Grotesque>>AT THE GATES - SWEDEN

The Red In The Sky Is Ours - 1992 - Deaf
With Fear I Kiss The Burning Darkness - 1993 - Peaceville
Terminal Spirit Disease - 1994 - Peaceville
Slaughter Of The Soul - 1995 - Earache
Unleashed - Live at Wacken - 2010 - Earache
At War With Reality - 2014 - Century Media


  
 
Members

S= Liers In Wait, Skit System, The Crown, The Great Deceiver, Hide, The Lurking Fear>>TOMAS LINDBERG>>Hide, Skit System, Sacrilege, Lock Up, The Crown, The Great Deceiver, Nightrage, The Lurking Fear
G= Alf Svennsson>>Oxiplegatz - The Haunted, Solo, Akani>>Anders Bjorler>>The Haunted, Solo, Akani - House Of Usher, Macrodex, Skitsystem, Bombs Of Hades, Agrimonia>>Martin Larsson>>Agrimonia - House Of Usher, Macrodex, Skitsystem, Bombs Of Hades, Agrimonia>>MARTIN LARSSON>>Agrimonia
B= Tony - The Haunted>>JONAS BJORLER>>The Haunted
D= Penance, The Haunted, Skit System, The Lurking Fear>>ADRAIN ERLANDSSON>>Skit System, The Haunted, Cradle Of Filth, Heal, Hypermug, Paradise Lost, The Lurking Fear
V= Jesper Jarold



History

Having released the Incantation album under the former moniker, the Gothenburg Deathrash band changed its name in 1990 and released the acclaimed Gardens Of Grief EP at the end of 1990 on Dolores Records. In contrast to most of its peers, At The Gates was one band that consistently improved and got faster and heavier. This fact contradicted the band's multiple tours with the likes of My Dying Bride and Anathema. Where the band would use violinist Jesper Jarold on The Red In The Sky Is Ours album, their finale Slaughter Of The Soul would end up being the Reign In Blood of the ‘90s.

While Slaughter... album was seen as the band's ascendance to bigger and better things, internal difficulties and the justified feeling that the band will not top that particular release lead to the group's dissolution.

Several live tracks can be found tagged at the end of Terminal Spirit Disease. Seeing that the band had toured a year earlier with Seance, several of the bands' members went on to form the popular Witchery and The Haunted, another working with multiple bands and yet another founding a full-time tattoo business. Inevitably, the band announced its plans to reform in late 2007 for several festival appearances the summer after, including Wacken Open Air and UK’s Bloodstock. The group was preoccupied putting together a video documentary of the band including its recent tour with The Haunted, Disfear and others in late 2008. Paradise Lost recruited Adrian Erlandsson as its new drummer in 2009. At The Gates announced the release of The Flames Of The End DVD package in February of 2010 through Earache Records. The set included live performances and a documentary on the band. Purgatory Unleashed - Live at Wacken was a live album culled from the band’s 2008 Wacken Open Air performance. It was released on May 4th through Earache Records.

One-time The Haunted and present At The Gates guitarist Anders Björler would release his first solo album, Antikythera" (formerly The Antikythera Mechanism), on November 6th, 2013 through Razzia Notes. The label was owned by In Flames singer Anders Friden. The album was mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studio in Aarhus, Denmark. The Slaughter Of The Soul line-up of At The Gates has announced a new album called At War With Reality. The band has signed with Century Media and expecting to record early in the summer for an autumn release. Century Media bands At The Gates, Triptykon and Morbus Chron would tour Europe in December of 2014. Since reforming At The Gates had only been seen live at festivals. At The Gates, The Haunted and Decapitated would tour the US in February of 2016. At The Gates members Tomas Lindberg (vocals) and Adrian Erlandsson (drums) joined guitarist Jonas Stålhammar (The Crown), guitarist Fredrik Wallenberg (Skitsystem) and bassist Andreas Axelsson (Disfear, Edge Of Sanity, etc.) in a death metal project called The Lurking Fear In 2017. Founding guitarist Anders Björler quit At The Gates in 2017 citing a lack of interest in the band’s musical style. The band would carry on and was working on a new record.

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