The Bloodstock team are proud to announce that the legendary AT THE GATES will be devastating the main stage at BOA 2008 in their only UK show. The Swedish death metal veterans are reforming for a series of exclusive live dates and BOA are stoked to be hosting what promises to be a truly historic one-off reunion.
Since their break-up back in 1996, the band have become more acclaimed than ever with their massive influence extending far beyond death metal and into the current metalcore explosion. Dozens of bands including the likes of Darkest Hour, The Black Dahlia Murder, Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying, Unearth and All That Remains owe a huge debt to the sound first pioneered by At The Gates.
At The Gates formed in 1990 and soon released their debut EP â€˜Gardens Of Griefâ€™ on the Dolores label. The band then came to the attention of the UKâ€™s own Peaceville Records who issued their first album â€˜The Red In The Sky Is Oursâ€™ in â€˜92. Follow up effort â€˜With Fear I Kiss the Burning Darknessâ€™ saw the band develop their sound further and through regular touring â€“ including in the UK - they began to become known beyond the underground.
In 1994, they finally honed their aggressive and dynamic melodic death metal sound with â€˜Terminal Spirit Diseaseâ€™, which was hailed as a breakthrough. The success of â€˜Terminal Spirit Diseaseâ€™ led to a deal with the UKâ€™s premier extreme metal label, Earache, and the release of their magnum opus â€˜Slaughter Of The Soulâ€™ in 1995. Not only the peak of what later became known as the Gothenburg Sound, â€˜Slaughter Of The Soulâ€™ was a masterclass in taught, brutal and yet deceptively-melodic death metal. Further success followed, including a US tour and heavy MTV rotation of the video clip for the track â€˜Blinded By Fearâ€™. Following the departure of guitarist Anders BjÃ¶rler and bassist Jonas BjÃ¶rler in 1996, the band split up, with drummer Adrian Erlandsson joining the BjÃ¶rler brothers in The Haunted. Vocalist Tomas Lindberg went on to work with many bands including Disfear, The Crown, Lock Up, Nightrage and The Great Deceiver. Erlandsson later left The Haunted to join Cradle Of Filth.
With their legend and influence bigger than ever, this is one show you canâ€™t afford to miss.
AT THE GATES â€“ Only UK Show â€“ BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2008.
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