Left to right:
Barnes (Barnes?) - Bassguitar
DerWilde (Machus) - Drums
EricB. - Guitars
Phil l'Athyó - Vocals
Goliath (Frank) - Guitars
band SOULGATE was founded in winter
2001. Coming from diverse local bands (DARK PARADE ; JUSTIRE
; MENDACIOUS MESSIAH) the four musicians Bernie (Voc/Bass), Frank (Git), Eric
(Git) und Markus (Drums) found together in order to create an individual and
personal style of powerrock-music.
guys from Ostwestfalen-Lippe/Germany succeed to unite their different
influences in rock-music, instead of - like many others – getting limited in
writing new songs.
is indeed not really easy everytime. Are there of course influences from great
Power-Metal-icons like TESTAMENT, DEATH, AT THE GATES or NEVERMORE.
late summer 2002 CLAUS BRINKMANN of SPACEBOB-STUDIOS recorded the first
SOULGATE – EP, which is distributed by the band itself.
the first weeks after release the demand on the CD grew more and more, what
displays them that they are on the right way.
Late 2003 they went into the SPACEBOB-STUDIOS
again and recorded their great EP “Scorn”, which is reviewed well in the
internet and in famous rock magazines (have a look at the link-area).
They played several successful gigs all over
Germany ´til some problems appeared in case of personal/occupationally
difficulties of some members.
SOULGATE rested a while…
In summer 2005 Jan “Schmittchen“ joined the
band and a little bit later Nico took place behind the drums. This was a good
time to start again. Theiy played a few gigs with this line-up until Jan left
the band in May 2006 due to his own wishes.
But in July 2006 Frank joined the band again,
so that the “old spirit” of SOULGATE returned.
Now they were ready to create more sick ideas
and nice music to kick someones ass again!
Once again, there were job-related reasons , that forced SOULGATE to switch
back a few gears. Drummer
Nico left the band .
it drove singer Bernie professionally to Hamburg.
aim was to take a longer break, which should not be completely unused.
in 2009 Tim Wedel came as a drummer, and Marco Künne on the bassguitar into the
completed a few successful gigs and in the
end of 2010 SOULGATE started recordings of the new songs in attack .
fact that singer Bernie now in Hamburg successfully launched with his band
AEONS CONFER , and Tim stood in front of a job-related move, prompted the guys
to throw the dice again.
recordings were nixed .
Summer 2013 original member Markus is back to the SOULGATE drums.
the Beginning of 2014 an old acquaintance of the East Westphalian metal scene grabbed
the micro - Phil l'Athyó - for in his uniqueness the recordings to ennoble .
After the release of "Sore" on the "Reeperbahn" in Hamburg, Germany, the band plays lots of gigs.
2016 "the incredible Barnes" takes place on the bassguitar - for our
good friend Marco hangs on playing guitar, his main instrument.
And now - 2017 A.D. - the new album "Slaves" will be released on November, 3rd, 2017.