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At The Gates

Formed: 1990
From: Gothenburg, Sweden
Last Known Status: Regrouped

At The Gates Interviews and Features

Below are our features and interviews with At The Gates.


At The Gates Already Looking To Next Album

At this year's edition of the Bloodstock Open Air festival, I had the privilege of speaking with guitarist Martin Larsson, of one of death metal's most respected names, At The Gates. Now on their second reunion, the band recently released their sixth album, "To Drink From The Night Itself" through Century Media Records, to follow up the well received 2014 effort, "At War With Reality." While speaking with Larsson, the musician revealed that the band are already looking ahead to their next album, while also shedding some light on "To Drink From The Night Itself" and the legacy of Swedish death metal. You can check out the interview in full below.

Diamond Oz: The new album, "To Drink From The Night Itself" is out now. It's a very worthy successor to "At War With Reality," very strong and very dark as well. What made it such a dark album?

Martin Larsson: I'd say just the way of the world in general. These are pretty bleak times we're living in. Good times as well, but let other people write about the good times.

Diamond Oz: And where does the title come from?

Martin: There was a line from the last album that we used for the title. The general concept is inspired by a German writer called Peter Weiss, he wrote a huge novel called The Aesthetics Of Resistance, which is the main inspiration for the album concept.

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Interview With At The Gates

By now, most of the metal world has probably listened to At The Gates' brand new, critically-acclaimed album "At War With Reality." With this relentless recording, the legendary Swedish band demonstrated that it was possible to live up to the hype and create something as imposing as the previous, highly influential opus "Slaughter Of The Soul."

MetalUnderground.com had the opportunity to interview vocalist Tomas Lindberg about the genesis of the album, how it developed in the studio and its importance for At The Gates' decades-long musical journey.

Oscuro: At what point, after your initial 2008 reunion shows, you decided not to be just a "nostalgia act" but to write/record a proper album?

Tomas: From the beginning of the reunion we had a really good feeling. We had fantastic feedback from the crowds, we really enjoyed playing together and we felt that musically we were better than ever before. As we kept playing more and more shows the feeling never wore off, so the creative urge slowly crept up on us. Once the rest of us heard Anders' first musical ideas it was a no-brainer, we just had to make this record.

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