AT THE GATES Unveil Artwork & Release Date For To Drink From The Night Itself
It's here! At The Gates has officially announced their new album To Drink From The Night Itself to be out on May 18 via Century Media Records. The band has also unveiled the artwork for the album done by Costin Chioreanu, and it looks like a more framed version of the band's 1992 album The Red In the Sky Is Ours in terms of actual artwork. Which also makes sense, considering they've said in the past this album is thematically connected to that.
Here's what frontman Tomas Lindberg had to say about the album's artwork.
"It has once again been an absolute pleasure working creativily with Costin. We had a lot of ideas for what we wanted to get across with the art this time around. Overall they were, not surprisingly, related to the general concept of the record. What is great with Costin is that he understands the band. He knows what we are and where we come from. And me and him also have a strong artistic connection. I have never met anyone that goes so deep into the world of my lyrics and concepts. When I first wrote to him describing my ideas, I was worried that my remarks were perhaps too long and too confusing, only to get back an even longer and very inspired response…
The inspiration for the actual front cover piece is taken from the Pergamon Altar, on display at the Pergamon museum in Berlin. It is of course linked closely to the concept that the whole record is based upon, but more on that later. But I will throw a name out there, for the interested ones; Peter Weiss.
I can't wait to get the whole record in my hands now, as this is just one of the many great artwork pieces that Costin has created for us on To Drink From The Night Itself…"
The album is twelve tracks long and a debut music video filmed by Patric Ullaeus / Revolver.se (Dimmu Borgir, In Flames, Arch Enemy, etc.) is out in a few days.