Singer Dan Nelson Leaves BLACKGATES; Band Seek Replacement

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Posted on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 16:24:43 EST

East San Francisco Bay Area/New York metal outfit BLACKGATES - featuring drummer Paul Bostaph (ex-TESTAMENT, EXODUS, SLAYER, FORBIDDEN) and guitarist Jeremy Von Epp - have parted ways with former ANTHRAX singer Dan Nelson.

A message from the band states: "Regretfully, Dan Nelson has decided to leave Blackgates. He has decided that he wants to concentrate full time on being a father to his new born son along with focusing on his own musical endeavors. This is a link to Dan's personal music page, where you can keep up to date with Dan and his music. All of us in Blackgates understand his decision and wish him all the best. He'll always be family.

That being said, Blackgates is moving forward and is now actively seeking a new permanent lead vocalist. Were looking for a full on metal head who can sing with some serious melodic power and edge, with a bit of gravel on the top."

"We've got over a dozen tunes that we feel are killer, we just need the right guy to come in and put his stamp on them and take what we have even further", states Jeremy Von Epp.

When asked Paul Bostaph replied, "New blood in the band will help push our sound further. Our newest material is heavier than our first demo. We're looking forward to working with a new vocalist, and getting out there and mixing it up in 2013."

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