Gates Of Ishtar – At Dusk And Forever
Swedish melodic death metal
Century Media (2017) – 88985355451
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Silver + CD with plastic slipcase included
emastered from original sources at Dugout Studios, mastered for vinyl by Patrick W. Engel, accompanied with detailed liner notes, and visually improved with brand new cover artworks by Juanjo Castellano
Limited to 400 copies
A2. The Nightfall
A3. At Dusk And Forever
A4. Battles To Come
B1. The Burning Sky
B2. Never Alone Again
B4. Forever Beach
02. The Nightfall
03. At Dusk And Forever
04. Battles To Come
05. The Burning Sky
06. Never Alone Again
08. Forever Beach
09. Red Hot
The entire catalogue of the mighty GATES OF ISHTAR returns in 2017 and invites you to discover or re-discover these timeless 90’s melodic black/death metal masterpieces! Remastered from original sources at Dugout Studios (Meshuggah, In Flames, Arch Enemy), mastered for vinyl by Patrick W. Engel (Dissection, Asphyx, Tiamat), accompanied with detailed liner notes, and visually improved with brand new cover artworks by Juanjo Castellano (Vomitory, Obscure Infinity, Portrait), “A Bloodred Path” (1996), “The Dawn of Flames” (1997) and “At Dusk And Forever” (1998) are now presented to the world in their definite versions.
Unfortunately, these reissues are overshadowed by the death of drummer Oskar Karlsson in 2016. The remaining band members posted the following statement in February 2017: “This was supposed to be something totally different. We made a united decision to let Century Media re-release our albums to make them available again for you, our fans. We were all excited and new plans were made for the future of GATES OF ISHTAR, including an exclusive live performance at Party-San festival to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of our debut “A Bloodred Path”.
We all were looking forward to play together again and meet the fans who have kept our music alive in their hearts for all these years. Then Oscar died and in the aftermath of the tragedy these re-releases found a greater purpose. It will be a legacy of Oscar’s musicianship and a support for Charlie, his son. We miss you brother, forever in our hearts!”
Gates Of Ishtar - At Dusk And Forever
This is the third (and last) Gates of Ishtar album, it was released back in 1998 through the label Invasion Records on CD and picture Vinyl.
Finally Century Media Records re-issued the album on Digipak CD and Vinyl (with CD included) in a few different versions (colors), this one is the limited silver heavy vinyl version (400 copies made). The album have been re-mastered for vinyl and the sound is great.
The quality on the whole product is excellent, the new and really nice artwork made by Juanjo Castellano looks great and the inside of the gatefold has photos and also liner notes as Chapter III (3:rd album) by Chris Dick.
Now I just only hope that Century Media Records will sort things out that needs to be sorted out so they can re-release the bands first album, A Bloodred path as well. From what I heared there was some kind of legal rights issues with that album.