Woe, Woe, Woe

by FireGate

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"I am against you, says the Lord of Hosts, I shall tear off your skirts to your disgrace, and expose your naked body to every nation, your shame to every kingdom. And I shall pelt you with loathsome filth; I shall hold you in contempt and make a spectacle of you."

A sharp devastating wind blows up from the mountainous regions of South Africa swirling around the epicenter of humanity—the middle east! Unearthed in the ancient lands bearing the marks of God’s world clock by which He patiently waits, FireGate is like an olden sarcophagus containing utter and undeniable truth, discovered in a time when the great and terrible message of the eternal Lord God Almighty needs to be heeded.

Crank it up loudly, folks! It’s time to blow your speakers! Get ready to spit, sputter, and scream from the mountaintops as this bold and unwavering musical production by Chris Mocke, known as FireGate, reigns down from on high! “Woe, Woe, Woe” is a gritty, smack down, and unabated presentation of thrashing power metal with a twist. Aggressive, epic as all get out, and intensely invasive! Powerful and majestic narratives by a Gandalf-like voice are epically interwoven with raspy, spit-fire lungs and the accompanying mixture of clean and growl vocals. Unlike most solo projects, Chris Mocke is a multi-talented musical instructor during the day, teaching amongst several different schools. Packaging all of this musical fury together, this wizard brings to life all real instruments on his debut full length release “Woe, Woe, Woe” produced by Nokternal Hemizphear.

“Circumcise yourselves in the service of God. Circumcise your hearts in the service of the Master!”

If you took Melechesh, dusted it off and melted it down with the thawing likes of Wintersoul and injected the catchiest, gnarliest elements of Overkill, Kreator, Legion of the Damned, Destruction, and Rhapsody of Fire… a wildly potent concoction would be your brew with FireGate. Call it thrashing power metal like you have never heard before!

“Obey or the fire of my fury, may blaze up and burn unquenched…”

…the ancient Word of the Almighty God Most High comes to life in powerful ways.

“A scorching wind from the desert heights, sweeps down on my people; it is no breeze for winnowing or for cleansing. A wind too strong for these will come at my bidding…”

Chalked full of innovative measures, adrenalized with intensity, and completely built upon ancient scripture from the Old and New Testaments, FireGate is not for the faint of heart. Those who lack intestinal fortitude and would rather enjoy their musical messages to be politically correct and pathetically false should depart from this place of holy ground! The mastermind behind FireGate has risen with fists ablazing to rattle the eternal Word of the Almighty ruler of the universe, Christ Jesus, to the four winds of this devastated earth!

“Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabitants of the earth!”

WARNING: In order to experience the full effect, which will prove harmful for mothers, children under five years of age, and small animals, dials on your stereo and all volume levels must be set to maximum. It may very well be considered unlawful in accordance with the book of metal to not do so…

CAUTION: Operating motor vehicles under the influence of FireGate will result in acceleration far above posted speed limits. Be aware of your regional laws. FireGate, Nokternal Hemizphear, and Metal Helm are not responsible for any speeding tickets.

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released October 2, 2014

CD (100 copies) - limited edition and hand-numbered available @ www.metalhelm.com

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