At the Gates "At War With Reality": a new release after 19 years of silence

Swedish death metal band At the Gates has released the full-length album, "At War With Reality", which is the first release after a long 19-year break. We're reminding, that the last band's album "Slaughter of the Soul" was released in 1995.

"At War With Reality" was recorded at Studio Freedman in Gothenburg, Sweden. Mixed by Jens Borgen (Soilwork, Kreator, Paradise Lost), produced by Fredrik Nordström (Arch Enemy, Nightrage, Dark Tranquillity, In Flames, Soilwork, Opeth). The cover-art was made by Romanian artist Costin Chioreanu, who has previously worked with bands such as Arch Enemy and Morgoth.

"The concept of 'At War With Reality' is based on the literary genre called 'Magic Realism'. The main style within this genre is the notion that 'reality' is ever-changing, and needs to be constantly re-discovered and re-conquered. We felt that Costin's artwork style would be the perfect visual contribution to this album, so he became the natural choice..." — At the Gates' vocalist and lyricist Tomas Lindberg

"At War With Reality" is available on digital, CD and vinyl. You can also buy special editions:

  • Jewel Case CD (20 pages Booklet);
  • Ltd. Mediabook CD (40 pages booklet, 2 bonustracks & patch, CM Europe);
  • Digipak CD (20 pages booklet, 2 bonustracks & patch, CM USA);
  • Ltd. 3-Disc Artbook (48 pages booklet, 4 bonustracks, 5.1 surround mix DVD & patch) / Limited to 3,000 copies;
  • Cassette (Limited to 500 copies);
  • Digital Download; 2×10" Boxset (20 pages booklet & poster) / Limited to 1,000x copies worldwide from CM Distro;
  • 12″ Gatefold 180gr LP (20 pages booklet & poster).

The 12" LP format will come in the following coloured vinyl editions: Black, Transparent Red, Dark Green, Clear, Solid Red, Lilac Marble,Blue Marble, Magenta Marble, Ash Grey Marble, Silver, Gold and White.

Date: 27 (Europe), October 28, 2014 (North America)
Genre: Melodic death metal
Country: Sweden
Label: Century Media Records

Track listing:

  1. El Altar Del Dios Desconocido
  2. Death And The Labyrinth
  3. At War With Reality
  4. The Circular Ruins
  5. Heroes And Tombs
  6. The Conspiracy Of The Blind
  7. Order From Chaos
  8. The Book Of Sand (The Abomination)
  9. The Head Of The Hydra
  10. City Of Mirrors
  11. Eater Of Gods
  12. Upon Pillars Of Dust
  13. The Night Eternal

Bonus-tracks:

  1. Language of the Dead (Artbook, Mediabook & Digipak)
  2. The Skin of a Fire (Artbook, Mediabook & Digipak)
  3. Re-Animation (Sacrifice Cover) – (Artbook)
  4. Eater of Gods (Demo version) – (Artbook)

Sources: 1, 2