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The Gates Of Slumber

Formed: 1998
From: Indianapolis, IN, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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The Gates Of Slumber Posts New Song

The Gates of Slumber will be releasing the new album "The Wretch" on May 10th through Rise Above Records. The band has now posted a new song online from the album, titled "Coven of Cain." You can check out the new track by heading over to the Decibel Magazine website here. You can also check out the new album's cover artwork below.

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Orange Goblin Announces U.S. Shows

Orange Goblin has issued the following announcement about lining up U.S. shows:

"We are very happy to announce that Orange Goblin will be returning to the US to celebrate their 15th Anniversary with a full nationwide tour in May and June. Support on all dates (with the exception of Maryland Death Fest and Chicago) comes from Indianapolis doom metal heroes The Gates of Slumber and Brooklyn’s heavy psych-freaks NAAM.

"These tour dates will coincide with the US re-release of the first five Orange Goblin albums, recorded on Rise Above Records and made available in the US through Metal Blade. They will also be available as a limited edition box-set."

The dates are as follows:

5/28 – Santos Party House, New York City, NY
5/29 – Maryland Death Fest@ Sonar, Baltimore, MD
5/31 – Casbah @ Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte, NC
6/1 – The Earl, Atlanta, GA
6/2 – One Eyed Jacks, New Orleans, LA
6/3 – Liquid Sludge Festival @ Scoot Inn, Austin, TX
6/4 – Launchpad, Albuquerque, NM
6/5 – Clubhouse, Tempe, AZ
6/6 – Troubadour, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA
6/7 – Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco, CA
6/9 – Dante’s, Portland, OR
6/10 – Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
6/11 – Alehorn Fest @ Double Door, Chicago, IL

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Ozzy And The Scorpions Confirmed For Hellfest 2011

The organisers of France's biggest metal festival, Hellfest, has announced that four huge names have been added to next year's bill. Heavy metal godfather Ozzy Osbourne will be taking the stage, as well as German hard rock legends the Scorpions, who will be retiring after they complete their touring schedule. Also confirmed for the festival are Swedish progressive metal favourites Opeth and Black Label Society, which features former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde. There are also more new confirmations in the form of German thrash legends Kreator and Sodom, Norwegian black metal veterans Mayhem, Anathema, Bolt Thrower and Therion. The festival will take place in Clisson, France from June 17th-19th.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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The Gates Of Slumber To Record New Album

The Gates Of Slumber have announced that it will enter England's Orgone Studios later this month with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano to begin recording its new album. The as-yet-untitled effort is planned for a spring 2011 release through Rise Above Records.

The Gates Of Slumber recently announced the addition of drummer "Cool Clyde" Paradis the group's

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The Gates Of Slumber Recruits New Drummer

The Gates of Slumber has announced autumn U.S. tour dates in support of its album "Hymns of Blood & Thunder." The Indianapolis power trio will kick off the string of shows on October 14th in Richmond, VA and will perform in Baltimore, Brooklyn, NY and Pittsburgh over the course of the short run of dates.

The upcoming tour dates will also serve as the introduction of The Gates of Slumber’s new drummer, "Cool Clyde" Paradis. A New Orleans native and Hurricane Katrina survivor, Paradis joins The Gates of Slumber hot off stints in Sourvein, Substance Abuse, and the New Orleans blues act T-bone and The Rhythm Makers.

"We’re stoked about the future of TGoS with the addition of 'Cool Clyde' on drums," commented The Gates of Slumber bassist Jason McCash. "All three of us are speaking the same language and have the same focus and drive; the legion has become one. It’s like having an adrenaline shot to the heart and exhaling for the first time after wards, seeing new possibilities. For us as a band, the best is yet to come." More...

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Hour Of 13 To Perform With The Gates Of Slumber

Hour of 13 has issued the following update about playing the band's debut U.S. show with The Gates of Slumber:

"Hour of 13 is proud to announce their debut USA show on October 16th in NYC with metal masters The Gates of Slumber This show also debuts the new Hour of 13 permanent live line-up. This line-up is: Phil Swanson - vocals, Chad Davis - lead guitar, Brandon Munday - rhythm guitar, John Mode - bass guitar, Dave Easter - percussion

"This line-up harnesses perfectly the dark and eerie atmosphere Hour of 13 are known for in a live setting, unsettling in sound and feeling. This line-up will also be creating a concept EP of the trilogy of the songs 'Missing Girl,' 'Possession' and 'The Crawlspace' that will feature the songs performed by this line-up. These songs are connected by the concept of ritual abduction / abuse, and will showcase the haunting power of the Hour of 13 live band."

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The Gates Of Slumber Posts New Music Video

The Gates Of Slumber has posted another music video online using clips of old movies, this time for the track "The Bringer of War." You can check out the video clip below.

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The Gates Of Slumber Posts "Death Dealer" Video

The Gates of Slumber has posted a video online for the song "Death Dealer," which features clips of movie monsters by Ray Harryhausen. The video can be viewed below.

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The Gates of Slumber Post Videos

Doom outfit The Gates of Slumber have posted a couple videos to their MySpace page, but of course you can see them both here at MU too.

The first is the video for a song titled "Leaving," which was released back in 2007 on a split album with Spiritus Mortis. The second, which you can see after the jump, is the video for a song called "Stitched Back From Deth" and this was released, in various forms, on a 2002 Demo, a 2005 EP on Hellride Music Records, and on a 2006 EP on Slumbering Souls Records. If you like what you see, The Gates of Slumber will be touring Europe with fellow doom-sters Cathedral in November. Enjoy!

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The Gates of Slumber to Tour with Cathedral

Doom-sters The Gates of Slumber have announced via their MySpace Blog that they will be supporting British doom outfit Cathedral on tour. While details are sparse, the tour has 11 scheduled dates in Europe thus far and presumably it will happen in November, although no exact month is actually listed in the announcement.

More details are hopefully forthcoming, but you can always check out the goings-on for The Gates of Slumber and Cathedral on their MySpace pages.

Cathedral/The Gates of Slumber European Tour Dates:
NOV 07 KÖLN - UNDERGROUND
NOV 08 STUTTGART - DIE RÖHRE
NOV 09 VIENNA - SZENE
NOV 11 PRATTELN - Z7
NOV 12 MÜNCHEN - BACKSTAGE
NOV 13 PINARELLA di CERVIA - ROCK PLANET
NOV 14 ROME - INIT CLUB
NOV 17 MADRID - HEINEKEN
NOV 18 BARCELONA - RAZZMATAZZ 2
NOV 19 BELFORT - LA POUDERIE
NOV 20 PARIS - LA NOUVEAU CASINO

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Doom In June Festival Announced For Las Vegas

Salem Rose Music Presents has teamed up with Vegas Star Bookings to bring a different kind of music festival to Las Vegas. "Doom in June" Fest, which will be held Saturday, June 5th at The Cheyenne Saloon (3103 N. Rancho Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89130), is intended to be an annual event every June that will kick off the summer with some of the best names in Doom and Stoner Rock Music. The musical styles are held near and dear to those dedicated to the cause and Marco Barbieri, owner of Salem Rose Music, is a longtime fan and supporter of the underground music scene and wanted to put his own spin on things.

“With only a handful of Doom and Stoner Rock fests around the world we've decided to support these genres by throwing our own party to be held every year in June in Las Vegas. June 5th marks the inaugural 'Doom in June' Fest and we're preparing for a special day showcasing some of the finest emerging bands in the styles.”

15 out-of-town bands will be coming to Las Vegas to perform including Fireball Ministry, Black Cobra, Slough Feg, The Gates of Slumber, Radio Moscow, Sasquatch, House of Broken Promises, Ride the Sun, Supergiant, Behold! The Monolith, Green & Wood, Aranya, Salvador, Lead Burns Red and Dirt Communion. The event starts at 2pm and goes for 12 hours. Advance tickets are available now for $20 from brownpapertickets.com.

For more information, check out the fest's MySpace page or email salemrosemusic@aol.com.

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The Gates Of Slumber Cancels European Tour Dates

The Gates of Slumber, which recently had to cancel its planned Roadburn appearance due to the volcanic eruption in Iceland, has now issued the following statement about canceling more upcoming European dates:

"Regrettably due to the situation with the volcanic eruption that is taking place in Iceland, TGoS will have to cancel out the remainder of our main land European tour for this week coming up. We are extremely sorry to do so but this is something that is totally out of our control. Right now we are focusing our attention to arrive in London by the weeks end to make the Cathedral/Church of Misery tour and as of right now, our flights are booked. Lets hope that it stays that way. We have every intention to make the Europa dates up, hopefully by the end of this summer and once we have it set in stone, we will let you all know. Once again, we are extremely sorry for canceling and by CROM, To the gods of the four winds, be damned!"

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The Gates Of Slumber Cancels Roadburn Appearance

Bassist Jason McCash of The Gates of Slumber has issued the following announcement about the band canceling their Roadburn appearance:

"With an extremely heavy heart, it saddens me to report that TGoS will not be able to make it to Roadburn on Saturday due to the volcano eruption in Iceland. We tried everything in our powers to try and make a flight that would get us there in time, even looking at flights to Poland, Czeck Republic, France and Germany but nothing was a go in time.

"As of right now, we have flights that will let us make our first date of our Mainland Euro tour which starts the day after Roadburn but this still depends on what happens over the next 36 hours and if they keep canceling flights into Europe or not. Again, We are extremely sorry for this as this is completely 100% out of our control but with any kind of luck, Roadburn will be the only cancellation of this tour. Please keep watching this space for further updates on what takes place."

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The Gates Of Slumber Updates Tour Schedule

Indiana metallers The Gates of Slumber have updated their upcoming North American and European tour schedule with the following dates:

3/15 2010 Tip Top Tavern W/ PENTAGRAM, COFFIN WORM, KING DEUCE indianapolis, Indiana
3/17 2010 MOHAWK == SXSW ACTION PR SHOWCASE WITH HIGH ON FIRE, BISON BC, ZOROASTER AND OTHERS AUSTIN, Texas
3/18 2010 THE CHANNEL @ MERIDIAN W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK COBRA, ASG, US CHRISTMAS HOUSTON, Texas
3/19 2010 SKILLMAN STREET BAR W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK COBRA, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING, BLACK TUSK Dallas, Texas
3/23 2010 LAUNCHPAD W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK TUSK, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico
3/24 2010 CHASER’S W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK TUSK, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING SCOTTSDALE, Arizona
3/25 2010 Nicholby’s W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK TUSK, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING Ventura, California
3/26 2010 ULTRA VIOLET W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK TUSK, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING LOS ANGELES, California
3/27 2010 ELBO ROOM W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK TUSK, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING SAN FRANCISCO, California
3/28 2010 ROTTURE W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK TUSK, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING PORTLAND, Oregon
3/29 2010 THE FUNHOUSE W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK TUSK, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING SEATTLE, Washington
3/31 2010 CLUB VEGAS W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK TUSK, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING SALT LAKE CITY, Utah
4/1 2010 LARIMER LOUNGE W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK TUSK, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING DENVER, Colorado
4/2 2010 RECORD BAR W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK TUSK, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING Kansas City, Missouri
4/3 2010 TRIPLE ROCK SOCIAL CLUB W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK TUSK, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota
4/4 2010 REGGIE’S ROCK CLUB W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK TUSK, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING CHICAGO, Illinois
4/5 2010 MAC’S BAR W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK TUSK, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING LANSING, Michigan
4/6 2010 SOUTHGATE HOUSE W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK TUSK, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING NEWPORT, Kentucky
4/7 2010 GROG SHOP W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK TUSK, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio
4/8 2010 WRECK ROOM W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK TUSK, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING TORONTO, Ontario
4/9 2010 BUG JAR W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK TUSK, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING ROCHESTER, New York
4/10 2010THE STUDIO AT WEBSTER HALL W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK TUSK, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING NYC, New York
4/11 2010 KHYBER W/ WEEDEATER, BLACK TUSK, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania
4/17 2010 ROADBURN FESTIVAL at the O13 Tilburg
4/19 2010 ROSENKELLER W/ DIXIE WITCH and CHURCH OF MISERY JENA
4/20 2010 NO MERCY WARSAW
4/21 2010 K17 BERLIN
4/24 2010 TUROCK W/ DIXIE WITCH ESSEN
4/26 2010 ACADEMY 3 W/ CATHEDRAL and CHURCH OF MISERY MANCHESTER, Northwest
4/27 2010 THE VILLAGE W/ CATHEDRAL AND CHURCH OF MISERY DUBLIN, Northern Ireland
4/28 2010 LIMELIGHT W/ CATHEDRAL AND CHURCH OF MISERY BELFAST, Northern Ireland
4/29 2010 ULU LONDON W/ CATHEDRAL AND CHURCH OF MISERY LONDON, London and South East
4/30 2010 KING TUT’S W/ CATHEDRAL AND CHURCH OF MISERY GLASGOW, Scotland
5/1 2010 ACADEMY 2 W/ CATHEDRAL AND CHURCH OF MISERY BIRMINGHAM, Midlands
5/18 2010 FuBar W/ Local Support St. Louis, Missouri
5/19 2010 Knights of Columbus Fayetteville, Arkansas
5/20 2010 Doublewide Dallas, Texas
5/21 2010 THE 1011 San Antonio, Texas
5/25 2010 Lion’s Lair Denver, Colorado
6/5 2010 CHEYENNE SALOON LAS VEGAS, Nevada
6/6 2010 Big Fish Pub Tempe, Arizona
6/9 2010 CONSERVATORY OKLAHOMA, Oklahoma
6/11 2010 Riot Room Kansas City, Missouri

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Cathedral Announces U.K. Tour

British doom metal legends Cathedral has announced that they will be heading out on a headlining tour of the United Kingdom next month, in support of their new studio album, "The Guessing Game" which will be released on March 26th in Europe and April 20th in North America. Supporting them on the tour will be Japanese doom metal outfit Church Of Misery and American band The Gates Of Slumber.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Zoroaster Added To SXSW Showcase Line-Up

The 2010 edition of the South by Southwest (SXSW) showcase, presented in part by Decibel magazine and Stereogum, will be held on Wednesday, March 17th at Mohawk (912 Red River St., Austin, TX) and will feature High on Fire in its only SXSW appearance of 2010. This all ages event will be open to the public as well as SXSW badge and wristband holders.

In addition to High on Fire the showcase will feature live sets from Priestess (Montréal, QB), Bison B.C. (Vancouver), Zoroaster (Atlanta, GA), The Gates of Slumber (Indianapolis, IN) and Naam (Brooklyn, NY). Additional details, including set times, will be announced shortly.

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Apostle of Solitude Completes Work On New Album

Indianapolis doom metal band APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE has completed work on their follow-up to “Sincerest Misery,” entitled “Last Sunrise.”

Formed by ex-GATES OF SLUMBER drummer Chuck Brown, who handles the vocal and guitar duties in Apostle Of Solitude, Apostle Of Solitude shall follow suit alongside their doom metal comrades in The Gates Of Slumber in hopes to spread awareness of the band even further within their homeland with “Last Sunrise.”

With the North American version of “Last Sunrise” featuring three killer bonus cover-tunes (recorded by Gates Of Slumber drummer Bob Fouts) that will differ from the European version, the tracklisting for “Last Sunrise” goes as follows:

1. Last Sunrise (Requiem)
2. Acknowledging The Demon
3. Other Voices
4. Letting Go of the Wheel
5. Hunter Sick Rapture
6. December Drives Me To Tears
7. Sister Cruel
8. Frontiers of Pain
9. Coldest Love
10. Streetside*
11. Astro Zombies*
12. Mary And Child*

*Denotes North American bonus tracks.

An MP3 of the track "December Drives Me To Tears" can be heard at Profound Lore's MP3 section. Another new track, "Hunter Sick Rapture," can be heard via the band's MySpace page.

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The Gates Of Slumber Posts Performance Footage

The Gates of Slumber have posted footage online of their performance at Peabody's in Cleveland, Ohio, on January 28th, 2010. The video clip can be viewed below.


Gates Of Slumber Live @ Peabody's 1-28-2010

Chubby | MySpace Video

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Struck By Lightning To Tour w/ Gates of Slumber

STRUCK BY LIGHTING will be teaming up with The Gates Of Slumber, Weedeater and Black Tusk for a U.S. tour this spring. Here are the latest Struck By Lightning tour dates:

3/13 Columbus, OH @ Scion Fest

Struck By Lightning tour w/ Weedeater, and Black Tusk
3/19 Dallas, TX @ Skillman Street Bar w/ Black Cobra
3/20 Austin, TX @ Encore (Tone Deaf SXSW showcase)
3/21 San Antonio, TX @ Zombies w/ Black Cobra
3/23 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
3/24 Scottsdale, AZ @ Chasers
3/26 Los Angeles, CA @ Ultra Violet
3/27 San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room
3/28 Portland, OR @ Rotture
3/29 Seattle, WA @ The Funhouse
3/31 Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas
4/1 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
4/2 Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
4/3 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
4/4 Chicago, IL @ Reggies
4/5 Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar
4/6 Newport, KY @ Southgate House
4/7 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
4/8 Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
4/9 Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
4/10 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
4/11 Philadelphia, PA @ Khyber
4/12 Washington, DC @ DC9 (no Gates Of Slumber)
4/13 Frederick, MD @ Krug's Place (no Gates Of Slumber)
4/14 Richmond, VA @ The Triple (no Gates Of Slumber)

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The Gates Of Slumber Bassist To Miss Tour Dates

The Gates of Slumber has issued the following update about bassist Jason McCash missing two dates of their upcoming tour:

"A quick note in regards to the upcoming tour with Pentagram, TGoS Bassist, Jason McCash, will be missing the first two dates of the tour due to his mother passing on Tuesday Morning. For both Springfield VA and Philadelphia PA shows, Jared Southwick (The Dream is Dead) will be filling in on Bass. Jason will join the tour on Jan 17th for the NYC show and will finish out the rest of the tour from that point on. Thanks to everyone for understanding the situation."

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