When you think of the legendary Gothenburg sound – you think of two bands instantly – In Flames, and At The Gates. Having only played festivals since reactivating in 2008, At The Gates have now confirmed their first full European tour for almost twenty years will take place at the end of 2014. They’re not coming alone either, as they’re teaming up with doom metal titans Triptykon, who are of course led by Celtic Frost legend Tom G Warrior, along with Swedish death metal act Morbus Chron. Needless to say there will be an awful lot of excited death metal fans when they hear this news!
The tour thankfully sees a sizeable handful of five UK shows, including a big London show at The Kentish Town Forum on the 4th of December. The full confirmation of the tour dates can be found below:
At The Gates w/ Triptykon & Morbus Chron December UK / European Tour Dates December 2014
Thursday 4th – London (UK) – Forum
Friday 5th – Manchester (UK) – Academy 2
Saturday 6th – Glasgow (UK) – Garage
Sunday 7th – Birmingham (UK) – Academy
Monday 8th – Cardiff (UK) – Souls
Wednesday 10th – Essen (Germany) – Turock
Thursday 11th – Hamburg (Germany) – Markthalle
Friday 12th – Eindhoven (Netherlands) – Metal Meeting Festival
Saturday 13th – Leipzig (Germany) – Conne Island
Sunday 14th – Wien (Austria) – Arena
Tuesday 16th – Aarau (Czech Republic) – Kiff (* TRIPTYKON co-headline)
Wednesday 17th – Munich (Germany) – Backstage Werk
Thursday 18th – Antwerpen (Belgium) – Trix
Friday 19th – Cologne (Germany) – Essigfabrik
Saturday 20th – Berlin (Germany) – Postbahnhof
At The Gates maestro Tomas Lindburg offered his extensive thoughts on this most exciting of tour news:
“We are very excited for this tour. It will be our first proper tour of Europe since 1996. As we have been playing only festivals in Europe since the reunion in 2008, this will be the first chance for us to meet the fans of Europe in a more intimate environment. Playing live for our own crowd, our own people in smaller clubs is something that is essential to us as a band and we are looking forward to finally being able to deliver a full AT THE GATES show in this setting, without having to work around the schedules and conditions of bigger festivals. It will also be the first time ever that we will be able to present some new compositions in a live setting – as the new album will be released by then. It’s hard and uncompromising and I think the new songs will work great live next to the old songs.
As for going out together with TRIPTYKON, we couldn’t be more thrilled. I have always looked upon the work of Thomas Gabriel Fischer as a great source of inspiration. From naming my first band, Grotesque after a line in a Celtic Frost song back in 1988, to the mighty comeback with his new reincarnation with TRIPTYKON. Seeing them live every day for three weeks will be mind-blowing.
As for the opener MORBUS CHRON…they have just released one of the most exciting albums of modern death metal in a long while. They remind me so much of the spirit of early AT THE GATES. It’s as if every note is important and fills a certain purpose. It’s dark, it’s beautiful and it’s sincere. One of the most outstanding “new” bands for sure.
“I sincerely believe that this is a tour that you shouldn’t miss out on, it will be spectacular. A killer bill!”
The poster for the tour can be seen at the bottom of this post. Tickets for the tour are already on sale at Seetickets.com and cost around the £20 mark plus the usual fees and postage. At The Gates recently confirmed they will be releasing a new album this year through Century Media Records so the tour will be the first chance to hear that new material live. All we can say is if you like extreme metal, do not miss this tour! More updates will follow when we have any further news. Stay tuned to Rock Sins for further metal tour news as and when we have it!