HEAVENSGATE share “RATKING” and set off on headline tour this week


Melbourne metal outfit HEAVENSGATE share new single RATKING and prepare to launch it live across the East Coast this weekend, and will join The Amity Affliction on a national tour this November. RATKING is out now via Greyscale Records in partnership with 1126 Records.

Off the back of last years single VIOLENT JOY, HEAVENSGATE return to deliver the sonic onslaught that is RATKING. The single has already been coined the bands most crushing track yet, written by the band, produced with Erik Bickerstaffe of Loathe and Cullen Forbes of Fallweather, with a mix and master by Lance Prenc (Polaris, Alpha Wolf).

RATKING is described by the band as “a personal love letter”, as they encourage listeners to find their own journey with it. The track delivers blow after violent blow in its tidy three minute runtime, keeping listeners on their toes with constant shifts in tempo, refusing to let up in energy and intensity.


The single will be launched across the East Coast this weekend on a headline run supported by Diesect and Darkmatter. The tour will hit Adelaide on June 6, Melbourne on June 7, Sydney on June 8 and Brisbane on June 9. Tickets on sale via Greyscale Records. In November, HEAVENSGATE will embark on their biggest national tour to date, supporting The Amity Affliction with Ice Nine Kills (US) and We Came As Romans (US). The band were hand picked by Amity vocalist Joel Birch, who said: “I picked this band for the Aus tour because… well, go listen”.

At the tail end of 2022, HEAVENSGATE released a couple of singles that breathed new life into the alternative music community. CHEMICAL HEAVEN began the journey and was their visceral debut single and grand entrance. SHEMOVESLIKETHUNDER came shortly after, following a similar recipe on lyrical content, reflecting on love and loss.

Four tracks later and HEAVENSGATE had their debut EP AND ALL I LOVED, I LOVED ALONE‘, released last February, solidifying HEAVENSGATE as one of the most exciting bands in modern metal. The band have laid solid foundations with their intensely emotional releases, combining their collective experiences with diversity and culture, as well as their passion for exploring and highlighting mental health.

HEAVENSGATE played their first ever show, which doubled up as their first ever headline set, last July which completely sold out. Since then, the quintet have toured Australia with The Gloom In The Corner and PROMPTS (JPN) and played shows with While She Sleeps (UK), Currents (US), Invent Animate (US) and August Burns Red (US).

Don’t miss HEAVENSGATE at a show near you. New single RATKING is out now and streaming everywhere via Greyscale Records and 1126 Records.