AT THE GATES’s ‘The Nightmare Of Being’ Enters Charts Worldwide

At the Gates
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Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES have scored impressive international entry results in various sales charts with their newly released album The Nightmare Of Being, out worldwide via Century Media Records, as follows:

Germany: # 8
Austria: # 18
Switzerland: # 12
Sweden: # 20
Sweden (Physical): # 1
Sweden (Vinyl): # 1
Sweden (Hardrock/Metal): # 2
The Netherlands: # 77
Belgium: # 84
Finland: # 21
Finland (Physical): # 5
UK (Rock): # 3
USA (Current Hard Music Albums): #1
USA (Current Rock Albums): #4
USA (Current Album Sales): #14
USA (Album Sales) – #28

AT THE GATES vocalist Tomas Lindberg Redant commented about the initial reaction to the release as follows: “Hey everyone! We’re so happy and humbled by the fantastic response to our new album The Nightmare Of Being! We have never experienced anything like this before…the reviews have been amazing and also the fantastic response from all of you. It is amazing to have such a genuinely curious and interested listener base! And, last but not least, we have gotten amazing chart position reports this last week, so thank you all very much for your amazing support. It means the world to us, especially in these days of isolation and no shows. It is also especially rewarding with this level of response, considering that The Nightmare Of Being is our most adventurous and challenging album to date. Thank you all again.”

While main parts for 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 their At War With Reality comeback album from 2014.