Legendary Artist Duncan Storr Illuminates GATEKEEPER’s ‘East Of Sun’ Album Cover

Soon, the metal world will get to absorb the sounds of GATEKEEPER’s first full-length album, “East Of Sun”, an epic metal tour-de-force that will see the light of day this April via Cruz Del Sur Music.

Soon, the metal world will get to absorb the sounds of GATEKEEPER’s first full-length album, “East Of Sun”, an epic metal tour-de-force that will see the light of day this April via Cruz Del Sur Music.

Rewind back to the early months of 2017, though, and it was legendary British artist Duncan Storr (DARK FOREST, EDGE OF SANITY, RAGE, SKYCLAD) who became one of the first people to hear the demos that would ultimately become “East Of Sun”. Well before they were signed to Cruz Del Sur, GATEKEEPER leader Geoff Blackwell mustered up the courage to email Storr a demo to see if he’d be willing to work on the project. Luckily for Blackwell and co., Storr took an immediate liking to GATEKEEPER and got down to business.

 

“I liked the demo and asked to hear a few more songs if they had more,” says Storr. “Geoff sent me over another two demos to listen to so I could get a good feel for their sound. The titles of the tracks ‘Warrior Without Fear’, ‘Oncoming Ice’, and ‘East Of Sun West of Moon’, sparked something and I got a few ideas from listening to the tracks.”

Storr proceed to reach into his vault and selected an unfinished piece he thought would be suit GATEKEEPER. “I sent Geoff a few of these images and relayed how I would like to incorporate some of the song ideas and embellish the atmosphere in the painting,” he says. “He got back to me after showing the rest of the band. The band have been great to work with and have kept me informed and added more demos for me to work with as I paint. I find this always helps.”

“We had a short list of people that we wanted to work with on this album and Duncan Storr was on it,” adds Blackwell. “He is a real gentleman and a master behind the paintbrush. The piece he showed us instantly clicked with our vision for the record and in a way, it drove us to work even harder on the music in order to match the quality of his art. GATEKEEPER would like to thank Duncan for his hard work, dedication to his craft and for being a loyal fan of rock and roll.”

 

LUNAR SHADOW: “Far From Light” to be released on CD/LP/DIGITAL, March 10

LUNAR SHADOW’s “Far From Light” ’s release has been officially postponed to March 10, 2017 in order to secure the same release-date for both the vinyl and the compact disc versions. This is a very good news as we came to an agreement with the band to release the album on vinyl as well. 16121463_1207837175938852_958834365_o

The “Far From Light” LP will be released in a regular BLACK vinyl and in a limited GOLD run of 150 copies, called “The Gold Of Asura”-Edition. Both will include an insert with lyrics and the usual download code for digital files as in all other Cruz Del Sur Music vinyl releases.

Far From Light”was recorded and produced by S. (SULPHUR AEON) and contains 8 songs for a total running time of about 60 minutes.

Recommended for all fans of Solstice, Atlantean Kodex, Dark Forest, old Manowar, Bathory, Dissection and Slough Feg.