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At The Gates release “Daggers Of Black Haze” video

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 1:17 PM (PST)

Swedish melodic death metal legends At The Gates have released a new music video for the song “Daggers Of Black Haze”. The video was created by Costin Chioreanu / Twilight 13 Media (who was also in charge of the album’s artwork concept).

Pre-order new album To Drink From The Night Itself in its various formats here:
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Frontman Tomas Lindberg comments on the track as follows:
“Daggers of Black Haze” represents the more progressive side of the new record. It has a lot of reference-points to our early back catalogue, both style wise, and the emotional setting. It is desperate and urgent, but still melancholic and epic. It is conceptually one of the cornerstones of the album. Driving home the point of the need for a war on apathy and the populistic forces that takes advantage of it. This is a fight against the abyss. A beacon for the importance of real art, real forms of expression, and importance of our understanding of our mutual cultural history. The video was filmed by Costin Chioreanu once again, and it is full of symbolism and heavy on the conceptual side. Costin displays the war for art and the importance of standing up to the oppressive powers and paradigms with his film. It is beautiful, striking, melancholic and I am very happy to see his vision of my concept.”

Video director Costin Chioreanu added the following about his work:

“Being aware of the heavy topic in this song I realized that making a video for it represents a mandatory mission for the art, in general. Speaking today of the way how the ruling class guided the evolution in art and the perception upon it, the weight of the history, which is deeply buried in the artifacts’ structures and ideologies, I take this song and the means of illustrating it as a pure and genuine artistic attitude. In the course of time, an imposed perception projected through the manipulation of the art by those holding the power, took the shape of an idol in the viewers’ eyes, it became their main light, the source of the imaginary, artistic beliefs and patterns. The presence of the main character depicted on the newest AT THE GATES cover and artwork – Alcyoneus, the oldest hero among the giant warriors – is here as well. His bust was rebuilt for this video, but it got a new face. Now his mouth is closed and therefore, he is reduced to silence due to the new paradigms and the oppression’s influence in art. Yet, this character continues to defy the primitive human nature. The snake’s symbol and the eternal temptation offered by the bestial side of the self are also present here, and they work hand in hand with the new Alcyoneus’ image. The video goes fast through different moments in the history, including the perception of art and human nature, and it employs a heavy, almost funeral type of visual tone. This time I have also decided to base all my work on a pretty sharp type of image, as sharp as the blade of the daggers. Regarding imagery, there is darkness, heaviness, hate and anger, which accede to death, primordial co-habitation and they are all enshroud with an almost political type of solemnity. The revolutionary spirit emerges through the mere existence of this video per se. At some points, short scenes depicting nature come as an invitation to a philosophic reflection on the monumental character of the art required by politics. This is how I felt this song, its lyrics and all the explanations provided by Tomas for this particular tune.“

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At The Gates reveal “To Drink From The Night Itself” artwork

Posted by Metal Riot on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 1:05 PM (PST)

Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES are soon to unleash their much anticipated new album To Drink From The Night Itself on May 18th, 2018 via CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS.

Produced with Russ Russell (Napalm Death, The Haunted, Dimmu Borgir, etc.) at Parlour Studios in the UK, the album follows up 2014’s acclaimed comeback release At War With Reality and will feature conceptual artwork created by Costin Chioreanu / Twilight 13 Media, who already worked with AT THE GATES on At War With Reality.

The album’s front cover can be seen featured above and AT THE GATES vocalist/lyricist Tomas Lindberg checked in about it with the following comment:

“It has once again been an absolute pleasure working creativily with Costin. We had a lot of ideas for what we wanted to get across with the art this time around. Overall they were, not surprisingly, related to the general concept of the record. What is great with Costin is that he understands the band. He knows what we are and where we come from. And me and him also have a strong artistic connection. I have never met anyone that goes so deep into the world of my lyrics and concepts. When I first wrote to him describing my ideas, I was worried that my remarks were perhaps too long and too confusing, only to get back an even longer and very inspired response…
 
The inspiration for the actual front cover piece is taken from the Pergamon Altar, on display at the Pergamon museum in Berlin. It is of course linked closely to the concept that the whole record is based upon, but more on that later. But I will throw a name out there, for the interested ones; Peter Weiss. I can’t wait to get the whole record in my hands now, as this is just one of the many great artwork pieces that Costin has created for us on “To Drink From The Night Itself“…”

More BELOW.

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Undisputed melodic death metal kings At The Gates (basically the Metallica of their metallic sub-genre, only without ever pulling a Reload), have decided on a new guitarist. Instead of, say, jacking Ola Englund from The Haunted or Mike Schleibaum from Darkest Hour as some expected, the band have decided to give the coveted slot to an old friend. Jonas Stålhammar (pictured above) is currently a member of The Lurking Fear, Crippled Black Phoenix, Bombs Of Hades and God Macabre. He has previously played in Abhoth, Utumno and Macabre End.

At Metal Riot we are very excited to hear what fruit this union doth bear.

We have finally decided on a new guitar player, and we are ready to rip again! Actually he was our first choice, and we are happy to have him on board. Jonas Stålhammar has been a friend since the late eighties (Tomas used to tape trade with him back then!), and our paths have crossed many times during our careers.

We were looking for someone who had the same reference points as we do, someone from the same path, so to say, who understand the greatness of both Autopsy and King Crimson. Of course it was essential that our new member could fill the shoes of Anders’ performance-wise as well, but that was never an issue with Jonas. We were looking for someone with a deep understanding of what AT THE GATES are about, someone who could contribute creatively to the band.

Jonas Stålhammar will be a full member from day one, and will play on the upcoming full length album, scheduled for recording in November 2017 – January 2018. 

We currently have 11 songs ready for said album, and are more inspired than perhaps ever before. You can expect a full-on AT THE GATES record with all the classic elements of the band. It is by far the most comprehensive album of the band to date, and will span all the way across the different elements of the band’s sound.

We are super-excited for 2018. It will be a good year for AT THE GATES, and our fans, for sure.”

Additionally, AT THE GATES have just announced their first live shows for 2018 to be as follows:

AT THE GATES – Live 2018
02.-04.03.2018 Tilburg (The Netherlands) – Netherlands Deathfest
13.-15.07.2018 Gävle (Sweden) – Gefle Metal Fest
Many more dates to be announced soon…

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Swedish melo-death metallers At The Gates have released a live video for their song “The Circular Ruins”.

The video was shot at a performance at Chicago’s House of Blues on the Decibel Tour 2015. “The Circular Ruins” came off of the album At War With Reality (Century Media).

At The Gates will be touring the U.S. in February with support from Decapitated, The Haunted and Harms Way.

Check out the “The Circular Ruins” live video and At The Gates tour dates here.

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Here’re the first 5 minutes of Banger‘s documentary on ‘Slaughter of the Soul’.

Full episode out Dec. 25, pre-order now:
http://bit.ly/BuyMEA-SOTS

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At The Gates release “The Night Eternal” animated clip

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 4:44 PM (PST)

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Melodeath kings At The Gates have revealed a moody and dark new clip for “The Night Eternal” from recent return record At War With Reality. One of the best “comeback” albums in recent metal history, or any genre, the album features jaw dropping performances that will make you potentially forget all the years since Slaughter Of The Soul or agree the wait was worth it. My only gripe is the song name is really close to one of my favorite Moonspell tunes, but it rules nonetheless.

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The Decibel Magazine Tour: At The Gates and pals take over NYC

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 12:21 PM (PST)

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Thinking back on the whirlwind night of Decibel Magazine Tour‘s Webster Hall finale, the main thing that comes to mind is not the sweaty masses of hairy metal dudes, bad ass chics or even the amazing music from Vallenfyre, Pallbearer, Converge and At The Gates (playing their first set in NYC in many years).

No, what got me the most was thinking of the influence and deep involvement of all the members of these bands in the metal scene and how much passion can spread to coat the world in one person’s lifetime of work. From Converge’s Jacob Bannon’s Deathwish Inc. label/distro to his artistic influence on the visual side of the scene to Vallenfyre’s cast of characters deeply influential work in bands like Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride to Pallbearer playing big hip festivals only metal bands like Mastodon or Metallica usually get asked to play to At The Gates deep legacy on melodeath to the members involvement in other groups ranging from The Haunted to Disfear and Skitsystem, you’ve got a huge web of metal history, present and future emanating from the stage.

For the full review see BELOW.

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No, we don’t have three unlikely bands covering renditions of Slaughter’s “Up All Night” (though that would be interesting). Instead however there are three new videos you should peep below from prog upstarts White Arms Of Athena, legends At The Gates and a lyric vid from Travis from Coheed’s always rather interesting side project Davenport Cabinet.

Check ’em out HERE and start the weekend early.

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At The Gates release “Death And The Labyrinth” (Official Video)

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 5:21 PM (PST)

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At The Gates have released a video for their stomping and mental canyon carving new nail-embedded slugger “Death And The Labyrinth”. The song’s maze of dissonance and choking screams in a blood pact with existential dread and dismay is… really heavy. It is good that the handsome melodeath devils are progressing but still can outdo almost any band at the heavy game, and because of mood and impact. Think of more forward thinking acts like Nails and The Secret today and you have to give credit to At The Gates for being able to again reach the heights of peer standards they themselves originally set. It’s not always the size of the riff but how you use it.

Click HERE to get riff-faced

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Let’s get this party started right and kick off the earliest “trve” days of Fall with some powerful new music from some well regarded musicians. These sounds are nothing short of a contribution to society that goes beyond any detractors remarks or behind the scenes personal stuff. These artists are on fire.

Taken on their own merits, the following songs are all powerful ways to tame the feeling of being a flickering thought in the cosmos, or at least come to grips with it while fighting a war against reality.

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At The Gates have a teaser video for their first new music since Lou Pearlman was gettin’ fat off NSYNC Record Sales. Check out the teaser video from At War With Reality HERE. I hate teaser vids but this one I was eager to chew on.

High five to The Black Dahlia Murder for  their facebook message: “Our dads have a new album coming out”.

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Earache Records Releases Free Best Of Album To Celebrate 25th Anniversary

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 12:05 PM (PST)

To commemorate 25 years of excellence in metal Earache Records has put together a 25 song “best-of” album featuring all their best bands from the last 25 years.  The best part of all though…it’s up for free download right now!

Click here to find the album and download it.

Earache has included bands such as Napalm Death, Morbid Angel, Entombed, At The Gates, Deicide, Terrorizer and a whole bunch more on this compilation.  So hurry up and download it so you don’t miss your chance to get all the songs for free!

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At The Gates announces additional 2011 reunion show

Posted by Lucas Riot on Monday, December 13, 2010 at 3:22 PM (PST)

At The Gates logoSwedish melodeath band At The Gates recently announced they would be performing a limited number of reunion performances during 2011.  The first two shows announced so far are a performance at Metal Town in Gothenburg, Sweden June 17, 2011.  and a July 22, 2011 performance at Tuska Open Air Festival in Helsinki, Finland.  These will be the first performances the band has done since 2008.

The band has now announced announced another show for 2011, an April 29, 2011 performance at The Neurotic Death Fest in Tilburg, Holland.

The reunion tour came up after the release of the “The Flames of The End” 3 DVD boxset was released earlier this year on Earache Records. They have not released a studio album since 1995’s “Slaughter of the Soul” which was also released on Earache Records.

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At the Gates announce another festival stop

Posted by flyngmonbob on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 3:54 PM (PST)

Swedish melodic metallers At the Gates have announced another festival appearance. Fresh off of announcing a stop at Sweden’s Metaltown Festival in Gothenburg, they have announced a stop in Finland aswell. They intend to play at the Tuska Open Air festival in Helsinki, which will take place on July 22nd, 2011.

These are just the first two concert dates announced, and they have guaranteed more announcements are on the way. The reunion tour came up after the release of the “The Flames of The End” 3 DVD boxset was released earlier this year on Earache Records. They have not released an album since 1995’s “Slaughter of the Soul” which was also released on Earache Records.

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At the Gates announce reunion shows for 2011

Posted by Lucas Riot on Monday, December 6, 2010 at 8:33 AM (PST)

At The Gates logoSplit up melodic death metallers At the Gates have announced their intentions to reunite for a limited number of shows in 2011.  So far the band has only announced one confirmed show, a performance at Metaltown 2011 on June 17,2011 in Gothenburg, Sweden.  This will mark the first time the band has performed since September 2008.

The band issued this statement:

“At the gates will do a limited run of select shows in 2011.  Simply put, we had the time of our lives during the 2008 reunion and have decided to do a couple of more shows.  Although we won’t be touring extensively, and we stick to the initial promise of not making anymore music.”

At the Gates split up in 1996 with Adrian Erlandsson, Jonas Bjorler, and Anders Bjorler going on to form The Haunted.  In 2007 the band announced a string of reunion shows for 2008 including Wacken Open Air Festival, Hellfest, and others.

The band’s last studio album was “Slaughter of the Soul” released in November 1995 through Earache Records.

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