AT THE GATES - The Secret Show In Osnabrück Mini-Documentary Streaming
March 13, 2018, 3 months ago
Billed as The Burning Darkness, Swedish melodic death metal pioneers At The Gates performed their first show with guitarist Jonas Stålhammar on March 2nd at Bastard Club in Osnabrück, Germany. A short documentary by Costin Chioreanu (twilight13media.com) is available for streaming below:
At The Gates recently launched a first single and video off their new album, To Drink From The Night Itself, by debuting the album’s title track. Check out the song “To Drink From The Night Itself” in a video directed by Patric Ullaeus / Revolver.se below.
Frontman Tomas Lindberg comments: “So, for the first song to present to the public, we chose the title track of the album. Which is also the opening track of the record. To us, this gives a presentation of the attitude of the album: raw, hungry and desperate. It also gives an introduction to the whole concept of the record. We live through our art, and the whole album deals with the concept of art. Art as a tool either for revolution, or suppression. To drink from the night itself is just that, a metaphor for living and breathing through art. Of course the concept goes deeper than that, but this song is the heart of the concept, the fierce call to arms so to say. We are still at war, but this time we are fighting the abyss, the abyss of apathy and oppression. It is an aggressive song, but also contains a lot of the other elements of the band´s sound on this record. Melancholia, desperation and struggle. For the first video we chose to use Patric Ullaeus again, as he is good at capturing the raw energy of the band playing live. In the video you can also see glimpses of the art used for the cover, so it binds it all together nicely. Enjoy.”
To Drink From The Night Itself will be released on May 18th via Century Media Records. Next to the standard jewelcase CD, the digital download and the LP version (various options detailed below), To Drink From The Night Itself will also be available in Europe as limited edition mediabook 2CD (with a bonus-disc of 5 additional tracks, expanded booklet and 3 stickers) and as strictly limited and numbered LP-boxset (further details below).
The LP format comes as 180g vinyl in gatefold packaging with 8-page LP-booklet and an art-print in the following different versions, colours and limitations:
* Black LP - Unlimited
* Clear LP via Bengans Sweden - 400x copies
* Silver LP via CM EU Onlineshop - 200x copies
* Picture LP via CM Distro EU - 500x copies
* White LP via NBR - 300x copies
* Blue LP via EMP - 300x copies
* Red LP via CM USA - 600x copies
* Golden LP via Indie Stores USA - 300x copies
* Smokey gray LP via CM US Onlineshop - 300x copies
* Sea glass LP via CM US Onlineshop - 200x copies
The album’s LP-Boxset is strictly limited to 2,000 numbered copies and will include a special triple gatefold version with alternate cover artwork, LP-booklet, 4 art-prints, a bonus LP with 5 additional tracks and etching on B-side, a large poster, a large patch, a metal-pin, a hand-signed card, a set of 3 stickers as well as the album’s CD and bonus-disc ion plastic sleeves.
Pre-order the album here.
Produced with Russ Russell (Napalm Death, The Haunted, Dimmu Borgir, etc.) at Parlour Studios in the UK, the album follows up 2014’s acclaimed comeback release At War With Reality, and will feature conceptual artwork created by Costin Chioreanu / Twilight 13 Media, who already worked with At The Gates on At War With Reality.
To Drink From The Night Itself tracklisting:
"To Drink From The Night Itself"
"A Stare Bound In Stone"
"Palace Of Lepers"
"Daggers Of Black Haze"
"In Nameless Sleep"
"The Colours Of The Beast"
"A Labyrinth Of Tombs"
"Seas Of Starvation"
"In Death They Shall Burn"
"The Mirror Black"
At The Gates live itinerary can be found here.
At The Gates lineup (from left to right in photo):
Adrian Erlandsson - Drums
Jonas Björler - Bass
Tomas Lindberg - Vocals
Jonas Stålhammar - Guitar
Martin Larsson - Guitar
(Photo - Ester Segarra)