The Swedish metallers At The Gates presented the music video "To Drink From The Night Itself", filmed on the band’s title track of the upcoming 6th album. The video was directed by Patric Ullaeus, who has also worked on Dimmu Borgir’s "Interdimensional Summit".
At The Gates’ frontman Tomas Lindberg checked into comment about the track as follows:
"So, for the first song to present to the public, we chose the title track of the album. Which is also the opening track of the record. To us, this gives a presentation of the attitude of the album: raw, hungry and desperate. It also gives an introduction to the whole concept of the record. We live through our art, and the whole album deals with the concept of art. Art as a tool either for revolution, or suppression. To drink from the night itself is just that, a metaphor for living and breathing through art. Of course the concept goes deeper than that, but this song is the heart of the concept, the fierce call to arms so to say. We are still at war, but this time we are fighting the abyss, the abyss of apathy and oppression. It is an aggressive song, but also contains a lot of the other elements of the band´s sound on this record. Melancholia, desperation and struggle. For the first video we chose to use Patric Ullaeus again, as he is good at capturing the raw energy of the band playing live. In the video you can also see glimpses of the art used for the cover, so it binds it all together nicely. Enjoy."
"To Drink From The Night Itself" was recorded with the band’s new guitarist Jonas Stålhammar (The Lurking Fear), who in 2017 replaced Anders Björler, who decided to leave At the Gates because "the passion is just gone", stressing that "this is a personal decision, and it has 100% to do with the music side of things".
The release of "To Drink From The Night Itself" will take place on May 18 via Century Media Records. At the Gates' previous LP titled "At War with Reality" came out in 2014.