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At the Gates Reunite

Posted by - 07:16 PM on 01/27/14
Swedish metal legends At the Gates have reunited. They'll release At War With Reality, their first album in 18 years, in the fall on Century Media Records.
So, here we are almost 24 years since the birth of AT THE GATES, and some 18+ years since our latest album 'Slaughter Of The Soul'. A lot of years have passed and we have embarked on some life-changing reunion tours and shows the last couple of years.
So, why make a new album you might ask, and why now? Well, what we learned from the last couple of years hanging out and playing shows together, is that we enjoy what we do to the fullest extent. We love playing music together, and we love to hang out as friends. But, as a musician, we constantly write new music. It's a huge part of our identities.

We are fully aware that we have made some very drastic statements in interviews as well as the closing words on the DVD about the longevity of AT THE GATES, but things change, situations change and people change. When Anders sent the first song last summer, we had zero expectations of the outcome. We only knew one thing - That it sounded amazing! At the time we weren't even sure there would be an album, but as things progressed, more songs came into existence, and we knew we were on to something great.

We know you are all curious about the new material, and to make a simple explanation of where we are at musically, we would describe it as a perfect mix between early AT THE GATES & 'Slaughter of the Soul'-era AT THE GATES, trying to maintain the legacy and the history.

We chose Century Media as a worldwide partner for the upcoming album. We have all been friends for years with people at the label. Jonas & Anders have a history with THE HAUNTED there (as well as Adrian with PARADISE LOST).

So, we hope to bring you updates about the progress of the new album soon. The plan is to record the album in June/July with a tentative release in October / November of 2014 on Century Media Records.
 
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07:17 PM on 01/27/14
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If you were into the early 2000s metalcore movement (Killswitch, As I Lay Dying, All That Remains, Atreyu, etc.) and haven't listened to Slaughter of the Soul, do so now.
07:21 PM on 01/27/14
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If you were into the early 2000s metalcore movement (Killswitch, As I Lay Dying, All That Remains, Atreyu, etc.) and haven't listened to Slaughter of the Soul, do so now.
This this this this this!!!! Holy shit this! I feel like metal bands have been ripping off At the Gates for like 2 decades now hahaha. Couldn't be anymore stoked about this! Slaughter of the Soul is a fucking classic and paved the way for melodic death metal to become a serious genre of music.
07:46 PM on 01/27/14
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Not really into metal much anymore, but I loved Slaughter of the Soul in high school.
Stoked.
07:47 PM on 01/27/14
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Holy shit!,,, best news ever! All you youngsters, introduce yourself to the band that paved the way for the majority of melodic metal/ metalcore bands in the scene now
07:48 PM on 01/27/14
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Slaughter of the soul is as classic as it gets
07:54 PM on 01/27/14
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Not a super huge fan or anything, but I've always thought ATG ruled. This should be pretty interesting.
07:55 PM on 01/27/14
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If you were into the early 2000s metalcore movement (Killswitch, As I Lay Dying, All That Remains, Atreyu, etc.) and haven't listened to Slaughter of the Soul, do so now.
thanks, i've never jammed these dudes but i am now and this album is awesome.
08:16 PM on 01/27/14
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Slaughter of the Soul rips. I'm really looking forward to this one.
08:22 PM on 01/27/14
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Slaughter of the Soul is hardly their best album. most accessible maybe


If they can make a respectable reunion album like Carcass I'll be pleased, but I'm keeping my expectations low

here's a recommendation: if you like early Darkest Hour (or any melo-death really), listen to Eucharist.
08:35 PM on 01/27/14
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Hot damn!
09:58 PM on 01/27/14
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Finally!!!

If you were into the early 2000s metalcore movement (Killswitch, As I Lay Dying, All That Remains, Atreyu, etc.) and haven't listened to Slaughter of the Soul, do so now.

This!
10:23 PM on 01/27/14
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excellent news.
05:40 AM on 01/28/14
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if carcass can crush it after all these years, I expect nothing less from At The Gates
09:22 AM on 01/28/14
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Awesome!

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