BAND RELEASES VIDEO-CLIP FOR THE ALBUM’S TITLE-TRACK TODAY WATCH EXCLUSIVE ALBUM STREAM EVENT TOMORROW
(Gothenburg, Sweden – July 2, 2021) – Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES have just released their newest studio album The Nightmare Of Being worldwide via Century Media Records today. To celebrate the release, AT THE GATES have released the music video for the title-track, “The Nightmare Of Being”, which was directed by Patric Ullaeus / www.rEvolver.se (Arch Enemy, In Flames, Dimmu Borgir, etc.). Watch the music video HERE. AT THE GATES vocalist Tomas Lindberg Redant states, “One of the key tracks on the album, this one is really dark and haunting, with some classic old school AT THE GATES harmonies thrown in. I guess some of you have already read up on the concept of the album, this one is the introduction to said concept, introducing the main idea that mankind's consciousness is the ghost of our nightmares, the plague that drives us to our own extinction. I am really happy that Patric Ullaeus got the chance to, once again, interpret the dark themes of our music with his video. He really gave this a special feeling, which I think goes really well with the theme of the abyss of the human soul. Today you can also, finally, listen to the whole album! Dive in! It is, as said before, the most rich, cinematic, textured, layered, progressive and dynamic album we have ever written. Thanks for listening!”
In other news, AT THE GATES are launching a free full album stream premiere event to celebrate the release of The Nightmare Of Beingtomorrow, July 3rd at 8PM CEST (2PM EST) on YouTube. AT THE GATES vocalist Tomas Lindberg Redant will be part of the chat for this exclusive album premiere, which can be viewed HERE.
While main parts for The Nightmare Of Being were recorded in several different Swedish studios (drums at Studio Gröndal with Jens Bogren, guitars and bass with Andy La Rocque at Sonic Train Studio and vocals at Welfare Sounds with Per Stålberg), the album was mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studios (Amon Amarth, Opeth, Kreator, etc.) by Jens Bogren, who previously worked with AT THE GATES on their 2014 comeback album At War With Reality. The album’s visual concept and album cover was developed by artist Eva Nahon. The Nightmare Of Being Tracklisting: 1. Spectre of Extinction 2. The Paradox 3. The Nightmare of Being 4. Garden of Cyrus 5. Touched by the White Hands of Death 6. The Fall into Time 7. Cult of Salvation 8. The Abstract Enthroned 9. Cosmic Pessimism 10. Eternal Winter of Reason The Nightmare Of Being is available in the following formats: · Ltd. Deluxe Transparent Blood Red 2LP+3CD Artbook · Ltd. 2CD Mediabook · Standard CD Jewelcase · Standard LP · Digital Album The album’s limited deluxe 2LP+3CD Artbook (depicted below) contains exclusive transparent blood red vinyl on 180g. and will include a 9-track live LP and CD as well as an exclusive instrumental version of the entire The Nightmare Of Being album as a bonus CD. Furthermore, it 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. Tracklisting for the 9-track live LP: 1. Red (King Crimson cover, Live at Roadburn) 2. The Scar (Live at Roadburn) 3. Koyaanisqatsi (Philip Glass cover, Live at Roadburn) 4. The Burning Darkness (Live at Roadburn) 5. Daggers of Black Haze (Live in Stockholm) 6. Death and the Labyrinth (Live in San Francisco) 7. A Stare Bound in Stone (Live in San Francisco) 8. Heroes and Tombs (Live in San Francisco) 9. The Night Eternal (Live in San Francisco) The standard vinyl version of The Nightmare Of Being comes on 180g vinyl and with double-sided A2 poster. It will be available in the following vinyl color variants and limitations: Black LP – Unlimited Transparent Blue LP – 300x copies via CM Webshop and CM Distro Europe Bright Gold-Deep Blood Red Splattered LP – 500x copies via Amazon Germany Sky Blue – 300x copies via EMP White LP – 300x copies via Nuclear Blast Bright gold LP – 300x copies via Supreme Chaos Lilac – 300x copies via Napalm Records Silver LP – 300x copies via Bengans / Sweden Transparent Petrol Green – 300x copies via Eyesore Merch / UK Bone Colored LP – 500x copies via Indie Stores / CM USA Black Ice LP – 300x copies via CM Webshop USA Ultra Clear LP – 300x copies via Revolver USA Tan Colored LP – 300x copies via Decibel USA The various formats are available to order HERE.
AT THE GATES have announced a string of shows in Sweden this December to promote The Nightmare Of Being. Below are all the confirmed tour dates, which includes a few festival appearances. AT THE GATES - Live 2021 / 2022: 13.08.2021 Kortrijk (Belgium) - Alcatraz Festival 02.10.2021 Larvik (Norway) - Spetakkel Festivalen 02.12.2021 Uppsala (Sweden) - Katalin 03.12.2021 Norrköping (Sweden) - Dynamo 04.12.2021 Karlstad (Sweden) - Nöjesfabriken 07.12.2021 Göteborg (Sweden) - Trägårn 09.12.2021 Stockholm (Sweden) - Slaktkyrkan 10.12.2021 Huskvarna (Sweden) - Folkets Park 11.12.2021 Gävle (Sweden) - Gefle Metal Winter fest 05.02.2022 Fredericia (Denmark) - Metal Magic Winter Festival 17.06.2022 Clisson (France) - Hellfest 23.06.2022 Nummijärvi (Finland) - Nummirock Festival 15.07.2022 Gävle (Sweden) - Gefle Metal Festival