At The Gates To Release New Album “The Nightmare Of Being” In July

At The Gates will be releasing their new album “The Nightmare Of Being” on July 2. You can check out the cover art and track listing for that effort below:

“The Nightmare Of Being” Track Listing:

01. “Spectre Of Extinction”
02. “The Paradox”
03. “The Nightmare Of Being”
04. “Garden Of Cyrus”
05. Touched By The White Hands Of Death”
06. “The Fall Into Time”
07. “Cult Of Salvation”
08. “The Abstract Enthroned”
09. “Cosmic Pessimism”
10. “Eternal Winter Of Reason”

Tomas Lindberg commented:

“The overall theme deals with the topic of pessimism, and I have been diving deep down in pessimistic philosophers. Trying to understand this way of looking at the world. It is not a negative album, more a gateway into new ideas for me personally, trying out different perspectives. You could call the album an introduction to pessimism as a concept, I guess. It is a very dark album, but not negative…”

“It still sounds like At The Gates, 100 percent. It is just more of everything…”

Tomas Lindberg On New At The Gates Album: “It’s Still Death Metal, But It Has Evolved”

During a recent interview with MessedUp Magazine, At The Gates frontman Tomas Lindberg discussed the band’s upcoming album. According to him, the effort is “still death metal, but it has evolved.”

Lindberg said the following:

“We were very excited about [2014’s] ‘At War With Reality’ already before it was released, because it represented our comeback. No one was as excited about it as us, but some time later, I thought it was too slick, too well-produced. ‘To Drink From the Night Itself’ was a response to that and we wanted it to be dirty and gritty and have loads of classic death metal sounds on it, like a lot of reverb on the vocals and that stuff. It was a record for old-school fans. The upcoming album is somewhere in between, something that continues on the concept we started on the two previous albums where we incorporated much more of our proggy, krauty and avant-gardist influences. Just to give you the picture of how it sounds; one song goes by the nickname ‘the Goblin song,’ another we call ‘the Neu song.’ But I promise you we don’t take it too far — people wouldn’t listen to it if we did. [Laughs] When we were in the studio, we told Jens Bogren [producer] to keep the gritty sound and the attack from the last record and put the overall sound in between the comeback records. And it sounds awesome.

When we did the Roadburn festival two years ago we did a special set with guest vocalists and string instruments and that stuff on stage and played songs we never played live before. All that was very inspiring because we realized we can do it today, the things we thought we could do as teenagers when we wanted to be the KING CRIMSON of death metal [laughs], but we weren’t good enough. After the Roadburn gig, we talked about incorporating more of those elements on record.

Let’s say we’re super excited about how people will receive the record because there’s stuff on the album never heard on an AT THE GATES record before — a lot of weird things. [Laughs] For old fans, there’s at least five or six classic AT THE GATES songs on it, but it’s a quite diverse album.

AT THE GATES have been around for such a long time by now that we don’t need to release records to please someone else — we want to do things we like ourselves. It’s still death metal, but it has evolved. We just want it to sell enough to get money to record the next album. [Laughs] “

[via Blabbermouth]

At The Gates “Finishing Up The Mix” For New Album

At The Gates have confirmed that they are currently “finishing up the mix” for their new album with producer Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios. The effort is expected to be released later this year. As previously reported, the band were also recently filming a video for the record’s first single.

At The Gates Confirm Producer For New Album

At The Gates have confirmed that they are working on their new album with producer Jens Bogren. The band have already finished tracking drums for the record, which is tentatively set to be released in May.

At The Gates Enter The Studio For New Album

At The Gates have officially entered Studio Gröndahl in Stockholm, Sweden to begin the recording process for their new album. The effort is expected to be released in May 2021 and Jonas Stålhammar recently told Poisoned Rock the following about it:

“It’s kind of progressing even more from the last album. It’s gonna be different than that one too, but still you know it’s At The Gates. It’s evolving even more. All of us are kind of on the same page with why should we do the same record over and over again. It’s gonna be an interesting album to record, actually.”

At The Gates To Begin Recording New Album In November

At The Gates are planning to hit the studio next month to begin the recording process for their new album. The band said the following about that:

“One month til we hit the studio to record our new album!! The preparations are going well and we can’t wait for you to hear what we have been working on!! #TNOB #newalbum2021 #atthegates”

At The Gates Appear To Be Teasing Their New Album Title

At The Gates have posted a hashtag that seems to be related to their new album title. You can check that out below. The record is expected to be released in 2021.

[via The PRP]

At The Gates Currently Have Eight Songs Demoed For New Album

At The Gates have shared an update on their new album. They said the following:

“New album in the works!! Here is a short update on our progress in writing our new album! Currently we have 8 demoed tracks with many more ideas yet to be developed and completed!! Stay tuned for more updates!!”

At The Gates Announce European/UK Tour With Nifelheim & Deserted Fear

At The Gates have announced a European/UK tour with Nifelheim and Deserted Fear. Here’s the dates:

12/08 Hamburg, GER – Ubel & Gefarlich
12/09 Bochum, GER – Zeche
12/10 Berlin, GER – Festsaal Kreuzberg
12/11 Munchen, GER – Backstage Werk
12/12 Zagreb, CRO – Culture Factory
12/13 Trezzo sull’Adda, ITA – Live Club
12/15 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
12/16 Paris, FRA – La Machine du Moulin Rouge
12/18 Manchester, UK – The Academy
12/19 London, UK – Electric Ballroom
12/20 Tilburg, NET – 013
12/21 Antwerpen, BEL – Trix