Take in a super-sized dose of crossover mania from Florida killers Heaven’s Gate, a new band featuring Municipal Waste’s Tony Foresta on vocals alongside guitarist Mike Goo (Warthog), bassist Jeff Howe (Reversal of Man, CombatWoundedVeteran, Horsewhip) and drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz (Cannibal Corpse).
In celebration of Heaven’s Gate’s first live show, July 22 at The Wooly in Gainesville, FL and July 23 at The Bends in St. Petersburg, FL, the veteran rockers shared the first song, “Jerusalem Syndrome.” Mixed by Will Killingsworth and mastered by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust), “Jerusalem Syndrome” is the kind of drunk, thrashy fun we’ve come to expect from Foresta and his cohorts.
“We’ve been practicing at the Cannibal spot somewhat secretly since late summer of 2021,” Foresta tells Decibel.
“Long story short, Mike G, and I both moved to St Pete a few years ago and were dying to have some sort of fun creative outlet down here. Just a band in town that could play locally, write music and just hang out. I’ve been talking to Paul over the years about doing something together because we bonded over our mutual love for super fast bands like Limp Wrist, The Accüsed and Infest, and this just seemed like the perfect opportunity, since Mike is down with all that stuff as well.
“Adding Jeff to the fold made perfect sense with his history playing in killer bands from that era like Reversal of Man and CombatWoundedVeteran.”
Listen to the new song below via Bandcamp.