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AT THE GATES launches ‘At War With Reality’ digital pre-order; featured on international magazine covers


The release date for At War With Reality, the highly anticipated new studio album by Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES, is drawing closer:
ITALY / SPAIN / POLAND: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
SWEDEN: Wednesday, October 29, 2014
AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND: Friday, October 31, 2014
Recorded with the classic line-up of their latest masterpiece, Slaughter Of The Soul (1995), At War With Reality marks AT THE GATES’ first new release in 19 years. Never compromising their vision, At War With Reality is an album that once again captures the honesty and integrity that has defined AT THE GATES, making them one of the most significant extreme metal names of the past 25 years. True devotees have always been excited by the band’s willingness to be diverse; this upcoming effort continues that tradition after 19 years of anticipation. With this long-awaited album, “the greatest Swedish Death Metal band ever reclaims their rightful throne” (Decibel Magazine).
For a preview of At War With Reality, be sure to check out the album’s title track:

At War With Reality is already receiving stellar feedback from media across the world, earning various front cover features (Decibel Magazine, Close-Up, New Noise), “album of the month” honors (like in the upcoming issue of Germany’s Metal Hammer!) and glowing reviews: “It’s still early, but not too early to declare ‘At War with Reality’ the best metal album of 2014” (Metal; 5/5).
To pre-order At War With Reality, please visit the websites below:
–FYE: (Standard)
–Best Buy:
–CM Distro:

Starting today, the digital pre-order includes a free download of the album’s title track upon purchase (a second track, “Death And The Labyrinth”, will be instantly available for download on October 21st in North America).

At War With Reality is available in the following versions:
– Jewelcase CD (20 page booklet)
– Digipak CD (20 page booklet; 2 bonus tracks; patch)
– Cassette (limited to 500 copies worldwide)
– Digital download
– Gatefold 180gr. LP (20 page booklet; poster)
– Ltd. mediabook CD (40 page booklet; 2 bonus tracks; patch)
– Ltd. 3-disc artbook (48 page booklet; 4 bonus tracks; 5.1 surround mix DVD; patch) – limited to 3000 copies
– Ltd. 2×10" boxset (20 page booklet; poster) – limited to 1000 copies worldwide via CM Distro

The 12" LP format will be available in the following colored vinyl editions:
– Black (unlimited)
– Transparent red (limited to 300 copies via CM Webshop EU)
– Dark green (limited to 500 copies via CM Distro EU)
– Clear (limited to 500 copies in Sweden)
– Lilac marble (limited to 100 copies via CM Distro USA) *sold out*
– Blue marble (limited to 200 copies via CM Distro USA) *sold out*
– Magenta marble (limited to 200 copies via CM Distro USA) *sold out*
– Ash grey marble (limited to 500 copies via CM Distro USA)
– Silver (limited to 400 copies in the USA)
– Gold (limited to 1500 copies in the USA)
– White (limited to 100 copies; exclusive 2015 MDF edition in the USA)
A teaser for the 3-disc artbook format can now be seen here:
At War With Reality standard edition 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

The limited edition mediabook and digipak format will include the bonus tracks “Language Of The Dead” and “The Skin Of A Fire”, as well as a vintage ATG-logo patch. The 3-disc artbook format will also include the patch and those same two bonus tracks, as well as a demo version of “Eater Of Gods” and a cover version of “Re-Animation” by Canadian cult thrash metallers SACRIFICE (the 3rd disc is an exclusive bonus DVD featuring a special 5.1 surround mix of the album).
For North American fans, a limited 180-gram LP re-issue of AT THE GATES’ classic Gardens of Grief EP will also be available starting on Black Friday (Nov. 28). This special release will be exclusive to independent record stores and includes a fold-out poster and never-before-seen pictures. Stay tuned for more details coming soon!

20.11.2014 – Tampere (Finland) – Klubi
21.11.2014 – Jyväskylä (Finland) – Lutako
22.11.2014 – Helsinki (Finland) – Nosturi

27.11.2014 – Göteborg (Sweden) – Trägårn
28.11.2014 – Stockholm (Sweden) – Arenan
29.11.2014 – Malmö (Sweden) – KB

Presented by Visions, Metal Hammer, in Germany and by Rock Tribune in the BeNeLux
04.12.2014 – London (UK) – Forum
05.12.2014 – Manchester (UK) – Academy 2
06.12.2014 – Glasgow (UK) – Garage
07.12.2014 – Birmingham (UK) – The Oobleck
08.12.2014 – Cardiff (UK) – The Globe
10.12.2014 – Essen (Germany) – Turock
11.12.2014 – Hamburg (Germany) – Markthalle
12.12.2014 – Eindhoven (The Netherlands) – Eindhoven Metal Meeting
13.12.2014 – Leipzig (Germany) – Conne Island
14.12.2014 – Wien (Austria) – Arena
16.12.2014 – Aarau (Switzerland) – Kiff
17.12.2014 – Munich (Germany – Backstage Werk
18.12.2014 – Antwerpen (Belgium) – Trix
19.12.2014 – Cologne (Germany) – Essigfabrik
20.12.2014 – Berlin (Germany) – Postbahnhof

AT THE GATES – live 2015:
08.01.2015 – Istanbul (Turkey) – Garajistanbul
09.01.2015 – Athens (Greece) – Stage Volume 1
10.01.2015 – Thessaloniki (Greece) – Principal Club
16.01.2015 – Bologna (Italy) – Estragon
17.01.2015 – Rome (Italy) – Orion
18.01.2015 – Trezzo Sull’Adda / Milano (Italy) – Live Club
31.01.2015 – Dublin (Ireland) – Academy
21.02.2015 – Bergen (Norway) – Blastfest
26.02.2015 – Oslo (Norway) – Vulkan Arena
27.02.2015 – Karlstad (Sweden) – Nöjesfabriken
28.02.2015 – Umeå (Sweden) – House Of Metal
01.05.2015 – Örebro (Sweden) – Ritz * New show!
02.05.2015 – Sundsvall (Sweden) – Pipeline
29.05.2015 – Johannesburg (South Africa) – Carfax
30.05.2015 – Johannesburg (South Africa) – Carfax

A special tour trailer can be seen here:

AT THE GATES line-up:
Tomas Lindberg – Vocals
Anders Björler  – Guitars
Martin Larsson – Guitars
Jonas Björler – Bass
Adrian Erlandsson – Drums

AT THE GATES selected discography:
Gardens Of Grief / EP – 1991
The Red In The Sky Is Ours – 1992
With Fear I Kiss The Burning Darkness – 1993
Terminal Spirit Disease – 1994
Slaughter Of The Soul – 1995
Purgatory Unleashed / Live – 2010
At War With Reality – 2014

AT THE GATES online:



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