West Gate is a progressive metal band from South Orange, New
Emerging from several different bands, the five members of West
Gate bring a convergence of styles from “old school” metal to
today’s cutting edge progressive rock.
The band members’ live experiences include gigs at metro New York
venues such as CBGB, The Knitting Factory and The Stone Pony,
while opening shows for bands such as Kings X and Powerman 5000.
Most recently the band has opened up for national act, Flaw.
While the musicianship of the band is emphasized, so are the
vocals, including the lead and backing vocal harmonies. Lead
singer Pete Kelly brings a fiercely urgent style while lead
guitarist Ken Abel rips through the songs with an ear on the past
and an eye on the future. The powerful rhythm section includes
drummer George Roskos and Rob Struck while guitarist Kurt Andrews
combines guitar, effects and harmony vocals to round out the West