Shadowborn details revealed!
"Shadowborn" is here! The successor to our debut "A Quest For Life" is finished at last, and we can't wait to share it with you! This will be a digital single also featuring a new and heavier full-band version of "Dreamers". The cover artwork was done by JP Fournier once again, and the mixing and mastering of both songs took place at Hansen Studios in Denmark, with the magic touch of Jacob Hansen. The release date is september 29th, but there'll be more news before that!
New shows & "Shadowborn" update
Crystal Gates will be playing three shows in August and September, alongside all time and new friends of Black Smoke, Epsilon, Soulless Faith, Crepar, Ignia and Fallen Symphony. At the same time, the band's work for the new single "Shadowborn" is almost finished and the two new tracks are now being mixed and mastered. More news will be announced soon!
Full Album: A Quest For Life
One last look at the past before focusing on new horizons, now we share the full audio of "A Quest For Life". Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
New lyric video: Wild Sons of the Earth
We are really happy to share our first lyric video ever, here's "Wild Sons of the Earth" done by Tommy Antonini. Check it out and share it!
Upcoming Show: Aniversario X
Crystal Gates will be joining Forcep on celebrating the 10th anniversary of local bands Apneuma and Ecivresotua! More info here.
Crystal Gates with Xandria
Crystal Gates will be supporting Xandria in their first show in Uruguay this next 18th of October at Montevideo Music Box. More info here.
Upcoming Show: Emergent Metal Fest Uruguay
And the shows keep coming in! We've been invited to join the Emergent Metal Fest in Montevideo. We'll be sharing stage with bands from Uruguay, Chile, Argentina and Brazil! More info here.
Upcoming Show: Rock N' Show 2
We're very happy to announce a new show in Montevideo, sharing the stage with our friends from Black Smoke and Elixir! More info here.
Crystal Gates with The Gentle Storm
Wonderful news this week! On their second visit to Argentina on the 8th of april, Crystal Gates will be opening the night's show for The Gentle Storm & Kari Rueslatten at Teatro Vorterix. More info here!
Upcoming show: Symphonic Fest
We're thrilled to announce this special event together with our friends from Opus Gaia and Fallen Symphony on the 28th of November in BJ Sala, Montevideo. It'll be a Symphonic Metal night we'll never forget!
A Quest For Life is OUT NOW!
"A Quest For Life" is finally available in its physical format (contact us!) and in every digital music store like iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Deezer, CDBaby and more! We are very grateful to everyone involved in its realisation and we hope you all like it! There'll be more news soon!
Crystal Gates with MasterPlan
Crystal Gates will be supporting MasterPlan in their first show in Uruguay this next 20th of October at Bluzz Live in Montevideo. It will be an intimate show for only 300 people, it will be recorded live and there will be many other surprises to be announced soon enough!
New shows announced!
Crystal Gates will be playing for the first time in Buenos Aires, Argentina on the 29th of August alongside Opus Gaia and Dark Whisper, and later in september back in Montevideo with Epsilon and Horror on Black Heels. More info on the way!
Song of the Lonely Mountain - Out now!
"The Hobbit" goes metal! A version of Neil Finn's "Song of the Lonely Mountain" by Crystal Gates has just been released. This non-album track features Maika Ceres on vocals. It will soon be available for downloading on Crystal Gates' bandcamp profile. Check it out!
The Soul of Rain - Out now!
Finally, the first single from A QUEST FOR LIFE is released! "The Soul of Rain" is the first and one of the most powerful tracks on the EP. You can listen to it on youtube or check it out on our Bandcamp profile (crystalgatesuy.bandcamp.com) where it is also available for downloading. Share it!
A QUEST FOR LIFE Artwork Revealed
Check out the cover artwork for A QUEST FOR LIFE! This fine piece of art has been crafted by french artist JP Fournier (www.jp-fournier.com), who has previously worked for some of Crystal Gates' greatest influences, like Avantasia and Edguy. Great work!
Please be welcome to Crystal Gates' brand new website! We hope you like it and can find everything you want to know about us in here. If not, you can always visit our contact page and drop us a line, and we will do our best to answer as soon as possible. As of now, we have posted some news down below. Last but not least, make sure to pass by our social media profiles on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and Youtube!
FIRST LIVE SHOW ANNOUNCED
Crystal Gates will be performing on the 14th of March, live for the first time, alongside long time friends from Black Smoke and Elixir. More info HERE!
A QUEST FOR LIFE PROMO TEASER
Check out the teaser for Crystal Gates' studio debut A QUEST FOR LIFE, featuring the intro track of the EP. A QUEST FOR LIFE was mixed at Molecula Studio in Montevideo, by Benjamín Machín and David Larrosa and was later mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios in Finland. The EP will be released early on 2015.