AT THE GATES – Debut single and video for “To Drink From The Night Itself” title-track; Album pre-order starting; Tour of Latin America announced!  


Swedish melodic Death Metal pioneers AT THE GATES are launching a first single and video clip off their much anticipated new album “To Drink From The Night Itself” by debuting the album’s title-track today. Check out the song “To Drink From The Night Itself” in a video-clip directed by Patric Ullaeus / (In Flames, Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir) here:

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”, which is due out May 18th, 2018 via Century Media Records is available for pre-order now here:

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 5 additional tracks, expanded booklet and 3 stickers) and as strictly limited and numbered LP-Boxset (Further details below too!). The LP format comes as 180gr.vinyl in Gatefold packaging with 8-pages LP-booklet and an art-print in the following different versions, colours and limitations:

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 album’s LP-Boxset is strictly limited to 2000 numbered copies and will include a special triple Gatefold version with alternate cover artwork, LP-booklet, 4 art-prints, a bonus LP with 5 additional tracks and etching on B-side, a large poster, a large patch, a metal-pin, a hand-signed card, a set of 3 stickers as well as the album’s CD and 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”.

The main album’s tracklisting reads as follows:

AT THE GATES – “To Drink From The Night Itself“:

1. Der Widerstand

2. To Drink From The Night Itself

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 are actually kicking off their live-campaign for “To Drink From The Night Itself” this weekend with a string of special club-shows. Here is the list of all upcoming shows announced so far:

AT THE GATES – Live 2018:

02.03.2018 Osnabrück (Germany) – Bastard Club

03.03.2018 Cologne (Germany) – Gebäude 9

04.03.2018 Tilburg (The Netherlands) – Netherlands Deathfest

31.03.2018 Philadelphia (USA) – Decibel Metal & Beer Fest

02.05.2018 Hong Kong (China) – TTN

03.05.2018 Bangkok (Thailand) – Hollywood Awards

05.05.2018 Manila (The Philippines) – Pulp Summer Slam

06.05.2018 Singapore (Singapore) – Scape

29.05.2018 Tokyo (Japan) – O-East

30.05.2018 Nagoya (Japan) – Electric Lady Land

31.05.2018 Osaka (Japan) – Umeda Trad

21.06.2018 Halden (Norway) – Tons Of Rock Festival

22.06.2018 Copenhagen (Denmark) – Copenhell Festival

23.06.2018 Dessel (Belgium) – Graspop Metal Meeting

24.06.2018 Clisson (France) – Hellfest

29.06.2018 Verona (Italy) – Rock The Castle Festival

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

04.08.2018 Saint-Maurice-De-Gourdans (France) – Sylak Open Air

10.08.2018 Jaromer (Czech Republic) – Brutal Assault Festival

12.08.2018 Walton On Trent / Derbyshire (UK) – Bloodstock Open Air

16.08.2018 Dinkelsbühl (Germany) – Summer Breeze Open Air

15.09.2018 Guadalajara (Mexico) – C3 Stage

16.09.2018 Mexico City (Mexico) – Circo Volador

18.09.2018 San José (Costa Rica) – Pepers Club

19.09.2018 San Salvador (El Salvador) – Cifco

20.09.2018 Guatemala City (Guatemala)  – Rock Ol Vuh

22.09.2018 Bogotá (Colombia) – TBC

25.09.2018 Buenos Aires (Argentina) – Uniclub

27.09.2018 Temuco (Chile) – Puerto Madero / Casas Viejas

28.09.2018 Santiago (Chile) – Blondie

30.09.2018 Sao Paulo (Brazil) – Carioca Club

And more dates to be announced soon…

In related news, AT THE GATES have been announced to be part of the Flexi Series by US magazine Decibel, which features a special new rendition of “Raped By The Light Of Christ (2018)” alongside their next issue. More details here:

Further details about “To Drink From The Night Itself“ will be following soon…

AT THE GATES line-up:

Tomas Lindberg – Vocals

Jonas Björler – Bass

Martin Larsson – Guitar

Jonas Stålhammar – Guitar

Adrian Erlandsson – Drums

AT THE GATES online:

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