Swedish melodeath greats At The Gates' 1995 album Slaughter of the Soul is a classic of not just the melodeath subgenre but heavy music overall. It's influenced countless bands over the years, and it still sounds timeless today. So it was of course a big deal when At The Gates when they finally followed it 19 years later with a new album, At War with Reality, which had their sound in fine form. It's thankfully taking At The Gates less time to follow that album, as they'll release To Drink from the Night Itself on May 18 via Century Media. The one downside is that this is the band's first album since lead guitarist and songwriter Anders Björler left the band, but if the first single -- the title track -- is any indication, To Drink from the Night Itself still sounds like classic At The Gates. The song came out today, and it's a real ripper that should be keeping hopes high for this album. Watch the Patric Ullaeus-directed video for the song below.

The new album was produced by Russ Russell, and it features artwork by Twilight 13 Media's Costin Chioreanu. That's the artwork above and you can see the tracklist below.

At The Gates are returning to the US for Decibel Metal & Beer Festival in March. That's their only currently announced US date, but hopefully more will be added soon. They also have shows in Europe, Asia, and more. All dates are listed below.

01. Der Widerstand
02. To Drink From The Night Itself
03. A Stare Bound In Stone
04. Palace Of Lepers
05. Daggers Of Black Haze
06. The Chasm
07. In Nameless Sleep
08. The Colours Of The Beast
09. A Labyrinth Of Tombs
10. Seas Of Starvation
11. In Death They Shall Burn
12. The Mirror Black

At The Gates -- 2018 Tour Dates
MAR 03 Gebäude 9 Koln, Germany
MAR 04 013 Tilburg, Netherlands
MAR 31 The FIllmore Philadelphia, PA
MAY 02 TTN Hong Kong, Hong Kong
MAY 03 Hollywood Awards Bangkok, Thailand
MAY 05 Amoranto Stadium Quezon City, Philippines
MAY 06 Scape Singapore, Singapore
MAY 29 O-East Dogenzaka, Japan
MAY 30Electric Lady Land Nagoya, Japan
MAY 31 Umeda TRAD Kita-Ku, Japan
JUN 21 Tons of Rock 2018 Halden, Norway
JUN 22 Copenhell Copenhagen, Denmark
JUN 23 Graspop Metal Meeting 2018 Dessel, Belgium
JUN 24 Hellfest Clisson, France
JUN 29 Rock the Castle festival Villafranca Di Verona, Italy
JUN 30 Tuska Open Air Metal Festival Helsinki, Finland
JUL 12 Resurrection Fest Viveiro, Spain
JUL 14 Gasklockorna Gavle, Sweden
JUL 28 Nord Open Air Essen, Germany
AUG 10 Brutal Assault Josefov, Czech Republic
AUG 12 Bloodstock Open Air Alnwick, United Kingdom
AUG 16 Summer Breeze Sinbronn, Germany

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