Origin: Luleå, Sweden
Genres: Melodic Death Metal

Gates Of Ishtar  

Releasing three albums in the late nineties, the Swedish band Gates Of Ishtar firmly entrenched themselves in the melodic death metal camp, which at that time was a growing but not yet oversaturated style. Like many bands in this field, they sprinkled a few unique touches here and there but largely confined themselves to that classic Gothenburg style, ultimately becoming more of a face in the crowd rather than a truly original group. A couple of the guys moved on to a similarly-styled band, The Duskfall, a band that might have started while these guys were still active.

Current Members

Mikael Sandorf

vocals/bass (The Duskfall)

Urban Carlsson


Oskar Karlsson

drums (ex-Defleshed, ex-The Duskfall)

Former Members/Guests

Andreas Johansson


Tomas Jutenfäldt


Niklas Svensson


Daniel Röhr


Henrik Åberg



A Bloodred Path 
1996 Spinefarm
  1. Inanna
  2. Where The Winds Of Darkness Blow
  3. The Silence
  4. Tears
  5. The Dreaming Glade
  6. Where Daylight's Gone
  7. Into Seasons Of Frost
  8. A Bloodred Path
  9. I Wanna Be Somebody
  • Mikael Sandorf
  • Andreas Johansson
  • Tomas Jutenfäldt
  • Niklas Svensson
  • Oskar Karlsson

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 

The Dawn Of Flames 
1997 Invasion
  1. Perpetual Dawn (The Arrival Of Eternity - End My Pain)
  2. Trail Of Tears
  3. Forever Scarred
  4. Dreamfields
  5. Dawn Of Flames
  6. Eternal Sin
  7. No Time
  8. The Embrace Of Winter
  9. Where the Winds of Darkness Blow (bonus track)
  10. A Bloodred Path (bonus track)
  11. The Dreaming Glade (bonus track)
  12. The Silence (bonus track)
  • Mikael Sandorf
  • Andreas Johansson
  • Tomas Jutenfäldt
  • Daniel Röhr
  • Henrik Åberg

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos 

At Dusk And Forever 
1998 Invasion
  1. Wounds
  2. The Nightfall
  3. At Dusk And Forever
  4. Battles To Come
  5. The Burning Sky
  6. Never Alone Again
  7. Always
  8. Forever Beach
  • Mikael Sandorf
  • Urban Carlsson
  • Oskar Karlsson


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