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AT THE GATES Recruit Guitarist Jonas Stålhammar
September 11th, 2017

At The Gates (l-r): Adrian Erlandsson, Jonas Björler, Tomas Lindberg, Jonas Stålhammar and Martin Larsson

Gothenburg, Sweden-based melodic death metal group At The Gates have recruited guitarist Jonas Stålhammar, revealing this development on September 11th, 2017. Founding guitarist Anders Björler announced his exit from the band’s ranks on March 8th.

At The Gates issued the following statement: “We have finally decided on a new guitar player, and we are ready to rip again! Actually, he was our first choice, and we are happy to have him on board.

Jonas Stålhammar

“Jonas Stålhammar has been a friend since the late eighties (Tomas [Lindberg, vocals] used to tape trade with him back then!), and our paths have crossed many times during our careers.

“We were looking for someone who had the same reference points as we do, someone from the same path, so to say, who understand the greatness of both Autopsy and King Crimson. Of course, it was essential that our new member could fill the shoes of Anders performance-wise as well, but that was never an issue with Jonas. We were looking for someone with a deep understanding of what At The Gates are about, someone who could contribute creatively to the band.

“Jonas Stålhammar will be a full member from day one, and will play on the upcoming full length album, scheduled for recording in November 2017 – January 2018.

“We currently have eleven songs ready for said album, and are more inspired than perhaps ever before.

“You can expect a full-on At The Gates record with all the classic elements of the band. It is by far the most comprehensive album of the band to date, and will span all the way across the different elements of the band’s sound.

“We are super-excited for 2018. It will be a good year for At The Gates, and our fans, for sure.”

At The Gates’ line-up is as follows;

Tomas Lindberg (vocals, The Lurking Fear / ex-The Crown / ex-Lock Up)
Jonas Stålhammar (guitars, The Lurking Fear / Crippled Black Phoenix / Bombs Of Hades)
Martin Larsson (guitars, Agrimonia / ex-Bombs Of Hades)
Jonas Björler (bass, The Haunted)
Adrian Erlandsson (drums, The Haunted / The Lurking Fear / ex-Cradle Of Filth / ex-Brujeria)

Fifth studio record At War With Reality was released in October 2014 via Century Media Records.

Promotional photographs by Ester Segarra.