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At The Gates + The Haunted New Zealand Shows Announced

At The Gates + The Haunted New Zealand Shows Announced

Tuesday 22nd January, 2019 12:30PM

Scandinavian extreme metal masters At The Gates and The Haunted are bringing their Swedish Slaughter tour to Aotearoa this Autumn, to pummel local punters into submission at Wellington's Valhalla and Auckland's Whammy Bar. A pioneering force in melodic death metal since their formation in 1990, At the Gates are currently touring the globe in celebration of their 2018 album To Drink from the Night Itself. The Haunted share bassist Jonas Björler and drummer Adrian Erlandsson with At The Gates, they're here packing a two decade-strong back catalogue including 2017's Strength in Numbers. Both groups hail from their homeland's metal stronghold Gothenburg and will be supported by our very own Dark Divinity, take in the details here...

At The Gates + The Haunted w/ Dark Divinity

Tuesday 30th April - Valhalla, Wellington
Wednesday 1st May - Whammy Bar, Auckland

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Watch the clip for At The Gates' head-hammering title track to their 2018 album To Drink From The Night Itself...

Experience the intensity of The Haunted's 'Spark', from their 2017 album Strength In Numbers...

Press release:

AT THE GATES are innovators. From debut album, The Red In The Sky Is Ours, through comeback stunner, At War With Reality, the Gothenburg-based death metal act have always traversed the left-hand path on their own terms. The Swedes are keenly aware of who they are, where they come from, and how they got to where they are today. In the ‘90s, AT THE GATES spearheaded The New Wave of Swedish Death Metal. Then-swansong album, Slaughter Of The Soul, served as a feature-rich treasure chest for a host of upstarts to plunder. When AT THE GATES returned in 2008 — a full 12 years after they disbanded —their return was celebrated and the follow-up to Slaughter Of The Soul. Now, four years after At War with Reality, the Swedes recently unleashed their indomitable spirit, ceaseless ingenuity, and raw power on new album, To Drink From The Night Itself.

Launched in 1996 by guitarist Jensen, bassist Jonas Björler and drummer Adrian Erlandsson, THE HAUNTED enjoy a cult status in the metal world, boasting a diverse catalogue of material that would have left other bands digging their own grave. Whether the bands continued success is due to an open-minded fanbase, stellar musicianship, or an infallible sense of timing when it comes to releasing new material - perhaps a combination of all three. THE HAUNTED’S legacy of remaining diverse without diluting the sound that seeded a loyal fanbase two decades and is continuing to bring in new listeners not only by its compositional class and performance prowess, but also by its relentless heaviness, the displayed atmospheric intensity and the material’s consequential imminent impact.


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At the Gates and The Haunted - Swedish Slaughter NZ Tour
Tue 30th Apr 7:30pm
Valhalla, Wellington
At the Gates and The Haunted - Swedish Slaughter NZ Tour
Wed 1st May 7:30pm
Whammy Bar, Auckland