BlackGates / Bio

BlackGates is a powerful addition to the world wide heavy metal community. The band consists of veteran metal drummer Paul Bostaph (Slayer, former-Testament, Exodus, Forbidden), vocalist Dan Nelson (Lead Pipe Cruelty, former-Anthrax), guitarist Jeremy Von Epp (The Venting Machine) and bassist Luis Barillas (The Venting Machine). BlackGates was formed in late 2009 with the vision to re-explore classic elements in metal, while remaining as heavy and catchy as humanly possible. BlackGates wrote their first five songs during 2009 and with much enthusiasm, they entered the studio to record a three-song demo in late 2010. Since then, the band has been concisely working on a body of music with the goal of signing a record deal with a good label and releasing their debut album by the end of 2014. Stay tuned....

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Alameda, CA