At The Gates Announces European Tour With Triptykon
Swedish death metal legends At The Gates have announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour of Europe this December, their first in nearly twenty years. They will be joined on the trek by Triptykon and Morbus Chron. Speaking about the tour, vocalist Tomas Lindberg stated:
"We are very excited for this tour. It will be our first proper tour of Europe since 1996. As we have been playing only festivals in Europe since the reunion in 2008, this will be the first chance for us to meet the fans of Europe in a more intimate environment. Playing live for our own crowd, our own people in smaller clubs is something that is essential to us as a band and we are looking forward to finally being able to deliver a full At The Gates show in this setting, without having to work around the schedules and conditions of bigger festivals. It will also be the first time ever that we will be able to present some new compositions in a live setting - as the new album will be released by then. It's hard and uncompromising and I think the new songs will work great live next to the old songs.
"As for going out together with Triptykon, we couldn't be more thrilled. I have always looked upon the work of Thomas Gabriel Fischer as a great source of inspiration. From naming my first band, Grotesque after a line in a Celtic Frost song back in 1988, to the mighty comeback with his new reincarnation with Triptykon. Seeing them live every day for three weeks will be mind-blowing.
"As for the opener Morbus Chron... they have just released one of the most exciting albums of modern death metal in a long while. They remind me so much of the spirit of early At The Gates. It's as if every note is important and fills a certain purpose. It's dark, it's beautiful and it's sincere. One of the most outstanding "new" bands for sure.
"I sincerely believe that this is a tour that you shouldn't miss out on, it will be spectacular. A killer bill!"
Triptykon's V. Santura states: "Personally, I consider it a great pleasure and feel proud to join the mighty At The Gates on tour, who are one of the most influential extreme metal bands of the early 90's. Slaughter Of The Soul has been among my favourite albums for a long time. After having confirmed numerous festivals, touring with At The Gates is another great opportunity to present Triptykon to a vast variety of metal fans."
Says Morbus Chron's Adam Lindmark: "Getting the chance to go on tour with At The Gates is flattering, and a great opportunity for us to get our name out there. We're looking forward to sharing our music with a wider audience."
The tour dates are as follows:
December 4 - London, England - Forum
December 5 - Manchester, England - Academy 2
December 6 - Glasgow, Scotland - Garage
December 7 - Birmingham, England - Academy
December 8 - Cardiff, Wales - Souls
December 10 - Essen, Germany - Turock
December 11 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
December 12 - Eindhoven, Netherlands - Metal Meeting Festival
December 13 - Leipzig, Germany - Conne Island
December 14 - Wien, Austria - Arena
December 16 - Aarau, Switzerland - Kiff (Triptykon co-headline)
December 17 - Munich, Germany - Backstage Werk
December 18 - Antwerpen, Belgium - Trix
December 19 - Cologne, Germany - Essigfabrik
December 20 - Berlin, Germany - Postbahnhof
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