At The Gates Announce New Guitarist, Plan To Start Recording New Album In November

At The Gates have welcomed Jonas Stålhammar (God Macabre/The Lurking Fear) to the band as their new guitarist. He will be taking over for Anders Björler, who left the group in March. With this news, the band have also confirmed that they will begin recording their new album in November.

At The Gates issued the following statement:

“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.”

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At The Gates Part Ways With Anders Björler

At The Gates have parted ways with guitarist Anders Björler. The split was basically a result of Björler losing his passion for the band.

At The Gates commented:

“So, it is now official that Anders Björler is no longer a part of At The Gates. He will always be part of the At The Gates family, of course, but he will no longer write, record or play with us live.

This is something that we, the rest of the band, have felt was on its way for quite some time, as that special spark was no longer with him the last year.

We are grateful for all we have experienced together with him, all the records, all the songs, all the gigs, all the laughs and good times.

The rest of us have in the meantime started the work on the follow up to At War With Reality, we already have three songs written, and the direction is set for an intense, hungry follow-up album.

Jonas has always written a considerable part of the bands’ material and we are fully confident that the new material will live up to the standards set by our previous records. It is ripping.

The four of us still has the burning urge to create death metal together, and we love playing live in front of our fans, so we will go on, with an even stronger intent.

While writing the new record, that we intend to record in the beginning of 2018, we are trying out Anders’ replacement. Some auditions are being held as we speak, and we will get back to you with news on the matter as soon as we know more.

//ATG”

Björler added:

“Just a quick note to let everybody know that I am leaving At The Gates permanently.

The passion is just gone. There might be a more lengthy statement in the future, but at the moment I feel no need to explain further.

This is a personal decision, and it has 100% to do with the music side of things.

The reunion in 2008, and the subsequent tours, as well as the comeback album ’AT WAR WITH REALITY’, really helped revisiting our friendship, and it brought us together in a way I will always remember and cherish.

I would also like to thank all the people that supported us throughout the reunion shows as well as the ’AT WAR WITH REALITY’ album.

Thanks a lot!”

Watch A Preview Of The “Metal Evolution” Documentary About At The Gates’ “Slaughter Of The Soul” Album

BangerTV will be releasing a new “Metal Evolution” documentary about At The Gates‘ “Slaughter Of The Soul” album on December 25, and have shared a clip from effort, via Metal Injection. Check it out below:

At The Gates Premiere “The Night Eternal” Animated Music Video

At The Gates have premiered a new animated video for their song “The Night Eternal.” This song is from the band’s latest album, At War With Reality, which is available now.

Tomas Lindberg had the following to say about the song and clip:

“‘The Night Eternal‘ is one of the absolute strongest and also emotionally challenging songs on the new record. It is a personal favourite and always gives us an enormous touching feedback when we play it live. Therefore it was a no-brainer for us to choose this song when Costin [Chioreanu] approached us about the idea of another animated video. This time he has, once again, stunned us with his amazing efforts to portray the emotional aspects of the music and lyrics of our songs. His interpretation of our material has always inspired us to rethink and re-evaluate our own creations, and therefore something new comes out of the project every time he is involved.”

Chioreanu added:

“The story of “The Night Eternal” speaks about the dark side of human nature and about the tragedy of living now, in a moment when any possible tool for hiding it becomes futile. The Night Eternal is in us, The Night Eternal is what we became, guiding our spiritual evolution using a wrong map, provided by a wrong society. The victim remains lost in a dream of constant need without any perspective of fulfillment.”

At The Gates Announce 2016 Tour With Decapitated, The Haunted & Harm’s Way

At The Gates have announced 2016 U.S. tour. The band will also be joined by special guests Decapitated, The Haunted and Harm’s Way

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Tour Dates:

02/09 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
02/10 Orlando, FL – HOB (no Decapitated & The Haunted)
02/11 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
02/13 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
02/14 Austin, TX – Mohawk
02/16 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre
02/17 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
02/18 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
02/19 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
02/20 Pomona, CA – Glass House
02/21 San Francisco, CA – Regency