AT THE GATES – „At War With Reality“ Coverartwork und Details zum Album veröffentlicht

Die Pioniere des „Gothenburg Style" Melodic Death Metals, AT THE GATES, geben mehr Details zu ihrem Comeback-Album „At War With Reality“ bekannt, welches am 24. Oktober in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz via Century Media veröffentlicht wird.


AT THE GATES präsentieren euch heute das Coverartwork von „At War With Reality", welches von Costin Chioreanu / designt wurde.

Costin arbeitete bereits mit Bands wie ARCH ENEMY, MORGOTH oder DARKTHRONE und verstand es perfekt, die thematische Ausrichtung von „At War With Reality" zu visualisieren.

AT THE GATES Sänger und Texter Tomas Lindberg sagt zum Thema des Albums: „The concept of 'At War with Reality' is based on the literary genre called 'Magic Realism'. The main style within this genre is the notion that 'reality' is ever-changing, and needs to be constantly re-discovered and re-conquered. We felt that Costin's artwork style would be the perfect visual contribution to this album, so he became the natural choice..."


AT THE GATES Gitarrist und Hauptsongwriter Anders Björler erklärt weiter: „I got in touch with Costin a few years back. I was immediately impressed with his dark and original style. He collaborated on some T-shirt designs for AT THE GATES as well as designing the album artwork for my Instrumental Project. We realized pretty early on that his style would accompany the music and the concept perfectly.”


Costin Chioreanu fügt hinzu: „I have been waiting for this album for almost 20 years and it’s the biggest honor for me to illustrate it - As there is no greater achievement for a dreamer than the moment when the dream becomes reality. "At War With Reality" is by far the most complex visual story I have ever created, from all points of view. From the very first moment the band presented the concept, I found it extremely stunning and at the same time super-challenging. I like to think that visual art and music are tools to explore our minds - to create, to discover and to push the limits. AT THE GATES, one of my all-time favorite Metal bands, offered me a chance to explore a new dimension."


Einige der Songtitel auf „At War With Reality” lauten „Death And The Labyrinth”, „The Circular Ruins”, „The Conspiracy Of The Blind”, „Order From Chaos”, „Eater Of Gods” und „Upon Pillars Of Dust”.


AT THE GATES, im klassischen Line-Up des 1995er Meisterwerks „Slaughter Of The Soul", nahmen „At War With Reality“ mit Fredrik Nordström im Studio Fredman (In Flames, Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir) auf und mixten zusammen mit Jens Bogren in den Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Amon Amarth, Kreator). Hier seht ihr eine kurze Videobotschaft von Jens Bogren:


Zuletzt hatten AT THE GATES folgende Videomessage veröffentlicht: und eine erste Pre-Production-Videomessage gibt es hier:


AT THE GATES gaben zwei weitere Live-Termine in ihrer Heimat Schweden bekannt (Karlstad am 27. und Umeå am 28.Februar 2015). Hier ein Überblick aller kommenden AT THE GATES Tourdates:

Weitere Tourtermine und mehr zu “At War With Reality" erfahrt ihr demnächst…



Tomas Lindberg - Vocals

Anders Björler - Guitars

Martin Larsson - Guitars

Jonas Björler - Bass

Adrian Erlandsson - Drums


AT THE GATES Diskographie:

Gardens Of Grief / EP - 1991

The Red In The Sky Is Ours - 1992

With Fear I Kiss The Burning Darkness - 1993

Terminal Spirit Disease - 1994

Slaughter Of The Soul - 1995

Purgatory Unleashed / Live - 2010

At War With Reality ­- 2014


AT THE GATES online: