Metal for the masses: reformed At The Gates confirmed for UK's Bloodstock festival

Bloodstock, the United Kingdom's finest upcoming metal festival, has managed to book the reunited At The Gates for one of their limited run of farewell shows next Summer. A kind of 'you say hello, they say goodbye' situation for younger fans who never caught them the first time around.

The festival at Catton Hall in Derby has also confirmed that black metallers Dimmu Borgir and pagan metallers Moonsorrow will also appear at the three day bash between 15th and 17th August.

At The Gates split in 1996 and its members have since found success with various bands including The Haunted, Cradle Of Filth and The Crown. In 1995 they released the seminal Slaughter Of The Soul album – regarded as one of the finest heavy metal albums of all time and held up as the pinnacle of the influential 'Gothenburg sound' of melodic death metal also pioneered by In Flames and Dark Tranquillity.

For more information on the Bloodstock festival and how to buy tickets (a festival ticket costs just £61) visit the Bloodstock website.

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