Band To Make Exclusive U.S. Appearance March 31 Headlining Decibel Magazine's Beer & Metal Festival - Featured on Cover of New Issue, Exclusive Single Featured on Deluxe Subscription Flexi Disc Series
Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES are launching the first single from their much anticipated new album, “To Drink From The Night Itself”, by debuting the music video for the upcoming album’s title track!
AT THE GATES frontman Tomas Lindberg checked in to comment about the track as follows:
“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” is scheduled for release on May 18 via CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS and is available for pre-order in Europe now at:https://AtTheGates.lnk.to/ToDrinkFromTheNightItself
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 five additional tracks, expanded booklet and three stickers) and as strictly limited and numbered LP-Boxset.
"To Drink From The Night Itself" will be offered on Gatefold 180-gram vinyl including an eight page booklet and art print in the following variations worldwide:
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 European-exclusive LP boxset is limited to 2000 numbered copies and will include a special triple-gatefold LP with alternate cover artwork, booklet, four art-prints, a bonus LP with five additional tracks and etching on it's b-side, a large poster, a large patch, a metal pin, a hand-signed card, a set of 3 stickers and a CD version including bonus-disc ion plastic sleeves.
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 features 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" Track List 1. Der Widerstand 2. To Drink From The Night Itself (WATCH) 3. A Stare Bound In Stone 4. Palace Of Lepers 5. Daggers Of Black Haze 6. The Chasm 7. In Nameless Sleep 8. The Colours Of The Beast 9. A Labyrinth Of Tombs 10. Seas Of Starvation 11. In Death They Shall Burn 12. The Mirror Black
Next to a newly announced tour of Latin America, AT THE GATES will kicking off the year's touring schedule this weekend with a string of special club shows across Europe before heading for an exclusive North American appearance headlining Decibel Magazine's Metal & Beer Fest in Philadelphia on March 31.
In addition to being featured on the festival, the band have also announced they will be release an exclusive re-recording of their 1993 classic “Raped by the Light of Christ” for Decibel's prestigious Flexi Disc series which will only be available to deluxe subscribers, details can be found here: https://www.decibelmagazine.com/2018/03/01/gates-release-exclusive-new-recording-via-decibel-flexi-series/ AT THE GATES – Live 2018: 3/2 Osnabruck, DE - Bastard Club 3/3 Cologne, DE - Gebäude 9 3/4 Tilburg, NL - Netherlands Deathfest 3/31 Philadelphia, PA - Decibel Metal & Beer Fest 5/2 Hong Kong, CN - TTN 5/3 Bangkok, TH - Hollywood Awards 5/5 Manila, PH - Pulp Summer Slam 5/6 Singapore, SG - Scape 5/29 Tokyo, JP - O-East 5/30 Nagoya, JP - Electric Lady Land 5/31 Osaka, JP - Umeda Trad 6/21 Halden, NO - Tons Of Rock Festival 6/22 Copenhagen, DK - Copenhell Festival 6/23 Dessel, BE - Graspop Metal Meeting 6/24 Clisson, FR - Hellfest 6/29 Verona, IT - Rock The Castle Festival 6/30 Helsinki, FI - Tuska 7/12 Viveiro, ES - Resurrection Fest 7/14 Gävle, SE - Gefle Metal Fest 7/28 Essen, DE - Nord Open Air 8/4 Saint-Maurice-De-Gourdans, FR - Sylak Open Air 8/10 Jaromer, CR - Brutal Assault Festival 8/12 Walton On Trent/Derbyshire, UK - Bloodstock Open Air 8/16 Dinkelsbühl, DE - Summer Breeze Open Air 9/15 Guadalajara, MX - C3 Stage 9/16 Mexico City, MX - Circo Volador 9/18 San Jose, CR - Pepers Club 9/19 San Salvador, SV - Cifco 9/20 Guatemala City, GT - Rock Ol Vuh 9/22 Bogota, CO - TBC 9/25 Buenos Aires, AR - Uniclub 9/27 Temuco, CL - Blondie 9/28 Santiago, CL
AT THE GATES line-up: Tomas Lindberg – Vocals Jonas Björler – Bass Martin Larsson – Guitar Jonas Stålhammar – Guitar Adrian Erlandsson – Drums