AT THE GATES Unleash New Album 'The Nightmare of Being'


Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES have just released their newest studio album The Nightmare Of Being worldwide via Century Media Records today (7.2.21).


To celebrate the release, AT THE GATES have released the music video for the title-track, “The Nightmare Of Being”, which was directed by Patric Ullaeus / www.rEvolver.se (Arch Enemy, In Flames, Dimmu Borgir, etc.). Watch the music video HERE.

AT THE GATES vocalist Tomas Lindberg Redant states, “One of the key tracks on the album, this one is really dark and haunting, with some classic old school AT THE GATES harmonies thrown in. I guess some of you have already read up on the concept of the album, this one is the introduction to said concept, introducing the main idea that mankind's consciousness is the ghost of our nightmares, the plague that drives us to our own extinction. I am really happy that Patric Ullaeus got the chance to, once again, interpret the dark themes of our music with his video. He really gave this a special feeling, which I think goes really well with the theme of the abyss of the human soul. Today you can also, finally, listen to the whole album! Dive in! It is, as said before, the most rich, cinematic, textured, layered, progressive and dynamic album we have ever written. Thanks for listening!”


In other news, AT THE GATES are launching a free full album stream premiere event to celebrate the release of The Nightmare Of Beingtomorrow, July 3rd at 8PM CEST (2PM EST) on YouTube. AT THE GATES vocalist Tomas Lindberg Redant will be part of the chat for this exclusive album premiere, which can be viewed HERE.


While main parts for The Nightmare Of Being were recorded in several different Swedish studios (drums at Studio Gröndal with Jens Bogren, guitars and bass with Andy La Rocque at Sonic Train Studio and vocals at Welfare Sounds with Per Stålberg), the album was mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studios (Amon Amarth, Opeth, Kreator, etc.) by Jens Bogren, who previously worked with AT THE GATES on their 2014 comeback album At War With Reality. The album’s visual concept and album cover was developed by artist Eva Nahon.

The Nightmare Of Being Tracklisting:

1. Spectre of Extinction

2. The Paradox

3. The Nightmare of Being

4. Garden of Cyrus

5. Touched by the White Hands of Death

6. The Fall into Time

7. Cult of Salvation

8. The Abstract Enthroned

9. Cosmic Pessimism

10. Eternal Winter of Reason


AT THE GATES have announced a string of shows in Sweden this December to promote The Nightmare Of Being. Below are all the confirmed tour dates, which includes a few festival appearances.

AT THE GATES - Live 2021 / 2022:

13.08.2021 Kortrijk (Belgium) - Alcatraz Festival

02.10.2021 Larvik (Norway) - Spetakkel Festivalen

02.12.2021 Uppsala (Sweden) - Katalin

03.12.2021 Norrköping (Sweden) - Dynamo

04.12.2021 Karlstad (Sweden) - Nöjesfabriken

07.12.2021 Göteborg (Sweden) - Trägårn

09.12.2021 Stockholm (Sweden) - Slaktkyrkan

10.12.2021 Huskvarna (Sweden) - Folkets Park

11.12.2021 Gävle (Sweden) - Gefle Metal Winter fest

05.02.2022 Fredericia (Denmark) - Metal Magic Winter Festival

17.06.2022 Clisson (France) - Hellfest

23.06.2022 Nummijärvi (Finland) - Nummirock Festival

15.07.2022 Gävle (Sweden) - Gefle Metal Festival




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