At The Gates - Announce New Guitarist, Studio Album Update

Swedish melodic death metal pioneers, At The Gates are in the final stages of preparation for their upcoming new album, following up 2014's comeback release, At War With Reality. After the departure announcement of founding guitarist Anders Björler in March, the group has now given an update on the new album's status and officially announced the addition of guitarist Jonas Stålhammar (The Lurking Fear, Bombs Of Hades, God Macabre) to their line-up.

Full band statement: "We have finally decided on a new guitar player, and we are ready to rip again! Actually he was our first choice, and we are happy to have him on board. Jonas Stålhammar has been a friend since the late eighties (Tomas used to tape trade with him back then!), and our paths have crossed many times during our careers.

"We were looking for someone who had the same reference points as we do, someone from the same path, so to say, who understands the greatness of both Autopsy and King Crimson. Of course it was essential that our new member could fill the shoes of Anders' performance-wise as well, but that was never an issue with Jonas. We were looking for someone with a deep understanding of what At The Gates are about, someone who could contribute creatively to the band. Jonas Stålhammar will be a full member from day one, and will play on the upcoming full length album, scheduled for recording in November 2017 - January 2018.

"We currently have 11 songs ready for said album, and are more inspired than perhaps ever before. You can expect a full-on At The Gates record with all the classic elements of the band. It is by far the most comprehensive album of the band to date, and will span all the way across the different elements of the band's sound. We are super-excited for 2018. It will be a good year for At The Gates, and our fans, for sure."

Photo by Ester Segarra

Band profile: At The Gates
Posted: 12.09.2017 by nikarg


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12.09.2017 - 23:36
High Fist Prog
Probably will be another unnecessary sub-par record rather than a return to form, but I'll be listening anyway.
13.09.2017 - 08:18
Rapid Fire
For sure, you can't expect another ''Slaughter of the soul''... But I have to admit that ''At War With Reality'' was way better that I expected.
Twelve voices were shouting in anger, and they were all alike. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.

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