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At The Gates

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

Latest At The Gates News

Below is our complete At The Gates news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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At The Gates Opens "The Book Of Sand"

Swedish death metal pioneers At The Gates issued a new music video for the track "The Book of Sand (The Abomination)." The song appears on the 2014 comeback release "At War With Reality" (see review here).

The clip was filmed at the Rockstadt Extreme Fest in Romania on August 15th, 2015. Check it out here:

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A Second Look At Heavy Metal In Video Games

Two weeks back we asked a simple question: why isn't there more heavy metal in the video game world?

Our Facebook page blew up with gamers offering up their favorite titles with metallic soundtracks, and we took a closer look at several worth your time. In that post still available here if you didn't read it, we looked at the king of heavy metal video games – Brutal Legend – as well as Saint's Row The Third, Killing Floor 2, Painkiller, and Guilty Gear X2 Reload.

After that post went online, Zynthetic – responsible for much of the music in Killing Floor and Killing Floor 2 – wrote up an article attempting to answer the question of why more metal doesn't show up in video games since they seem like a perfect and obvious match.

For his take on the lack of metal in gaming, including the difficulties in licensing existing music and the lack of metallic knowledge among composers, read the full article right here.

Since we love gaming and we love metal, it seemed like a good idea to keep checking in every so often with new entries that combine the two, and this week we'll cover four more solid games filled to the brim with extreme metal. Don't see your favorite game listed? Don't worry, we'll cover more in the future, but be sure to still give us your picks in the comments below.

Splatterhouse

Five years ago a reboot of the '88 arcade game Splatterhouse hit consoles, and it was very much notable for the inclusion of an all-metal soundtrack featuring the likes of Lamb of God, Mastodon, Municipal Waste, Cavalera Conspiracy, and Goatwhore.

As the name would suggest, it's filled with buckets of blood and guts, and the action-oriented beat 'em up style is somewhat similar to Dante's Inferno/God Of war/etc. The frantic combat will see your character Rick frequently losing limbs and more, but that's not a problem because they grow back – and hey, you can pick up the severed appendages of your foes to continue beating them down!

This one's filled to the brim with all sorts of horror goodies (and ridiculousness) like time travel, cosmic horror deities, and plenty of nods to Lovecraft with names like “Dr. West” and places called “Arkham.” Someone helpfully put all the songs from the soundtrack together into one playlist at YouTube here, and you can check out a game trailer below:

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Wacken Open Air Live Streams Available

Metal will descend upon Schleswig-Holstein, Germany for the annual mecca of all festivals. 80,000 are expected at the long sold out event, which features - among many - the return of Savatage and Running Wild to the live stage.

Once again, select acts will be streaming live from the internet and German TV (also through the net) via ARTE concert at this location and 3sat at this location.

As usual, the schedule is subject to change, but as of press time the following acts will be broadcast (all times CET so deduct 6 hours for EST and so on):

VIA ARTE Concert:

July 30th:

17h45 - In Extremo
19h20 - Grailknights
20h10 - Mambo Kurt
21h00 - New Model Army
22h10 - Uli Jon Roth

July 31st:

15h30 - At The Gates
16h45 - Queensryche
18h00 - Opeth
19h30 - Dream Theater
21h00 - tba
22h30 - In Flames
00h00 - Running Wild
01h45 - The BossHoss

August 1st:

14h30 - Amorphis
16h00 - Danko Jones
17h30 - Rock Meets Classic
18h55 - Dream Theater
20h15 - tba
21h15 - The BossHoss
22h00 - Sabaton
23h30 - In Flames
00h15 - Cradle of Filth
01h45 - Subway to Sally More...

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At The Gates Gears Up For New Touring

The Swedish melodic death metal pioneers from At The Gates show no sign of slowing down with the promotional activities for comeback album "At War With Reality" (reviewed here).

Following a blistering set at Download Festival on the main stage, At The Gates has won an "Inspiration Award" at this year's Metal Hammer U.K. Golden Gods ceremony and celebrated the occasion with a live performance of four tracks at the event.

At The Gates has now also confirmed appearances at Japan's Loud Park festival, Knotfest in California, as well as the upcoming 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise in early 2016. Here is a list of all upcoming gigs announced so far: More...

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My Dying Bride, Ancient Rites Added To 70K 2016

UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - added three more acts to the upcoming 2016 edition of the cruise: Ancient Rites, My Dying Bride and Thyrfing will now set sail. Seven more acts are expected to be announced over the course of the day today.

70,000 Tons of Metal 2016 will set sail on February 4th-8th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and return to Jamaica with a stop at Falmouth.

The festival will board a new vessel: The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!.

The All-Star Jam band, which returned this past January will also be back, led by Annihilator's Jeff Waters and members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live.

Ticket prices start at USD 666 plus USD 348 Taxes and Fees per person and include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service.

Public Sales begin on Thursday July 9, 2015 at 3PM PDT. For more information, head on over to 70000tons.com.

Ancient Rites, My Dying Bride and Thyrfing join the previously named acts:

At the Gates
Children of Bodom
Delain
DragonForce
Fleshgod Apocalypse
Firewind
Iced Earth
Lacuna Coil
Moonspell
Turisas More...

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70,000 Tons Adds 3 More Bands, 10 More Next Week

UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - added three more acts to the upcoming 2016 edition of the cruise. Children of Bodom, Moonspell and Turisas join the fray. Ten more acts are expected to be announced next week.

In addition, the destination was announced yesterday. In 2016, 70,000 Tons of Metal will set sail on February 4th-8th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and return to Jamaica with a stop at Falmouth.

The festival also boards a new vessel, The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!.

The All-Star Jam band, which returned this past January will also be back, led by Annihilator's Jeff Waters and members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live.

Ticket prices start at USD 666 plus USD 348 Taxes and Fees per person and include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service.

Public Sales begin on Thursday July 9, 2015 at 3PM PDT. For more information, head on over to 70000tons.com.

Children of Bodom, Moonspell and Turisas join the previously named acts:

At the Gates
Delain
DragonForce
Fleshgod Apocalypse
Firewind
Iced Earth
Lacuna Coil More...

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Opening Salvo Of Announcements Made For 70K 2016

UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - broke its five month silence, announcing a slew of acts for the upcoming 2016 edition of the cruise. Bands announced thus far: Iced Earth, Lacuna Coil, Fleshgod Apocalypse, DragonForce, Delain, At the Gates and Firewind. Three more acts are expected to be announced today (completing the first 10 in 24 hours).

In 2016, 70,000 Tons of Metal will set sail on February 4th-8th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. No destination has yet been announced. The festival boards a new vessel, The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean), which will accommodate four stages. The All-Star Jam band, which returned this past January will also be back, led by Annihilator's Jeff Waters and members from the various acts aboard performing cover tunes live.

All the information on the festival can be found at 70000tons.com.

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Graspop Metal Meeting: Day Two

Following an excellent start to the festival the day before, it was exciting to wake up to another day of metal music in Dessel. There was once again plenty on display for head bangers of all tastes, from legendary bands to current favourites. There were also plent of cult heroes performing on this day, one of which was the first band on the agenda.

Formed in 1991 under the name Resurrection in Israel, Orphaned Land have gone on to become one of, if not the premier metal band from the Middle East. Part of what makes them such an endearing group is their constant devotion of their music to peace, particularly between the Abrahamic religions that clash more than anywhere around their homeland. They were a great way to start the day, possessing a fantastic energy that got plenty of the crowd moving, which is quite an accomplishment for midday at a festival. Opening with the title track to their latest album, "All Is One," they oozed a positive atmosphere and most heads that were banging were also smiling. Having only a forty minute set, it was impressive that the band were able to fit seven songs into their schedule, with the excellent "Separi" being a particular highlight, in part due to the guest appearance of a Dutch Muslim belly dancer, who also joined the group for their finale, which was a medley of "Norra el Norra" and "Ornaments of Gold." Like several bands the day before, Orphaned Land were highly impressive and one that needs adding to the metal fans list of bands to see live. More...

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Maruta Strides Through The Scorched Earth

The Miami grind machine Maruta unloads an intimidating new single from the "Remain Dystopian" LP, delivering "Stride Endlessly Through Scorched Earth."

The song features a vocal outburst from Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates) and can be heard below, thanks to Revolvermag.com.

Blasting with mega infectious death-infused grindcore, "Remain Dystopian" delivers Maruta's seventeen most demanding and damaging works to date. The album will see release on CD, LP and digital platforms June 2nd in North America. The track listing is as follows:

1. Genocide Interval
2. Hope Smasher
3. The Void Within
4. Minimal Progress
5. Protocol For Self Immolation
6. Absolutist
7. Stride Endlessly Through Scorched Earth
8. Submergence aka Barren Oceans Of Infinity
9. Erode
10. Stand In Defeat
11. Remnants Of Failed Utopia
12. I, Usurper
13. Durandal
14. Psalm For The Withered
15. Return To Zero
16. Slaying Jehova
17. Immune More...

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At The Gates To Live Stream Chicago Show

Currently on a very successful road trip across North America with Converge, Pallbearer, and label-mates Vallenfyre as part of the "Decibel Magazine Tour" and promoting the "At War With Reality" album, Swedish melodic death metal pioneers At The Gates have announced a very special live stream of their upcoming show in Chicago on Monday, April 6th.

At The Gates has teamed up with Live Nation and Yahoo to live-stream the show. Tune in starting on April 6th at 11:15PM ET right here. See the band live on these dates: More...

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At The Gates Announces Split 7" EP With Voivod

Having just wrapped up some touring in Asia, Scandinavia as well as through Spain, Swedish melodic death metal pioneers At The Gates will soon be back on the road again in support of their much acclaimed comeback studio album and Century Media Records debut, "At War With Reality" (see our review here). First up, the band will embark on the Decibel Magazine Tour together with Converge, Pallbearer and label-mates Vallenfyre across North America, starting March 27th.

To coincide with the start of the tour, At The Gates will release a very special split 7" EP together with label-mates Voivod on April 6th through Century Media Records. The 7" EP will feature the At The Gates bonus track "Language Of The Dead," a previously unreleased track recorded during the "At War With Reality" sessions (previously unreleased on vinyl!), while Voivod contributes the new song "We Are Connected." The EP is "Double A-Sided" (meaning, each band has their own, reversible front-cover side!) and comes with artwork created for both bands by Voivod's Michel "Away" Langevin.

The 7" EP will be available in the following limited worldwide editions:

--1,000x copies black vinyl
--500x copies white vinyl
--500x copies transparent red vinyl

The 7" EP will be on sale during At the Gates' North American tour, but is also available for pre-order from CM Distro at this location. More...

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Video Of "And Justice For" Art Book Released

A new video preview of the upcoming book "And Justice For Art: Stories About Heavy Metal Album Covers" has been released. Check it out below.

This book includes more than 400 color graphics, 100 exclusive interviews and revealing details about the making of iconic album artworks for bands like Obituary, Death, Neurosis, Slayer, Opeth, At The Gates, Metallica, Amorphis, Cattle Decapitation, Cormorant, Disincarnate, Testament, and many more!

According to Morbid Angel’s frontman, David, Vincent (who wrote the foreword), this 264-pages book is set to become “a historical document about the importance of Metal album covers.”

There are only 300 copies of this beast available. It starts shipping next month. Pre-orders are now available here More...

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Rockstadt Extreme Fest Lineup Announced

If you are planning your Summer vacation and are looking for a place where your favourite bands might have a show, where the beer is outrageously cheap, and the landscape is awesome, you might want to try the lands of Transylvania.

We’re talking about a particular place from this region: Rasnov city, placed in the heart of Romania, near the legendary Castle of Dracula.

Here, an international extreme metal festival is to be held August 12th – 15th 2015: the Rockstadt Extreme Fest. The full ineup includes 45 bands with names such as Moonspell, At The Gates, Marduk, Combichrist, Ensiferum, Kataklysm, Carnifex, Taake, Cattle Decapitation, White Walls, Krisiun, Be'lakor, Suicidal Angels, and many more confirmed.

Besides good music, you’ll be able to enjoy urban sports in a special area inside the festival site, see movies in the dedicated outdoor cinema (set-up in collaboration with the Dracula Film Fest), and more. For further details, head over to this location. More...

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At The Gates Adds More 2015 Shows

After an extremely successful European tour together with labelmates Triptyon and Morbus Chron at the end of last year, the Swedish melodic death metal pioneers from At The Gates will continue to promote their comeback studio album and Century Media Records debut "At War With Reality" (reviewed here) with further worldwide touring in 2015.

See below for all upcoming dates. This weekend's shows in Italy have unfortunately been cancelled last minute by the promoter, but At The Gates will make an announcement for that territory on February 4th. More...

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Pallbearer Joins Decibel Magazine Tour

If you thought the fourth annual Decibel tour lineup was already unbearably intense, you may not be able to cope with this news: Joining the likes of living legends At the Gates and Converge and death/doom supergroup Vallenfyre will be none other than Pallbearer.

The Little Rock quartet expanded the horizons of doom with sophomore outing "Foundations of Burden," and will add to the tour's most diverse lineup yet. Catch the show on these dates:

Friday, March 27-- Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
Saturday, March 28 -- San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
Sunday, March 29 -- Portland, OR Roseland Theater
Monday, March 30 -- Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
Tuesday, March 31 -- Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market
Thursday, April 2 -- Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
Friday, April 3 -- Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
Saturday, April 4 -- Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre
Sunday, April 5 -- Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
Monday, April 6 -- Chicago, IL House of Blues
Wednesday, April 8 -- Toronto, ON The Phoenix
Thursday, April 9 -- Montreal, QC Metropolis
Friday, April 10 -- Boston, MA Royale
Saturday, April 11 -- Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
Sunday, April 12 -- New York, NY Webster Hall More...

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At The Gates Announces 2015 Shows

After reforming and releasing comeback album "At War With Reality" (reviewed here), At The Gates isn't showing any signs of slowing down.

The band already has a heavy tour schedule lined up for the rest of the year, with more dates to be confirmed shortly. Catch the Swedish forefathers of melodic death metal on these dates:

Jan 08 Garajistanbul Istanbul, Turkey
Jan 09 Fuzz Music Club Athens, Greece
Jan 10 Principal Club Thessaloniki, Greece
Jan 16 Estragon Bologna, Italy (w/ Hour of Penance)
Jan 17 Orion Rome, Italy (w/ Hour of Penance)
Jan 18 Live Club Rozzano Mi, Italy (w/ Hour of Penance)
Jan 31 Academy Dublin, Ireland More...

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At the Gates and Rotten Sound Destroy Helsinki

I arrived at the venue early, picking my way over snow that had turned to treacherously slippery ice in the weak Saturday sun. Moving through the now familiar steps of collecting my photo-pass, putting my winter layers in at the cloakroom, and trailing upstairs to the main venue area, I suddenly felt a burst of homesickness.

Rotten Sound is a Finnish deathgrind band originally from Vaasa. If you haven’t heard of them, you might have heard of their former drummer, Kai Hahto. They are intense, they are in your face and they are addictive to see live. The area in front of the stage was half-filled with enthusiastic fans, giving an illusion to not many people being at the venue yet. However, the small stage-level bar was
already packed and the railings of the balcony bar were filled.

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At The Gates Swedish Footage Posted Online

Earlier this week the re-activated melodic death metal pioneers from At The Gates performed a live set in Gothenburg, Sweden. Footage captured by fans from that show can now be seen in the YouTube clips provided below.

At The Gates has been performing live in support of recently released comeback album "At War With Reality" (reviewed here).

You can also check out the band's new music video for "Heroes and Tombs" over at this location. More...

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At The Gates Releases New Video

To celebrate the start of a worldwide touring campaign, the Swedish melodic death metal pioneers from At The Gates are now presenting a new video for the track "Heroes And Tombs," which hails from comeback album "At War With Reality" (reviewed here).

The animated clip was created by Costin Chioreanu / Twilight 13 Media, who also designed the artwork for the album. Watch "Heroes And Tombs" below, thanks to Noisey.Vice.com.

At The Gates vocalist and lyricist Tomas Lindberg comments: "I am very proud to be able to present the second video from 'AWWR,' 'Heroes And Tombs.' To have Costin work on one of our songs this way has been very rewarding. It's like the next step of the album artwork, and basically more than I could have ever hoped for. Costin paints up a fevered and dark nightmare world that complements the lyrics and music up to the point of perfection. Now I just have to go convince him to do a full length movie for the whole album..."

For more info on the album, you can also read our recent interview with Tomas Lindberg at this location. More...

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At The Gates Adds More Tour Dates

"At War With Reality," the new studio album by Swedish melodic death metal pioneers At The Gates (read our review here) has been released worldwide via Century Media Records and achieved the following chart positions:

USA: #53
Sweden: #3
Germany: #25
Finland: #15
Austria: #39
Switzerland: #51
UK: #132
UK Rock Charts: #13
France: #119

At The Gates also just announced additional live appearances for Japan (as part of the Extreme The Dojo tour series), Poland, and next year's Brutal Assault Open Air in Czech Republic. See below for all upcoming dates. More...

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