Wednesday, 18 November 2015

From Western Shores

The gentleman standing to my left is David Messier, the new bassist for Gatekeeper. People in the greater Vancouver area will recognize David from his work with the speed metal hellions Manic Strike (RIP) and for being a face at nearly every local metal show, usually with a beer or two in hand. Messier has been a fan of Gatekeeper since our first EP and the two of us have been co-writing (a first for this band) the songs that will appear on our upcoming release, to be titled "From Western Shores." It's been an exciting few months working together and the new material is sounding nothing short of battle-ready. We hope to unveil more details and snippets soon.

This marks the beginning of Gatekeeper's new west-coast based lineup. We are currently seeking to fill positions on lead guitar, lead vocals and drums. Backing vocals are an asset. Songwriting contributions are welcome. We are hoping to find musicians based in the greater Vancouver area, but we will consider folks from across the Pacific Northwest. Must love Epic Heavy Metal and be performance-minded.

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Until next time,
Jeff Black