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Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: At The Gates To Drink From The Night Itself

There's something so beautifully pure about the band that breaks up immediately after releasing its best album. It's a romantic idea: these people who have…
Tom Breihan | May 15, 2018 - 10:37 am

Sounding Board

Looking Back On The Legacy Of D-Beat & 10 Years Of Disfear’s Masterpiece Live The Storm

Like the Bo Diddley beat or the Amen break, the D-beat is one of the foundational rhythms of modern music. This simple, pounding drum pattern,…
Phil Freeman | January 22, 2018 - 10:33 am

The Black Market

The Black Market: The Month In Metal – September 2014

In July's Black Market, I wrote a long essay on the ways in which metal bands catfish their fans, and in that piece, I mentioned…
Michael Nelson | September 30, 2014 - 2:01 pm

More At The Gates stories

At The Gates – “Daggers Of The Black Haze”

We're three weeks out from the release of At The Gates' To Drink From The Night Itself. It's the Gothenburg death metal band's sixth LP…
Michael Nelson | April 27, 2018 - 12:59 pm

At The Gates – “A Stare Bound In Stone”

Leaving aside all the abject horrors of the real world, yesterday was the raddest: MLB Opening Day! Also? Giancarlo crushed two taters in his first…
Michael Nelson | March 30, 2018 - 10:57 am

At The Gates – “To Drink From The Night Itself” Video

At the risk of repeating something I said not five days ago: The Swedish melodic death-metal group At The Gates are maybe my favorite active…
Michael Nelson | March 2, 2018 - 11:28 am

At The Gates Announce New Album Details

The Swedish melodic death-metal group At The Gates are maybe my favorite active band in the world today. Their 1993 and '95 LPs -- Terminal
Michael Nelson | February 26, 2018 - 12:18 pm

The Lurking Fear – “Vortex Spawn”

It can be pretty hard to draw a meaningful distinction between "extreme metal" vocalists, even if you've got a decent familiarity with the genre. That's…
Michael Nelson | June 30, 2017 - 2:01 pm

At The Gates – “The Book Of Sand (The Abomination)” Video

Last year, the Swedish melodic death metal legends At The Gates returned with At War With Reality, a shockingly good reunion album. Today, as PunkNews
Tom Breihan | September 3, 2015 - 3:00 pm

At The Gates – “Death And The Labyrinth” Video

A majority percentage of my 2014 has been spent either anticipating or appreciating the new At The Gates album, At War With Reality, so it's…
Michael Nelson | October 17, 2014 - 2:13 pm

At The Gates – “At War With Reality”

At the beginning of 2014, I wrote about At The Gates, whose last record, 1995's Slaughter Of The Soul, is one of my very favorite…
Michael Nelson | September 22, 2014 - 10:30 am


The Black Market: The Month In Metal – August 2013

At the beginning of August, I drove eight or so hours -- solo -- from my home in Brooklyn to Toronto, Ontario to see At…
Michael Nelson | August 29, 2013 - 12:31 pm