At The Gates premiere new track and video
Fri, May 28, 2021 7:12 AM PT2,597 views
Melodeath legends At The Gates has issued a second single from their upcoming studio album, The Nightmare of Being (due out July 2 via Century Media Records). The new track is titled "The Paradox" and its Patric Ullaeus-directed video can be viewed below. At The Gates vocalist Tomas Lindberg Redant commented about the song and and its video: "Humanity is the biggest paradox. We as humans always want justification for the big things: death, the meaning of life, etc. Our knowledge of being mortals drives us away from being human, hence the paradox. We invent defense mechanisms to protect us from the thought of death, religion, different –isms, etc. This first time our producer Jens Bogren heard this song, he said 'This is a monster!'. It touches on some core parts of the At The Gates sound, but builds further, on top of that, some classic NWOBHM/Mercyful Fate vibes thrown in for good measure. It is a death metal song, but has its progressive moments. Enjoy! "This was a very fun video to record, as we tried to create most of the 'special effects' in an analog way, and not just to be added in the editing. Hence we were drenched in tons of crushed coal and soil, which took over a week and a lot of showers to get out of our hair, haha. We really wanted an oppressive, apocalyptic emotion for this video. And Patric Ullaeus, being the master that he is, went all the way to make that happen!"