Cannibal Corpse + Municipal Waste Members Launch New Group

Heaven’s Gate is the new crossover thrash band made up of members of Cannibal Corpse, Municipal Waste, Warthog and Reversal of Man and they just dropped the hot new song “Jerusalem Syndrome”.

Keeping the theme with the group’s name, which is derived from the infamous suicide cult that merged elements of Christianity with ufology, it’s something next level (the cultist belief system was that they preparing to ascend to the “next level”, loosely related to the concept of Heaven).

Puns aside, this really is a flamboyant crossover and more proof that frontman Tony Foresta, who faces Iron Reagan in addition to Municipal Waste, just can’t get enough of the style. Alongside him are drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz (Cannibal Corpse), guitarist Mike Goo (Warthog) and bassist Jeff Howe (Reversal of Man, Horsewhip).

“Jerusalem Syndrome” was recorded by Jeramie Kling (The Absence, Venom Inc., Ex Deo, Inhuman Condition) and Taylor Nordberg (The Absence, Deicide, Inhuman Condition) in Spring Hill, Florida and was mixed by Will Killingsworth at the Dead AirStudios. You can hear it through the band camp media player directly below.

The song’s release comes ahead of Heaven’s Gate’s first pair of live shows, which will also feature fastcore icons Asshole Parade. See these stops further down the page.

It’s all summer for Foresta in particular, with Waste having released their new album, electrified brainJuly 1.

Heaven’s Gate, “Jerusalem Syndrome”

Heaven’s Gate – First shows with Asshole Parade

July 22 – Gainesville, Fla. @ The Wooly
July 23 – St. Petersburg, Florida @ The Bends

Municipal Waste’s Tony Foresta and Dave Witte name their favorite album from their teenage years

Back to those teenage years!

Melissa C. Keyes