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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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GTA4: The Lost and Damned Gets A Metal Station

"The Lost and Damned," the first expansion pack for Rockstar Games' hugely successful video game, Grand Theft Auto IV, is out now on Xbox 360. Aside from the new missions and characters, one of the biggest features of the expansion pack is the addition of all-new radio shows - with one aimed squarely at metalheads.

The game's LCHC (Liberty City Hardcore) radio station now features a new show hosted by MAX CAVALERA of SEPULTURA/SOULFLY fame, which includes a slew of timeless metal favourites such as Earache Records legends AT THE GATES, ENTOMBED and TERRORIZER - providing the perfect soundtrack for hitting the streets of Liberty City.

For more information on "Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned" and to see the full list of new music included in

1. At the Gates - "Slaughter of the Soul"
2. Drive By Audio - "Jailbait"
3. Celtic Frost - "Inner Sanctum"
4. Entombed - "Drowned"
5. Sepultura - "Dead Embryonic Cells"
6. Deicide - "Dead by Dawn"
7. Cannibal Corpse - "I Cum Blood"
8. Bathory - "Call From the Grave"
9. Kreator - "Awakening of the Gods"
10. Terrorizer - "Fear of Napalm"

You can check out the rest of their music selections here. The rock station in particular features some decent metal songs as well. More...

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At The Gates Streaming Swedish Show Online

At The Gates has issued the following statement about streaming one of their live shows online:

"The show @ Sweden Rock Festival last summer was recorded by the Swedish national radio show (P3 Live). It aired yesterday. However, it will be streamed online for 30 days starting today at this location."

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At The Gates Seeking Fan Footage For DVD

At The Gates has issued the following statement about seeking out fan footage for an upcoming DVD release:

"We are currently working on collecting material for an upcoming DVD. What we need now is recordings from master source preferably 1990-1996.

"Regarding these old recordings: It could be crappy VHS/Video8/SVHS etc - Just as long as it's YOUR recording! As we can't bootleg an existing bootleg without permission, we need the original source. So, spread the word that we are interested in getting in touch with people who sit on original material.

"It could be live shows, interviews (radio, fanzines etc...) Also footage from inside/outside venues is welcome. You will get credit of course.. If you have material in your possession that is yours, please contact us through the form below. Sincerely, AT THE GATES.

"Click here to get in touch with us. Please use this method instead of MySpace messaging system."

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Earache Records To Release Box Set

Earache Records has posted the following message online:

"In recognition of a music genre that has spawned some of the most original and talented bands hailing from every corner of the globe, Earache Records is proud to announce the release of Worldwide Metal.

"Celebrating the diversity of metal in all of its forms, Worldwide Metal is the ultimate collection of the fastest, heaviest and most brutal metal tracks to rock this planet. Offering 5 CDs of pure metal mayhem plus a fully playable PC game - all for the price of one CD - this collection consists of over 80 tracks from some of the most legendary and inspirational bands of all time. More...

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At The Gates Issues Post-Reunion Tour Update

At The Gates has issued the following post-tour report:

"The reunion shows for 2008 have come to an end. We want to thank everybody involved for making them happen. A massive "thank you" goes out to our partners in The Haunted, Disfear, Nemhain, Slaktattack etc. for understanding the importance of doing these last couple of closing shows.

"What happens now you might ask?
-Well, we are currently working on collecting a bunch of filmed material and we will begin to film & edit some footage for an upcoming documentary. More news about this at a later date.

"In the meanwhile, please respect our current status, and try to understand that our main priority lies with our current bands and prior commitments.

"Thanks everybody for making this a memorable summer for us all."

You can check a clip of "Suicide Nation" from Graspop, June 29 - 2008 on the band's site.

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Netherbird Posts "The Blackest Breed" Music Video

Swedish melancholic black metal band NETHERBIRD has completed the music video for "The Blackest Breed," the track off their latest album, "The Ghost Collector." The song features Adrian Erlandsson of Cradle Of Filth, At The Gates and The Haunted fame on drums. More...

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Tyrant To Tour With At The Gates, New Song Online

After having slaughtered stages at the Hole In The Sky and Partysan festivals, TYRANT will be embarking on a tour with AT THE GATES and GRAND MAGUS in Sweden. The band released their debut album "Reclaim The Flame" last year and completed a European tour with GORGOROTH.

TYRANT is working on a split LP with ALEHAMMER. Their new song from this split, "Hell To Pay," is available on the band's myspace in a very rough mix version.

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New At The Gates Video Interview Posted Online

A new video interview with members of reunited death metal legends At The Gates, filmed at the U.K.'s Bloodstock festival, has been posted online. You can check it out below. More...

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Tyrant Scheduled For Hole In The Sky Festival

Swedish cult Metallers TYRANT are set to appear at the upcoming annual Hole In The Sky Festival happening from August 27th - 30th, 2008 in Bergen, Norway.

Here's the itinerary:

Wednesday 27/8 - Skinned Alive @ Garage
Toxic Holocaust

Thursday 28/8 - Metal Command @ Garage
3 Inches of Blood
Dead to This World
Lobotomized More...

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At The Gates Sells Out Gothenburg Show, Adds One

At The Gates has sold out their Gothenburg show on September 5th already, and have therefore added a second date there on the 8th.

Venue: Trädgårn.
Show time 20:00
Age Restriction: 13

Here are the latest Swedish shows announced (support still yet to be announced):

Sept. 03, Kulturbolaget- Malmö, Sweden
Sept. 05, Göteborg - Trädgår'n
Sept. 06, Stockholm - Debaser Medis
Sept. 08, Göteborg - Trädgår'n

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At The Gates Posts US Tour Diary #2

At The Gates has posted the second part of their tour diary, chronicling their reunion tour across the U.S. with Municipal Waste and Toxic Holocaust.

"Almost a week into the tour now...

"Today, we hit Chicago around noon. It's great to be back. The hometown of awesome bands like Master/Deathstrike, Devastation, Terminal Death, Macabre, Sindrome etc; and today hosting greats such as the amazing Nachtmystium! We invited the Devastation dudes to the show tonite, so perhaps a cover version of Cranial Hemorrhage? Hehe ;D

"It's an early show today; then off to the afterparty at Kumas where the official At the gates-burger is introduced tonight. Adrian is sooo happy...

"The last two Canadadian shows were great. Last night in Toronto was sold out and they really packed the place full. During the Municipal Waste show the crowd produced the best "wall of death" i..ve seen in a good while!

"We also added an extra song to the set: Unto others, after Dave Witte (From the Waste) had been at us for a while about that song...and the response was killer. Toxic Holocaust played on an afterparty at Catacombs in Montreal; a great punk bar run by the awesome Janick from After The Bombs. Toxic played a great set and the whole touring family had a good evening. I..m pretty sure I even saw Anders in the pit!

"There are some pictures from the Montreal show online. Check them out here.

"The Worcester show was fun too, with friends from Hope Conspiracy, Killswitch Engage etc hanging out and making the night special. It's a hard venue to play since it's an old theatre made totally out of concrete. The sound is very bouncy and all you hear is the echo from the back of the hall hitting you onstage with some milliseconds delay. Anyway, this was probably the best sounding Worcester gig (on stage) ever, and people were insane. Good times indeed."

More photos from the road are also available on the original blog post.

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At The Gates Posts US Tour Update

At The Gates has posted the first of their US tour diary entries from their US tour with Darkest Hour, Municipal Waste and Toxic Holocaust:

"We arrived this Tuesday in New York. I (Anders) got in to JFK and took the bus across town to meet the other guys @ Newark airport.

"Our sound engineer Bo missed his connecting flight out of Amsterdam, and on top of that his bag was a.w.o.l upon arrival in JFK. And if that wasn't enough, he got an ear infection resulting in high fever, massive pain & distorted mono hearing. He seemed slightly better today. Got his bag from the airport and everything, but he's still feeling pretty shit.

"The first two gigs at Irving plaza were amazing. It was great to see the other bands on the bill enjoying some great crowd response, It was my (Tomas) impression that all bands have had really good gigs so far. The first gig was without AC, so it was like 120 degrees on stage :/

"We are enjoying this tour a lot so far, and it's amazing to see the crowd response after 12 years of silence. Thanks to all the people coming out and making this a special event."

You can check out some photos from the tour on At The Gates' MySpace blog as well.

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Toxic Holocaust Posts Two New Songs Online

TOXIC HOLOCAUST has posted two new songs taken from their upcoming Relapse debut, "An Overdose Of Death..." These tracks, "Gravelord" and "War Is Hell," can be heard now via the band's MySpace page.

TOXIC HOLOCAUST has also posted additional in-studio footage shot while recording "An Overdose Of Death..." last month in Seattle. The second episode can now be viewed here or below.

TOXIC HOLOCAUST recorded "An Overdose Of Death..." with producer Jack Endino (HIGH ON FIRE, ZEKE, DWARVES) at Soundhouse Recording studios. "An Overdose Of Death..." is set for a September 2nd North American release date, September 8th internationally.

TOXIC HOLOCAUST will begin touring in support of "An Overdose Of Death..." this Summer as they join AT THE GATES on their reunion tour. This tour, which also includes DARKEST HOUR and MUNICIPAL WASTE, will kick-off on July 9th in New York City. TOXIC HOLOCAUST will also be playing a number of headlining shows on their way East to start to the tour. TOXIC HOLOCAUST will follow-up the AT THE GATES tour with an appearance at the Hole In The Sky Festival in Norway and a Fall tour with OVERKILL.

Here are the latest TOXIC HOLOCAUST tour dates: More...

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At The Gates Announces Swedish Shows

At The Gates' The reunion summer schedule is coming to an end and the band has added a few Swedish tour dates to their schedule in September. Here are the new shows:

Sept. 03, Kulturbolaget- Malmö, Sweden
Sept. 05, Göteborg - Trädgår'n
Sept. 06, Stockholm - Debaser Medis

Support is to be announced at a later date.

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Book About Swedish Death Metal Scene Announced

A new book dealing with the Swedish Death Metal scene around 1990 called "Encyclopedia Of Svensk Dödsmetall" (Encyclopedia of Swedish Death Metal) is currently being printed and about to be released in the next couple of weeks, according to author Nicola Costantini. He began to work on this book in the end of 2005 and it deals with a wide range of known and unknown Swedísh death metal acts between 1988-1992. The book will feature plenty of interviews with important names of the scene from bands such as At The Gates, Bathory, and Vomitory. The book is professionally printed on 218 black and white A4 pages and captures the true oldschool fanzine-spirit with cut & paste layout and will sell for 40 €. For additional information check out the book's MySpace page.

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Toxic Holocaust Concert Footage Available to Watch

Toxic Holcaust's April 28th show at BB King's in New York City was recorded by the website woozyfly.com and is available to watch on Woozyfly.com. The video is Toxic Holocaust's entire 20 minute set and comes from their most recent U.S. tour with Hate Eternal, Soilent Green, and Skeletonwitch.

Toxic Holocaust are currently recording their Relapse Records debut, "An Overdose Of Death". Daily studio updates are currently available via their MySpace page. "An Overdose Of Death" is expected to see a late Summer release date. More...

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Municipal Waste Finishes New Music Video

Municipal Waste has finished filming of their new music video for the song, "Sadistic Magician". The song comes off of Municipal Waste's "The Art of Partying" which was released through Earache Records in 2007. The video was shot at the Hyperion Sewage Treatment Plant in Playa del Ray, CA and was directed by Jeff Speed of 1134 Films and produced by Carolyn Vye of The Vault LA . Though filming has been completed, the video has not been posted on the band's nor Earache Record's websites.


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At The Gates Announces Texas Show

Legendary extreme metallers At The Gates have announced a show in Dallas, Texas has been added to their reunion tour. Toxic Holocaust have also been confirmed as the support. The tour schedule is as follows:

Confirmed At The Gates reunion dates include:

31 - Madrid, Spain - Electric Weekend Festival

5 - Sölvesborg, Sweden - Sweden Rock Festival
22 - Clisson, France - Hellfest
28 - Bologna, Italy - Gods Of Metal
29 - Dessel, Belgium - Graspop Metal Meeting

3 - Smederevo Fortress, Serbia - Castle Fest
4 - Ruis, Finland - Ruis Rock Festival
4 - 6 - Roskilde, Denmark - Roskilde Festival
9 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza (with TOXIC HOLOCAUST)
10 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza (with Toxic Holocaust)
11 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium (with Toxic Holocaust)
12 - Montreal, QC - Le Medley (with Toxic Holocaust)
13 - Toronto, ON - Opera House (with Toxic Holocaust)
14 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues (with Toxic Holocaust)
15 - Sauget, IL Pop's (with Toxic Holocaust)
17 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live (with Toxic Holocaust)
18 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit (with Toxic Holocaust)
19 - Dallas, TX - House Of Blues (with Toxic Holocaust)
21 - Denver, CO - Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom (with Toxic Holocaust)
23 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon (with Toxic Holocaust)
24 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre (with Toxic Holocaust)
25 - San Francisco, CA- The Fillmore (with REPULSION)
26 - Pomona, CA - Glasshouse (with Repulsion)
27 - Hollywood, CA - Henry Fonda Theatre (with Repulsion)

2 - Wacken, Germany - Wacken Open Air
16 - Derbyshire, England - Bloodstock Open Air
29 - Bergen, Norway - Hole In The Sky Festival

At The Gates 2008 reunion lineup:
Adrian Erlandsson - drums
Martin Larsson - guitar
Anders Björler - guitar
Tomas Lindberg - vocals
Jonas Björler - bass

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Municipal Waste Announce Surprise LA Show

MUNICIPAL WASTE have set up a "surprise" show 7PM this Friday, May 9th at Relax Bar in Los Angeles, CA. This one-off show will be their only west coast gig until July.

For further details on this "surprise" show, go to their Myspace page.

MUNICIPAL WASTE will be touring during the US this summer with AT THE GATES alongside DARKEST HOUR and TOXIC HOLOCAUST.

Tour dates are as follows:
July 9 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
July 10 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
July 11 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
July 12 - Montreal, QC @ Le Medley
July 13 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
July 14 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
July 15 - Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
July 17 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
July 18 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
July 21 - Denver, CO @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
July 23 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
July 24 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
July 25 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
July 26 - Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
July 27 - Hollywood, CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre

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Archer Confirmed For Sweden Rock Festival

Archer has performed with some of the biggest names in rock including, Heaven and Hell, Heart and Sevendust. The band is looking forward to sharing the stage at the Sweden Rock Festival (www.swedenrock.com) this summer alongside such metal giants as Judas Priest, Def Leppard, Whitesnake, Poison, RATT, Triumph, Saxon, Disturbed and many more as they return to Europe.

The Santa Cruz, CA-based power trio, who won "Best Local Band 2008" in the Metro Santa Cruz Goldies Awards, takes the stage on Saturday, June 7th, opening for some of the biggest names in the metal music genre. The Sweden Rock Festival is held in Norjeboke, in the tiny village of Norje which is situated in Sölvesborg in the western part of southern Sweden.

Archer’s debut album "Doom$day Profit$" is a "genuine tour-de-force, rich with powerful songs imbued with that essential combination of brain-burrowing melodies, ripping riffs, pulsing basslines, tsunami drums and grab-by-the-throat vocals." The band cites influences that include Ozzy and Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Metallica and other legendary names.

Here is the current lineup for the Sweden Rock Fest 2008, which takes place June 4th - 7th: More...

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