More than three decades after they started, the legendary Gothenburg Sweden Death Metallers At The Gates are set to return with “The Nightmare Of Being” on 2nd July via Century Media. In choosing which cut to throw to the bloodhounds at their doors first, they have gone for the opening cut, “Spectre of Extinction” which has a guest lead guitar appearance by Andy La Rocque of King Diamond and is joined by a video directed by Patric Ullaeus (Arch Enemy, In Flames, Dimmu Borgir). Pre-orders are available here.
Tomas Lindberg Redant comments: “It is always very hard to choose which song to release to the public first, especially with this album having so many layers and textures. We did feel, however, that this, the opening track of the record, represented the overall feel of the album. It has the musical depths that you would expect from an AT THE GATES track, and still carries that intensity and urgency that we have always tried to get across with our music. For the video, it was wonderful to be able to continue the work with the mighty Patric Ullaeus, as he understands our vision with the music and is willing to go all the way to portray the song’s inner dimensions. I think he did that excellently with this one and I’m very proud of the result. The lyrics deal with humanity’s will and how that clashes with our consciousness, and our knowledge of our mortality. Enjoy!”