SACRED GATE is a traditional Heavy Metal band from Mönchengladbach, Germany, formed in 2008. The skills they presented on the album, which they were shopping around, were so impressive that they soon scored a deal with Metal On Metal Records known for its good “nose” for finding quality old school metal bands.
The band’s founding members, guitarist and composer Nicko Nikolaidis and vocalist Jim Over (both of Greek origin), have mastered their craft in other bands prior to SACRED GATE. They both played together in MADE OF IRON, which was originally an IRON MAIDEN cover band, before starting to write their own songs and releasing a couple of demos, EP and a full-length as MADE OF IRON and an EP “Creators Of The Downfall” as SACRED GATE in 2011. And the British giants still have the biggest influence on SACRED GATE’s music, which is rooted in NWOBHM, but also has some ’80s US Power Metal elements.
Find out more about the band, watch some promo and live photos, and check the links to their pages from SACRED GATE page on Metal On Metal Records website: http://metal-on-metal.com/
The debut full-length CD of SACRED GATE “When Eternity Ends” was released on April 27th. This German band created a timeless Heavy Metal album, played with true conviction, talent and class, proving that classic Metal never rusts.
Check out this short album promo clip from YouTube:
You can listen to 3 songs from “When Eternity Ends” album: “Burning Wings”, “The Realm Of Hell” and “Vengeance” from the player on the SACRED GATE page on Metal On Metal Records website (http://metal-on-metal.com/
The album track list is as follows:
1. Creators Of The Downfall
2. Burning Wings
3. The Realm Of Hell
4. When Eternity Ends
5. Freedom Or Death
6. In The Heart Of The Iron Maiden
8. Earth, My Kingdom
9. Heaven Under Siege
SACRED GATE “When Eternity Ends” cover art (by Jowita Kaminska):
You can find more info about “When Eternity Ends” on the page of this release:
The album is available also for digital download through CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon MP3, eMusic and other retailers, as well as directly from Metal On Metal Records Bandcamp page: http://metalonmetalrecords.