Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES recently wrapped up a successful run of international summer festival appearances and are set to continue the promotional campaign for their current album, "To Drink From The Night Itself" with a tour across North America in an all-Swedish package together with AMON AMARTH, labelmates ARCH ENEMY and GRAND MAGUS, before heading out on European roads again, this time in the headlining role with NIFELHEIM and labelmates DESERTED FEAR supporting.
AT THE GATES frontman Tomas Lindberg commented as follows: "Finally it is time for us to return to Europe for a real headline run! We have been looking forward to this for a while... It is always so special playing in front of your own crowd. We can't wait for these special shows. We also have the privilege to share the tour with our Swedish metal brothers NIFELHEIM. We have played a few select shows in Sweden together before and it is always a blast. This will be the one tour you don't want to miss this winter. We are all very fired up! Along for the ride is also German death metal warriors DESERTED FEAR. Prepare for a night of classic metal mayhem in your hometown! See you there!"
Dec. 08 - Hamburg, Germany - Übel & Gefärlich
Dec. 09 - Bochum, Germany - Zeche
Dec. 10 - Berlin, Germany - Festsaal Kreuzberg
Dec. 11 - München, Germany - Backstage Werk
Dec. 12 - Zagreb, Croatia - Culture Factory
Dec. 13 - Trezzo Sull'Adda/Milano, Italy - Live Club
Dec. 15 - Wiesbaden, Germany - Schachthof Wiesbaden
Dec. 16 - Paris, France - La Machine Du Moulin Rouge
Dec. 18 - Manchester, UK - The Academy
Dec. 19 - London, UK - Electric Ballroom
Dec. 20 - Tilburg, The Netherlands - 013
Dec. 21 - Antwerpen, Belgium - Trix
AT THE GATES has also confirmed select shows for 2020, including its overdue return to the next edition of Germany's already-sold-out Wacken Open Air festival.
This past April, AT THE GATES guitarist Martin Larsson confirmed that the band has commenced the songwriting process for its next studio album.
The upcoming disc will be the follow-up to "To Drink From The Night Itself", which came out last May via Century Media.
Asked by Metal Wani about AT THE GATES' plans for the coming months, Larsson said: "We've already begun dabbling in writing. It's gonna take some time, but we've started at least. And there are more shows coming. So it's looking to be pretty much filled up, the whole rest of the year."
"To Drink From The Night Itself" was produced with Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, THE HAUNTED, DIMMU BORGIR) at Parlour Studios in the U.K. The follow-up 2014's "At War With Reality" features conceptual artwork created by Chioreanu, who previously worked with AT THE GATES on the band's last disc.
"To Drink From The Night Itself" was the first AT THE GATES album written and recorded without lead guitarist/primary songwriter Anders Björler, who departed in 2017. He has since been replaced by Jonas Stålhammar.
AT THE GATES 2019 is:
Adrian Erlandsson - Drums
Jonas Björler - Bass
Tomas Lindberg - Vocals
Jonas Stålhammar - Guitar
Martin Larsson - Guitar