At The Gates have released a music video for their song “The Night Eternal”. The clip was directed by Costin Chioreanu, who was also in charge of the artwork for the band’s latest effort At War With Reality. He comments:
“The story of ‘The Night Eternal’ speaks about the dark side of human nature and about the tragedy of living now, in a moment when any possible tool for hiding it becomes futile. The Night Eternal is in us, The Night Eternal is what we became, guiding our spiritual evolution using a wrong map, provided by a wrong society. The victim remains lost in a dream of constant need without any perspective of fulfillment.”
At The Gates frontman Tomas Lindberg said:
“‘The Night Eternal‘ is one of the absolute strongest and also emotionally challenging songs on the new record. It is a personal favourite and always gives us an enormous touching feedback when we play it live. Therefore it was a no-brainer for us to choose this song when Costin approached us about the idea of another animated video. This time he has, once again, stunned us with his amazing efforts to portray the emotional aspects of the music and lyrics of our songs. His interpretation of our material has always inspired us to rethink and re-evaluate our own creations, and therefore something new comes out of the project every time he is involved.”
The song is taken from the aforementioned record, which is out now through Century Media.
Next year the melodic death metallers will be touring the U.S. with Decapitated, The Haunted, and Harm’s Way. Dates can be found here.