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Gatecreeper’s “From the Ashes”: We Can All Relate

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You wake up in a desert. You’re fully clothed but you don’t have a phone or any idea where you are. You walk and walk and walk, the hot sun mercilessly beating down on you, until you find a mostly-empty water bottle from which you can squeeze a few precious sips of fluid. Eventually, you become so hungry that when you find a dead animal carcass, you eat it, which, of course, causes you to vomit. Finally, you see a light a distance. Is it the headlight of a potential savior, or the light at the end of the tunnel? You can’t be sure! Also, there’s a television and a death metal band that require no electricity and are playing for no one in particular.

Surely, this is a scenario to which we can all relate. I mean, it’s just one of those things, a rite of passage, that happens to all of us sooner or later. For me, it happened the morning after my bar mitzvah. Talk about becoming a man!

I mention this completely universal experience because it’s beautifully portrayed in “From the Ashes,” the video for the new song from Gatecreeper. Rarely is cinema this vérité. It will really take you back to that fateful morning when you woke up in the middle of nowhere and were all, “Oh shit, how much did I drink last night?”

Watch the clip below. “From the Ashes” will appear on Gatecreeper’s new album, Deserted, which comes out October 4 on Relapse, and which, I assure you, is AWESOME. Pre-order it here. The band kicks off a co-headline tour with Exhumed on Halloween! Get your tickets here.

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