At The Gates have dropped a new song titled, “Spectre of Extinction” off the upcoming album The Nightmare Of Being. The record sees a July 2nd release date via Century Media and has a guest appearance by King Diamond guitarist Andy La Rocque.
To promote the release of the video, frontman Tomas Lindberg Redant particpated in a live chat with fans on YouTube, which can still be viewed now. The album was 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 band brought back a familiar face in Jens Bogren to mix and master, who’s work can be heard on the 2014 album, At War With Reality.
Speaking about the single, the frontman commented:
“It is always very hard to choose which song to release to the public first, especially with this album having so many layers and textures. We did feel, however, that this, the opening track of the record, represented the overall feel of the album. It has the musical depths that you would expect from an At The Gates track, and still carries that intensity and urgency that we have always tried to get across with our music.
For the video, it was wonderful to be able to continue the work with the mighty Patric Ullaeus, as he understands our vision with the music and is willing to go all the way to portray the song’s inner dimensions. I think he did that excellently with this one and I’m very proud of the result. The lyrics deal with humanity’s will and how that clashes with our consciousness, and our knowledge of our mortality. Enjoy!”
Watch the Patric Ullaeus directed “Spectre of Extinction” below and pre-order the album here!