Tomas Lindberg to Chaoszine: “We wanted to explore more the progressive side of At The Gates”

Author Arto Mäenpää - 22.7.2021

The forefathers of Swedish melodic death metal At The Gates released their 7th studio album entitled “The Nightmare of Being” through Century Media Records on July 3rd.

While main parts for “The Nightmare Of Being” were recorded in several different Swedish 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 LP was mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studios (Amon Amarth, Opeth, Kreator) by Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with At The Gates on the “At War With Reality” comeback album in 2014. The album’s visual concept was developed by artist Eva Nahon. Speaking about the concept Tomas Lindberg has said following earlier on:

“The overall theme deals with the topic of pessimism, and I have been diving deep down in pessimistic philosophers. Trying to understand this way of looking at the world. It is not a negative album, more a gateway into new ideas for me personally, trying out different perspectives. You could call the album an introduction to pessimism as a concept, I guess. It is a very dark album, but not negative…”

– Tomas Lindberg

Chaoszine spoke to Lindberg about the recently released album, band’s musical evolution and why the band decided to dig deeper into their progressive roots on the album. You can check out the video interview below:

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You can listen to “The Nightmare Of Being” below: