Eight Inner Gates

Eight Inner Gates

Newport News, Virginia, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | AFTRA

Newport News, Virginia, United States | AFTRA
Established on Jan, 2012
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"A music festival championing rock bands of color roars into D.C. this weekend"

Eight Inner Gates

Song to mosh to: “Break Bonds”

Slipknot, Korn, Linkin Park — in the late ’90s and early 2000s, practically every third song you heard on the radio was by one of those bands. And you can hear their influence on rap-metal outfit Eight Inner Gates. The Newport News, Va.-based band’s cathartic doom metal and nimble rhymes shine on “Break Bonds,” from its eponymous 2017 EP. - The Washington Post - Express | Weekend Pass

"Here's What Punk Rock Looks Like Today"

“There used to be an attitude back in the day that rock music wasn’t ‘black.’ That’s not true.” - Buzzfeed News

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Eight Inner Gates
I would love to see this band play at Download Festival, you would see all the nu-metal fans collectively come together to fall in love. Watching them play live sessions you can see they’re building to something exciting if they stick on this path. It’s such early days for these guys, I found myself wanting to call them and talk shop because I feel that if they worked with the right people they could write a killer record. Their latest single was giving me Deftones, and, at times, Coheed & Cambria, vibes and the reason I loved them is because even at this raw stage you can hear the potential. I’ll be keeping an eye on this one, as who knows what the future holds. - Kerrang Magazine


Spotify – 8 Inner Gates

From The Ashes (to be released 2021)

Eight Inner Gates (2017)



Eight Inner Gates consists of founding members Khomplexx (vocals) and Kevin (guitar).  EIG released their first self-titled EP in February of 2017 and performed extensively throughout the Hampton Roads area in support of the newly released EP.  Some of the notable shows included a local music showcase at The Norva and another as a supporting act for Texas' Fire from the Gods.  Later that year, the band was forced to go on hiatus due to the departure of their former drummer. 

Zack joined in November of 2018 on drums and from 2018 on to the latter part of 2019, Eight Inner Gates continued to perform frequently to rebuild their foundation and fan-base.  Some of the notable shows during this timeframe included performing at the Punk Black Washington, DC festival and a 757Roxx video showcase.  Eight Inner Gates was featured in the Washington Post and on Buzzfeed for their energetic performance at the Punk Black festival.

Towards the end of 2019, the band began working on their 2nd EP.  After a few short months of progress the band once again was forced to take a brief hiatus from performing due to the departure of one of the vocalists.  The band continued to work on material for the EP in the interim and in early 2021 Josh joined the band on vocals.  

Eight Inner Gates is set to release their 2nd EP in 2021 promoting a renewed energy and reinvigorated sonic direction for the band moving forward.  

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