At The Gates
From: Gothenburg, Sweden
Last Known Status: Regrouped
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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.
The all-time classic ‘Slaughter Of The Soul’ from Swedish death-metallers At The Gates is being released as a Limited Picture LP throughout the UK and Europe on October 16th. This exclusive vinyl release (1500 copies) contains timelessly brutal tracks taken from the original 1995 record plus six added tracks, as yet unreleased on vinyl.
This limited edition picture LP serves as a memorial to the band’s legendary power-fuelled, raw sound, which became the blueprint for Swedish Death Metal. With original artwork designed by Kristian Wahlin this release is a definite collectors item.
The full tracklisting for the LP is as follows:
01. Blinded by Fear
02. Slaughter of the Soul
04. Under A Serpent Sun
05. Into the Dead Sky
06. Suicide Nation
07. World of Lies
08. Unto Others
11. The Flames of the End
12. Legion (Slaughterlord cover)
13. The Dying (unreleased track)
14. Captor of Sin (Slayer cover)
15. Unto Others ('95 Demo)
16. Suicide Nation ('95 Demo)
17. Bister Verklighet (No Security cover)
You can now catch a glimpse of the final trailer for Earache Records’ forthcoming videogame online. ‘Earache Extreme Metal Racing’ is due to be released in the UK and Europe on November 3rd on PlayStation 2, PSP and PC and is set to take the videogaming world by storm.
The game features ten evil Earache racing teams battling it out on a torturous track that takes the wicked racers into the depths of hell and beyond. The teams you can drive around the 4 satanically-inspired levels include Mortiis, Deicide, Morbid Angel, Akercocke, Decapitated, Biomechanical, Municipal Waste, The Berzerker, Linea77 and Society 1.
For the first time this game introduces the world of video gaming to the genre of extreme metal head on, as fans will simultaneously be able to race their favourite artists whilst doing battle to over 3 hours of Earache’s most annihilating releases. The soundtrack to this brutal game not only features music and videos from the racing teams, but also includes tracks from classic Earache bands such as Napalm Death, At The Gates, Cathedral plus bonus unreleased material and videos.
Mick Kenney (ANAAL NATHRAKH, MISTRESS, PROFESSOR FATE, EXPLODER) and Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH, LOCK-UP, BRUJERIA) have set up their own record label, Feto Records, as an outlet to release their own music. The first two releases will be LOCK-UP's long-awaited "Live in Japan" album and Mick's EXPLODER debut. Further releases will include Mick's PROFESSOR FATE debut, featuring vocals from Kristoffer Garm Rygg (ARCTURUS, ULVER) and the next MISTRESS album, entitled "The Glory Bitches of Doghead".
LOCK-UP's "Live in Japan" CD was recorded at Club Quattro in Nagoya, Japan on June 28, 2002 and features the following lineup:
Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH) - Bass
Jesse Pintado (TERRORIZER, ex-NAPALM DEATH) - Guitars
Thomas Lindberg (ex-AT THE GATES, THE CROWN) - Vocals
Nick Barker (ex-DIMMU BORGIR, CRADLE OF FILTH) - Drums
The dualdisc CD/DVD reissue of At The Gates's "Slaughter Of The Soul" will now land in North American stores on September 19th through Earache. The effort features a 35 minute documentary on the making of the album itself plus the video for the track "Blinded By Fear".
A 3 minute teaser for the forthcoming Earache release of "Making Of Slaughter Of The Soul" Dualdisc from Death Metal pioneers At The Gates has been posted online. You can check out the teaser here.
A Trailer featuring action from the upcoming Earache-branded high-octane death and destruction PlayStation 2 racing game "Earache Extreme Metal Racing" is now showing online at earacheextrememetalracing.com.
EARACHE EXTREME METAL RACING will feature ten evil Earache bands as racing teams burning a lot more than rubber as they race and pulverise the opposition's vehicles through Purgatory and other hellish wastelands, all to an exclusively Earache-label death and extreme metal soundtrack.
Along with themed tracks from the combatants on the starting grid there'll also be over 50 extreme metal Earache classics making up the soundtrack of the game from such luminaries as Napalm Death, At The Gates, Cathedral, The Haunted, Hate Eternal, Ultraviolence, Cult Of Luna, Beecher, Urkraft, Anata, Mistress, Severe Torture and many others, including rare tracks on bonus levels throughout the game.
Earache Extreme Metal racing is due for release on PS2, PSP and PC on 7th July 2006.
DISFEAR, the Swedish "crust rock" outfit featuring former AT THE GATES/THE CROWN vocalist Tomas Lindberg and ex-ENTOMBED guitarist Uffe Cederlund, have posted the following message on their official web site:
"Dear friends. We finally have some news from you. Last month we moved to a new rehearsal room and this change has meant a huge boost in inspiration for us. We have started rehearsing big time and some new songtitles for the upcoming album are 'Phantom', 'Sharpen the Knives', 'One-Way Communication', 'Deadweight' and 'The Furnace'. These are still working titles and they may change. There might be a chance we will hit the Swedish road for a couple of dates to try some of this new stuff out, but more on this soon."
DISFEAR's follow-up to 2003's "Misanthropic Generation" is expected to surface next year via Relapse Records.
THE HAUNTED bassist Jonas Björler refuted the rumor that his former band AT THE GATES may be reuniting for a possible tour. In an e-mail sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET, Björler said, "Just wanted to tell you that the rumours about the AT THE GATES reunion are untrue."
Former CARCASS frontman Jeff Walker also refuted the rumor that the Liverpool gore-grind pioneers may be reuniting for a possible tour. In an e-mail sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET, Walker said, "For the record, Bill Steer wasn't even at the Metal Hammer awards and I didn't speak to Adrian that night! I'd find the whole matter hilarious if it wasn't for the fact that the rumor is probably gonna put a few people's noses out of joint..."
A June 22, 2005 posting on the Earache Records-affiliated web site www.metaltracks.com indicated that Walker, along with former CARCASS guitarist Bill Steer and ex-AT THE GATES drummer Adrian Erlandsson, hinted at the recent Metal Hammer Awards in London that the two bands are considering reforming and going on tour together in the near future.
Strong rumours gathered from the mouths of Jeff Walker & Bill Steer of Liverpool gore grind superstars Carcass and Adrian Erlandsson, drummer of Swedish melodic death metal band At The Gates at the recent Metal Hammer Awards in London suggest that both bands are considering reforming and going on tour together in the near future.
CRADLE OF FILTH drummer Adrian Erlandsson (ex-AT THE GATES, THE HAUNTED) has uploaded a rare 1994 demo recording from TERROR, a short-lived studio project featuring Erlandsson, Anders Björler (guitar; THE HAUNTED, ex-AT THE GATES), Jonas Björler (bass; THE HAUNTED, ex-AT THE GATES) and Jon Nödtveit (vocals; DISSECTION). The three-song demo was recorded at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden. Commented Erlandsson, "We had a excellent time writing and recording these tracks in two days." You can download the songs "Radiation", "Destruction" and "Terror" here.
"Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore" is available in stores. The book, published by Feral House, revisits critical moments in the history of the grindcore and death metal genres. “Choosing Death: The Original Soundtrack,” the Relapse Records companion CD compilation to “Choosing Death” featuring classic tracks from Carcass, Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel, Death, At the Gates, and many more in addition to exclusive, never-before-heard songs from Nihilist (pre-Entombed), Suffocation and Pig Destroyer, is also available.
The "Monsters Of Metal" clip-compilations got two evil little brothers – the "Monsters Of Death". This brandnew set of two DVDs features the who-is-who of Death Metal from Europa and America in 53 (!) clips ranging.
Among the selections: Dissection ('Where Dead Angels Lie'), At the Gates ('Terminal Spirit Disease'), Cannibal Corpse ('Deceny Defied'), Six Feet Under ('America The Brutal') and Hypocrisy ("Inferior Devoties"). There is also a live chapter with Malevolent Creation and Immolation plus some audio parts with new hot metal stuff from Nuclear Blast.
If you want to check out "Monster Of Metal", visit one of the following release parties. You can check out the material plus even grab some freebies.
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THE HAUNTED frontman Peter Dolving recently spoke to the Fourteen G E-zine about the group's new album, "rEVOLVEr", the music business and the possibility of an AT THE GATES reunion (the much-missed pre-THE HAUNTED outfit that is considered to be among Sweden's most influential extreme metal acts). A couple of excerpts from the interview follow:
Fourteen G: When do you think an AT THE GATES reunion will occur?
Peter Dolving: "I think it's not impossible, they were talking about doing something like a one show [gig] in London but it still needs to be worked out. I think the initiative has to come from outside; someone else has to take the initiative for them. It would take a sound financial situation to make it whole!
Fourteen G: Coming from thee latest hotbed of death metal, how is the scene evolving in Sweden?
Peter Dolving: "In a way, it's a really hard question. Musically I think it's getting a lot more technical and for a while there. There were a lot of bands that were being inspired by bands like AT THE GATES and THE HAUNTED and a lot of them were going in that direction of sound or looking for that same kind of energy. But I think finally that it's occurring to a lot of those kids that it's more about trying to find your own expression, you know. The originality level is really going up actually. Getting more weird stuff, I don't know if that's directly better. In the long run, yeah, it's better because it will spur people to do something they might not have done before."
Drowned Scream Records has set a September 24 release date for the At The Gates tribute album, "Slaughterous Souls - A Tribute to At The Gates". The complete track listing for the effort is as follows:
01. TAETRE (Sweden) – "At the Gates"
02. GODHATE (Sweden) - "Kingdom Gone"
03. MÖRK GRYNING (Sweden) - "Neverwhere"
04. MOONSKIN (Israel) - "Raped by the Light of Christ"
05. DARKNESS BY OATH (Basque Country) - "The Swarm"
06. SOUL DEMISE (Germany) - "Forever Blind"
07. ETERNAL OATH (Sweden)- "The Fevered Circle"
08. ETERNAL GRAY (Israel)- "Blinded by Fear"
09. ILLDISPOSED (Denmark) - "Slaughter of the Soul" (mp3)
10. ENTER CHAOS (Poland) - "Cold"
11. DETONATION (Holland) - "Under a Serpent Sun"
12. MISANTHROPE (France) - "Suicide Nation"
13. PAGANIZER (Sweden) - "Nausea"
14. VILE (USA)- "Cold" (live cover)
15. IN AETERNUM - "Blood Run from the Altar" (GROTESQUE cover)
I just thought I'd mention specificly that the recently launched At The Gates website has a link to an mp3 of a track from the upcoming AT THE GATES tribute album by Illdisposed.
A new official website for the Swedish classic death/thrash metal band At The Gates have just been published at www.atthegates.se. Some rare stuff is to be found at the site.
DROWNED SCREAM RECORDS have announced the forthcoming release of "Slaughterous Souls - A Tribute to AT THE GATES", expected to be released in September 2004. The album will feature the following bands:
TAETRE (Sweden) - At the Gates
GODHATE (Sweden) - Kingdom Gone
MÖRK GRYNING (Sweden) - Neverwhere
MOONSKIN (Israel) - Raped by the Light of Christ
DARKNESS BY OATH (Basque Country) - The Swarm
SOUL DEMISE (Germany) - Forever Blind
ETERNAL OATH (Sweden)- The Fevered Circle
ETERNAL GRAY (Israel)- Blinded by Fear
ILLDISPOSED (Denmark) - Slaughter of the Soul
ENTER CHAOS (Poland) - Cold
DETONATION (Holland) - Under a Serpent Sun
MISANTHROPE (France) - Suicide Nation
PAGANIZER (Sweden) - Nausea
VILE (USA)- Cold (live cover)
IN AETERNUM - Blood Runs from the Altar * GROTESQUE cover
THE GREAT DECEIVER, the Swedish band featuring former AT THE GATES/THE CROWN frontman Tomas Lindberg, have set a May 11 U.S. release date through Peaceville Records for their second album, titled "Terra Incognito".
Recorded during the summer of 2003, the follow-up to 2002's "A Venom Well Designed" was produced by Daniel Bergstrand (MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD). The album finds further production assistance from Örjan Örnkloo (MISERY LOVES COMPANY). The band have filmed their first video for the album track "Lake of Sulphur". The clip was directed by Patric Ullaeus, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL and MNEMIC, among others.
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THE GREAT DECEIVER, the Swedish band featuring former AT THE GATES/THE CROWN frontman Tomas Lindberg, have completed work on a video for the track "Lake of Sulphur" with director Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, IN FLAMES, LACUNA COIL, WITHIN TEMPTATION) of Revolver Film Company. The clip, which was shot in the Arizona dessert and at The Revolver Ranch, will begin airing in February.
"Lake of Sulphur" comes off THE GREAT DECEIVER's sophomore album, "Terra Incognito", due in March through Peaceville Records. The follow-up to 2002's "A Venom Well Designed" was recorded in early 2003 at Dug-Out studio in Uppsala, Sweden with producer Daniel Bergstrand (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STUCK MOJO).