Reunited AT THE GATES Plays First Show In 12 Years: Photos Available

Reactivated Swedish metallers AT THE GATES played their first show since announcing their reunion on May 8, 2008 at the Namba Hatch in Osaka, Japan. Check out pictures from Alan Ralph at this location.

The group's setlist was as follows:

01. Slaughter of the Soul
02. Cold
03. Under a Serpent Sun
04. The Swarm
05. Terminal Spirit Disease
06. Suicide Nation
07. Raped By the Light of Christ
08. Windows
09. World of Lies
10. The Burning Darkness
11. The Beautiful Wound
12. All Life Ends
13. Need
14. Blinded By Fear
15. Kingdom Gone

The concert was the first date of the Extreme The Dojo 20 Japanese tour featuring AT THE GATES, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, MAYHEM, PIG DESTROYER and INTO ETERNITY.

AT THE GATES summer 2008 reunion lineup:

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

In an October 2007 interview with BLABBERMOUTH.NET, AT THE GATES guitarist Anders Bjrler 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 [Bjrler, 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 forms part of a limited-edition version of their classic 1995 album "Slaughter of the Soul", which was 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" below.

(Thanks: Alan Ralph /


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