After successful touring runs in South America and Australia as well as festival dates in both Japan and Europe, Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES continue to make waves with their comeback album, “At War With Reality”, released at the end of last year via Century Media Records.
AT THE GATES has just released another promotional video clip, this time for the special album-closing song “The Night Eternal”. Once again created by Costin Chioreanu, who was 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” and the live-footage clip for “The Book Of Sand (The Abomination)”, this video features his most in-depth and challenging animation work so far. Check it out below.
The band commented the clip as follows: “‘The Night Eternal’ is one of the absolute strongest and also emotionally challenging songs on the new record. It is a personal favorite and always gives us an enormous touching feedback when we play it live. Therefore, it was a no-brainer for us to choose this song when Costin approached us about the idea of another animated video. This time he has, once again, stunned us with his amazing efforts to portray the emotional aspects of the music and lyrics of our songs. His interpretation of our material has always inspired us to rethink and re-evaluate our own creations, and therefore something new comes out of the project every time he is involved.”
Costin Chioreanu added the following comment: “The story of ‘The Night Eternal’ speaks about the dark side of human nature and about the tragedy of living now, in a moment when any possible tool for hiding it becomes futile. ‘The Night Eternal’ is in us, ‘The Night Eternal’ is what we became, guiding our spiritual evolution using a wrong map, provided by a wrong society. The victim remains lost in a dream of constant need without any perspective of fulfillment.”
AT THE GATES recently announced another North American tour for February 2016 together with DECAPITATED, THE HAUNTED and HARMS WAY as well as a first bunch of European festival dates for 2016, including appearances at Party.San and Summer Breeze in Germany, Metal Days in Slovenia and Leyendas Del Rock in Spain.