Related Information for Great Deceiver The Great Deceiver (named after a King Crimson song) formed around 1996/97, immediately after At The Gates split. Rather than chase a record deal too quickly, the band spent a long while with heads down, and focused on creating a style and sound that was distinctive and original. Tomas Lindberg: "The Great Deceiver is the dark hardcore cousin of At The Gates, the logical continuation of my career." In 1998 a deal with Swedish indie label Bridge Records was eked out and th.. read more