At the Gates was formed in 1990 in Gothenburg, Sweden on the ashes of split-up death/black metal band Grotesque. Founding members were Tomas Lindberg (vocals), Anders Björler (guitars), Adrian Erlandsson (drums), Jonas Björler (bass) and Alf Svensson (guitars). Their debut EP, "Gardens of Grief", was released in 1991 by their local label, Dolores. Following this they went on a Swedish tour with bands such as Dismember, Bolt Thrower, Massacre and Immolation. After the tour they were signed to Peaceville Records who released their debut album "The Red in the Sky Is Ours" in 1992. It was a success in the Death Metal underground.
After touring with My Dying Bride in 1992 they recorded the second album "With Fear I Kiss the Burning Darkness", which was released in 1993. At this point Alf Svensson decided to leave the band to concentrate on his other careers as tattoo artist and comic illustrator. He was replaced by former House Of Usher guitarist Martin Larsson. To support the album the band went on another tour, this time with Cradle of Fear and Anathema.
In 1994 they released "Terminal Spirit Disease" which was another success. A lot of tours followed.
The band was eventually signed to Earache Records and entered the studio one last time to record "Slaughter of the Soul", which was released in 1995. They won various awards and the band also joined major tours in the US with Morbid Angel, Napalm Death etc. Shortly after the tours were over, Anders however decided to quit the band and as a result the whole band split apart at the height of their career.
After the split up Adrian and Jonas joined Patrik Jensen to form The Haunted and not too long after Anders also joined the band.
Tomas Lindberg went on to make music with bands such as Skitsystem, Disfear, Lock Up, The Great Deveicer, The Crown.
In 2001, a compilation by the name "Suicidal Final Art" was released.
In 2008 At The Gates announced their reunion tour.
In 2014 the band announced that a new studio album was in the making. Their fifth full length "At War With Reality" was released in October 2014.
Anders Björler, Jonas Björler, Adrian Erlandsson, Tomas Lindberg, Alf Svensson