Legendary Swedish death metal outfit At the Gates have completed work on their latest album, which they have announced will be called To Drink From the Night Itself. The album was recorded by Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir) in the U.K. and will be released on May 18 via Century Media.
“We have wrapped up the recordings of the new record, and we are super psyched!” frontman Tomas Lindberg said. “It has been a smooth process, and very creatively fullfilling. All people that we have worked with on this project have stepped up to our vision of the final product, and we are very excited about the result.
“As you might have seen, we have worked with Russ Russel on this one, and he is really a master of getting the most intense takes out of us, and also has an ear for the rawness that we were after for this one. The vocals were recorded with Per Stålberg here in Gothenburg, and he always makes me deliver to a 100%. Right now we are getting the mastering done, and every new song that is bounced to us produces huge grins on our faces. This album sounds hungry and mean.
“The title of our new record will be To Drink From The Night Itself, and it is, again, a conceptual record. More details about the concept will be revealed once the album is more on its way. But it connects with the deep roots of the band, and has connections with some of the themes on The Red In The Sky Is Ours.
“2018, we are ready, let´s do this!”
With a May release date, it’s likely that you’ll be able to hear the pioneering band perform songs from the new album at Decibel Metal & Beer Fest on March 31 in Philadelphia. Get your tickets to be blinded by beer right here. It’s At the Gates ONLY currently scheduled US appearance. Don’t miss it!