Last week At the Gates announced their first album in four years with their upcoming new album To Drink From the Night Itself, which is scheduled to arrive on May 18th via Century Media. Today (2nd), these giants have teamed up with Revolver to unveil the title track.
Frontman Tomas Lindberg commented about the track:
“To us, this gives a presentation of the attitude of the album: raw, hungry, and desperate. It also gives an introduction to the whole concept of the record. We live through our art, and the whole album deals with the concept of art. Art as a tool either for revolution, or suppression. To drink from the night itself is just that, a metaphor for living and breathing through art.
Of course the concept goes deeper than that, but this song is the heart of the concept, the fierce call to arms so to say. We are still at war, but this time we are fighting the abyss, the abyss of apathy and oppression. It is an aggressive song, but also contains a lot of the other elements of the band’s sound on this record. Melancholia, desperation and struggle.”
He then explained about the accompanying video:
“For the first video, we chose to use director Patric Ullaeus again, as he is good at capturing the raw energy of the band playing live. In the video you can also see glimpses of the art used for the cover, so it binds it all together nicely. Enjoy.”
Check out the title track below and pre-order To Drink From the Night Itself here.