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Melbourne metal outfit HEAVENSGATE share new single VIOLENT JOY ahead of their sold out headline show this weekend in Melbourne. VIOLENT JOY is out now via Greyscale Records in partnership with 1126 Records.

Listeners who resonated with the band’s debut EP, ‘AND ALL I LOVED, I LOVED ALONE , will discover similar musical themes on VIOLENT JOY heightened by a progression of the band’s sound. The new single once again impressively boasts drum production from metal mastermind Erik Bickerstaffe (Loathe) and mix and mastering by Buster Odeholm of Odeholm Audio (Humanity’s Last Breath, Vildhjarta, Sworn In).

VIOLENT JOY debuted on triple j’s The Racket last night and conveys a personal message, narrating the self-destructive cycle that accompanies the struggle of a deteriorating state of mind. The “violent” imagery delivered through emotive lyricism complements the instrumental exploration of devastating soundscapes in the quintet’s first single back after their acclaimed debut. 

HEAVENSGATE will headline a sold out Cactus Room in Melbourne this Saturday July 8 supported by OutsiderDiesect and Body Prison. The intimate gathering, presented by Destroy All Lines and Greyscale Records, celebrates the release of ‘AND ALL I LOVED, I LOVED ALONE’ released earlier this year.


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 ‘AND ALL I LOVED, I LOVED ALONE’. The debut EP released in February of this year and has reached close to half a million digital streams already.


Emerging from Melbourne just last year, HEAVENSGATE made their statement with CHEMICAL HEAVEN alongside the announcement of their signing to independent Australian record label, Greyscale Records, in partnership with 1126 Records for North and South America.

HEAVENSGATE 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 have proven to be a force to be reckoned with. 

New single VIOLENT JOY is out now and streaming everywhere via Greyscale Records and 1126 Records.