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Formed: 1989
From: Gothenburg, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Dark Tranquillity News

Below is our complete Dark Tranquillity news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Internal Bleeding Added To 70000 Tons Of Metal

New York death metal veterans Internal Bleeding, who are credited for bringing a "slam metal" style to the extreme genre, has been confirmed as the latest band to perform at next year's 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, with fifteen more groups still to be announced. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

The current list of confirmed bands are as follows:

Aborted
Aeternam
Alestorm
Amberian Dawn
Battle Beast
Benediction
Benighted
Beyond Creation
Cannibal Corpse
Dark Tranquility
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Enslaved
Evergrey
Exciter
Exhumed
Freedom Call
Goatwhore
Gyze
In Extremo
Insomnium
Internal Bleeding
Korpiklaani
Kreator
Masterplan
Meshuggah
Metal Church
Naglfar
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Primal Fear
Rhapsody
Sabaton
Samael
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Sinister
Sirenia
Sonata Arctica
Swallow The Sun
Threshold
Voivod
Witchery
Wolfchant
Wolfheart

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Exhumed Added To 70000 Tons Of Metal

American death metal favourites Exhumed has been announced as the latest band to be announced for the original heavy metal cruise, 70000 Tons Of Metal. This addition takes the list of confirmed bands to 44, with 16 more bands still to be announced. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

The current list of confirmed bands are as follows:

Aborted
Aeternam
Alestorm
Amberian Dawn
Battle Beast
Benediction
Benighted
Beyond Creation
Cannibal Corpse
Dark Tranquility
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Enslaved
Evergrey
Exciter
Exhumed
Freedom Call
Goatwhore
Gyze
In Extremo
Insomnium
Korpiklaani
Kreator
Masterplan
Meshuggah
Metal Church
Naglfar
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Primal Fear
Rhapsody
Sabaton
Samael
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Sinister
Sirenia
Sonata Arctica
Swallow The Sun
Threshold
Voivod
Witchery
Wolfchant
Wolfheart

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Sirenia Confirmed For 70000 Tons Of Metal

Norwegian gothic metal act Sirenia are the latest band to be confirmed for the original heavy metal cruise, 70000 Tons Of Metal. This addition takes the list of confirmed bands to 43, with 17 more bands still to be announced. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

The current list of confirmed bands are as follows:

Aborted
Aeternam
Alestorm
Amberian Dawn
Battle Beast
Benediction
Benighted
Beyond Creation
Cannibal Corpse
Dark Tranquility
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Enslaved
Evergrey
Exciter
Freedom Call
Goatwhore
Gyze
In Extremo
Insomnium
Korpiklaani
Kreator
Masterplan
Meshuggah
Metal Church
Naglfar
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Primal Fear
Rhapsody
Sabaton
Samael
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Sinister
Sirenia
Sonata Arctica
Swallow The Sun
Threshold
Voivod
Witchery
Wolfchant
Wolfheart

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Amberian Dawn Added To 70000 Tons Of Metal

Finnish symphonic metal outfit Amberian Dawn has been announced as the latest band to be announced for the original heavy metal cruise, 70000 Tons Of Metal. This addition takes the list of confirmed bands to 42, with 18 more bands still to be announced. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

The current list of confirmed bands are as follows:

Aborted
Aeternam
Alestorm
Battle Beast
Benediction
Benighted
Beyond Creation
Cannibal Corpse
Dark Tranquility
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Enslaved
Evergrey
Exciter
Freedom Call
Goatwhore
Gyze
In Extremo
Insomnium
Korpiklaani
Kreator
Masterplan
Meshuggah
Metal Church
Naglfar
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Primal Fear
Rhapsody
Sabaton
Samael
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Sinister
Sonata Arctica
Swallow The Sun
Threshold
Voivod
Witchery
Wolfchant
Wolfheart

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Threshold Added To 70000 Tons Of Metal

British progressive metal veterans Threshold are the latest band to be announced for the original heavy metal cruise, 70000 Tons Of Metal. This addition takes the list of confirmed bands to 41, with 19 more bands still to be announced. The cruise will set sail from Port Lauderdale, Florida on February 1st and head to the Grand Turk and Caicos Islands and back in a trek that will last until February 5th.

The current list of confirmed bands are as follows:

Aborted
Aeternam
Alestorm
Battle Beast
Benediction
Benighted
Beyond Creation
Cannibal Corpse
Dark Tranquility
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Enslaved
Evergrey
Exciter
Freedom Call
Goatwhore
Gyze
In Extremo
Insomnium
Korpiklaani
Kreator
Masterplan
Meshuggah
Metal Church
Naglfar
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Primal Fear
Rhapsody
Sabaton
Samael
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Sinister
Sonata Arctica
Swallow The Sun
Threshold
Voivod
Witchery
Wolfchant
Wolfheart

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Dark Tranquillity Announces North American Tour

Swedish melodic death metal band Dark Tranquillity is pleased to announce a return to North American soil; this time taking form of a month long headlining tour.

The band continues to support latest studio album, "Atoma," and has been touring worldwide on the strength of the 2016 release. Joining Dark Tranquillity on these upcoming shows in the U.S. & Canada are veteran thrashers Warbringer and heavy metal rebels Striker.

Tickets and VIP packages can be found right here and all upcoming dates and venues are as follows: More...

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Ghost Wins Swedish Grammis Award

After Megadeth took home the Best Metal Performance award at the 2017 U.S. Grammy ceremony, Ghost has won the Best Hard Rock / Metal category at the Swedish Grammis awards held Tuesday night in Stockholm. The nominated bands were as follows:

Amaranthe - "Maximalism"
Cult Of Luna & Julie Christmas - "Mariner"
Dark Tranquillity - "Atoma"
Ghost - "Popestar"
In Flames - "Battles"

In Flames commented via Facebook: "Congrats to Ghost for winning 'Hard Rock/Metal Album of the Year.' Thanks for the nomination and good times, Grammis! #IFBattles17."

Video of Papa Emeritus accepting the award can be seen below. Notably, he is the only member of the band to appear, fueling speculation the nameless ghouls are in for a reboot, either entirely changing out the lineup or perhaps simply changing the costumes and names for the next release.

Last year, Ghost also won the U.S. Grammy for Best Metal Performance. More...

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Nailed To Obscurity Announces New Tour

Just shortly after the release of full-length album “King Delusion” last Friday, melodic death metal doomsters Nailed To Obscurity today announces a European tour with none other than Gothenburg melodic death metal pioneers Dark Tranquillity.

Guitarist Jan-Ole Lamberti comments: “Touring with a legendary band like Dark Tranquillity is definitely a dream coming true for us!

"We were about 15 years old when Damage Done came out and Volker and I were completely blown away by the album and so we were listening to it over and over again and it became one of our alltime favorite records. This band had such a strong influence on us in every possible way and it will be an honor for us to support them on their European headline shows in April/May.” More...

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Dark Tranquillity Nominated For Grammis

Dark Tranquillity may not have won our 2016 best metal album award, but the melodic death metal band is up for the Swedish Grammis Awards for new album "Atoma."

Frontman Mikael Stanne comments, “We are honored that in a year of amazing Swedish albums our own 'Atoma' has been nominated for the Swedish Grammis awards. We are indeed in good company among the nominees and we cannot wait for the awards ceremony and the inevitable party afterwards!”

Dark Tranquillity just recently announced a European tour with no less than Swedish heavy metal Vikings Amon Amarth and Finnish label mates Omnium Gatherum for 2017. More...

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Dark Tranquillity's New Album Hits The Charts

Dark Tranquillity's new full-length offering, "Atoma" (released November 4th via Century Media) entered the Swedish album charts at #2.

Additionally, the album hit German album Charts at #23 and the U.S. billboard Top 200 Current Albums Chart at #111, marking the band's highest chart entries in all aforementioned territories to date. Further chart results are as follows:

Swedish Metal Charts #1
Swedish Vinyl Charts #1
Finnish Album Charts #15
Swiss Album Charts #36
Italian Top100 #47
Austrian Album Charts #40
US Hard Music #19
US Current Hard Music #13
US Heatseekers #3 More...

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Dark Tranquillity Posts Track Medley

Gothenburg's melodic death metal pioneers from Dark Tranquillity have now released a medley of the two tracks "The Absolute" and "Time Out of Place." These songs are taken from the bonus disc of the "Atoma" deluxe edition.

The band explains, "A lot of our songs start out as pieces of music written on piano / keyboards before getting transformed into guitar driven metal. With this recording, we wanted to explore what would happen if we instead let the material take another direction, and we're extremely thrilled by the result."

New album "Atoma" will be released tomorrow and is available as limited 2CD mediabook in slipcase (Europe only) or limited 2CD digipak (North America only), as a CD jewelcase, and gatefold LP+CD.

Tomorrow Dark Tranquillity will also embark on a North American tour, with a European trek currently being planned for 2017. More...

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Dark Tranqullity Commences "Forward Momentum"

Dark Tranquillity released a second video clip for the the new album "Atoma." Check out "Forward Momentum" in the player below. "Atoma" drops worldwide on November 4th through Century Media Records.

The track list for "Atoma" is:

1. Encircled
2. Atoma (see music video here)
3. Forward Momentum
4. Neutrality
5. Force of Hand
6. Faithless by Default
7. The Pitiless (see music video here)
8. Our Proof of Life
9. Clearing Skies
10. When the World Screams
11. Merciless Fate
12. Caves and Embers

Check out "Forward Momentum" here: More...

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Dark Tranquillity Posts "Atoma" Music Video

Dark Tranquillity released a music video for the new song "Atoma." The song is the title track from the forthcoming new release, which is set to hit the streets worldwide on November 4th through Century Media Records.

The track list for "Atoma" is:

1. Encircled
2. Atoma
3. Forward Momentum
4. Neutrality
5. Force of Hand
6. Faithless by Default
7. The Pitiless (see music video here)
8. Our Proof of Life
9. Clearing Skies
10. When the World Screams
11. Merciless Fate
12. Caves and Embers

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Dark Tranquillity Unveils "The Pitiless" Video

Dark Tranquillity issued a music video for the new song "The Pitiless." The song appears on the new album "Atoma," which drops worldwide through Century Media Records on November 4th.

"The Pitiless" was filmed during the band's stay at the German Turock Open Air Festival in Essen.

The track list for "Atoma" is:

1. Encircled
2. Atoma
3. Forward Momentum
4. Neutrality
5. Force of Hand
6. Faithless by Default
7. The Pitiless
8. Our Proof of Life
9. Clearing Skies
10. When the World Screams
11. Merciless Fate
12. Caves and Embers

Check out "The Pitiless" here: More...

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Dark Tranquillity Reveals "Atoma" Track List

On November 4th, Dark Tranquillity will release 11th album "Atoma" worldwide through Century Media Records and start a North American headline tour.

Fans needing a first taste of the album can hear new track "The Pitiless" this coming Friday. To keep the excitement going, Dark Tranquillity will then premiere a video for "The Pitiless" (filmed during the band's stay at the German Turock Open Air Festival in Essen) on Monday, September 26th.

1. Encircled
2. Atoma
3. Forward Momentum
4. Neutrality
5. Force of Hand
6. Faithless by Default
7. The Pitiless
8. Our Proof of Life
9. Clearing Skies
10. When the World Screams
11. Merciless Fate
12. Caves and Embers More...

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Dark Tranquillity Wraps Up Album Recording

Dark Tranquillity is now completing the recording of new album "Atoma," which is set for release on November 4th, 2016 through Century Media Records.

The band comments: "Months became weeks, became days, became hours. We are about to wrap up 'Atoma.'"

Rogue Studio, where recording was taking place, also issued this brief update online: "Heading into the final hours of creating Atoma. Jedi mixer Castillo at work. Months of insomnia, hope and anguish are coming to an end."

You can check out more photos from the "Atoma" recording process at Facebook here. The touring cycle for "Atoma" will start with a headline North American run in November, featuring Swallow The Sun, Enforcer and Starkill as support acts. A European tour is planned for early 2017. More...

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Dark Tranquillity Reveals New Album Details

Sweden's Dark Tranquillity is currently recording an 11th full-length album titled "Atoma" and set for release on November 4th, 2016 through Century Media Records. This will follow previous studio release "Construct" (reviewed here).

The band comments: "That's right! We're more than halfway done with the recording of the upcoming album, and it's shaping up to be a diverse and challenging affair that will feature a lot of different aspects of the D.T. sound. It's hard to be more specific while still immersed in the creative process, but we're incredibly excited about the material and can't wait to share the results with all of you soon."

The "Atoma" release is being recorded at Rogue Music in Gothenburg, the studio owned by D.T. keyboardist Martin Brändström. Mixing duties will be handled by David Castillo, known for his work with bands such as Katatonia, Opeth and Candlemass. The cover artwork was once again created by the band's guitarist Niklas Sundin.

The touring cycle for "Atoma" will start with a headline North American run in November, featuring Swallow The Sun, Enforcer and Starkill as support acts. A European tour is planned for early 2017. More...

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Akani Premieres New Song "Temple Of Lies"

Metallic hardcore four piece Akani - featuring current and former members of Merauder, Soilwork and Dark Tranquillity - premieres a new song entitled "Temple Of Lies", taken from the upcoming debut full-length "Through My Darkest Infernal", which will be out in stores through Demons Run Amok Entertainment on July 15th, 2016.

Check out now "Temple Of Lies" below.

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Swallow The Sun Announces North American Tour

After having a Dubai show cancelled, Swallow The Sun just checked in with this announcement about planning a new run of shows this coming fall / winter:

"We are very happy to announce a North America tour in Nov-Dec! Swallow the Sun will be supporting Dark Tranquillity with Enforcer and Starkill. Tickets on sale right here and more dates to be added soon." More...

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Sunday Old School: Dark Tranquillity

Metal loves to trace the roots and popularity of a style back to specific bands. Thrash metal famously has its "big four," of Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax , black metal goes back to Venom, Hellhammer/Celtic Frost, Mercyful Fate and Bulldozer and melodic death metal is often credited mostly to Carcass, In Flames, At The Gates and today’s featured band, Dark Tranquillity.

The band began life in 1989 after guitarists Niklas Sundin and Mikael Stanne put together a group named Septic Broiler, soon being joined in their endeavours by bassist Martin Henriksson, vocalist Anders Fridén and drummer, Anders Jivarp. Tney quickly recorded a demo, "Enfeebled Earth," before deciding to change their name to the now familiar moniker, Dark Tranquility. They soldiered on until they were snapped up by Spinefarm Records, through which they released their debut album, "Skydancer" in 1993, which was met with mostly positive reviews. It was quite different from later releases and many look back on it now as one of the dark horses of the Dark Tranquility catalogue. More...

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