Formed in the early 80’s, Traitors Gate were best known for their seminal NWOBHM era EP ‘Devil Takes the High Road’, which still remains a NWOBHM era ‘classic’ and is now considered somewhat of a collector’s item. The original line-up of the band was changed immediately prior to the release of the ‘Devil Takes The High Road’ EP, to include Andy D’Urso as replacement guitarist, and with Dave McLean as replacement vocalist in 1985. This particular incarnation of the band were the touring line-up from 1985 to 1989 and, having been the only line-up to have performed live under the Traitors Gate name, are generally considered to be the original members of the band.
Moving up to the present day, and in response to what seemed to be a growing number of requests to reform, this line-up eventually decided to reform in late 2016 in order to do what was to be a ‘one-off’ reunion show at the Brofest 2017 event. However, requests to play other shows in Europe quickly followed, proving the band, apparently, still had something to offer in the live arena. Sadly, the early part of 2017 saw the amicable departure of Dave McLean from the band. In response, the band recruited ex-Mayhem Messiah singer Sy Davies. Sy’s particular brand of high quality vocals, and skills as a frontman, perfectly complements the Traitors Gate trademark brand of Power Metal.
After almost 30 years apart, and with a renewed desire to deliver the goods once more, Traitors Gate are fired up to be returning to the live environment and, with 2018 seeing the release of the 'Fallen' LP and 2020 seeing the release of the band's 2nd album, the future is definitely metalling up!
We are very proud to announcve that the new 'Fallen' album was officially released this weekend, during the band's appearance at the Up The Hammers festival in Athens, Greece. Advanced copies issued to an array of publications and webzines, have all returned very positive reviews, with ratings as high as 4/5 and 9/10. The album is available on the No Remorse label, and will also be available to buy from the band's online store, in addition to availability on iTunes and Spotify.
Traitors Gate lend support to Dementia UK
Traitors Gate will be joining a string of acts willing to lend their unconditional support to Dementia UK by headling Day 2 of the 3 day Dementia Awarefest Wales event at the Dollshouse venue, Abertillery, on Sat March 30th 2018.
Long awaited Traitors Gate Album.
Traitors Gate will be working with the team at No Remorse Records to release an album of 10 tracks in early 2018.
The album is currently under the working title 'Fallen' and all recordings are complete and mastered ready for pressing.
New Shows for 2018
Following the success of the band's recent appearance at the HRH Xmas Rocka event, the band will be looking to add more UK and European shows to those already confimed for 2018.
Traitors Gate open for classic Canadian metal band Anvil.
Traitors Gate will be providing the opening act for the upcoming Anvil show on Saturday Feb 5th 2018, at Hobos Music Venue in Bridgend South Wales.
Only the Strong EP Now Available
Traitors Gate are pleased to announce the official release of the first new recordings in over 30 years. The new EP, entitled 'Only the Strong' includes 5 brand new tracks, and is available as a CD format from the Traitors Gate online Store, and in digital download format, from retailers such as iTunes, Spotify, Apple Play, Google Play, Deezer, Napster, etc.
A promo video containing extracts from the EP is available to view on the band's YouTube Channel, using the link below.
Traitors Gate are pleased to announce the imminent release of the first new recordings in over 30 years. The as yet untitled EP will include 5 completely new compositions, and will be released for download hopefully in the next few weeks. After this, the EP will remain downloadable at the usual online outlets, but will also be available in a physical CD format. In addition to this, we are also considering a limited run of vinyl that will be made available on a first come first served basis. Stay tuned for more info soon....
Up The Hammers 2018
Traitors Gate are proud to have been invited to join the lineup for the Up The Hammers XIII festival that will take place between May 25th-26th 2018, in Athens Greece. The event is one of the most prestigious on the current Metal scene and the band are very excited to share their particular brand of Power Metal with a new audience.
Traitors Gate Merchandise
The Traitors Gate Facebook page now includes a Store tab that can be acessed to purchase Traitors Gate related merchandise. We will be adding more items, including new recorded material, later this year.