Chicago-based progressive thrash band TWELFTH GATE have reunited with original singer Scott Huffman & guitarist Rich Knight, and have scheduled a reunion show to take place on Saturday, Dec 10th at Reggie’s Rock Club (17+ event) in Chicago, IL. Rounding out the live lineup will be original bass player Rob Such, original live rhythm guitarist Gabe DeLaurie, and
drummer Sean Scala. The band is planning on playing their debut album, Summoning (2003, Crash Music) in its entirety, with maybe a select track or two off their sophomore album Threshold of Revelation (2006, Season of Mist). Also performing will be some very talented up-and-comers from the local Chicago metal scene – TRIALS, CLAD IN DARKNESS and DEADNIGHT.
Rob also commented: “Jamming with Rich & Scott again has made me realize how much I really missed the old Twelfth Gate lineup…the chemistry we have, both musically and as friends, just makes jamming that much more fun! Also, bringing Gabe back into the fold, with his flawless execution of our songs, and adding the monster of a drummer in Sean, has brought a new life back into the band. I believe that without all these players, the reunion would not have been possible. Rich and I have also always been a great writing team, and the material we’re already coming up with is proof positive of that fact! I can’t wait to finish some of these new ideas and have Scott add his unquestionable creativity into the mix. Once everything gets rolling again, there will be nothing stopping us… Twelfth Gate is back!”
For more information about the band & the reunion, visit
“To see and hear the majority of Twelfth Gate’s lineup that fused together and ultimately embodies the powerhouse that is Summoning eight years later will be an incredible event.” – Jodi Michael (TeethOfTheDivine.com)
“How do you spell Power Metal? TWELFTH GATE!” – The Metal Observer
“Twelfth Gate is coming for you!” – Deadtide.com
Born of the Chicago metal scene in 2000, TWELFTH GATE was determined to solidify their place among the underground metal elite by recording and releasing albums that pummel the listener with their brand of metal. Armed with crippling riffs, intense guitar work, a crushing rhythm section, and powerful vocals molded together to generate songs stocked full of the band’s trademark progressive and thrash elements, TWELFTH GATE was ready to take on every last corner of the metal world.
After the release of their highly praised debut, “Summoning,” the band continued writing and growing as a force to be reckoned with. Then in late 2003, with the addition of ex-Oppressor guitarist Jim Stopper bringing his technical death metal riff mastery to the table, the band really stepped it up more than a few notches, and produced an incredible follow-up, “Threshold of Revelation,” that delivered darker, heavier, more apocalyptic songs, and once again proving that TWELFTH GATE’s music is both organic and infectious.