Blog author: Alex Stojanovic
We're all eagerly awaiting the release of the new album from At The Gates, titled To Drink From The Night Itself, which comes out on May 18th on Century Media Records. For this record, the band worked with producer Russ Russell at Parlour Studios in Kettering, England. Russell is known for his work with Dimmu Borgir, Napalm Death and Evile, among several others. The cover artwork, which can be seen down below, was designed by Costin Chioreanu, who also did the cover artwork for the previous album At War With Reality.
Frontman Tomas Lindberg comments on the cover artwork: "It has once again been an absolute pleasure working creativily with Costin. We had a lot of ideas for what we wanted to get across with the art this time around. Overall they were, not surprisingly, related to the general concept of the record. What is great with Costin is that he understands the band. He knows what we are and where we come from. And me and him also have a strong artistic connection. I have never met anyone that goes so deep into the world of my lyrics and concepts. When I first wrote to him describing my ideas, I was worried that my remarks were perhaps too long and too confusing, only to get back an even longer and very inspired response…"
The inspiration for the actual front cover piece is taken from the Pergamon Altar, on display at the Pergamon museum in Berlin. It is of course linked closely to the concept that the whole record is based upon, but more on that later. But I will throw a name out there, for the interested ones; Peter Weiss. I can't wait to get the whole record in my hands now, as this is just one of the many great artwork pieces that Costin has created for us on “To Drink From The Night Itself".