You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Gates Of Dis

- US Dekalb, IL Metal / Groove Metal / Thrash Metal


Sounds Like: Slayer band, Pantera, Lamb of God, Metallica

Label: Turkey Vulture Records, TURKEY VULTURE RECORDS

Manager: The Robot

Bio: In late 2007 Matt Powell, Scott Powell, and Jay Perez had been dialing in their new sound, after taking it in a new direction from their previous project Driven Away. In the fall they recruited, Doug "Dragon" Bolton, to play rhythm in the band. Shortly afterwards, bassist, Kyle "Sugar Plum" Pum... See Full Bio

More Info


Posted a new song: "In the End" http://www.reverbnation.com/c./poni/137917251 #music

Recent Blogs

Finished Tracking The Album!
Apr 21, 2010
Gates Of Dis has returned from Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, where they recently recor... [more]
All Blogs


Play All | Queue All | Share All


  • 2012

    Jun 2

    Elgin, IL, US | 9:00pm

    Elgin, IL, US
    Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:00pm


    Another night of metal at the Gaushaus. Cheap cover good drinks and better music. Come start a pit with us!!!

  • 2012

    Apr 6

    Rockford, IL, US | 8:00pm

    Rockford, IL, US
    Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:00pm
  • 2012

    Mar 6

    Rockford, IL, US | 8:00pm

    Rockford, IL, US
    Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:00pm
  • 2011

    Jul 9

    Dekalb, IL, US | 8:30pm

    Dekalb, IL, US
    Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:30pm


    29 Needles w/ Gates of Dis 29 Needlesw/ Gates of DisSAT. JUL. 9TH 8:30PM 21+$7 Imagine living in a small farming community where corn fields are our oceans and factory smoke are our clouds. Seven kids hungry to make something more of it join together. As most bands start out, Billy Marchewka, Travys Lanning, and Bob Hart were just a few jam buddies looking to make something out of all the time given in their small, small, town of DeKalb, Illinois. After realizing what potential of taking things more seriously would do, Jason Warner was added in the equation as a composer/synthesizer along with vocalist Ryan Rood and bass player Tim Marchewka. March 9th 2007 marked the date of the first show for 29 Needles; a local Battle of the Bands. Nobody was surprised more than the band itself when the announcement came in saying 29 Needles had won. With this new found confidence, 29 Needles hit the practice space to hone their skills and write new songs. After a few more shows, including one opening for Powerman 5000, 29 Needles decided to spice things up by adding a second vocalist. After lots of trial and error and a few could-have-beens, 29 Needles added vocalist Brian Barry. 29 Needles first show with Brian was October 28th 2007 at the Apollo Theater opening for the national act Dope. As if first show jitters weren t enough for Brian he had to perform in front of one of his favorite bands. 29 Needles overcame the nervous feelings and having all seven band members crammed into a space no larger than 3 feet by 10 feet and blew the roof off that theater. In just under a years time, 29 Needles played several local shows, several national act shows, and released a three song demo. In Late 2007, Brian had gotten married and became a father. Unfortunately in late summer 2008 Brian announced that his last show with 29 Needles would be at the upcoming Scum of the Earth show due to him wanting to be more of a family man and be able to spend more time at home with his wife and newborn. Tryouts began for the vocalist spot in 29 Needles. After a few tryouts, longtime friend Rory Mode Johnson of Defcon, Sherriff Scabs, Team Cybergeist, and History of Violence joined as 29 Needle s second vocalist. For the next few months 29 Needles hammered out numerous local shows and national act shows. By the end of October, Rory announced his last show would be at Krystal s Ultra Lounge October 24th 2008 due to him not being able to put forth as much time as he would like considering all the other projects he has. Also around this time, guitarist Billy Marchewka decided to leave the band for other endeavors. With the winter break ahead, 29 Needles had a good couple of months ahead to find a new vocalist, a new guitarist, as well as put new songs out that will eventually go on the bands upcoming full length. After a long and cold winter the tryout process ended. Emerging victorious were members Bill Wallace on vocals, and Mike Pinta on guitar. Back on the right track 29 Needles spent all of spring, summer, and fall of 2009 playing numerous local and national act shows, released a 5 song EP, and hammered out numerous new songs for their 2010 full length. Now as the recording for the 2010 full length continues, 29 Needles aspires to tour, meet a ton of new fans and friends, hang out and have fun, and make something talented come out of what seems to be a hopeless, dead-end place in the Midwest.

  • 2011

    Jul 9

    DeKalb, IL, US | 8:00pm
    Sat Jul 09, 2011 8:00pm
All Shows


Be the first to ask Gates Of Dis a question!

200 characters remaining
Submit Question


  • Song Plays 486 +1

  • Total Fans 289

  • ReverbNation Fans 90

  • Facebook Likes 169

  • Widget Impressions 619


All Fans

Artist Recommendations

  • Lamb of God
    Lamb of God
    Richmond, VA
All Favorites