At The Gates Member Interviewed About Forthcoming LP

Tomas Lindberg discusses band’s reasons for returning, sound of new material

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In the event you missed the news, At The Gates are back together, and working on a new album.

I’m giddier than Gary Busey at a liquor store.

The people at Century Media are psyched too. You can already feel there’s a big push behind the band. I mean, how often do they send out press releases for interviews?

The folks at Decibel spoke with Tomas Lindberg and he says:

“Here we are almost 24 years since the birth of At the Gates, and some 18-plus years since our latest album Slaughter Of The Soul. A lot of years have passed and we have embarked on some life-changing reunion tours and shows the last couple of years.

“So, why make a new album you might ask, and why now? Well, what we learned from the last couple of years hanging out and playing shows together, is that we enjoy what we do to the fullest extent. We love playing music together, and we love to hang out as friends. But, as a musician, we constantly write new music. It’s a huge part of our identities.

“We are fully aware that we have made some very drastic statements in interviews as well as the closing words on the DVD about the longevity of At the Gates, but things change, situations change and people change. When Anders sent the first song last summer, we had zero expectations of the outcome. We only knew one thing — that it sounded amazing! At the time we weren’t even sure there would be an album, but as things progressed, more songs came into existence, and we knew we were on to something great.

“We know you are all curious about the new material, and to make a simple explanation of where we are at musically, we would describe it as a perfect mix between early At the Gates and Slaughter of the Soul-era At the gates, trying to maintain the legacy and the history.”

The album will be tracked this spring with a release early this fall.

I can’t wait for this summer, when the album starts slipping out in YouTube video form, and we get to hear some new tracks finally.

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