Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES have scored impressive international entry results in various sales charts with their newly released album “The Nightmare Of Being”, out worldwide via Century Media Records, as follows:

AT THE GATES – “The Nightmare Of Being” – Chart Entries:
Germany: #8
Austria: #18
Switzerland: #12
Sweden: #20
Sweden (Physical): #1
Sweden (Vinyl): #1
Sweden (Hardrock/Metal): #2
The Netherlands: # 77
Belgium: #84
Finland: #21
Finland (Physical): #5
UK (Rock): #3
USA (Current Hard Music Albums): #1
USA (Current Rock Albums): #4
USA (Current Album Sales): #14
USA (Album Sales) – #28
Canada (Hard Music Albums) – #2
Canada (Top Current Albums) – #18


AT THE GATES vocalist Tomas Lindberg Redant commented about the initial reaction to the release as follows: “Hey everyone! We’re so happy and humbled by the fantastic response to our new album “The Nightmare Of Being”! We have never experienced anything like this before…the reviews have been amazing and also the fantastic response from all of you. It is amazing to have such a genuinely curious and interested listener base! And, last but not least, we have gotten amazing chart position reports this last week, so thank you all very much for your amazing support. It means the world to us, especially in these days of isolation and no shows. It is also especially rewarding with this level of response, considering that “The Nightmare Of Being” is our most adventurous and challenging album to date. Thank you all again.”

Check out the videos/singles released so far for “The Nightmare Of Being” here:
Spectre of Extinction
The Paradox
The Fall Into Time
The Nightmare Of Being

Or stream “The Nightmare Of Being” in its entirety in a visualizer clip showing the album’s artwork – which was developed by artist Eva Nahon – HERE

While main parts for “The Nightmare Of Being” were recorded in Sweden at several different studios – Drums at Studio Gröndal with Jens Bogren, guitars and bass with Andy La Rocque at Sonic Train Studio and vocals at Welfare Sounds with Per Stålberg -, the album was mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studios (Amon Amarth, Opeth, Kreator, etc.) by Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with AT THE GATES on their “At War With Reality” comeback album from 2014.

The tracklisting of “The Nightmare Of Being” (45:44 min.) is as follows:
Spectre of Extinction (4:49)
The Paradox (4:43)
The Nightmare of Being (3:49)
Garden of Cyrus (4:25)
Touched by the White Hands of Death (4:07)
The Fall into Time (6:45)
Cult of Salvation (4:24)
The Abstract Enthroned (4:26)
Cosmic Pessimism (4:31)
Eternal Winter of Reason (3:38)

“The Nightmare Of Being” is available in the following formats:
– Ltd. Deluxe Transparent Blood Red 2LP+3CD Artbook
– Ltd. 2CD Mediabook
– Standard CD Jewelcase
– Standard LP
– Digital Album

The album’s limited deluxe 2LP+3CD Artbook contains exclusive transparent blood red vinyl on 180g. and includes a 9-track Live LP & CD as well as an exclusive instrumental version of the entire “The Nightmare Of Being” album as bonus CD. It furthermore comes with an extended 32-page booklet, a double-sided A2 poster and 4 art prints. The album’s limited 2CD Mediabook comes with an extended 32-page booklet and a 9-track Live CD as bonus.

The tracklisting for the live bonus (35:39 min.) is as follows:
1. Red (King Crimson cover, Live at Roadburn) (03:22)
2. The Scar (Live at Roadburn) (03:08)
3. Koyaanisqatsi (Philip Glass cover, Live at Roadburn) (03:37)
4. The Burning Darkness (Live at Roadburn) (02:29)
5. Daggers of Black Haze (Live in Stockholm) (04:48)
6. Death and the Labyrinth (Live in San Francisco) (03:37)
7. A Stare Bound in Stone (Live in in San Francisco) (04:09)
8. Heroes and Tombs (Live in San Francisco) (04:04)
9. The Night Eternal (Live in San Francisco) (06:21)

The standard vinyl version of “The Nightmare Of Being” comes on 180g vinyl and with double-sided A2 poster. It is available in the following vinyl colour variants and limitations:
Black LP – Unlimited
Transparent Blue LP – 300x copies via CM Webshop and CM Distro Europe
Bright Gold-Deep Blood Red Splattered LP – 500x copies via Amazon Germany
Sky Blue – 300x copies via EMP
White LP – 300x copies via Nuclear Blast
Bright gold LP – 300x copies via Supreme Chaos
Lilac – 300x copies via Napalm Records
Silver LP – 300x copies via Bengans / Sweden
Transparent Petrol Green – 300x copies via Eyesore Merch / UK
Bone Colored LP – 500x copies via Indie Stores / CM USA
Black Ice LP – 300x copies via CM Webshop USA
Ultra Clear LP – 300x copies via Revolver USA
Tan Colored LP – 300x copies via Decibel USA

Order the various formats HERE

The currently announced, upcoming AT THE GATES live-shows to promote “The Nightmare Of Being” are here:

AT THE GATES – Live 2021 / 2022:
13.08.2021 Kortrijk (Belgium) – Alcatraz Festival
02.10.2021 Larvik (Norway) – Spetakkel Festivalen
02.12.2021 Uppsala (Sweden) – Katalin
03.12.2021 Norrköping (Sweden) – Dynamo
04.12.2021 Karlstad (Sweden) – Nöjesfabriken
07.12.2021 Göteborg (Sweden) – Trägårn
09.12.2021 Stockholm (Sweden) – Slaktkyrkan
10.12.2021 Huskvarna (Sweden) – Folkets Park
11.12.2021 Gävle (Sweden) – Gefle Metal Winter fest
05.02.2022 Fredericia (Denmark) – Metal Magic Winter Festival
17.06.2022 Clisson (France) – Hellfest
23.06.2022 Nummijärvi (Finland) – Nummirock Festival
06.-09.07.2022 Ballenstedt (Germany) – RockHarz Festival *
15.07.2022 Gävle (Sweden) – Gefle Metal Festival

* Newly added dates!

More shows will be announced soon…

Stay tuned for more news on AT THE GATES and “The Nightmare Of Being” coming soon…

AT THE GATES line-up:
Tomas Lindberg Redant – Vocals
Jonas Björler – Bass
Martin Larsson – Guitar
Jonas Stålhammar – Guitar
Adrian Erlandsson – Drums

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