AT THE GATES: Japanese Tour Dates Announced

Reactivated Swedish metallers AT THE GATES will team up with THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN and MAYHEM for the Extreme The Dojo 20 tour of Japan. Confirmed dates are as follows:

May 08 - Osaka, JPN - Club Hatch
May 09 - Nagoya, JPN - Club Quattro
May 11 - Tokyo, JPN - Studio Coast

AT THE GATES 2008 reunion lineup:

Adrian Erlandsson - Drums
Martin Larsson - Guitar
Anders Björler - Guitar
Tomas Lindberg - Vocals
Jonas Björler – Bass

In an October 2007 interview with BLABBERMOUTH.NET, AT THE GATES guitarist Anders Björler stated about the band's reunion plans, "We have been talking about a reunion for years, but there've never been any concrete plans until now. Me and Jonas [Björler, bass] have THE HAUNTED as our main priority musically. Adrian [Erlandsson] was very busy in the past with CRADLE OF FILTH. Tomas [Lindberg, vocals] does DISFEAR and THE GREAT DECEIVER, etc.

"I guess I realized this spring (2007), that if we were to pull this off at all it had to be planned way ahead — at least a year prior to the reunion becoming a reality. Since we have alot of other obligations with our other main bands, families, work/studies it was really important to plan this early to avoid any discomfort or stress on our end (as well as the people we work with in our other bands). The summer of 2008 is ideal. Especially for me and Jonas, since we are currently in the writing stage of the new THE HAUNTED album, which probably means we will record it before next summer. Adrian is no longer with CRADLE OF FILTH which means he is not tied up with extensive touring as he was in the past. This leaves summer 2008 pretty much open for a couple of AT THE GATES shows."

A recently unearthed live show from AT THE GATES will form part of a limited-edition version of their classic 1995 album "Slaughter of the Soul", to be released on March 10 in Europe and March 25 in North America.

Issued as a two-disc set containing the original album, six bonus songs and the 35-minute "The Making of Slaughter of the Soul" documentary, the release now boasts a full live set filmed live in Krakow, Poland on December 30, 1995 when the band toured with UNLEASHED.

Professionally shot with high quality sound, the footage only recently came to light and shows the band in their prime, on the first of their many tours for the album. Check out a clip of the track "Cold" beow.

The setlist for the Krakow show was as follows:

01. Terminal Spirit Disease
02. Cold
03. The Swarm
04. Blinded By Fear
05. Nausea
06. Forever Blind
07. Need
08. Kingdom Gone

(Thanks: Carved Up)


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