MUSIC NEWS: At The Gates Announce New Album ‘The Nightmare Of Being’

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At The Gates have announced their new album The Nightmare Of Being, due for release on 2nd July 2021 via Century Media Records.

Speaking about the album’s concept, vocalist Tomas Lindberg Redant says: “The overall theme deals with the topic of pessimism, and I have been diving deep down in pessimistic philosophers. Trying to understand this way of looking at the world. It is not a negative album, more a gateway into new ideas for me personally, trying out different perspectives. You could call the album an introduction to pessimism as a concept, I guess. It is a very dark album, but not negative…It still sounds like At The Gates, 100 percent. It is just more of everything….”

The Swedish melodic death outfit recorded the drums for the album 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. Mixing and mastering was carried out at Fascination Street Studios by Bogren, who worked with the band on previous release At War With Reality.

Eva Nahon created the album’s visual concept and you can check out the front cover below.

Further details of The Nightmare Of Being, including available formats and pre-order, details will be released later this month. 

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