by Ian Chainey


When metalcore spent the early '00s desecrating the grave of melodeathers At the Gates, many wondered what the O.G.s would sound like if they came back. Now we know. The first teaser of the forthcoming At the Gates album At War With Reality, which will be released 19 years after the iconic Slaughter of the Soul, hit the web today. And, satisfyingly, it sounds like At the Gates. The Björler brothers and Martin Larsson have that same crunch. Tomas "Tompa" Lindberg has that same throat-searing yell. Adrian Erlandsson has that same rock-solid sense of rhythm. The only thing keeping it from making diehards' heads explode would be a "GO!" You can check out the sample below.

At War With Reality will be out on October 28 through Century Media records. It's available for preorder now (check out that sweet package deal with a. . . flag? Okay). The band has a number of dates on the horizon, extending far in 2015, however no North America events on the schedule yet. They were last on US soil this year for Maryland Deathfest.

All of the dates along with the teaser appear below.


At the Gates -- Upcoming 2014/2015 Tour Dates
11/20/14 - Tampere at Klubi
11/21/14 - Jyväskylä at Lutakko
11/22/14 - Helsinki at Nosturi
11/27/14 - Göteborg at Trädgår'n
11/28/14 - Stockholm at Arenan
11/29/14 - Malmö at KB
12/04/14 - London at HMV Forum
12/05/14 - Manchester at Academy
12/06/14 - Glasgow at Garage
12/07/14 - Birmingham at Academy
12/08/14 - Cardiff at Solus
12/10/14 - Essen at Turok
12/11/14 - Hamburg at Markthalle
12/12/14 - Eindhoven at Effenaar
12/13/14 - Leipzig at Conne Island
12/14/14 - Wien at Arena
12/16/14 - Aarau at Kiff
12/17/14 - Munchen at Backstage Werk
12/18/14 - Antwerpen at Trix
12/19/14 - Köln at Essigfabrik
12/20/14 - Berlin at Postbahnhof
01/08/15 - Istanbul at Jolly Joker Istanbul
01/09/15 - Athens at Stage Volume 1
01/10/15 - Thessaloniki at Principal Club
01/31/15 - Dublin at Academy
02/21/15 - Bergen at BlastFest
02/26/15 - Oslo at Vulkan
02/27/15 - Karlstad at Nöjesfabriken
02/28/15 - UMEÅ at House Of Metal
05/29/15 - Johannesburg at Carfax

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