Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES will embark on a special "Slaughter Of The Soul" North American tour this summer. Originally planned for the 25th anniversary of "Slaughter Of The Soul" in 2020, the COVID-19 situation forced the band to postpone the trek until 2022.
AT THE GATES will play the whole "Slaughter Of The Soul" album from start to finish, and also a mix of other tracks from its 30-plus-year career.
Says the band: "We have been looking forward to return to the U.S. for several years now, and with a great tour package together with MUNICIPAL WASTE, ENFORCED and THROWN INTO EXILE, it is finally time. See you in the pit!"
Tickets go on sale on Friday, April 29 at 10 a.m.
Aug. 17 - Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theatre (w/ THROWN INTO EXILE)
Aug. 18 - Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse (w/ THROWN INTO EXILE)
Aug. 19 - Berkeley, CA @ UC Theatre (w/ THROWN INTO EXILE)
Aug. 20 - Las Vegas, NV @ Psycho Vegas
Aug. 22 - Denver, CO @ Gothic (w/ ENFORCED)
Aug. 23 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada (w/ ENFORCED)
Aug. 24 - Chicago, IL @ Concord (w/ ENFORCED)
Aug. 25 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall (w/ ENFORCED)
Aug. 26 - Montreal, QC @ Corona (w/ ENFORCED)
Aug. 28 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer (w/ ENFORCED)
Aug. 29 - Silver Spring, MD @ Fillmore (w/ ENFORCED)
Aug. 30 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza (w/ ENFORCED)
Originally released in 1995, "Slaughter Of The Soul" is regularly cited as one of the most important and influential metal albums of all time, and was long regarded as AT THE GATES' final opus until the band announced they would issue a new studio album eight years ago.
AT THE GATES' latest studio album, "The Nightmare Of Being", came out last year.
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 LP was mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studios (AMON AMARTH, OPETH, KREATOR) by Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with AT THE GATES on the "At War With Reality" comeback album in 2014. The album's visual concept was developed by artist Eva Nahon.
2018's "To Drink From The Night Itself" was the first AT THE GATES album written and recorded without lead guitarist/primary songwriter Anders Björler, who departed in 2017. He has since been replaced by Jonas Stålhammar.
At the Gates will embark on a special anniversary "Slaughter of the Soul" tour this summer in the US and...
Posted by At The Gates on Wednesday, April 27, 2022