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!”

At The Gates Premiere “The Fall Into Time” Video

At The Gates have premiered a new video for their new song “The Fall Into Time.” This track is from the band’s new album “The Nightmare Of Being,” which will be released on July 2.

Tomas Lindberg commented:

“Hello everybody! As you might have already guessed, this album is our most ambitious effort yet, including a lot of different orchestrations and new takes on arrangements, etc.

This track, ‘The Fall Into Time’ is one of the centerpieces of the album. It is big, demanding and epic.

We have always found it intriguing to compose songs like these — think ‘Neverwhere’, ‘Primal Breath’, ‘The Night Eternal’ and ‘Daggers Of Black Haze’. It is heavy, mean and dark as well as almost cinematic in its thematic approach.

I have always said that the At The Gates listener wants to be challenged and that you hopefully all are as curious as we are when it comes to exploring new musical territory. This song is one of those moments… Enjoy!”

He also added the following about the video:

“For the video for this more adventurous track we chose to work again with our dear friend and co-conspirator Costin Chioreanu, as we thought that it required a more arty and avantgarde approach. I was, as always, very intrigued to see what he would come up with, as he has a deep understanding of what At The Gates is about. He did not disappoint, and this video is a perfect complement to a song like this. Costin went all the way with this one. Truly inspiring!”

At The Gates Premiere “The Paradox” Video

At The Gates have premiered a new video for their new song “The Paradox.” This track is from the band’s new album “The Nightmare Of Being,” which will be released on July 2.

Tomas Lindberg commented:

“Humanity is the biggest paradox. We as humans always want justification for the big things: death, the meaning of life, etc. Our knowledge of being mortals drives us away from being human, hence the paradox. We invent defense mechanisms to protect us from the thought of death, religion, different –isms, etc.

The first time our producer Jens Bogren heard this song, he said, ‘This is a monster!’ It touches on some core parts of the At The Gates sound, but builds further, on top of that, some classic NWOBHM/Mercyful Fate vibes thrown in for good measure. It is a death metal song, but has its progressive moments.

This was a very fun video to record, as we tried to create most of the ‘special effects’ in an analog way, and not just to be added in the editing. Hence we were drenched in tons of crushed coal and soil, which took over a week and a lot of showers to get out of our hair, haha. We really wanted an oppressive, apocalyptic emotion for this video. And Patric Ullaeus, being the master that he is, went all the way to make that happen!”