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Country of origin: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Founded: 2000
Status: Active
Official homepage: Twelfth Gate

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Band History - Twelfth Gate (Online June 2003)

Twelfth Gate

The year 2000 marked the beginning of a new powerful Metal band from Chicago called TWELFTH GATE. With former SYRIS members, Scott Huffman (vocals) and Rob Such (bass), joining forces with Rich Knight (guitars) and Mike Nevaril (drums), from the former Chicago Metal band VENERY, TWELFTH GATE is determined to record and release albums that will place them among the elite of the Metal genre. In a time when the American "Metal" scene has been consumed with the sounds of "Nu-Metal", TWELFTH GATE stands out by providing a fresh and powerful sound, while still maintaining their traditional and progressive Metal influences. With intense guitar work and a massive-sounding rhythm section as a foundation for powerful and melodic vocals, TWELFTH GATE delivers a style of Metal all their own.

In April of 2001, TWELFTH GATE recorded a 4-song demo at Studio One (Racine, WI) with Chris Djuricic, and began to distribute it to various independent record labels, and to anyone that was willing to listen. Soon after, the band began to witness quite a buzz in the underground Metal scene, and within only months of debuting their demo, they were asked to open shows for bands like FLOTSAM & JETSAM, HELSTAR (reunion tour), and STEEL PROPHET. TWELFTH GATE was quickly becoming the premier Metal act in the Chicago area.

While continuing to play shows and write songs, the band kept searching for the perfect record label that would help them achieve their goals. In the summer of 2002, TWELFTH GATE found the label they were looking for, Crash Music Inc. (US)/Pavement Records (Europe), and signed a deal. Knowing that they would finally get the promotion and distribution needed to meet their goals, TWELFTH GATE went back to Studio One (with C. Djuricic) to record their first full-length album. In addition to producing a solid, attention-grabbing, kick ass Metal album, the band also recruited the artistic genius, Travis Smith, to create the perfect cover art needed for the album.

Now, with the album (entitled "Summoning") finished, all the pieces are in place for TWELFTH GATE to take their first step in forever making their mark on the world of Metal.

Current Line-Up:
Scott Huffman - Vocals
Rich Knight - Guitars
Mike Nevaril -Drums
Rob Such - Bass

Previous members:



Scott Huffman - Vocals
Rich Knight - Guitars
Mike Nevaril -Drums
Rob Such - Bass

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2003 "Summoning" - Crash Music

Total playing time: 60:00
  1. Mortal Coil
  2. Desire Brings
  3. Orpheus
  4. Innocent
  5. Flames Of Anger
  6. Waiting In Shadows
  7. Sugarcoated
  8. Wheel Of Life
  9. Bridge Of Uncertainty
  10. Malevolent Sky
  11. Forgotten Names


Scott Huffman - Vocals
Rich Knight - Guitars
Mike Nevaril -Drums
Rob Such - Bass

2001 "Demo" - Independent

Total playing time: 24:00
  1. Innocent
  2. Wheel Of Life
  3. Forgotten Names
  4. Malevolent Sky

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