While vocalist Tomas Lindberg doesn’t say one way or another, he has stated in an interview with Kill Your Stereo that when it comes to a new studio album from the Swedish melodic death metal band At The Gates, “…I’ve learnt never to say never.” Lindberg continued, stating, “We said we’d never do any more shows whatsoever and now we’re doing shows [again]. 2008 was the last tour we were going to do and now we are doing more [shows]. I learned not to say never you know.”
Now, there are a few things to consider here. First of all, the Bjorler brothers’, Anders and Jonas (who were the guitarist and bassist of At The Gates respectively), other band The Haunted are currently in a hiatus due to singer Peter Dolving quitting the band. Also, ATG has been doing a lot of touring, so the possibility of creative ideas flowing out naturally while on the road is pretty high.
All I can say is that I would be VERY interested to hear a new ATG album. I’m a huge fan of 95′s Slaughter Of The Soul (review) and I feel that hearing what this band could do after 17 years of growth and maturation would be pretty damn awesome. Who agrees? READ MORE
Official Press Release:
Legendary bands Converge and Napalm Death have come together for a split release, bridging the worlds of personal and politically driven extreme music.
Recorded as part of their new album sessions, Converge offer up the blazing new song “No Light Escapes“. Already a staple of their live set, this whirlwind of an emotional charged song is a soon to be a discordant hardcore/metal anthem for the band. Also on the release, Converge offer a “We Are The World” styled rendition of the influential Entombed classic “Wolverine Blues“. Joining them in tribute is a number of friends including Tomas Lindberg (Disfear, At The Gates, Lock Up), Aaron Turner (Isis, Old Man Gloom, Split Cranium), Kevin Baker (All Pigs Must Die, The Hope Conspiracy), Brian Izzi (Trap Them), and more. A new Converge album will surface later in 2012 on Epitaph/Deathwish Inc.
On the flip side, metal pioneers Napalm Death offer up two new aural monsters. First, “Will By Mouth” erupts in classic grind fashion. A buzz of brutal guitars and a crushing blast beat lay a foundation for Barney Greenway‘s vicious vocal attack. All of it uniquely bleeding together to paint a vivid picture of social unrest. Also on the release, Napalm Death offer the slower and textural new song “No Impediment To Triumph (Bhopal)“. A deeply resonant number that lyrically sheds light on the horrific Bhopal Gas Tragedy of 1984. Without question, “No Impediment…” is truly a powerful and poignant moment for this legendary band.
You can pre-order the album through Deathwish Inc. and Converge‘s Official E-store.