From the wasteland to your ears, with our Alternative Metal style, and our stories to tell.

Welcome Closers, this is our world!

Our Story

Welcome Closers,

We are Stefano, Matteo, Nicola and Thomas, we are Gatecloser and this is our story.

The idea of an Alternative metal band came from our former drummer Alessandro who had the chance of meeting Matteo by hanging out with some old common friends. In the meantime Stefano was playing live with his old project and he happened to perform in a small local club. Alessandro and Matteo attended his performance and they decided to ask him to join them as lead singer. By pure chance, Nicola moved from Perugia a few years earlier to fulfill his personal studies at university, where he met some of Stefano’s friends. He was asked to join the project too, as a bass player, and on September the 2nd, 2016 we were finally born.

Together we recorded two full length albums, From The Wasteland and The Fall of God, the prior was released on September the 22nd, 2020, while the latter was released on March the 25th, 2024.

At the end of February 2023, after almost seven years of playing, Alessandro left the band. This is where Thomas, our new drummer, joined us. He was asked to join the project by Nicola, who knew him Through common friends.

That’s all for now folks, keep following us on live events and keep listening to our music.

See ya!

The Gatecloser

We’ve been without a name until our first gig, and so we started brainstorming words that could fit well together.

At the time our concept wasn’t perfectly clear in our minds yet, but we already knew what was our direction, and in fact, only while writing the third song of From The Wasteland we noticed that they were all telling the same “story”.

It’s like Gatecloser had always been inside us. The idea of a guardian that always awaits behind your back seemed the perfect starting point to build up our messages.

A local old man that every day opens and closes the gates of a public park in our city gave us the idea to link the words “gate” and “closer” to create our band name (and the Gatecloser entity’s name too).

Soon after we realized that this figure that we had just created was the perfect personification of Time.

Our Influences

Our main influences come from:

Metallica, Pantera, Godsmack, Alter Bridge, Five Finger Death Punch, Testament, Avenged Sevenfold, Bring me the Horizon, System of a Down

The Band