AT THE GATES, the pioneering band of the "Gothenburg style" melodic death metal sound, has just wrapped up recording, mixing and mastering work for their much anticipated comeback studio album, At War With Reality, and has now confirmed release dates of October 27th in Europe and October 28th in North America via Century Media Records.
With the classic line-up of their latest masterpiece, Slaughter Of The Soul (1995), AT THE GATES held the recording sessions for At War With Reality with Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman (IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, DIMMU BORGIR) and then proceeded to mix the material with Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (OPETH, AMON AMARTH, KREATOR).
AT THE GATES vocalist Tomas Lindberg checked in with a report as follows:
"We are very excited to finally have finished this new album. An album that we've been working on for over a year now. It's by far the most challenging record that we have made, but it's an honest album and I think that you will feel that it is faithful to the legacy of AT THE GATES.
We have, through the process of creating it, been true to ourselves and our art. From hearing the first demos that Anders presented to the band last summer, through the extensive stages of songwriting, pre-production, rehearsals, recording and mixing, we now finally got the finished album in our hands.
We are very happy to have managed to produce an album that we feel is truly 'us'. Something we can all stand behind one hundred percent. I can't wait 'til you all get to hear it!"
An additional video message from Jens Bogren / Fascination Street Studios can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0vkElvuk-c
A previous message from AT THE GATES can be viewed here; an initial pre-production video message can be seen here.
AT THE GATES have also announced their next international touring runs for 2015, which include visiting South Africa for the very first time in May, as well as shows in Greece and Turkey in January, plus also Norway in February. See below for all upcoming dates.
AT THE GATES + support:
20.11.2014 - Tampere (Finland) - Klubi
21.11.2014 - Jyväskylä (Finland) - Lutako
22.11.2014 - Helsinki (Finland) - Nosturi
AT THE GATES, GRAVE, MORBUS CHRON:
27.11.2014 - Göteborg (Sweden) - Trägårn
28.11.2014 - Stockholm (Sweden) - Arenan
29.11.2014 - Malmö (Sweden) - KB
AT THE GATES, TRIPTYKON, MORBUS CHRON:
04.12.2014 - London (UK) - Forum
05.12.2014 - Manchester (UK) - Academy 2
06.12.2014 - Glasgow (UK) - Garage
07.12.2014 - Birmingham (UK) - Academy
08.12.2014 - Cardiff (UK) - Solus
10.12.2014 - Essen (Germany) - Turock
11.12.2014 - Hamburg (Germany) - Markthalle
12.12.2014 - Eindhoven (The Netherlands) - Eindhoven Metal Meeting
13.12.2014 - Leipzig (Germany) - Conne Island
14.12.2014 - Wien (Austria) - Arena
16.12.2014 - Aarau (Switzerland) - Kiff
17.12.2014 - Munich (Germany - Backstage Werk
18.12.2014 - Antwerpen (Belgium) - Trix
19.12.2014 - Cologne (Germany) - Essigfabrik
20.12.2014 - Berlin (Germany) - Postbahnhof
AT THE GATES - live 2015:
08.01.2015 - Istanbul (Turkey) - Jolly Joker
09.01.2015 - Athens (Greece) - Stage Volume 1
10.01.2015 - Thessaloniki (Greece) - Principal Club
31.01.2015 - Dublin (Ireland) - Academy
26.02.2015 - Oslo (Norway) - Vulkan Arena
29.05.2015 - Johannesburg (South Africa) - TBA
30.05.2015 - Cape Town (South Africa) - TBA
AT THE GATES line-up:
Tomas Lindberg - Vocals
Anders Björler - Guitars
Martin Larsson - Guitars
Jonas Björler - Bass
Adrian Erlandsson - Drums
AT THE GATES selected discography:
Gardens Of Grief / EP - 1991
The Red In The Sky Is Ours - 1992
With Fear I Kiss The Burning Darkness - 1993
Terminal Spirit Disease - 1994
Slaughter Of The Soul - 1995
Purgatory Unleashed / Live - 2010
At War With Reality - 2014
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