AT THE GATES: New Video Clip ‘The Book Of Sand (The Abomination)’; South American Tour Dates


Swedish melodic Death Metal pioneers AT THE GATES continue to make waves with their highly acclaimed comeback album “At War With Reality”, released at the end of last year via Century Media Records.

Now, AT THE GATES are debuting a promotional video (see below) for the song “The Book Of Sand (The Abomination)”, created by Costin Chioreanu, who was already responsible for the challenging artwork concept of “At War With Reality” as well as the creation of the animated video for the song “Heroes And Tombs”. “The Book Of Sand (The Abomination)” is composed by live-footage shot at the recent Rockstadt Extreme Fest in Romania on August 15th, 2015 and the band commented on the clip as follows:

‘The Book Of Sand (The Abomination)’ was filmed by our dear friend Costin Chioreanu and his team at Rockstadt Extreme Fest in Romania, August 2015. Costin has been a huge part of “At War With Reality” every step of the way. He did the magnificent album art & artwork as well as the impressive animated video for “Heroes And Tombs”. Now, he captures the magic of our visit in Romania a couple of weeks ago. A festival situated on the grounds of Transylvania. “The Book Of Sand (The Abomination)” was actually the first song written for the new album and contains elements from our entire musical history. Enjoy the brand new video from Costin!!” – Anders Björler.

AT THE GATES are kicking off a South American tour this week (Note some venue changes to previous announcement!) and have recently also added another bunch of shows (Ruhrpott Metal meeting in Oberhausen Germany on December 4th as well as a show with SLAYER and ANTHRAX in Helsinki, Finland on December 7th at Hartwall Arena) to their busy live-agenda. See a list of their upcoming dates here (All updates marked *):

AT THE GATES – live:

02.09.2015 – Guadalajara (Mexico) – C3
03.09.2015 – Monterrey (Mexico) – Café Iguana
04.09.2015 – Mexico City (Mexico) – Circo Volador
05.09.2015 – San Jose (Costa Rica) – Pepper’s Club
06.09.2015 – Bogotá (Colombia) – Teatro Ecci El Dorado *
08.09.2015 – Santiago (Chile) – Teatro Cariola
10.09.2015 – Buenos Aires (Argentina) – Roxy Live *
12.09.2015 – Limeira (Brazil) – Mirage
13.09.2015 – Sao Paulo (Brazil) – Clash Club *
18.09.2015 – Gårda (Sweden) – Liseberg
11.10.2015 – Tokyo (Japan) – Loud Park Festival
24.10.2015 – San Bernardino (US) – Knotfest
28.10.2015 – Perth (Australia) – Amplifier Bar
29.10.2015 – Adelaide (Australia) – The Unibar
30.10.2015 – Melbourne (Australia) – Corner Hotel
31.10.2015 – Sydney (Australia) – Manning Bar
01.11.2015 – Brisbane (Australia) – Brightside
07.11.2015 – Leeds (UK) – Damnation Festival
13.11.2015 – Weissenhäuser Strand (Germany) – Metal Hammer Paradise
04.12.2015 – Oberhausen (Germany) – Ruhrpott Metal Meeting *
07.12.2015 – Helsinki (Finland) – Hartwall Arena *
04.-08.02.2015 – Miami/Jamaica – 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise
24.-27.03.2016 – Johannesburg (South Africa) – Witchfest