AT THE GATES announce the return of founding member and guitarist Anders Björler


While Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES continue to promote their acclaimed latest studio album, The Nightmare Of Being, they have now checked in after a North American tour as well as an intense run of Summer festivals across Europe and in Japan with the news that founding member and guitarist Anders Björler is returning to the band’s line-up after a handful of years of absence.

AT THE GATES vocalist Tomas Lindberg Redant comments the news:

“It is with great pleasure we welcome Anders Björler, one of the founding members, back into the band. We are excited to tell you that we are already starting the work on the follow up to The Nightmare of Being, with the same line up that wrote Terminal Spirit Disease, Slaughter of the Soul, and At War with RealityAnders’ first show back in the band will be Damnation Fest in the UK, and he will join us on the European tour together with IN FLAMES later this year. Great times! It really feels like a second rebirth of the band, and we are looking forward to this new chapter!”

Anders Björler added the following comment:

“It feels like coming home for sure. I have been missing the guys of course, but also playing the guitar, writing music and the artistic creativity in general. I’ve been watching from the sidelines for a number of years, and I’ve been very proud of what they have created in my absence. I am really looking forward to writing a new album and getting back to playing live shows again.”

Next up, AT THE GATES will appear at UK’s Damnation festival before embarking on a massive tour across Europe featuring IN FLAMESIMMINENCE and ORBIT CULTURE between 12th November and 17th December 2022 as follows:

Tomas Lindberg Redant added the following comment about the upcoming tour with IN FLAMES:

“We are very excited about finally being able to play in front of our European fans in support of our latest album The Nightmare Of Being. This time we will hit the road with our long-time friends IN FLAMES. It’s such a weird fact that we have actually never toured together, although we are from the same town! So this will be a great opportunity to experience “The Gothenburg sound”, and it is awesome to be part of such a strong package. We can’t wait to get out there again!”

AT THEGATES’ latest studio album, The Nightmare Of Being, was released last Summer via Century Media Records and scored impressive chart entries worldwide upon initial release in July as follows: Germany: # 8, Austria: # 18, Switzerland: # 12, Sweden: # 20, Sweden (Physical): # 1, Sweden (Vinyl): # 1, Sweden (Hardrock/Metal): # 2, The Netherlands: # 77, Belgium: # 84, Finland: # 21, Finland (Physical): # 5, UK (Rock): # 3, USA (Current Hard Music Albums): #1, USA (Current Rock Albums): #4, USA (Current Album Sales): #14. USA (Album Sales): #28.

Check out the AT THE GATES videos/singles previously released for The Nightmare Of Being here:
“Spectre of Extinction” here.
“The Paradox“ here.
“The Fall Into Time” here.
“The Nightmare Of Being” here.
“Cosmic Pessimism” here.
“Garden Of Cyrus” here.

Band Members:
Tomas Lindberg Redant – Vocals
Martin Larsson – Guitars
Anders Björler – Guitars
Adrian Erlandsson – Drums
Jonas Björler – Bass

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Photo Credit: Ester Segarra

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