May 18th and it’s called To Drink From The Night Itself.
The hype is most definitely real this week guys. At The Gates have just announced that their brand new album To Drink From The Night Itself to be released this year. Not only will this be the first release since their 2014 masterpiece At War With Reality but it will be the first without longtime member Jonas Bjorler.
Frontman Tomas Lindberg comments :
“We have wrapped up the recordings of the new record, and we are super psyched! It has been a smooth process, and very creatively fullfilling. All people that we have worked with on this project have stepped up to our vision of the final product, and we are very excited about the result.
As you might have seen, we have worked with Russ Russel on this one, and he is really a master of getting the most intense takes out of us, and also has an ear for the rawness that we were after for this one. The vocals were recorded with Per Stålberg here in Gothenburg, and he always makes me deliver to a 100%. Right now we are getting the mastering done, and every new song that is bounced to us produces huge grins on our faces. This album sounds hungry and mean.
The title of our new record will be “To Drink From The Night Itself”, and it is, again a conceptual record. More details about the concept will be revealed once the album is more on its way. But it connects with the deep roots of the band, and has connections with some of the themes on “The Red In The Sky Is Ours”.
Well that certainly sounds absolutely fantastic I’ve got to say. It’s going to be interesting to see what the material sounds like given the importance of Bjorler but we shall have to wait and see!
The record was produced by renowned producer Russ Russel, the man who was responsible for the last savage Napalm Death outing and so many more. So this is going to be good. It’s also going to be intriguing to see how the band handle the idea of the concept for this new record too.
Are you hyped? I am hyped!!!