AT THE GATES Frontman On VINNIE PAUL's Death: 'It's A Loss For The Metal Community'

AT THE GATES Frontman On VINNIE PAUL's Death: 'It's A Loss For The Metal Community'

Kaaos TV conducted an interview with AT THE GATES frontman Tomas Lindberg before the band's June 30 performance at the Tuska festival in Helsinki, Finland. You can now watch the chat below.

Asked about the recent passing of PANTERA and HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott, Tomas said: "I never met him, actually — ever. The only guy I met in PANTERA is, of course, Phil [Anselmo, vocals] — him being more of a death metal fan. I don't really have any personal relationship with the band's music either — it's not one of my favorite bands, so to say — but I respect 'em and what they have done for heavy music, of course. And when a person dies, it's always, of course, very sad for him and his family and his close friends. So it's a loss for the metal community, probably — yeah, definitely."

AT THE GATES' latest album, "To Drink From The Night Itself", was released on May 18 via Century Media. Produced with Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, THE HAUNTED, DIMMU BORGIR) at Parlour Studios in the U.K., the follow-up 2014's "At War With Reality" features conceptual artwork created by Costin Chioreanu of Twilight 13 Media, who previously worked with AT THE GATES on the band's last disc.

"To Drink From The Night Itself" marks AT THE GATES' first release with new guitarist Jonas Stålhammar, who replaced primary songwriter Anders Björler in 2017. Stålhammar came into the band too late to be involved in the composing process for the new disc.

Story continues after advertisement

COMMENTS

To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).