At The Gates - New Record Finished, Details Disclosed

Swedish metal institution At The Gates have recently completed the recordings and preparations for their upcoming new studio album and can now reveal that it will be entitled The Nightmare Of Being and released on July 2nd, 2021. Recorded in several different Swedish studios, mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studios by Jens Bogren.

Vocalist Tomas Lindberg Redant checked in with the following comment about the album's concept: "The overall theme deals with the topic of pessimism, and I have been diving deep down in pessimistic philosophers. Trying to understand this way of looking at the world. It is not a negative album, more a gateway into new ideas for me personally, trying out different perspectives. You could call the album an introduction to pessimism as a concept, I guess. It is a very dark album, but not negative…"

The album's track listing as follows:

01. Spectre Of Extinction
02. The Paradox
03. The Nightmare Of Being
04. Garden Of Cyrus
05. Touched By The White Hands Of Death
06. The Fall Into Time
07. Cult Of Salvation
08. The Abstract Enthroned
09. Cosmic Pessimism
10. Eternal Winter Of Reason

Band profile: At The Gates
Posted: 02.04.2021 by Abattoir


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02.04.2021 - 19:47
The Entity

I liked "At War..." but not so much "To Drink...", so causiously optimistic about this one. Like the concept and album-cover though!
Industrial / Cosmic Black Metal
03.04.2021 - 23:43
SoUnDs LiKe PoP

Ah, yes, just what the world needs, more pessimism, nihilism, "poor me," etc.

But, lyrics aside (which I don't care much about anyway), it will be interesting to hear what these guys have to offer after all these years. I've never really been a fan, but since it's melodeath, I'll check it out.
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