With a well balanced mix of doom and straightforward classic heavy metal, Gatekeeper, the debut album from the Swedish band Revelations, will lead your thoughts to both Black Sabbath and the early era of Iron Maiden, whilst leaving you with a great desire to hear more. The sonic landscape presented on the album has been evolved and improved since the bands EP release Warning from 2013, and the production is more on point, giving you those old-school vibes while maintaining a fresh and relevant sound.
Gatekeeper features 9 songs, including re-recordings of Strange Dreams and Grip Of Darkness. Lyrically the songs on the album deal with everything from life and death to politics with some glances into the human psyche, but always leaving room for different interpretations.
Formed in 2012, this Stockholm based band has gained a group of devoted fans while touring with music legends such as Paul Di’Anno (ex-Iron Maiden), Chris Holmes (ex-W.A.S.P.) and Neon Rose. Since 2013, the band has consisted of singer Lasse Gudmundsson, Guitarist Anders Stafrén, drummer Janne Backlund and bassist Daniel Ramírez. After Revelations first EP, 2013’s Warning, Lasse joined as the new vocalist and the band recorded and released the single Grip of Darkness, which gained some international success. With Lasse fully on board, Revelations could finally gear up and start to give live performances and the band has toured Sweden a number of times, playing at both local rock bars and big festivals. Now Revelations are ready with their debut album Gatekeeper released worldwide via Sliptrick Records.
Gatekeeper | Released November 23rd, 2017 on Sliptrick Records
01. Disillusion | 02. Shooting Angels | 03. Son Of Morning | 04. Nowhere Near The Sun | 05. Everything To Lose | 06. Grip Of Darkness | 07. Timebomb | 08. Strange Dreams | 09. Gatekeeper
Recorded mainly at B.A.S. in Stockholm. Mixed and mastered at B.A.S. Produced by Revelations and Jo E.
Lasse Gudmundsson – Vocals | Anders Stafrén – Guitar | Janne Backlund – Drums | Daniel Ramírez – Bass