25 March 2014
At The Gates: team up with TRIPTYKON, MORBUS CHRON for "At War With Reality 2014" Europe/UK
After the pioneers of the "Gothenburg style" melodic death metal sound, AT THE GATES, have recently announced a comeback studio album in the classic line-up of their latest masterpiece, "Slaughter Of The Soul" (1995), the band now proudly presents its European touring plans. AT THE GATES will be joined by label mates TRIPTYKON and MORBUS CHRON during the UK/EU shows in December:
"We are very excited for this tour. It will be our first proper tour of Europe since 1996. As we have been playing only festivals in Europe since the reunion in 2008, this will be the first chance for us to meet the fans of Europe in a more intimate environment. Playing live for our own crowd, our own people in smaller clubs is something that is essential to us as a band and we are looking forward to finally being able to deliver a full AT THE GATES show in this setting, without having to work around the schedules and conditions of bigger festivals. It will also be the first time ever that we will be able to present some new compositions in a live setting - as the new album will be released by then. It's hard and uncompromising and I think the new songs will work great live next to the old songs.
As for going out together with TRIPTYKON, we couldn't be more thrilled. I have always looked upon the work of Thomas Gabriel Fischer as a great source of inspiration. From naming my first band, Grotesque after a line in a Celtic Frost song back in 1988, to the mighty comeback with his new reincarnation with TRIPTYKON. Seeing them live every day for three weeks will be mind-blowing.
As for the opener MORBUS CHRON...they have just released one of the most exciting albums of modern death metal in a long while. They remind me so much of the spirit of early AT THE GATES. It's as if every note is important and fills a certain purpose. It's dark, it's beautiful and it's sincere. One of the most outstanding "new" bands for sure.
I sincerely believe that this is a tour that you shouldn't miss out on, it will be spectacular. A killer bill!"
/ Tomas Lindberg, AT THE GATES, Gothenburg - March 2014
"Personally, I consider it a great pleasure and feel proud to join the mighty AT THE GATES on tour, who are one of the most influential extreme metal bands of the early 90's. "Slaughter of the Soul" has been among my favourite albums for a long time. After having confirmed numerous festivals, touring with AT THE GATES is another great opportunity to present TRIPTYKON to a vast variety of metal fans."
/ V. Santura, TRIPTYKON - March 2014
"Getting the chance to go on tour with AT THE GATES is flattering, and a great opportunity for us to get our name out there. We're looking forward to sharing our music with a wider audience."
/ Adam Lindmark, MORBUS CHRON - March 2014
Prior to the shows with TRIPTYKON and MORBUS CHRON, AT THE GATES will play gigs in Finland (with support acts to be announced soon) as well as three selected shows in their home country featuring GRAVE and MORBUS CHRON. For all upcoming AT THE GATES dates please see below:
AT THE GATES Live 2014
SA 26.04.2014 Santiago (Chile) - The Metal Fest / www.themetalfest.cl
SA 17.05.2014 Trezzo Sull'adda (IT) - Metal Italia / www.metalitalia.com
FR 23.05.2014 Baltimore (US) - Maryland Death Fest / www.marylanddeathfest.com
TH 10.07.2014 Neskaupstadur (Iceland) - Eistnaflug Festival / www.eistnaflug.is
At War With Reality 2014
AT THE GATES + Support
TH 20.11.2014 Tampere (Finland) - Klubi
FR 21.11.2014 Jyväskylä (Finland) - Lutako
SA 22.11.2014 Helsinki (Finland) - Nosturi
AT THE GATES
TH 27.11.2014 Göteborg (Sweden) - Trägårn
FR 28.11.2014 Stockholm (Sweden) - Arenan
SA 29.11.2014 Malmö (Sweden) - KB
AT THE GATES
TH 04.12.2014 London (UK) - Forum
FR 05.12.2014 Manchester (UK) - Academy 2
SA 06.12.2014 Glasgow (UK) - Garage
SU 07.12.2014 Birmingham (UK) - Academy
MO 08.12.2014 Cardiff (UK) - Souls
WE 10.12.2014 Essen (D) - Turock
TH 11.12.2014 Hamburg (D) - Markthalle
FR 12.12.2014 Eindhoven (NL) - Metal Meeting Festival
SA 13.12.2014 Leipzig (D) - Conne Island
SU 14.12.2014 Wien (AT) - Arena
TU 16.12.2014 Aarau (CH) - Kiff (* TRIPTYKON co-headline)
WE 17.12.2014 Munich (D) - Backstage Werk
TH 18.12.2014 Antwerpen (B) - Trix
FR 19.12.2014 Cologne (D) - Essigfabrik
SA 20.12.2014 Berlin (D) - Postbahnhof
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