At The Gates Demoing New Material

Band posts Facebook update.

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At the Gates have posted an image on their official Facebook page that reveals the band are demoing their new record. The picture, of a pair of sticks resting on an electronic drum kit, includes the caption: "Working hard on the demo drum tracks for 'At War With Reality.'"

Speaking with Decibel last month, At the Gates singer Tomas Lindberg revealed that the band has set the bar high for their comeback record:

"We feel that we have great and relevant new music in us," the vocalist explained. "And we know how important this next album will be. When Anders [Bjorler] came around saying that he had been jamming some new ideas around, it was not hard to make the decision to go 'all in,' so to say.

"I know it's kind of a gamble or what you want to call it," Tomas continued. "But this is a very creative album that we are writing right now, it's not a comfortable 'Slaughter of the Soul Pt. 2' or anything like that, it's an album that I feel is pushing our own boundaries, and challenges our collective creative intellect. And that is the main reason for us to do this, it's for our own sake."

"At War With Reality" will be the first new album from the band in 19 years.

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    This is my most anticipated metal album of 2014 so far. Carcass made an amazing record last year after an 18 year lapse between albums so I'm excited to see what At The Gates will do. "Slaughter of the Soul" still sounds heavy as hell today.
    I'm so ****ing stoked for this. The way they're describing it, this could be an easy contender for AOTY.
    Good to hear that they are trying to push themselves. Carcass return album was awesome but they also played it safe, IMHO. But now that I think about if its going to be At The Gates version of Illud Divinum Insanus, I'd rather take the "safe" album...
    Awesome, ATG rocks! Cool to hear they are using electronic drums, at least for the demo. We're doing the exact same thing, it saves a crazy amount of time not having to setup and worry about micing drums - at least for the demo.
    Im just as excited as the next kid but wasn't most of this stuff on an old interview just with a new paragraph?