Interview by Tarja Virmakari
Gothenburg based Swedes AT THE GATES who formed in 1990, are one of the most important bands in the history of death metal. But, with that sort of reputation comes expectation and pressure. Especially when you are dealing with the band’s first new studio album since 1995. Indeed, after several reunions in the last almost 25 years, AT THE GATES have “blown up the bank” with their new and fifth album “At War With Reality”, released on October 27, via Century Media Records.
Just a couple of weeks before the release, Tarja Virmakari had a long and interesting chat with the band’s frontman and vocalist Tomas Lindberg, who is considered one of The Greatest Metal Frontmen of All Time. Tarja and Tomas spoke at length about the new album, choosing a couple of songs to review in detail. Tomas also revealed many interesting details about the main concept… “At War With Reality” is all about Magic Realism… if you want to know more about it, and other topics, please join the conversation below.