At The Gates

At The Gates

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At the Gates was formed in 1990 in Gothenburg, Sweden on the ashes of split-up death/black metal band Grotesque. Founding members were Tomas Lindberg (vocals), Anders Björler (guitars), Adrian Erlandsson (drums), Jonas Björler (bass) and Alf Svensson (guitars). Their debut EP, "Gardens of Grief", was released in 1991 by their local label, Dolores. Following this they went on a Swedish tour with bands such as Dismember, Bolt Thrower, Massacre and Immolation. After the tour they were signed to Peaceville Records who released their debut album "The Red in the Sky Is Ours" in 1992. It was a success in the Death Metal underground.

After touring with My Dying Bride in 1992 they recorded the second album "With Fear I Kiss the Burning Darkness", which was released in 1993. At this point Alf Svensson decided to leave the band to concentrate on his other careers as tattoo artist and comic illustrator. He was replaced by former House Of Usher guitarist Martin Larsson. To support the album the band went on another tour, this time with Cradle of Fear and Anathema.

In 1994 they released "Terminal Spirit Disease" which was another success. A lot of tours followed.

The band was eventually signed to Earache Records and entered the studio one last time to record "Slaughter of the Soul", which was released in 1995. They won various awards and the band also joined major tours in the US with Morbid Angel, Napalm Death etc. Shortly after the tours were over, Anders however decided to quit the band and as a result the whole band split apart at the height of their career.

After the split up Adrian and Jonas joined Patrik Jensen to form The Haunted and not too long after Anders also joined the band.
Tomas Lindberg went on to make music with bands such as Skitsystem, Disfear, Lock Up, The Great Deveicer, The Crown.

In 2001, a compilation by the name "Suicidal Final Art" was released.

In 2008 At The Gates announced their reunion tour.

In 2014 the band announced that a new studio album was in the making. Their fifth full length "At War With Reality" was released in October 2014.
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At The Gates Discography

Albums

At The Gates The Red In The Sky Is Ours (Album) Deaf Records, Deaf Records US 1992 Sell This Version
At The Gates With Fear I Kiss The Burning Darkness (Album) Deaf Records Poland 1993 Sell This Version
At The Gates Terminal Spirit Disease (Album) Peaceville UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
At The Gates Slaughter Of The Soul (Album) Earache UK 1995 Sell This Version
At The Gates Purgatory Unleashed (Album) Earache UK 2010 Sell This Version
At The Gates At War With Reality (Album) Century Media Sweden 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

At The Gates Gardens Of Grief (EP) Dolores Recordings Sweden 1991 Sell This Version
MOSH514 At The Gates / Decapitated At The Gates / Decapitated - Captor Of Sin / Mandatory Suicide(7", Ltd, Pic) Earache MOSH514 UK 2014 Sell This Version
Voïvod / At The Gates Voïvod / At The Gates - We Are Connected / Language Of The Dead Century Media Germany 2015 Sell This Version

Compilations

CDVILE 59 At The Gates The Red In The Sky Is Ours / With Fear I Kiss The Burning Darkness(2xCD, Album + Comp) Peaceville CDVILE 59 UK 1995 Sell This Version
142 Ceremonial Oath / At The Gates Ceremonial Oath / At The Gates - Carpet / Gardens Of Grief(Cass, Comp) Morbid Noizz Productions 142 Poland 1996 Sell This Version
At The Gates Suicidal Final Art (Comp) Peaceville, Peaceville UK 2001 Sell This Version
8040-2 At The Gates / Grotesque At The Gates / Grotesque - Gardens Of Grief / In The Embrace Of Evil(CD, Comp) Century Media 8040-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
MOSH 143CD, MOSH 386CD At The Gates Slaughter Of The Soul / Purgatory Unleashed: Live At Wacken(2xCD, Album, Comp, 2 X) Earache, Earache MOSH 143CD, MOSH 386CD UK Unknown Sell This Version

Videos

At The Gates The Flames Of The End Earache Records US 2010 Sell This Version
MOSH449 At The Gates Purgatory Unleashed: Live At Wacken 2008(DVD) Earache Records MOSH449 UK 2011 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none Cathedral / At The Gates Cathedral / At The Gates - The Carnival Bizarre / Slaughter Of The Soul(Cass, Promo, Smplr) Earache none UK 1995 Sell This Version
none Napalm Death / At The Gates Napalm Death / At The Gates - Cursed To Tour(CD, Smplr, Promo) Earache none US 1996 Sell This Version
none At The Gates Live In Krakow(8xFile, AAC) Earache none US 2010