Friday, January 31, 2014
At The Gates: interview about new album, 'At War With Reality', now available via Decibel Magazine.com
As previously announced, seminal Swedish metallers AT THE GATES are proud to announce their return to the studio to record the long-awaited follow-up to 1995's Slaughter Of The Soul. Due to be released worldwide via Century Media Records in late 2014, this new album, At War With Reality, features the band's classic line-up from the Slaughter Of The Soul-era and promises to be another milestone for the pioneers of "Gothenburg style" melodic death metal.
Two teaser clips for At War With Reality are now available online: Clip 1 and Clip 2. For a more in-depth preview, head over to Decibel Magazine.com for an interview about the album with AT THE GATES' Tomas Lindberg (vocals) here.
AT THE GATES comments:
"So, here we are almost 24 years since the birth of AT THE GATES, and some 18+ years since our latest album 'Slaughter Of The Soul'. A lot of years have passed and we have embarked on some life-changing reunion tours and shows the last couple of years.
So, why make a new album you might ask, and why now? Well, what we learned from the last couple of years hanging out and playing shows together, is that we enjoy what we do to the fullest extent. We love playing music together, and we love to hang out as friends. But, as a musician, we constantly write new music. It's a huge part of our identities.
We are fully aware that we have made some very drastic statements in interviews as well as the closing words on the DVD about the longevity of AT THE GATES, but things change, situations change and people change. When Anders sent the first song last summer, we had zero expectations of the outcome. We only knew one thing - That it sounded amazing! At the time we weren't even sure there would be an album, but as things progressed, more songs came into existence, and we knew we were on to something great.
We know you are all curious about the new material, and to make a simple explanation of where we are at musically, we would describe it as a perfect mix between early AT THE GATES & 'Slaughter of the Soul'-era AT THE GATES, trying to maintain the legacy and the history.
We chose Century Media as a worldwide partner for the upcoming album. We have all been friends for years with people at the label. Jonas & Anders have a history with THE HAUNTED there (as well as Adrian with PARADISE LOST).
So, we hope to bring you updates about the progress of the new album soon. The plan is to record the album in June/July with a tentative release in October / November of 2014 on Century Media Records."
AT THE GATES live 2014:
06.03.2014--Stockholm (Sweden)--Close-Up Båten / http://www.closeupmagazine.net
08.03.2014--Trondheim (Norway)--Trondheim Metal Fest / http://trondheimmetalfest.no
26.04.2014--Santiago (Chile)--The Metal Fest / http://www.themetalfest.cl
23.05.2014--Baltimore (US)--Maryland Death Fest / http://www.marylanddeathfest.com
10.07.2014--Neskaupstadur (Iceland)--Eistnaflug Festival / http://www.eistnaflug.is
(More shows to be announced soon)
AT THE GATES line-up 2014:
Tomas Lindberg - Vocals
Anders Björler - Guitars
Martin Larsson - Guitars
Jonas Björler - Bass
Adrian Erlandsson - Drums
AT THE GATES discography:
Gardens Of Grief / EP - 1991
The Red In The Sky Is Ours - 1992
With Fear I Kiss The Burning Darkness - 1993
Terminal Spirit Disease - 1994
Slaughter Of The Soul - 1995
Purgatory Unleashed / Live - 2010
AT THE GATES online: