AT THE GATES - Release New Music Video for "Cosmic Pessimism"

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, below!

"’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. Watch each episode below:

Episode 1/4: 
Episode 4/4:

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

While main parts of The Nightmare Of Being were recorded in Sweden at several different studios - Drums at Studio Gröndal with Jens Bogren, guitars and bass with Andy La Rocque at Sonic Train Studio and vocals at Welfare Sounds with Per Stålberg, the album was mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studios (Amon Amarth, Opeth, Kreator, etc.) by Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with AT THE GATES on At War With Reality (2014).

The Nightmare Of Being Tracklist:

1. Spectre of Extinction 
2. The Paradox 
3. The Nightmare of Being 
4. Garden of Cyrus 
5. Touched by the White Hands of Death 
6. The Fall into Time 
7. Cult of Salvation 
8. The Abstract Enthroned 
9. Cosmic Pessimism 
10. Eternal Winter of Reason