Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES were joined by special guests Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND), Jesper Jarold on violin and Mikael Stanne (DARK TRANQUILLITY; vocals on “World Of Lies”) during their appearance at the Metaltown festival, which was held June 17-18, 2011 in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Fan-filmed video footage of Stanne‘s appearance can be seen below. A photo of La Rocque performing with AT THE GATES is available at this location.
Regarding their decision to play more reunion shows in 2011, the members of AT THE GATES said last fall in a statement: “AT THE GATES will do a limited run of select shows in 2011. Simply put, we had the time of our lives during the 2008 reunion and have decided to do a couple of more shows. Although we won’t be touring extensively, and we stick to the initial promise of not making any more music.”
AT THE GATES‘ “The Flames Of The End” DVD was released in April 2010 in the U.S. through Earache Records.
AT THE GATES released its definitive album, “Slaughter Of The Soul” — often regarded as one of the all-time greatest metal albums — on Earache in 1995, before touring the world and abruptly disbanding. Members of the band went on to play major roles in other notorious metal acts such as THE HAUNTED and CRADLE OF FILTH, before reforming for a one-off tour in 2008 to rapturous response.