Gateward is an obscure pagan black metal band from Brest, Belarus.
Emerged in 1996, it first debuted on April 25th 1997 in concert. The initial line-up comprised guitarists Vyacheslav Larioshin and Andrey Sholonik, drummer Andrey Moiseev, vocalist Stanislav Suhov, bassist Vyacheslav Kuzmuk, but soon Andrey Sholonic left the band, so first concert was held by four.
Soon female keyboardist Natasha joined. First demo tape entitle "Lord of Aium" was release in 1998, featuring five tracks: 1. Intro