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At The Gates were a great band and undeniably influenced hordes upon hordes of melodic death metal and metalcore followers. The band’s legacy has been celebrated at length in recent years culminating with their 2008 reunion tour. But at what point does celebrating this band just get to be too much?

In what Earache promises to be *the definitive* At the Gates collection, a press release from the label (also posted by Blabbermouth) tells us that the band will be releasing a 3-disc DVD set called The Flames of the End on February 22nd. The Flames of the End will feature:

Disc 1 ‘Under A Serpent Sun – The Story of At The Gates’ – a brand new documentary with a running time of over 2 hours, detailing the band’s entire career with exclusive interviews and footage, filmed and directed by guitarist Anders Bjorler.

Disc 2 ‘Purgatory Unleashed – Live at Wacken’ – a 75-minute live set from the band’s reunion set at the Wacken festival in 2008 in front of 100,000 people.

Disc 3 ‘Only the Dead Are Smiling’ – 26 rare and archive live performances of the band playing in locations around the globe from 1991 – 2008.

So while this DVD set will have very limited appeal to anyone other than At the Gates die-hards, at least it’s not just another remaster, “special edition” or compilation… in other words, there’s actually a whole lot of new stuff here that should be quite interesting, even if it isn’t new music.


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