Thursday, 18 May 2017

Vagabonds from the Western World

The rental van has been returned. The shower has ran. Dinner has been cooked. The laundry has been cleaned and the groceries have been paid for and jammed into the fridge. I've contracted some sort of touring van virus and can't go five minutes without gargling hot salty water or blasting snot from my nose. I'm back at work and trying desperately to run profit margins on polyethelene sheets without blacking out.

I believe this means that we've had a good tour.

She was a quickie, just five gigs in five days spread across 4,000 beautiful kilometres of western Canadia. I played a lot of power chords and ate a lot of Egg McMuffins and shook a lot of hands and laughed my ass off for what feels like 120 straight hours.

Massive thanks to everyone involved in making the tour and the shows the best they could possibly be. The promoters (Sloan, Tyson, Kyle and Randy), the venues + staff (Pats Pub, Distortion, Mercury Room, The Legion, Munnin's Post), the bands (Assimilation,Omnisight, Martial Law, Hazzerd, Eye of Horus, WMD, Unleash The Archers, Displaced and Arkenfire) and all the friends, new and old who came, saw, and had their faces rocked off. Special thanks to all those who let us crash on their floors, fed us and gave us booze. Much love and respect.

The future is looking great. Our next move is to put the finishing touches on our debut LP, then burn Armstrong Metalfest to the ground. 


Talk soon.

- Geoff
Gatekeeper and Assimilation

Friday, 17 February 2017

Raiders From The West

"“So they crucified their Messiah? Well can I believe it. That He was a Son of the Living Spirit would be naught to them, if indeed He was so.... They would care little for any God if he came not with pomp and power.” 

Gatekeeper is proud to present:





When we were asked to play Shredmonton and Armstrong Metalfest, we asked ourselves "why stop there?" and booked ourselves a brisk little jaunt across the Rockies and back. Individual show details to follow soon, please watch the blog and the Facebook pages for details.

We are happy to disclose that our good friends from Vancouver's Assimilation will be joining us for Vancouver, Calgary and Kelowna on this tour. It'll be a week of might, muscle and Manowar.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Shredmonton Festival

Happy to announce that we have been booked at the Shredmonton Festival/Conference. This will be our first Edmonton performance since August 2014, when Jeff moved to Vancouver and restarted the band. Looking forward to sharing the stage with our good friends in Eye Of Horus, Unleash The Archers and WMD. 


Gatekeeper plays on Saturday @ 10:00pm! We'll see you at the conference and at the show.

Buy your tickets here: http://shredmonton.com/tickets/

Check back soon for another exciting announcement!