Having performed a first live show with returning founding member and guitarist Anders Björler this past weekend at UK’s Damnation Festival, Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES will continue to promote their acclaimed latest studio album “The Nightmare Of Being” with a comprehensive tour across Europe alongside In Flames, Imminence and Orbit Culture starting later this week.
In order to accentuate the beginning of this massive tour, AT THE GATES are launching two very special video clips for the tracks “The Burning Darkness (Live at Roadburn)” and “The Scar (Live at Roadburn)” today, which you can check out here:
“The Burning Darkness (Live at Roadburn)”:
“The Scar (Live at Roadburn)”:
Originally featured on the bonus disc edition of “The Nightmare Of Being”, these two deep cuts from the early AT THE GATES years were performed live in Tilburg, The Netherlands at Roadburn Festival in 2019 and the band’s longtime videography partner Costin Chioreanu / Twilight 13 Media created both an atmospheric performance clip for “The Burning Darkness (Live at Roadburn)” as well as an outstanding abstract clip for “The Scar (Live at Roadburn)”.
AT THE GATES vocalist Tomas Lindberg Redant checked in with the following comment about the upcoming tour and the video clips:
“We are super excited to finally being able to go on a European tour supporting our latest album “The Nightmare Of Being”. Adding to the excitement is of course the fact that founding guitar player Anders Björler is back in the fold. With the fantastic reception we got at Damnation Festival last weekend it feels like a really great time to be in AT THE GATES.
These two videos were recorded live during our Roadburn Festival performance, as part of my curation, a couple of years back. “The Burning Darkness” is one of the cornerstones in our career for me personally. And having Costin’s great video art as a backdrop for that song was just amazing…Very happy with how this came out! For “The Scar”, also a personal favourite from our early career, Costin has shot a captivating video that really catches the vibe of the track. Here you can also hear the fantastic Yo Quail Quartet playing together with us!”
Here are the dates for The European tour with In Flames, Imminence and Orbit Culture, starting November 12th in Tallinn, Estonia and wrapping up on December 17th, 2022 with a large hometown show in Gothenburg, Sweden:
In Flames, AT THE GATES, Imminence & Orbit Culture – European Tour:
12.11.2022 Tallinn (Estonia) – Noblesser Foundry
13.11.2022 Riga Latvia) – Palladium
15.11.2022 Katowice (Poland) – MCK
16.11.2022 Prague (Czech Republic) – Mala Sportovni Hala
18.11.2022 Ludwigsburg (Germany) – MHP Arena
20.11.2022 London (UK) – O2 Academy Brixton
21.11.2022 Esch-Sur-Alzette (Luxembourg) – Rockhal
22.11.2022 Strasbourg (France) – La Laiterie
23.11.2022 Paris (France) – Bataclan
25.11.2022 Bilbao (Spain) – Santana 27
26.11.2022 Madrid (Spain) – Riviera
27.11.2022 Barcelona (Spain) – Razzmatazz
28.11.2022 Lyon (France) – Le Transbordeur
30.11.2022 Zurich (Switzerland) – Samsung Hall
01.12.2022 Milan (Italy) – Alcatraz
02.12.2022 Vienna (Austria) – Gasometer
03.12.2022 Leipzig (Germany) – Haus Auensee
04.12.2022 Cologne (Germany) – Palladium
06.12.2022 Tilburg (The Netherlands) – 013
07.12.2022 Brussels (Belgium) – AB
08.12.2022 Wiesbaden (Germany) – Schlachthof
09.12.2022 Hamburg (Germany) – Edel Optics Arena
10.12.2022 Copenhagen (Denmark) – Store Vega
11.12.2022 Oslo (Norway) – Spektrum
14.12.2022 Helsinki (Finland) – Ice Hall
16.12.2022 Stockholm (Sweden) – Hovet
17.12.2022 Gothenburg (Sweden) – Scandinavium
Tour video trailer HERE.
Tour playlist HERE
AT THE GATES’ latest studio album “The Nightmare Of Being” was released in Summer 2021 worldwide via Century Media Records and scored impressing chart entries upon initial release as follows: Germany: # 8, Austria: # 18, Switzerland: # 12, Sweden: # 20, Sweden (Physical): # 1, Sweden (Vinyl): # 1, Sweden (Hardrock/Metal): # 2, The Netherlands: # 77, Belgium: # 84, Finland: # 21, Finland (Physical): # 5, UK (Rock): # 3, USA (Current Hard Music Albums): #1, USA (Current Rock Albums): #4, USA (Current Album Sales): #14. USA (Album Sales): #28.
Check out other AT THE GATES videos/singles previously released for “The Nightmare Of Being” here:
“Spectre Of Extinction”: www.youtube.com/watch?
“The Paradox“: www.youtube.com/watch?
“The Fall Into Time”: youtu.be/E8QHPfRFo2Y
“The Nightmare Of Being”: youtu.be/_piYcbufqrw
“Cosmic Pessimism”: youtu.be/runzXv91XFI
“Garden Of Cyrus”: youtu.be/CwRpaxd_DWw
Or stream “The Nightmare Of Being” in its entirety in a visualizer clip showing the album’s artwork – which was developed by artist Eva Nahon – here: youtu.be/1W3avpbtmM0
“The Nightmare Of Being” is still available in the following formats:
– Ltd. Deluxe Transparent Blood Red 2LP+3CD Artbook
– Ltd. 2CD Mediabook
– Standard CD Jewelcase
– Standard LP (Several vinyl variants!)
– Digital Album
The album’s limited deluxe 2LP+3CD Artbook contains exclusive transparent blood red vinyl on 180g. and includes a 9-track Live LP & CD as well as an exclusive instrumental version of the entire “The Nightmare Of Being” album as bonus CD. It furthermore 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.
You can still order the various album formats HERE.
AT THE GATES line-up:
(photo by Ester Segarra)
Adrian Erlandsson – Drums
Jonas Björler – Bass
Anders Björler – Guitars
Tomas Lindberg Redant – Vocals
Martin Larsson – Guitars