AT THE GATES & VOIVOD Take It Old School: Split 7″ EP

Having just wrapped up some touring in Asia, Scandinavia as well as through Spain, Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES will soon be back on the road again in support of their much acclaimed comeback studio album and Century Media Records debut, At War With Reality. First up, AT THE GATES will embark on the Decibel Magazine Tour together with CONVERGE, PALLBEARER and label-mates VALLENFYRE across North America, starting March 27th.

See here for more details: http://www.decibelmagazinetour.com and also check out the tour-related cover feature for the current April issue of Decibel Magazine here: http://store.decibelmagazine.com/collections/back-issues/products/april-2015-126 and a tour trailer here: http://youtu.be/v_heON7K9pU

To coincide with the start of the tour, AT THE GATES will release a very special split 7″ EP together with label-mates VOIVOD on April 6th. The 7″ EP will feature the AT THE GATES bonus track “Language Of The Dead” from the At War With Reality sessions (previously unreleased on vinyl!), while VOIVOD contribute the new song “We Are Connected”. The EP is “Double A-Sided” (meaning, each band has their own, reversible front-cover side!) and comes with artwork created for both bands by VOIVOD’s Michel “Away” Langevin.

The 7″ EP will be available in the following limited worldwide editions:

–1,000x copies black vinyl

–500x copies white vinyl

–500x copies transparent red vinyl

The 7″ EP will be on sale during AT THE GATES’ North American tour, but is also available for pre-order from CM Distro as of now. Get it here before it’s too late:http://smarturl.it/ATGVVsplitCMD

AT THE GATES were recently awarded with both a Swedish Grammy (“Grammis”, category: Best Hard Rock / Metal album) as well as with the Swedish independent music award “Manifest” for At War With Reality. The album entered national sales charts upon release in several countries: Sweden: #3, Germany: #25, USA: #53, Finland: #15, Austria: #39. Switzerland: #51, UK: #132, UK Rock Charts: #13, Belgium (Flemish): #78, Belgium (Wallonia): #162, Greece: #38, France: #119 and Japan (Oricon International): #17.

Promotional video links for At War With Reality are below:

“Heroes And Tombs”: http://youtu.be/ctXRhv90Gz8

Within Germany: http://www.muzu.tv/at-the-gates/heroes-and-tombs-official-video-video/2320747/

“Death And The Labyrinth”: http://youtu.be/hzjshF0TFm8

Within Germany: http://www.muzu.tv/at-the-gates/death-and-the-labyrinth-official-video-video/2310520/

Various physical formats of At War With Reality can be ordered from CM Distro in North America here: http://www.cmdistro.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=at+the+gates

See below for all upcoming AT THE GATES tour dates, including some recently announced festivals (updates marked *):

AT THE GATES – live 2015

Mar. 27, 2015 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Mar. 28, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Mar. 29, 2015 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Mar. 30, 2015 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Mar. 31, 2015 – Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Apr. 2, 2015 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Apr. 3, 2015 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Apr. 4, 2015 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Street / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Apr. 5, 2015 – Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Apr. 6, 2015 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Apr. 8, 2015 – Toronto, ON – The Phoenix / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Apr. 9, 2015 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Apr. 10, 2015 – Boston, MA – Royale / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Apr. 11, 2015 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE
Apr. 12, 2015 – New York, NY – Webster Hall / Decibel Tour + CONVERGE, PALLBEARER & VALLENFYRE

May 1, 2015 – Örebro (Sweden) – Ritz + TRIBULATION
May 2, 2015 – Sundsvall (Sweden) – Pipeline + TRIBULATION
May 22, 2015 – Warszawa (Poland) – Progresja
May 23, 2015 – Kraków (Poland) – Studio
May 29, 2015 – Cape Town (South Africa) – The Mercury Live
May 30, 2015 – Johannesburg (South Africa) – Carfax Club
Jun. 16, 2015 – Rome (Italy) – Ippodromo Capannelle + SLIPKNOT *

Jun. 19, 2015 – Copenhagen (Denmark) – Copenhell Festival

Jun. 20, 2015 – Dessel (Belgium) – Graspop Metal Meeting

Jun. 21, 2015 – Clisson (France) – Hellfest

Jul. 3, 2015 – Hassleholm (Sweden) – Siestafestivalen

Jul. 16, 2015 – Tokaj (Hungary) – Kingdom of Hegyalja Festival *

Jul. 18, 2015 – Syðrugøta, Faroe Islands – G! Festival

Jul. 31, 2015 – Wacken (Germany) – Wacken Open Air

Aug. 6, 2015 – Gävle (Sweden) – Getaway Rock Festival

Aug. 8, 2015 – Jaromer (Czech Republic) – Brutal Assault Festival
Aug. 15, 2015 – Cetatea Rasnov (Romania) – Rockstadt Extreme Fest

Sept. 4, 2015 – Bogotá (Colombia) – Teatro Metropol *

Sept. 18, 2015 – Gothenburg (Sweden) – Liseberg

Nov. 7, 2015 – Leeds (UK) – Damnation Festival *

AT THE GATES online:

Century Media Records: Website | Facebook | Youtube | Twitter | Myspace

Free Scion A/V EP Featuring VEKTOR

Scion A/V, the creative enterprise of Scion devoted to the discovery, nurture, funding and distribution of compelling music and arts programming today releases a special two track, 15 minute EP featuring the scintillating sounds of Philadelphia sci-fi thrash metal band VEKTOR. Recorded this past January at The Glass House in Pomona, California as part of the Scion-presented Earache Records label showcase (that also featured Oceano, Bonded By Blood and White Wizzard), the free EP features VEKTOR performing the mind-obliterating tracks Cosmic Cortex and Tetrastructural Minds. The EP is available as a free download now at ScionAV.com.

“Earache has introduced metal fans to many great bands over the years,” comments Jeri Yoshizu, manager of sales promotion for Scion.

“Vektor is a band that creates metal for fans of metal. We’re happy to work with them on this release.”

VEKTOR formed in 2002 in Tempe, Arizona and quickly established a name for itself by embracing heavy metal’s past while carving out an original niche; combining thrash with elements of black metal and progressive rock. The band’s labyrinthine songs question reality and existence while at the same time portraying the future as a dystopian wasteland destroyed by greed, power, corruption and control. Weird time signatures, banshee wails, eerie jazzy passages, over the top soloing and frontman David DiSanto’s banshee calls intertwine into cohesive, atom-smashing assaults that move from intricate progressive playing to breakneck thrashing in the blink of an eye. With vicious musicianship, complex composition and futuristic sci-fi themes, VEKTOR recalls the glory days of Voivod, Watchtower and Coroner as its herculean sound challenges the parameters of modern heavy metal.

VEKTOR EP tracklist:

1.) Cosmic Cortex (9:40)
2.) Tetrastructural Minds (5:27)

Earache Records was founded in 1987 by Digby “Dig” Pearson. The seminal UK label has launched the careers of many acts now widely considered pioneers of extreme metal including Napalm Death, Carcass, At The Gates, Morbid Angel, Cathedral, Bolt Thrower, Godflesh and Entombed and had a heavy hand in exposing underground music fans to the realms of death metal and grindcore music. Earache is currently celebrating more then two decades of bringing extreme music to the masses.

Check out all of the exclusive new premieres from Scion A/V and Earache Records:

– Decibel: Scion A/V chats with VEKTOR (see HERE).

– Lambgoat: OCEANO discusses being banned from venues, why they’ve had more than 20 members, and what it takes to be a full-time band (see HERE).

Metal Injection: Free Song VEKTOR Tetrastructural Minds (click HERE)

– Metal Insider: Free Song VEKTOR Cosmic Cortex (click HERE)

About Scion A/V:

Scion A/V is a creative enterprise of Scion devoted to the discovery, nurture, funding and distribution of compelling music and arts programming. Scion A/V has created and championed projects for over 100 underground musical artists, supported tours and special events, created film documentaries, curated art installations, and produced a collection of ‘zines. In addition, Scion A/V executes the annual Scion Music(less) Music Conference and operates 17 broadband radio stations via Scion Streaming Radio. For more information, visit ScionAV.com.

About Scion:

Scion, from Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., was developed with a new generation of youthful buyers in mind. Scion’s mission is to provide distinctive products, the opportunity to personalize, and an innovative, consumer-driven process at the retail level. The brand features five groundbreaking models with a wide array of standard features: the xD urban subcompact five-door, the iconic xB urban utility vehicle, the tC sports coupe, the premium micro-subcompact iQ and the FR-S rear-wheel drive sports car. The Scion brand often applies new practices in all aspects of its business and pushes the creativity envelope with non-traditional advertising and marketing to engage young consumers. Scion also supports originality through its programs in the artistic community. For more information, visit www.scion.com.