos to: Blackgatesvox@yahoo.com. Subject: 'VOX SEARCH' Here is a link to our three song demo. These are good examples…."

"We've got over a dozen tunes that we feel are killer, we just need the right guy to come in and put his stamp on them and take what we have even further," stated Jeremy Von Epp.

When asked, Paul Bostaph replied "New blood in the band will help push our sound further. Our newest material is heavier than our first demo. We're looking forward to working with a new vocalist, and getting out there and mixing it up in 2013."

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BlackGates Announces New Bass Player

New York metal band BlackGates, featuring former Anthrax vocalist Dan Nelson and former Testament drummer Paul Bostaph, has announced that Luis Barillas (The Venting Machine) will the band's new bass player replacing former Whitesnake bassist Uriah Duffy. The band also features The Venting Machine guitarist Jeremy Von Epp.

For the latest studio update on the recording of the band's debut, yet untitled, release, head on over to this location.

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BlackGates Posts Studio Update #1

New York metal band BlackGates, featuring former Anthrax vocalist Dan Nelson and former Testament drummer Paul Bostaph, posted a studio update report and video. The band is currently writing material for a debut release in 2012 and will be shopping it for label interest.

The report from Paul Bostaph on the band's Facebook page reads as follows:

"What's up everybody?! As you can see by our studio blog #1. We're currently hard at work writing the rest of the material to record and release a record this year. we are shopping for a label at this point ) The new material is friggin' heavy. We can't wait to unleash it on you! The music is definitely maturing and we are honing in on our sound. The first 3 songs we released were literally the first 3 we wrote. They were written musically without a vocalist. Now that we have Dan, the new songs are really heavy as hell and have great hooks! That being said. We're looking to play our first show in May and will be playing all our new music. Stay posted and we will update you all as we lock the first show in. Hope to see you all on the road Cheers! Paul" More...

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BlackGates Launches YouTube Channel, Demos

New York metal band BlackGates, featuring former Anthrax vocalist Dan Nelson, former Testament drummer Paul Bostaph, have launched a new YouTube channel at this location. The band is currently writing material for a debut release in 2012 and will be shopping it for label interest.

Among the latest demo tracks streaming from the band on the YouTube channel is "Vacant" which can be heard here:

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