At the Gates announce new album
2014-01-27 by Trey Spencer STAFF | 56 Comments

Melodic Death Metal artists At the Gates have announced their first album of new material since 1995's Slaughter of the Soul. The album is expected to be released near the end of 2014 through Century Media Records.


Press Release:

"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."

--AT THE GATES, January 27, 2014


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Willie
Moderator
January 27th 2014

15908 Comments


So, it's official. Looking forward to it.

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
January 27th 2014

5997 Comments


Good news!

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Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
January 27th 2014

18291 Comments


this has a chance of being pretty bad but i mean this is the band that made TRITSIO which might be the best melodeath album so hopefully it isnt just SOTS part 2.

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Crysis
Staff Reviewer
January 27th 2014

16310 Comments


fuck yeah!

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Solbrave
January 27th 2014

233 Comments


hmmm...good shit op

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MO
January 27th 2014

18497 Comments


fuck yeeeee

thumbcrusher
January 27th 2014

3591 Comments


awesome news

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
January 27th 2014

16310 Comments


I think it all depends on which style they go with. They could make an album like TRITSIO or SOTS or try something new. Will be interesting to hear what they go with.

XingKing
January 27th 2014

10406 Comments


Band needs Alf. I will keep my expectations low

1992
January 27th 2014

160 Comments


great news!

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
January 27th 2014

18291 Comments


i just want them to go back to making more of those mournful soul crushing melodies like they did back in the day which might possibly happen. SOTS has been ripped off so much at this point that if they decide to go with that style it'll just sound kind of dumb, which is unfortunate for them but thats what you get when you pioneer a style.

and i want lindberg to go back to making those banshee wails but that definitely wont ever happen haha.

EpicMangoMan
January 27th 2014

52 Comments


Amazing news I can't wait

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
January 27th 2014

16310 Comments


I agree, especially about how derivative that SOTS sound is nowadays after having been more or less stolen by countless melodeath and especially metalcore bands. Having that whole "death metal that is melodic" approach would make for a really good record. Whether or not they can still do it 22 years later is another matter.

SadAndHolyGlow
January 27th 2014

1511 Comments


AUGH! Yes! I never thought this would happen in a hundred years. So pumped.

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demon of surveillance
January 27th 2014

815 Comments


If Carcass and Gorguts are any judge, classic dm bands can make great comebacks.

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Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
January 27th 2014

7983 Comments


Going to keep expectations really low for this, hopefully they surprise me

Skoj
January 27th 2014

1114 Comments


cool. approaching this with cautious enthusiasm.

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Judio!
Contributing Reviewer
January 27th 2014

5364 Comments


Probably not going to be as good as Carcass's comeback but this should still be interesting. Looking forward!

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Uranium
January 27th 2014

7079 Comments


Awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

pissbore
January 27th 2014

9935 Comments


Band needs Alf [2]

still, for some reason i have a shred of faith in this...they've been playing the same damn sots/tsd setlist for so long now that they must be hungering for the dark psychotic mindfuck riffs again

if it really turns out to be a mix of the old style and sots, then i think it will really come down to the production that makes or breaks the deal



Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
January 27th 2014

18291 Comments


then i think it will really come down to the production that makes or breaks the deal


it will almost definitely be produced in the same general vein as the new carcass was, which i guess isn't a bad thing but i still dont like production like that.

TheSlenderMan
January 27th 2014

606 Comments


Greatest day ov my life.

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
January 27th 2014

12951 Comments


hmmmm

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Madbutcher3
January 27th 2014

1102 Comments


Might be solid considering Carcass and Gorguts had good revivals, interested in any case.

linguist2011
Contributing Reviewer
January 27th 2014

1859 Comments


Brilliant! But I fear that many fans will be disappointed when they expect a carbon copy of the quite brilliant "Terminal Spirit Disease" or genre-defining "Slaughter of the Soul".

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
January 27th 2014

1985 Comments


Will m/ hard. My body is ready.

Gmork89
January 27th 2014

5510 Comments


YES! Cannot wait.

Devastator
January 27th 2014

2481 Comments


TYBG

LaughingSkull
January 27th 2014

217 Comments


fuck yes.

Dolving999
January 27th 2014

1618 Comments


Carcass Gods, please watch over At The Gates.

EvoHavok
January 27th 2014

1353 Comments


Sounds promising enough.

pedro70512
January 27th 2014

2530 Comments


fapfapfapfapfap

Skoj
January 27th 2014

1114 Comments


stay trve atg, don't fuck this up.

Progger6009
January 27th 2014

1082 Comments


Boom goes the dynamite!

Mabbitt
January 27th 2014

1350 Comments


If they could make something that mixed the rough (lack of a better term) stuff from RITSIO with the thrashy nature of some of the SOTS stuff and some more melody that the later melodeath bands added, that'd be cool.

Or if they made an album of The Swarm 10 times, that'd be good too

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Lowder91bird
January 27th 2014

493 Comments


I hope it's good. I'm looking foward to a tour.

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Makemebad35
January 27th 2014

745 Comments


Wooo!!!

botb
January 27th 2014

9647 Comments


fuck yeah

Futures
January 27th 2014

9608 Comments


Will be awesome

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Institutionalized
January 27th 2014

24 Comments


I can't see it not being good but I'm more excited at the thought of a big tour. I'd love for them to come to Atlantic Canada.

Spec
January 27th 2014

27130 Comments


Knew it was coming but yisssss.

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bloc
January 27th 2014

34761 Comments


2.5 guaranteed

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Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
January 27th 2014

18291 Comments


unfortunately prob yeah

Wizard
January 27th 2014

19329 Comments


this has a chance of being pretty bad but i mean this is the band that made TRITSIO which might be the best melodeath album so hopefully it isnt just SOTS part 2.

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.

You're shit out of luck dude.

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CaptWaffles
January 27th 2014

192 Comments


Cautiously excited

Wizard
January 27th 2014

19329 Comments


I love SOTS so I'm pumped. One of the first metal albums I fell in love with.

KriegdemKriege
January 27th 2014

999 Comments


Finally.

It's going to suck, but at least they'll have a legitimate reason to keep touring.

ultradevilgod
January 28th 2014

229 Comments


Stoked for this! The same thing with the new album of Carcass, this should be kick-ass album. Reunion of old style death metal bands is the trend now, I guess?

Willie
Moderator
January 29th 2014

15908 Comments


Here's an interview about the upcoming album and stuff:

To answer your question, the record will be filled with a lot of the Slayer worship and riffage that is Slaughter of the Soul, but people will also recognize the more dark, melodic side that was With Fear I Kiss the Burning Darkness, and maybe some of the more pretentious arrangements that was part of our early career.


Speaking of Carcass though, Jeff [Walker] has been picking my brain about this for a long time, and we ARE on a similar journey, the two bands. And seeing them not die doing this maybe helped ease the angst a little, haha! And it’s a good album, Surgical Steel, it really is—and seeing the band live in 2013 with new songs in the set list was invigorating, but remember they had to follow up Swansong, and not Heartwork…


[a]http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/exclusive-at-the-gates-first-interview-about-new-album/[/a]

XingKing
January 29th 2014

10406 Comments


"it´s not a comfortable “Slaughter of the Soul Pt. 2” or anything like that, it´s an album that I feel is pushing our own boundaries, and challenges our collective creative intellect"

Raz0rGrind23
February 5th 2014

422 Comments


Prepare your anus

VinVal
August 27th 2014

692 Comments


The anticipation is real

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Judio!
Contributing Reviewer
August 27th 2014

5364 Comments


Forgot this was even happening. Gotta get excited again!

BigPleb
August 27th 2014

35835 Comments


Gna rule, pumped.

fromtheinside
August 27th 2014

18002 Comments


oh holy fuck where have i been!? is my rock that heavy?

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XingKing
August 27th 2014

10406 Comments


The album artwork and album name are kind of ugly and stupid. This drops at the end of October though so yeeeaaaahhhhh baby



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