We now have a little more information about the new At The Gates album that is coming out. The good news is that we will see the album hit stores on October 28, 2014 by Century Media Records. You can see the art work for the album above, which is entitled 'At War With Reality'.
There are a few album titles surfacing around, "Death And The Labyrinth", "The Circular Ruins", "The Conspiracy Of The Blind", "Order From Chaos", "Eater Of Gods" or "Upon Pillars Of Dust", just to name a few.
A few of the members of the band had some things to say about the new album:
Tomas Lindberg, the vocalist.
The concept of At War With Reality is based on the literary genre called 'Magic Realism'. The main style within this genre is the notion that 'reality' is ever-changing, and needs to be constantly re-discovered and re-conquered. We felt that Costin's artwork style would be the perfect visual contribution to this album, so he became the natural choice...
The guitarist and songwriter Ander Björler:
I got in touch with Costin a few years back. I was immediately impressed with his dark and original style. He collaborated on some T-shirt designs for At The Gates as well as designing the album artwork for my Instrumental project. We realized pretty early on that his style would accompany the music and the concept perfectly.
Costin Chioreanu responded with:
I have been waiting for this album for almost 20 years and it's the biggest honor for me to illustrate it - As there is no greater achievement for a dreamer than the moment when the dream becomes reality. At War With Reality is by far the most complex visual story I have ever created, from all points of view. From the very first moment the band presented the concept, I found it extremely stunning and at the same time super-challenging. I like to think that visual art and music are tools to explore our minds - to create, to discover and to push the limits. At The Gates, one of my all-time favorite Metal bands, offered me a chance to explore a new dimension.