At The Gates: annunciano il ritorno del chitarrista Anders Björler

Di Orso Comellini - 5 Ottobre 2022 - 18:04
At The Gates: annunciano il ritorno del chitarrista Anders Björler

AT THE GATES – annunciano il ritorno del chitarrista Anders Björler
Gli AT THE GATES hanno annunciato il rientro in formazione dopo cinque anni del chitarrista e cofondatore Anders Björler.

Il cantante Tomas Lindberg dichiara:
“È con grande piacere che diamo il bentornato ad Anders Björler, uno dei membri fondatori della band. Siamo entusiasti di dirvi che stiamo già iniziando a lavorare al seguito di ‘The Nightmare Of Being’, con la stessa formazione che ha composto ‘Terminal Spirit Disease’, ‘Slaughter Of The Soul’ e ‘At War with Reality’. Il primo concerto con Anders dopo il suo rientro nella band sarà il Damnation Fest nel Regno Unito, e sarà poi con noi nel tour europeo insieme agli IN FLAMES che si terrà verso fine anno. Sembra davvero una seconda rinascita per la band e siamo entusiasti di aprire questo nuovo capitolo!”

Anders Björler aggiunge:
“Sembra di tornare a casa. Mi sono mancati i ragazzi, ovviamente, ma anche suonare la chitarra, scrivere musica e la creatività artistica in generale. Li ho osservati da bordo campo per per diversi anni e sono stato molto orgoglioso di ciò che hanno creato in mia assenza. Non vedo l’ora di scrivere un nuovo album e di tornare a suonare di nuovo dal vivo”.

Gli At The Gates saranno nuovamente in Italia per un’unica data in compagnia di In Flames, Imminence ed Orbit Culture il 1 dicembre 2022. Di seguito tutte le date del tour:

AT THE GATES – Live 2022:
05.11.2022 Manchester (UK) – Damnation Festival

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:

Tomas Lindberg Redant added the following comment about the upcoming tour with In Flames: “We are very excited about finally, being able to play in front of our European fans in support of our latest album “The Nightmare Of Being”. This time we will hit the road with our long-time friends In Flames. It’s such a weird fact that we have actually never toured together, although we are from the same town! So this will be a great opportunity to experience “The Gothenburg sound”, and it is awesome to be part of such a strong package. We can´t wait to get out there again!”

AT THE GATES’  latest studio album “The Nightmare Of Being” was released last Summer worldwide via Century Media Records and scored impressing chart entries worldwide upon initial release in July 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 the AT THE GATES videos/singles previously released for “The Nightmare Of Being” here:
“Spectre of Extinction”:
“The Paradox“:
“The Fall Into Time”:
“The Nightmare Of Being”:
“Cosmic Pessimism”:
“Garden Of Cyrus”:

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:

AT THE GATES also launched a four-part lyrical talk “Track-By-Track” video series with Decibel Magazine, where vocalist/lyricist Tomas Lindberg Redant expands upon the literature and philosophy that underpin “The Nightmare of Being”. Watch it here:
Episode 1/4:
Episode 2/4:
Episode 3/4:
Episode 4/4:

“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:

Stay tuned for more news on AT THE GATES coming soon…

AT THE GATES line-up:
(From left to right on above photo by Ester Segarra)
Adrian Erlandsson – Drums
Jonas Björler – Bass
Anders Björler – Guitars
Tomas Lindberg Redant – Vocals
Martin Larsson – Guitars

AT THE GATES online: