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The Gates Of Slumber

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

Latest The Gates Of Slumber News

Below is our complete The Gates Of Slumber 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.

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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Arsis Added To Indianapolis Metalfest II Lineup

Nuclear Blast USA Recording artist and death metal act Arsis is confirmed to appear at the Indianapolis Metal Fest II on September 26th and 27.

Arsis joins label mates Dew-Scented, Threat Signal, and Bleed the Sky for their first-ever appearance at what's being touted as the "fastest growing celebration of all things metal." In its second year, the Indianapolis Metal Fest is setting itself apart from other metal festivals by highlighting diverse bands from all metal genres.

2008 has proved to be busy and successful for the Virginia-based Arsis, which is arriving in Indianapolis fresh off their summer "Trash and Burn Tour" with Misery Signal, Darkest Hour, and Parkway Drive and will hit the road again in November on the "European MetalFest Tour" with Morbid Angel and Kataklysm through the end of the year. Arsis is performing and touring with material from their latest Nuclear Blast Release, "We are the Nightmare."

Joining Arsis, Dew-Scented, Threat Signal, and Bleed the Sky at the Indianapolis Metal Fest II will be national bands Kittie, Divine Heresy, Mustasch, The Absence, Ekotren, Woe of Tyrants, Demiricous, Shadowside (Brazil), Level-C, Wykked Wytch, Obszon Geschopf (France), Green Jelly, Into Eternity, Daylight Dies, Destrophy, Skeletonwitch, The Destro, Gates of Slumber, Gigan, Black Chapel, and a number of hand-picked artists and regional favorites.

The show will take place at Madame Walker Theater, located at 617 Indiana Avenue in Indianapolis. Two-day tickets are $30 in advance/$40 at the door. Tickets are available at indianapolismetalfest.com, www.myspace.com/indymetalfest or by phone at (888) 690-9875.

Tickets are also available locally at select retails locations listed below. More...

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Indianapolis Metal Fest Returns I September

Following a successful 2007 debut, the Indianapolis Metal Fest is returning this September 26 and 27 to prove itself as the Midwest's premiere metal festival.

The festival includes an assortment of headliner-status and personally-chosen unsigned artists, including three bands that will be making their U.S. debuts. Bands already confirmed are: Dew Scented, Kittie, Divine Heresy, Mustasch, Daylight Dies, Bleed The Sky, Into Eternity, Ekotren, Skeletonwitch, The Destro, Gigan (ex-Hate Eternal), Psyopus, Level-C, Obszon Geschopf, Black Chapel, Demiricous, Gates of Slumber, Threat Signal, and The Absence. In all, the festival will host 60 bands over the two days. More...

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The Gates Of Slumber Reveal Album Art Work

Indiana doom metal band The Gates of Slumber have posted the album art work for their upcoming EP "The Ice Worm's Lair". The art work can be viewed here.

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The Gates Of Slumber Posts New Song Online

Heralded Indianapolis, IN doom metal masters The Gates Of Slumber have posted another new song online from their forthcoming new album, Conqueror. The brand new TGoS track “Ice Worm” can be previewed now at their MySpace page. Conqueror will see a May 27, 2008 North American release date via Profound Lore Records.

The Gates Of Slumber’s Conqueror is a doomy, epic metal pillage. Produced and recorded in full analog at Chicago’s Volume Studios and produced by Sanford Parker (Nachtmystium, Lair of the Minotaur, Pelican), Conqueror is a mighty plunge that proves true heavy metal doubles as a powerful art form. Crushing riffs brim with melody and solos “wail” as the strong vocals of front man Karl Simon and a storming rhythm section hammer home songs such as “Trapped in the Web”, “Eyes of the Liar”, “The Machine” and the ominous, 4-part heavy metal odyssey, “Dark Valley Suite (i. Black River I, ii. Lines Written with the Knowledge I Must Die, iii. Call of the Black Gods, iv. Black River II). More...

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The Gates Of Slumber Begins Shooting New Video

Indianapolis, IN doom metal masters THE GATES OF SLUMBER issue the following update:

Here are released photo stills for the video of the song "Trapped In The Web" that was visually recorded by Andy Reale (THROWDOWN, IMPENDING DOOM) on April 13th.

"Trapped In The Web" is the lead track off of The Gates Of Slumber's newest album "Conqueror," which will
be released on May 27th in North America via Profound Lore and in the EU and UK via I Hate Records.

You can hear the song "Trapped In The Web" on the band's MySpace page. More...

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The Gates Of Slumber Post New Song Online

Profound Lore Records issues the following press release:

"An MP3 from the track "Trapped In The Web" from the true metal album of the year, namely "Conqueror", has been posted on the band's [The Gates Of Slumber] MySpace page as well."

"The band has captured themselves in the studio during the recording process of "Conqueror". Two episodes have already been posted in our Blog section so go there to check them out. We will be posting more episodes relating to the capturing of "Conqueror" as time approaches towards the release date (May 27th in North America via us, and end of May in Europe via our comrades I Hate Records). So keep checking the Blog section for more impending episodes."

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The Gates Of Slumber Finish New Album

US traditional/doom metal heroes THE GATES OF SLUMBER have completed work on thei forthcoming album Conqueror, to be released in North America on May 19th via Profound Lore Records (I Hate Records in Europe).

Conqueror was recorded with Sanford Parker (BIBLE OF THE DEVIL, LAIR OF THE MINOTAUR, NACHMYSTIUM) and features the following tracks: 'Trapped In The Web', 'Conqueror', 'Ice Worm', 'Eyes Of The Liar', 'Children Of Satan', 'To Kill And Be King', 'The Machine', 'Dark Valley Suite', 'Black River I', 'Lines Written With The Knowledge That I Must Die', 'Call Of The Black Gods' and 'Black River II'.

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The Gates Of Slumber Complete Writing New Album

Writing is nearly complete for what will easily be one of the doom-laden heavy metal highlights in 2008, namely the new THE GATES OF SLUMBER album, in which the trio have christened "Conqueror".

According to a press release, "Conqueror" "will continue the promise laid down with their doom trodden 'Awakening' debut and the surging powerful acclaimed epic 'Suffer No Guilt' (along with the several splits and EPs they've been involved with, the most recent ones being the Relapse Records released split 7" with THE DREAM IS DEAD, and the split CD with Finnish act SPIRITUS MORTIS). In what will be a continuation from 'Suffer No Guilt' with the songs being more to the point but still encompassing that epic fervor, surging melody, and that crushing doom-like vibe inherent within their style, 'Conqueror' will easily prove that THE GATES OF SLUMBER are one of North America's most exceptional acts within this sphere of heavy metal." More...

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The Dream Is Dead, Gates Of Slumber Split 7"

Indianapolis, IN's The Dream Is Dead and The Gates Of Slumber have teamed up for limited split 7" release.

The split 7" features one original track and a cover of Twister Sister's "Burn In Hell" from The Dream Is Dead and a cover of Samhain's "To Walk The Night" from The Gates Of Slumber. The 7" is apart of the Relapse Single Series and is limited to 1000. Vinyl colors include grey, blue, and clear, and orders are currently being accepted.

The Dream Is Dead is in the process of writing the follow-up to their 2005 Escape Artist Records release, "Hail The New Pawn." The Gates Of Slumber recently saw the release of "Villain, Villain" as a double LP courtesy of Metal Supremacy Records and is also currently writing new material.

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The Gates of Slumber Announce Tour Dates

THE GATES OF SLUMBER and CENTURIONS GHOST will team up for the following tour dates next month:

August 16 - Chicago, IL @ The Note
August 17 - Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
August 18 - Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar
August 19 - Boston, MA @ O’Brien’s Pub
August 20 – New York, NY @ Club Midway
August 21 - Baltimore, MD @ The Side Bar Taveran
August 22 - Raleigh NC @ The Brewery
August 23 - West Chester, PA @ Rex’s Bar
August 24 - Pittsburgh, PA @ 31st Street Pub
August 25 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Emerson Theater

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Gates Of Slumber To Headline Doom Shall Rise Fest

Doom Shall Rise Festival will take place at the Chapel (a former U.S. Army church) in Göppingen, Germany on April 27th - 28th.

The latest acts confirmed for the festival include FORSAKEN (headlining Friday) and GATES OF SLUMBER (headlining Saturday).

The running order for the festival is as follows: More...

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The Gates of Slumber Release 'God Wills It' 12" EP

Indiana-based doomsters THE GATES OF SLUMBER have created their own record label, Slumbering Souls Records, and are on the verge of issuing their very first release, the "God Wills It" 12" EP. The single will contain the epic "true doom" 21-minute passage "God Wills It", which will also appear on the group's next album, "Suffer No Guilt", to be released on Sweden's I Hate Records in July. Included on the B-side of the "God Wills It" EP will be the track "The Cloaked Figure", which was recorded during the sessions for the group's first album, "The Awakening", but was never released; "Stitched Back from Deth" which appears on the group's acclaimed "Sabbath Witch" demo; and "Broken On The Wheel", which was recorded live at last year's Templars Of Doom festival in Indianapolis, IN. The 12" will be available next week through the group's message board.

"Suffer No Guilt" is described as "a 75-minute true doom masterpiece" and can be ordered from the I Hate Records web site.

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The Gates Of Slumber Record New Album

The Gates Of Slumber have just finished recording their new full-length. Titled "Suffer No Guilt," the album will be released on June 23rd via I Hate Records. Artwork was done by Ken Kelly (Kiss) while the layout was completed by Bob Peele. Here's the album track listing:

Angel of Death
Suffer No Guilt
Gemini
Riders of Doom
Slay the Weak
Wyrmwood
Dweller In The Deep
God Wills It

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The Gates Of Slumber Sign With I Hate Records

I Hate Records have announced the signing of The Gates Of Slumber.

According to the press release, "The Gates Of Slumber should, due to the merits of their colossal debut album "The Awakening" (Final Chapter Records) and their fantastic live appearance at DSR III, be a household name amongst you doomsters out there. For the ignorant: The Gates Of Slumber started in 1998 as a backlash against the stoner rock trend prevalent at the time and with their mixture of Saint Vitus, Pentagram, and prime era Celtic Frost has either crushed or converted unbelievers ever since. The second full-length album is due for an early June 2006. With the album's title "Suffer No Guilt" they promise to spew forth a defining statement of true doom metal! Songs that will be included on this release will be "Suffer No Guilt", "Dweller In The Deep", "God Wills It", " Riders Of Doom" plus several other true statements of doom."

Plans are in the works for two possible tours of the European main land in conjunction with this release. Further announcements will come as things are more finalized.

In gearing up for this release, The Gates Of Slumber will be releasing a CDEP "Like A Plague Upon The Land" through Hellride Records on November 22, 2005. This features four new songs, "Iron Hammer", "The Leach", "Feast of the Dead" and "Stitched Back From Deth". The artwork was done by none other Jeff Gaither and will also come with a woven sewn-on patch. This slab of true doom will be limited to 999 copies and will be available at the Hellride superstore.

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The Gates Of Slumber Replace Drummer

The Gates Of Slumber, featuring former Burn It Down bassist Jason McCash, have parted ways with drummer Chuck Brown "for reasons both personal and artistic." Replacing Brown is former TGOS drummer Chris Gordon. Meanwhile, the band will release a CDep this fall through Hellride Records.

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Thee Plague of Gentlemen New Album Details

Belgian heavy doomsters Thee Plague of Gentlemen are to release a full-length album Primula Pestis through Swedish label I Hate Records.

The album will contain seven songs of total playing time of 44 minutes and will be enhanced with two video clips to the songs Blackwood Cabinet and The Ocean Has No Sides. The tracklist is as follows:

1.Greek fire
2.Your love is king
3.The ocean has no sides
4.Pressure and time
5.As cold as they come
6.Motown misfortune
7.The hidden elixir

There's a mp3 track from this album available for download: "Greek fire".

As previously reported, TPOG will embark upon an European tour together with The Gates of Slumber. Here are the confirmed dates: More...

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Templars of Doom Festival News

Some exciting news for The Second Crusade of Templars Of Doom. IRON MAN (Brainticket Records) has confirmed to be apart of this celebration of DOOM that will take place in Indianapolis, Indiana this summer. July 8th and 9th to be exact.

As mentioned before, Templars Of Doom is an all Doom Metal festival that will take place in the Wasteland of the US known to all as Indianapolis IN.

Here is a complete list of bands that will be performing at this years event: More...

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I Hate Records To Release Thee Plague Of Gentlemen

I Hate Records will release "Primula Pestis" - the debut album from Belgian doomsters Thee Plague Of Gentlemen (TPOG). The band has been in the studio for the last two months, recording "a slab of concrete and utter sonic weight" .The album is due out in February or March, 2005.

Also, THEE PLAGUE OF GENTLEMEN will play live with REVEREND BIZARRE, ISOLE and THE GATES OF SLUMBER in Stockholm/Sweden at CLUB666 on the 9th of April 2005. The Stockholm gig will be one stop in the row of European dates that TPOG will be doing together with THE GATES OF SLUMBER during April 2005 in Sweden, Germany, UK, Belgium, The Netherlands, Austria... (still looking for some dates). In February, TPOG will also do 2 Irish dates (Belfast and Dublin).

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Confirmations For Doom Shall Rise Fest Announced

The third installment of Doom Shall Rise, the world's biggest doom metal festival, will take place on April 15 and 16, 2005 at the Chapel in Göppingen, Germany. The list of bands currently confirmed to appear at the festival is as follows:

Burning Saviours (Sweden)
Isole (Sweden, formerly Forlorn)
Mirror of Deception (Germany)
Pale Divine (USA)
Rising Dust (France)
Thunderstorm (Italy)
The Gates of Slumber (USA)
The River (UK)
Well of Souls (Germany)
Warning (UK)

More bands will be announced soon.

Tickets for the festival will be available at the Doom Shall Rise website beginning on January 1, 2005.

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Reverend Bizarre Confirmed For Templars Of Doom

PENANCE, REVEREND BIZARRE and PALE DIVINE are among the first bands confirmed for "Templars Of Doom - The Second Crusade", a two-day festival scheduled to take place July 8-9, 2005 at Birdy's nightclub in Indianapolis, IN. Also scheduled to perform are ORODRUIN, THE GATES OF SLUMBER, WELL OF SOULS, DEVIL TO PAY and AGAINST NATURE (ex-REVELATION).

All advanced tickets will be supplied through Hellride Music (www.hellridemusic.com) at a closer date. Also a brief tour under the name of "The Pilgrimage of Doom", with REVEREND BIZARRE and THE GATES OF SLUMBER, will coincide with the festival. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon.

For more information for the festival and the tour, go to www.templarsofdoom.com.

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