Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES release new music video for “Cosmic Pessimism” off their latest studio album, The Nightmare of Being, today. Check out the video, directed by Costin Chioreanu / Twilight 13 Media.
“’Cosmic Pessimism’ is one of the central tracks of the new record. Not only drawing the title from the Eugene Thacker book of the same name, the lyrics actually are written by Eugene himself. This is something I am very proud of, the collaboration with one of the central figures when it comes to modern day pessimism and the idea of how it correlates to cosmic horror. It is a suffocatingly strict and repetitive song, and it displays the mood of the lyrics brilliantly, in my opinion. AT THE GATES have always been fans of anything eclectic and extreme, and we are finally at a moment in our career where we feel comfortable lifting in some of these, more avantgarde influences within the at the gates trademark sound. Minimalistic neo classical influences here clash with the deutsche rock/”kraut” and no wave sounds that we love so much. The video is once again shot by Costin, our longtime collaborator, and, once again, he managed to add extra depth and texture to the music and lyrics,” states AT THE GATES vocalist Tomas Lindberg Redant about “Cosmic Pessimism”.
Most recently, AT THE GATES have released a four-part track by track video series with Decibel Magazine, where Tomas Lindberg Redant expands upon the literature and philosophy that underpin The Nightmare of Being.
In other news, AT THE GATES will finally be hitting stages again to promote The Nightmare Of Being, starting today for their Scandinavian tour. Check out a list of upcoming tour dates below.
AT THE GATES Tour Dates:
02.12.2021 Uppsala (Sweden) – Katalin
03.12.2021 Norrköping (Sweden) – Dynamo
04.12.2021 Karlstad (Sweden) – Nöjesfabriken
07.12.2021 Göteborg (Sweden) – Trägårn
08.12.2021 Oslo (Norway) – John Dee
09.12.2021 Stockholm (Sweden) – Slaktkyrkan
10.12.2021 Huskvarna (Sweden) – Folkets Park
11.12.2021 Gävle (Sweden) – Gefle Metal Winter fest
03.02.2022 Kalmar (Sweden) – Kalmarsalen
04.02.2022 Malmö (Sweden) – KB
05.02.2022 Fredericia (Denmark) – Metal Magic Winter Festival
14.06.2022 Erica (The Netherlands) – Pit Fest
17.06.2022 Clisson (France) – Hellfest
23.06.2022 Nummijärvi (Finland) – Nummirock Festival
25.06.2022 Cartagena / Murcia (Spain) – Rock Imperium Festival
06.-09.07.2022 Ballenstedt (Germany) – RockHarz Festival
15.07.2022 Gävle (Sweden) – Gefle Metal Festival
16.07.2022 Anyksciai (Lithuania) – Devilstone Festival
21.-23.07.2022 Vila Nova de Famalicão (Portugal) – Laurus Nobilis Music Fest
09.-13.08.2022 Jaromer (Czech Republic) – Brutal Assault Open Air