At The Gates To Release New Album “To Drink From The Night Itself” In May

At The Gates have announced that they will release their new album “To Drink From The Night Itself” on May 18.
The effort was mainly recorded at Parlour Studios with producer Russ Russell.

Thomas Lindberg commented:

“We have wrapped up the recordings of the new record, and we are super psyched! It has been a smooth process, and very creatively fullfilling. All people that we have worked with on this project have stepped up to our vision of the final product, and we are very excited about the result.

As you might have seen, we have worked with Russ Russell on this one, and he is really a master of getting the most intense takes out of us, and also has an ear for the rawness that we were after for this one. The vocals were recorded with Per Stålberg here in Gothenburg, and he always makes me deliver to a 100%. Right now we are getting the mastering done, and every new song that is bounced to us produces huge grins on our faces. This album sounds hungry and mean.

The title of our new record will be “To Drink From The Night Itself“, and it is, again a conceptual record. More details about the concept will be revealed once the album is more on its way. But it connects with the deep roots of the band, and has connections with some of the themes on “The Red In The Sky Is Ours“.

2018, we are ready, let´s do this!”

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Tomas Lindberg On New At The Gates Album: “If Anything, It Is Heavier And More Death Metal Than The Last One”

At The Gates are recording a new album at Parlour Studios with producer Russ Russell, and Tomas Lindberg recently talked to Decibel about the effort. According to him, “it is heavier and more death metal than the last one.”

Lindberg on how Anders Björler’s exit has impacted the new music:

“It is true that there is a big shift in the line-up. What you have to take into consideration is that Jonas Björler wrote 40% of both ‘Slaughter Of The Soul‘ and ‘At War With Reality‘. Some people seem to forget this. They just assume that the lead guitarist is the sole songwriter.

Jonas had to take a lot more responsibility this time around, but me and him have had a really great and creative time writing this album. There is a slight change of direction, maybe, but At the Gates fans shouldn’t be worried, it is still an ATG record. If anything, it is heavier and more death metal than the last one.”

Lindberg on whether or not new guitarist Jonas Stålhammar contributed:

“This one is basically Jonas [Björler] and me when it comes to the writing. All the guys have contributed in some way, but the main writing comes from Jonas [Björler] and me. Most of the songs were already in the finishing stages when Jonas Stålhammar joined, so there wasn’t much time for him to contribute, but we look forward to having him more involved next time around. Saying that, his solos will of course be written by himself.”

Tomas Lindberg On New At The Gates Album: “This Is Going To Be A Darker, Richer And More Raging Album”

At The Gates are recording a new album at Parlour Studios with producer Russ Russell, and Tomas Lindberg has shared an update on the effort. According to him, it will be “darker, richer and more raging.”

Here’s Lindberg’s full statement:

“We are finally hitting the studio and are super excited about this! The songs have been worked on in such detail for the last 7 months and we can’t wait to put them down to tape. Russ Russell was actually the runner up for mixing ‘At War With Reality‘, and we really wanted to work with him on this one.

He has what we are looking for when it comes to sheer loud, blunt heaviness. This is going to be a darker, richer and more raging album than the last one. It has so much more real ATG emotions on display, and I would say, it has the same approach lyrically as the feeling of ‘The Red In The Sky Is Ours‘. More of a RED album, than a BLUE one. Can´t wait for people to hear it!”

Tour Dates:

03/04 Tilburg, NET – Netherlands Deathfest
03/31 Philadelphia, PA – Decibel Metal & Beer Fest
06/21 Halden, NOR – Tons Of Rock Festival
07/13-15 Gavle, SWE – Gefle Metal Fest
07/27-28 Essen, GER – Nord Open Air
08/08-11 Jaromer, CZE – Brutal Assault Festival

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.”

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!”