At The Gates Share New Live Videos For “The Burning Darkness” & “The Scar”

At The Gates have shared new live videos for their songs “The Burning Darkness” and “The Scar.” The clips were filmed during the band’s set at the 2019 Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, NET.

The group commented:

“We are super excited to finally being able to go on a European tour supporting our latest album ‘The Nightmare Of Being‘. Adding to the excitement is of course the fact that founding guitar player Anders Björler is back in the fold. With the fantastic reception we got at Damnation Festival last weekend it feels like a really great time to be in At The Gates.

These two videos were recorded live during our ‘Roadburn Festival‘ performance, as part of my curation, a couple of years back. ‘The Burning Darkness‘ is one of the cornerstones in our career for me personally. And having Costin’s [Chioreanu] great video art as a backdrop for that song was just amazing…Very happy with how this came out! For ‘The Scar‘, also a personal favourite from our early career, Costin has shot a captivating video that really catches the vibe of the track. Here you can also hear the fantastic Jo Quail Quartet playing together with us!”

At The Gates Reunite With Guitarist Anders Björler

At The Gates have reunited with original guitarist Anders Björler. He will be replacing Jonas Stålhammar, who was fired from the band amid sexual misconduct allegations.

Vocalist Tomas Lindberg commented:

“It is with great pleasure we welcome Anders Björler, one of the founding members, back into the band. We are excited to tell you that we are already starting the work on the follow up to ‘The Nightmare of Being,’ with the same line up that wrote ‘Terminal Spirit Disease,’ ‘Slaughter of the Soul’ and ‘At War with reality.’ Anders first show back in the band will be Damnation Fest in the UK in November, and he will join us on the European tour together with In Flames later this year. Great Times! It really feels like a second rebirth of the band, and we are looking forward to this new chapter!”

Björler added:

“It feels like coming home for sure. I have been missing the guys of course, but also playing the guitar, writing music and the artistic creativity in general. I’ve been watching from the sidelines for a number of years, and I’ve been very proud of what they have created in my absence. I am really looking forward to writing a new album and getting back to playing live shows again…”

At The Gates Recruit Atheist Guitarist Daniel Martinez For Current North American Tour

At The Gates have recruited Atheist guitarist Daniel Martinez for their “Slaughter Of The Soul” North American tour. He is filling in for Jonas Stålhammar, who was recently fired from the band. The group commented:

“We would like to present the excellent guitarist Daniel Martinez of Atheist who is helping us out on the US/CAN Slaughter of the soul anniversary tour! See you in the pit! GO!”

Watch At The Gates Perform With The Haunted Guitarist Patrik Jensen At Wacken Open Air Festival

During their August 5 set at the Wacken Open Air festival in Germany, At The Gates were joined onstage by The Haunted guitarist Patrik Jensen. He was filling in for Jonas Stålhammar, who was recently fired from the band.

At The Gates Share Animated Video For “Garden Of Cyrus”

At The Gates have shared an animated video for their song “Garden Of Cyrus.“ That track is from the band’s latest album “The Nightmare Of Being.“

Tomas Lindberg commented:

“For our latest video, ‘Garden Of Cyrus‘, we have once again chosen to work with our long-time partner Costin Chioreanu. And I think it is safe to say that this time he has truly outdone himself! It is a different song, at least in death metal terms, and of course it needed a different idea for the video.

Once again, we let Costin do his own interpretation of the music and the lyrics, and he has taken us on a real psychedelic journey with this one. I think this is the song on our latest album ‘The Nightmare Of Being‘ that raised the most eyebrows in the metal community. And I am proud that we as a band can still surprise people, adding another dimension to our sound, without losing the essence of what At The Gates is.”

At The Gates Part Ways With Guitarist Jonas Stålhammar Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

At The Gates have parted ways with Jonas Stålhammar. This news comes after the guitarist was accused of sexual misconduct on Instagram. The band commented:

“At The Gates have chosen to part ways with guitar player Jonas Stålhammar. We are currently working to find a replacement for the upcoming shows.”

At The Gates To Perform “Slaughter Of The Soul” In Full On North American Tour

At The Gates have announced that they will be performing “Slaughter Of The Soul” in full on a headlining North American tour with Municipal Waste. Thrown Into Exile and Enforced will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

With Municipal Waste & Thrown Into Exile:

08/17 Los Angeles, CA – Henry Fonda Theatre
08/18 Pomona, CA – Glasshouse
08/19 Berkeley, CA – UC Theatre
08/20 Las Vegas, NV – Psycho Vegas (At The Gates only)

With Municipal Waste & Enforced:

08/22 Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
08/23 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
08/24 Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
08/25 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
08/26 Montreal, QC – Corona
08/28 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
08/29 Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore
08/30 New York, NY – Irving Plaza

At The Gates commented:

“At the Gates will embark on a special anniversary “Slaughter of the Soul” tour this summer in the US and Canada.

Originally planned for the 25-year anniversary of SOTS in 2020, the covid-19 situation made us postpone this tour until 2022.

Finally, we can present these new dates set for August 2022. At the Gates will play the whole SOTS album from start to finish, and also a mix of other tracks from their 30+ year career.

We have been looking forward to return to the US for several years now, and with a great tour package together with Municipal Waste, Enforced & Thrown Into Exile, it is finally time. See you in the pit!”

At The Gates To Perform “Slaughter Of The Soul” In Full During 2022 Damnation Festival

At The Gates have announced that they will be performing “Slaughter Of The Soul” in its entirety during the 2022 Damnation Festival. That event will be held at the BEC Arena in Manchester, UK on November 5 and it will also feature: Ministry, Converge, Pig Destroyer, Destruction, Wolves In The Throne Room, Despised Icon, Elder, Pallbearer, Full Of Hell, Green Lung, We Lost The Sea, Toxic Holocaust, Bell Witch & Aerial Ruin, and Irist.

At The Gates Premiere “Cosmic Pessimism” Video

At The Gates have premiered a new video for their song “Cosmic Pessimism.” This track is from the band’s latest album “The Nightmare Of Being.”

Tomas Lindberg commented:

“‘Cosmic Pessimism’ is one of the central tracks of the new record. Not only drawing the title from the Eugene Thacker book of the same name, the lyrics actually are written by Eugene himself. This is something I am very proud of, the collaboration with one of the central figures when it comes to modern-day pessimism and the idea of how it correlates to cosmic horror. It is a suffocatingly strict and repetitive song, and it displays the mood of the lyrics brilliantly, in my opinion.

At The Gates have always been fans of anything eclectic and extreme, and we are finally at a moment in our career where we feel comfortable lifting in some of these, more avantgarde influences within the At The Gates trademark sound. Minimalistic neoclassical influences here clash with the Deutsche rock/’Kraut’ and no wave sounds that we love so much. The video is once again shot by Costin, our longtime collaborator, and, once again, he managed to add extra depth and texture to the music and lyrics.”

At The Gates Premiere “The Nightmare Of Being” Video

At The Gates have premiered a new video for the title track of their new album “The Nightmare Of Being.” That effort was officially released today (July 2).

Tomas Lindberg commented:

“One of the key tracks on the album, this one is really dark and haunting, with some classic old-school At The Gates harmonies thrown in.

I guess some of you have already read up on the concept of the album. This one is the introduction to said concept, introducing the main idea that mankind’s consciousness is the ghost of our nightmares, the plague that drives us to our own extinction.

I am really happy that Patric Ullaeus got the chance to, once again, interpret the dark themes of our music with his video. He really gave this a special feeling, which I think goes really well with the theme of the abyss of the human soul.

Today you can also, finally, listen to the whole album! Dive in! It is, as said before, the most rich, cinematic, textured, layered, progressive and dynamic album we have ever written. Thanks for listening!”