At The Gates
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.
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
Lacuna Coil More...
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.
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...
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
7. Stride Endlessly Through Scorched Earth
8. Submergence aka Barren Oceans Of Infinity
10. Stand In Defeat
11. Remnants Of Failed Utopia
12. I, Usurper
14. Psalm For The Withered
15. Return To Zero
16. Slaying Jehova
17. Immune More...
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.
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
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.”
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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).
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..."
"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:
UK Rock Charts: #13
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...
The upcoming book "...And Justice For Art" tells the stories behind the making of album covers like Slayer's "Reign In Blood, "Death's "Symbolic," Carcass' "Heartwork," At The Gates' "Slaughter Of The Soul," Opeth's "Heritage," and many others.
It features more than 400 color images including the works of H.R. Giger, Eliran Kantor, Travis Smith, Ken Kelly, Dan Seagrave and interviews with bands like Carcass, Testament, Enslaved, Iced Earth, Cattle Decapitation, Morbid Angel, While Heaven Wept, Cormorant, Mayhem and much more.
There are only two days left in the book's crowd funding campaign and there's still time to claim one of the limited run of 400 print copies. Head over to this location to see the perks for pledging and take part in the campaign. More...
The race for printing and distributing the upcoming book "And Justice For Art" (which tells the stories behind the making of artworks as iconic as Slayer's "Reign In Blood," Metallica's "And Justice For All," Death's "Symbolic," Carcass "Heartwork," At The Gates' "Slaughter Of The Soul," Opeth's "Heritage", etc.) just reached a new milestone. With one more week to go, the book's Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign has already reached the astonishing amount of $16.267.00. This means almost 200% of its original goal.
"It's simply amazing," enthuses author, Ramon Oscuro Martos, who originally put together the Indiegogo campaign, hoping to raise a couple of thousands dollars in order to produce about 100 physical copies of the book. "With this new amount I'll be able to print and distribute at least 400 copies and it could be even more by the end of the campaign."
The organizers of the Blastfest have checked in with the following announcement about final band confirmations:
"The lineup announcements had to come to an end eventually and Blastfest has now revealed the final three bands for the main lineup. But that’s not to say what you see on the burgeoning Blastfest poster is all that’s happening. No, no, no, there will be more!
"There’s already a lineup that would bring tears to the eyes of even the toughest metalhead with bands such as Demilich, Satyricon, Decapitated, Paradise Lost, At The Gates & Moonsorrow... and just last week a cruise up the Norwegian fjords with live bands was announced as part of the first days festivities. We still have to hear more… the clinics, the stand up comedy, the exhibitions, and lots more have yet to be revealed!
"For now, let’s leave this here… Sweden’s Uppsala upstarts, the black metal powerhouse, the entity of its own who released possibly their best work to date just last year with ‘The Hunt’, yes, the mighty Watain have been announced as another Blastfest 2015 headliner. The festival has also welcomed Austria’s sickest death metal export Schrinec Plays Pungent Stench and Bergens blackened deaththrash horde Grimfist." More...
In addition to the upcoming Attila show at Fort Lauderdale’s Revolution Live on Friday, November 14th (supported by Crown The Empire and Like Moths To Flames), we at the MetalUnderground.com Official Podcast are now staging another ticket giveaway contest through the same venue: The Ghost Inside (supported by Every Time I Die and Architects) on Sunday, November 30th. If interested, submit your full name matching your ID to email@example.com with one of the headlining bands in the subject line.
This week, we’re proud to present music from Boston, Massachusetts all-purpose metal act Skull Hammer, a formidable “power trio” that incorporates all forms of classic metal from hard rock to power metal, from speed metal to thrash. The band released the EP “Fear The Truth” in 2008 and the full-length “Pay It In Blood” in 2010, and are currently preparing a second album.
The fourth installment of the Decibel Magazine Tour will feature Swedish melodeath legends At The Gates joining forces with U.S. hardcore heroes Converge and U.K. death/doom supergroup Vallenfyre, with yet one more very special opener to be announced this December.
"Super-stoked at finally getting to be part of the Decibel tour!" enthuses At The Gates front man Tomas Lindberg. "A great mag, with great people behind it! And finally being able to rip out new stuff in front of a U.S. club audience? Sweet! The bill looks amazing, too! The most relevant hardcore band on the planet and the fiercest old-school death metal band on the same night as us? Excited!"
"We are excited to be part of this fantastic and diverse tour," says Converge front man Jacob Bannon, who designed the tour logo and art. "For me, At The Gates are one of the most important bands in contemporary heavy music. It will be an honor to tour the country with them."
"This will be Vallevnfyre's first U.S. tour, and what a tour," beams frontman Gregor Mackintosh. "I think this is the most diverse and exciting bill of any metal tour I have seen this year. Great to be a part of it. We will be injecting some British filth into your unsuspecting American ears. Cheers." More...