Samstag 26. November 2022

AT THE GATES announce return of founding member and guitarist Anders Björler

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While Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES continue to promote their acclaimed latest studio album “The Nightmare Of Being”, they have now checked in after a North American tour as well as an intense run of Summer festivals across Europe and in Japan with the news that founding member and guitarist Anders Björler is returning to the band’s line-up after a handful of years of absence.

AT THE GATES vocalist Tomas Lindberg Redant comments the news as follows: “It is with great pleasure we welcome Anders Björler, one of the founding members, back into the band. We are excited to tell you that we are already starting the work on the follow up to „The Nightmare of Being“, with the same line up that wrote „Terminal Spirit Disease“, „Slaughter of the Soul“ and „At War with reality“. Anders first show back in the band will be Damnation Fest in the UK, and he will join us on the European tour together with In Flames later this year. Great Times! It really feels like a second rebirth of the band, and we are looking forward to this new chapter!“

Anders Björler added the following comment: ““It feels like coming home for sure. I have been missing the guys of course, but also playing the guitar, writing music and the artistic creativity in general. I’ve been watching from the sidelines for a number of years, and I’ve been very proud of what they have created in my absence. I am really looking forward to writing a new album and getting back to playing live shows again…“

Next up, AT THE GATES will appear at UK’s Damnation festival before embarking on a massive tour across Europe featuring In Flames, Imminence and Orbit Culture between November 12th and December 17th, 2022 as follows:

AT THE GATES – Live 2022:
05.11.2022 Manchester (UK) – Damnation Festival

In Flames, AT THE GATES, Imminence & Orbit Culture – European Tour:
12.11.2022 Tallinn (Estonia) – Noblesser Foundry
13.11.2022 Riga Latvia) – Palladium
15.11.2022 Katowice (Poland) – MCK
16.11.2022 Prague (Czech Republic) – Mala Sportovni Hala
18.11.2022 Ludwigsburg (Germany) – MHP Arena
20.11.2022 London (UK) – O2 Academy Brixton
21.11.2022 Esch-Sur-Alzette (Luxembourg) – Rockhal
22.11.2022 Strasbourg (France) – La Laiterie
23.11.2022 Paris (France) – Bataclan
25.11.2022 Bilbao (Spain) – Santana 27
26.11.2022 Madrid (Spain) – Riviera
27.11.2022 Barcelona (Spain) – Razzmatazz
28.11.2022 Lyon (France) – Le Transbordeur
30.11.2022 Zurich (Switzerland) – Samsung Hall
01.12.2022 Milan (Italy) – Alcatraz
02.12.2022 Vienna (Austria) – Gasometer
03.12.2022 Leipzig (Germany) – Haus Auensee
04.12.2022 Cologne (Germany) – Palladium
06.12.2022 Tilburg (The Netherlands) – 013
07.12.2022 Brussels (Belgium) – AB
08.12.2022 Wiesbaden (Germany) – Schlachthof
09.12.2022 Hamburg (Germany) – Edel Optics Arena
10.12.2022 Copenhagen (Denmark) – Store Vega
11.12.2022 Oslo (Norway) – Spektrum
14.12.2022 Helsinki (Finland) – Ice Hall
16.12.2022 Stockholm (Sweden) – Hovet
17.12.2022 Gothenburg (Sweden) – Scandinavium  

Tour video trailer

Tomas Lindberg Redant added the following comment about the upcoming tour with In Flames: “We are very excited about finally, being able to play in front of our European fans in support of our latest album “The Nightmare Of Being”. This time we will hit the road with our long-time friends In Flames. It’s such a weird fact that we have actually never toured together, although we are from the same town! So this will be a great opportunity to experience “The Gothenburg sound”, and it is awesome to be part of such a strong package. We can´t wait to get out there again!”

AT THE GATES’  latest studio album “The Nightmare Of Being” was released last Summer worldwide via Century Media Records and scored impressing chart entries worldwide upon initial release in July as follows: Germany: # 8, Austria: # 18, Switzerland: # 12, Sweden: # 20, Sweden (Physical): # 1, Sweden (Vinyl): # 1, Sweden (Hardrock/Metal): # 2, The Netherlands: # 77, Belgium: # 84, Finland: # 21, Finland (Physical): # 5, UK (Rock): # 3, USA (Current Hard Music Albums): #1, USA (Current Rock Albums): #4, USA (Current Album Sales): #14. USA (Album Sales): #28.

Check out the AT THE GATES videos/singles previously released for “The Nightmare Of Being” here:
“Spectre of Extinction”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNKxMkHavAw
“The Paradox“: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZPvry4H9N0
“The Fall Into Time”: https://youtu.be/E8QHPfRFo2Y
“The Nightmare Of Being”: https://youtu.be/_piYcbufqrw
“Cosmic Pessimism”: https://youtu.be/runzXv91XFI
“Garden Of Cyrus”: https://youtu.be/CwRpaxd_DWw

Or stream “The Nightmare Of Being” in its entirety in a visualizer clip showing the album’s artwork – which was developed by artist Eva Nahon – here: https://youtu.be/1W3avpbtmM0

AT THE GATES also launched a four-part lyrical talk “Track-By-Track” video series with Decibel Magazine, where vocalist/lyricist Tomas Lindberg Redant expands upon the literature and philosophy that underpin „The Nightmare of Being”.
Watch it here:
Episode 1/4: https://youtu.be/zz-EXLfmxSo
Episode 2/4: https://youtu.be/lpgfRnKv2Xw
Episode 3/4: https://youtu.be/2e_zCen2lvU
Episode 4/4: https://youtu.be/e5sa_FUm0aQ

“The Nightmare Of Being” is still available in the following formats:
– Ltd. Deluxe Transparent Blood Red 2LP+3CD Artbook
– Ltd. 2CD Mediabook
– Standard CD Jewelcase
– Standard LP (Several vinyl variants!)
– Digital Album

The album’s limited deluxe 2LP+3CD Artbook contains exclusive transparent blood red vinyl on 180g. and includes a 9-track Live LP & CD as well as an exclusive instrumental version of the entire “The Nightmare Of Being” album as bonus CD. It furthermore comes with an extended 32-page booklet, a double-sided A2 poster and 4 art prints. The album’s limited 2CD Mediabook comes with an extended 32-page booklet and a 9-track Live CD as bonus.

You can still order the various album formats here: https://atthegates.lnk.to/TheNightmareOfBeingID

Stay tuned for more news on AT THE GATES coming soon…

AT THE GATES line-up: (From left to right on above photo by Ester Segarra)
Adrian Erlandsson – Drums
Jonas Björler – Bass
Anders Björler – Guitars
Tomas Lindberg Redant – Vocals
Martin Larsson – Guitars

AT THE GATES online: 
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