At The Gates Posts New Music Video “The Mirror Black” Online

Swedish death metal legends At The Gates has released a new music video for the song, “The Mirror Black,” which was released today as a seven inch single and features guest vocals from Rob Miller of Amebix fame. The clip was created by Costin Chioreanu / Twilight13Media, who also is also responsible for the artwork duties of the entire “To Drink From The Night Itself” release. The video can be seen below.

At The Gates vocalist Tomas Lindberg checked in with the following comment :”When we decided that we wanted to release the two Rob Miller tracks on a separate 7″, we felt that ‘The Mirror Black‘ was worthy of its own video. Costin was already excited about the idea, and I explained the basic outlines of the idea of the song. Working with Costin always brings in another dimension to our music and my lyrics; so he did his own interpretation of the main theme of the song. I am super happy with the result, I really think that this is one of the best videos At The Gates have ever done. There are a lot of hidden meanings and other symbolism in this clip, so you can watch it many times and still find new stuff. We as a band are super excited about this release!”

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At The Gates: Details Of New Album “To Drink From The Night Itself” Revealed

At The Gates reveal the official details for their new full-length “To Drink From The Night Itself“. Century Media have the Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir) produced effort scheduled for a May 18th release date. A video produced by Patric Ullaeus (In Flames, Arch Enemy) for the first single will be premiered soon as well.

Comments vocalist Tomas Lindberg of the cover art:

“It has once again been an absolute pleasure working creativily with Costin [Chioreanu.] We had a lot of ideas for what we wanted to get across with the art this time around. Overall they were, not surprisingly, related to the general concept of the record. What is great with Costin is that he understands the band.

He knows what we are and where we come from. And me and him also have a strong artistic connection. I have never met anyone that goes so deep into the world of my lyrics and concepts. When I first wrote to him describing my ideas, I was worried that my remarks were perhaps too long and too confusing, only to get back an even longer and very inspired response…

The inspiration for the actual front cover piece is taken from the Pergamon Altar, on display at the Pergamon museum in Berlin. It is of course linked closely to the concept that the whole record is based upon, but more on that later. But I will throw a name out there, for the interested ones; Peter Weiss.

I can’t wait to get the whole record in my hands now, as this is just one of the many great artwork pieces that Costin has created for us on ‘To Drink From The Night Itself‘…”

01 – “Der Widerstand”
02 – “To Drink From The Night Itself”
03 – “A Stare Bound In Stone”
04 – “Palace Of Lepers”
05 – “Daggers Of Black Haze”
06 – “The Chasm”
07 – “In Nameless Sleep”
08 – “The Colours Of The Beast”
09 – “A Labyrinth Of Tombs”
10 – “Seas Of Starvation”
11 – “In Death They Shall Burn”
12 – “The Mirror Black“

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Sanctuary Releases “Frozen” Music Video

Reactivated Seattle metal band Sanctuary has released the video for “Frozen,” which was filmed in Germany and directed by Dirk Behlau.

The track comes off the upcoming album, “The Year The Sun Died” (reviewed here), due out October 6th in Europe and October 14th in North America via Century Media Records.

Guitarist Lenny Rutledge comments: “This video shoot was a blast. The location was an abandoned coal mine processing plant near Essen, Germany. You can see many bizarre birdcage size baskets hanging from the ceiling. There were thousands of them. We were told that they were some type of ‘laundry management devices.’ They appear as something much more creepy and ominous in my opinion. Almost as if they were some sort of medieval torture devices. The entire building seemed to have a very haunting vibe.”

“The Year The Sun Died,” the first Sanctuary album in 25 years, is the long-awaited follow-up to the band’s first two studio albums that were released on Epic Records: “Refuge Denied” (1987) and “Into the Mirror Black” (1989).

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