Swedish melodic Death Metal pioneers AT THE GATES have just completed the recording process of their upcoming studio album with producer Russ Russell (Napalm Death, The Haunted, Dimmu Borgir, etc.) at Parlour Studios in the UK. The album will be entitled “To Drink From The Night Itself” and it follows up 2014’s acclaimed comeback release “At War With Reality”. The worldwide release date will be May 18th, 2018 via Century Media Records.
The band has checked in with the following comment:
“We have wrapped up the recordings of the new record, and we are super psyched! It has been a smooth process, and very creatively fullfilling. All people that we have worked with on this project have stepped up to our vision of the final product, and we are very excited about the result.
As you might have seen, we have worked with Russ Russel on this one, and he is really a master of getting the most intense takes out of us, and also has an ear for the rawness that we were after for this one. The vocals were recorded with Per Stålberg here in Gothenburg, and he always makes me deliver to a 100%. Right now we are getting the mastering done, and every new song that is bounced to us produces huge grins on our faces. This album sounds hungry and mean.
The title of our new record will be “To Drink From The Night Itself”, and it is, again a conceptual record. More details about the concept will be revealed once the album is more on its way. But it connects with the deep roots of the band, and has connections with some of the themes on “The Red In The Sky Is Ours”.
2018, we are ready, let´s do this!” – Tomas Lindberg, Gothenburg, Jan 2018
Check out a few first video reports from the studio here:
AT THE GATES have also announced several more new shows for 2018 including a first club show of the year in Cologne, Germany (with Ultha and Nailed To Obscurity as supports) as well as various high-profile festivals like Pulp Summer Slam (The Philippines), Graspop (Belgium), Hellfest (France), Resurrection (Spain) or Summer Breeze (Germany). The complete list of announced shows so far reads as follows (New additions marked *):
AT THE GATES – Live 2018:
03.03.2018 Cologne (Germany) – Gebäude 9 *
04.03.2018 Tilburg (The Netherlands) – Netherlands Deathfest
31.03.2018 Philadelphia (USA) – Decibel Metal & Beer Fest
05.05.2018 Manila (The Philippines) – Pulp Summer Slam *
21.06.2018 Halden (Norway) – Tons Of Rock Festival
23.06.2018 Dessel (Belgium) – Graspop Metal Meeting *
24.06.2018 Clisson (France) – Hellfest *
30.06.2018 Helsinki (Finland) – Tuska *
12.07.2018 Viveiro (Spain) – Resurrection Fest *
14.07.2018 Gävle (Sweden) – Gefle Metal Fest
28.07.2018 Essen (Germany) – Nord Open Air
11.08.2018 Jaromer (Czech Republic) – Brutal Assault Festival
16.08.2018 Dinkelsbühl (Germany) – Summer Breeze Open Air *
More dates to be announced soon…
AT THE GATES’ latest album, “At War With Reality”, which came out in late 2014 via Century Media Records, marked a first new studio album effort in 19 years for AT THE GATES and managed to enter the charts in several countries upon release, including the following positions: Sweden: # 3, Germany: # 25, USA: # 53, Finland: # 15, Austria: # 39, Switzerland: # 51, UK: #132, UK Rock Charts: # 13, France: # 119 or also Japan Oricon International: # 17.