Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Up next!

Up next:

Rape-X/Highgate split CDR !!!

We are very excited about this split! Rape-X is an excellent power electronics project from Pennsylvania. This will be on Sermon Records, limited to 100 copies on pro-pressed CDR. We are shooting for late October/early November release.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


It is with great sorrow that we announce the resignation of Jamie Porter from Highgate. Jamie is one of the original members, and his two-pronged guitar and vocal attack will be missed. The split is completely amicable, and we wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors. With that being said, Highgate will (for now) continue on a two-headed beast with Greg taking over all guitar duties and Steve will now be doing vocals with Greg.

Highgate has been interviewed for the next issue of Zero Tolerance magazine! Be sure to pick up a copy when it comes out!

We also want to announce that the first Sermon Records release is almost ready! It will be the Highgate "Live Ritual I" 3" CDR, limited to just 25 copies. it will consist of two tracks recorded live to tape from our show in May at Murmur. A nice and raw recording, this will feature the last recorded material will Jamie on guitar and vocals. This will also be the first release with our new logo, designed by Chris Alexander. The CDR will be $5.00 shipped in the US, $6.00 shipped to Mexico or Canada, and $7.00 anywhere else in the world. Pre-orders are now being accepted, email sermonrecords (at) gmail (dot) com to reserve a copy. Due to the limited nature of this release, we cannot accept trades, sorry.

The writing process for the next album has begun...stay tuned.

Eternally yours,

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Highgate cd reviewed in the May issue of Decibel!

The Highgate review is included in a bigger piece on the excellent TotalRust label. Also included are reviews of the new Volition and Paganus albums. Very nice stuff all around. Thanks Decibel and thanks to Gad and TotalRust for bringing us such broad exposure! I'm not gonna post the actual review so yr gonna want to pick this one up.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

New review from Gothtronic... 7.8 w/ some good comparisons.

What is Highgate? Well, in the first place it's the name of a Victorian suburb of London which is mainly known because of Highgate Cemetary, a famous cemetary with solemn tombs and stately mausoleums. Karl Marx as well as Douglas Adams lay buried here, and many other great Brits with them. On the other hand it's also the name of a nihilistic doom ensemble from Kentucky, USA. They manifested themselves for the first time back in 2006 by means of the demo "Black Frost Fallout", now there's the untitled debut album. Also untitled is the only track on this disc, a minimalistic moloch which just keeps going on for the substantial duration of 54 minutes. The band claims to have been inspired by bands such as Burzum and Dark Throne, the influence of Norwegian black metal is chiefly displayed by the slowed down and tormented shrieking vocals. In concreto, this cd sounds like a spontaneous jam session by members of the cult act Winter, Eyehategod, early My Dying Bride and Khanate after realizing that their pensive moods refused to be chased away by the intake of several alcoholic beverages. Not that this disc is the produce of inebriation, mind you; the somewhat barren production suffices to express the choler and despair of the music. The demotivating and disheartening doom with the occasional dark ambient interlude is disturbingly qualified for feeding someone's depression and evolving it into a full-fledged mental collapse. You have been warned. If you have abandoned your belief in progress and a better future quite a while ago, this record should appeal to your gloomy preferences.
Totalrust Music
doom (doom / death / stoner / sludge)
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Sunday, March 23, 2008


Hello, and welcome to the blog for the band Highgate. From now on this will be the main source for any news, shows, tours, or general happenings with the band.

- We are now practicing in anticipation of playing some shows beginning sometime in late April or early May. Details are still being worked out, but it should include some regional dates in Lexington, Louisville, and possibly others.

- Reviews for the Untitled album are starting to come in, many of which are good, but some hilariously bad as well! We revel in the fact that we can garner such a strong reaction in people!

- We are going to start offering MP3 downloads on our Myspace page via the Snocap program. There will be some of the earlier tracks posted, as well as some online only exclusives! These will be coming very soon.

- Last, but certainly not least, we are starting a mailing list for those who are interested in keeping up with news about Highgate as it happens. Interested in joining? Just drop us a line at highgateband at hotmail.com with the subject line "MAILING LIST", and we will get you signed up!