Band Photo: Dark Tranquillity (?)
From: Gothenburg, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active
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The band has also now checked in with this update about streaming a very early EP online:
"After having been out of print for years and unavailable through digital services, our 'Of Chaos And Eternal Night' MCD from 1994 is now available through our bandcamp site. It's our first recording with Mikael Stanne on vocals and will probably surprise a lot of people that mainly are familiar with our later material. Stay tuned for more re-issue info."
1. Of Chaos and Eternal Night 05:12
2. With the Flaming Shades of Fall 03:27
3. Away, Delight, Away 05:20
4. Alone '94 05:42 More...
Dark Tranquillity announced that just following its performances on 70,000 Tons of Metal in late January, the band will embark on a North American Tour with Omnium Gatherum and Exmortus.
The announcement reads: "That's right! We're bringing the 'Construct' tour to USA and Canada in early 2014, and we're very pleased to announce that our good buddies in Omnium Gatherum are confirmed for the main support slot for all dates. This will be their first stateside tour and we know that they're eagerly awaited by many of you. We're also welcoming Exmortus from California as openers.
"The complete list of dates can be found below, and tickets are already available for purchase via Enter the Vault. See you soon!"
Confirmed dates are as follows:
31-Jan San Juan, PR - La Respesta
1-Feb Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
2-Feb Baltimore, MD - Soundstage
3-Feb New York City, NY - Stage 48
4-Feb Worcester, MA - The Palladium
5-Feb Montreal, QU - FouFounes
6-Feb Quebec City, QU - Dagobert
7-Feb Ottawa, ON - Mavericks
8-Feb Toronto, ON - Opera House
9-Feb London, ON - London Concert Theater
10-Feb Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
11-Feb Columbus, OH - Shrunken Head
12-Feb Joliet, IL - Mojoes
13-Feb Lawrence, KS - Granada
14-Feb Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
15-Feb Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
17-Feb Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater
18-Feb Seattle, WA - El Corazon
19-Feb Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
21-Feb San Fransisco, CA - DNA Lounge
22-Feb West Hollywood, CA - House of Blues
23-Feb Tempe, AZ - Club Red
25-Feb Dallas, TX - Trees
26-Feb Houston, TX - Scout Bar
28-Feb Louisville, KY - Diamond Pub and Billiards
1-Mar Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
2-Mar Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero More...
Norwegian gothic metal act Tristania will support Dark Tranquility in the upcoming "European Construct" tour beginning in London this November 7th. The band is promoting its current album "Darkest White," which was issued back at the end of May via Napalm Records.
Confirmed tour dates are as follows:
Nov 07: London – The Underworld
Nov 08: Vosselaar – Biebob
Nov 09: Rotterdam – Baroeg
Nov 10: Tilburg – 013
Nov 11: Köln – Underground
Nov 12: Colmar – Grillen
Nov 13: Paris – Trabendo
Nov 14: Lyon – CCO
Nov 15: Barcelona – Salamandra 1
Nov 16: Pamplona – Totem
Nov 17: Porto – Hard Club (Sala 2)
Nov 18: Lisbon – Paradise Garage
Nov 19: Madrid – Arena
Nov 20: Toulon – Vox
Nov 21: Treviso – New Age
Nov 22: Novara – Rock N’ Roll
Nov 23: Pinarella – Rock Planet
Nov 25: Zagreb – Mochvara
Nov 26: München – Hansa 39
Nov 27: Prague – Exit Chmelnice
Nov 28: Wienna – Szene
Nov 29: Graz – Orpheum
Dec 01: Lucerne – Konzerthaus Schüür
Dec 02: Solothurn – Kofmehl
Dec 03: Stuttgart – Universum
Dec 04: Frankfurt – Batschkapp
Dec 05: Berlin – Magnet
Dec 06: Essen – Zeche Carl
Dark Tranquillity has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming European tour dates:
"The Construct is real and is coming to you this fall. Starting this November, we are bringing the European Construct tour out on the road. We are all very excited to deliver a brand new show full of new songs as well as old favourites. Cheers!
"P.S. Non-europeans: Don't worry, we're working on plenty of other tours/shows and will announce the details as soon as we can."
Melodic death metal pioneers Dark Tranquillity have teamed up with Decibel Magazine to give fans a silver-on-green flexi disc for the exclusive b-side "Sorrow's Architect."
This track will be available to Decibel subscribers in the magazine's August issue (out in July), and it comes from the recording sessions of "Construct" (reviewed here), the band's 10th studio album.
On the precipice of releasing the new LP "Construct" on May 27th in Europe and on May 28th in North America via Century Media Records, Dark Tranquillity has unleashed another new song - "Endtime Hearts" (heard below).
The track listing for "Construct" is as follows:
1. For Broken Words (streaming here)
2. The Science Of Noise
4. The Silence In Between
6. What Only You Know
7. Endtime Hearts
8. State Of Trust
9. Weight Of The End
10. None Becoming
11. Immemorial (bonus track)
12. Photon Dreams (bonus track)
Check out "Endtime Hearts": More...
Melodic death metal pioneers Dark Tranquillity will release their 10th studio album, "Construct," on May 27th in Europe and on May 28th in North America via Century Media Records. To get your first preview of "Construct" check out "For Broken Words" below.
Dark Tranquility comments on the song: "This is one of the heaviest and most brooding tracks from 'Construct', so it's a good candidate for the online premiere song position. More music from the album will be presented shortly."
The track listing for the U.S. version is as follows:
1. For Broken Words
2. The Science Of Noise
4. The Silence In Between
6. What Only You Know
7. Endtime Hearts
8. State Of Trust
9. Weight Of The End
10. None Becoming
11. Immemorial (bonus track)
12. Photon Dreams (bonus track) More...
Public sales for the upcoming 70,000 Tons of Metal 2014 will start Monday April 8th at 5PM EST. Are you ready for Round 4 of The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise?
As this will be the last time the cruise will be sailing on the “Majesty of the Seas,” the organizers have a very special treat for all you sailors: everyone that becomes a ticketed and paid passenger before July 27th, 2013 will be able to vote where they are going to steer that old lady.
The first 7 out of 40 bands on board have already been announced:
The festival will sail Monday, January 27, 2014 on the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami, FL and will not return to the real world until Friday, January 31, 2014.
Ticket prices start at US $666 plus US $319 taxes and fees per person and include all on-board entertainment, non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals at the dining rooms, most on-board restaurants and even 24h room service! More info is available at this location.
After posting a teaser trailer for the new album, Dark Tranquillity is now releasing full details on upcoming release "Construct." Century Media comments:
"20 years ago, Dark Tranquillity released their first album and till this day, D.T. is considered one of the most viable and important bands within the scene they helped define. Melodic death metal fans from across the word will be ecstatic to learn that their 10th full length, entitled Construct, will be released on May 27th in Europe and May 28th in North America. The band is now ready to reveal the track-listing as well as the cover art, which perfectly catches the spirit of the new masterpiece by one of Gothenburg's finest. Construct will also feature artwork throughout by the band's own guitarist, Niklas Sundin."
Dark Tranquillity has this to say about the album: "The selected few people that so far have been granted the privilege of hearing the full album are uniformingly convinced that 'Construct' is the strongest and most exciting D.T. album in a long time, and who are we to disagree? While still bearing the unmistakable mark of the dark tranquillity, the record is probably our most different and diverse offering since 1999's 'Projector'. For now, we're pleased to share the track-list, trailer and sleeve design with you, but the first musical preview will appear in the near future." More...
Dark Tranquillity's new album "Construct" will hit stores on May 27th in Europe & May 28th in North America. This new album will follow the band's previous full-length release "We Are The Void" (reviewed here).
Check out the official album trailer below & if you listen carefully you'll even hear a snippet of a new track.
Dark Tranquillity has officially parted ways with bassist Daniel Antonsson. The band issued the following statement:
"Shortly before beginning the studio sessions for the upcoming 10th studio album 'Construct,' the band amicably parted ways with bassist Daniel Antonsson.
"The decision has been growing for a while, and the main reason is that Daniel wanted to focus on his own musical projects as well as working more in his recording studio. Being first and foremost a guitarist, he felt that the playing bass in a full-time band didn’t allow him much time for his main instrument and true passion.
"With this in mind, he chose to follow his heart and step aside at this point instead of committing to another album and an intense touring cycle that would leave little room for other activities. We thank Daniel for his years in the band - filled with great shows and amazing memories and experiences in all corners of the world - and wish him all the best with his future musical career. More...
The guardians of the Gothenburg sound, Dark Tranquillity, are ready to announce their upcoming 10th album. The band comments:
"Greetings, Darklings! After having played over 200 shows in every corner of the world in support of the 'We Are The Void' album, it's time to focus inwards and lock ourselves up in the studio. Months and months of hard songwriting work has paid off, and the recording sessions will start early this year.
"Further details will be announced in due time, but for now we can reveal that the album will be entitled 'Construct' and that we're very excited to have Jens Bogren (Paradise Lost, Opeth, Katatonia) taking care of the mix. The release date is set for May 28 in North America." More...
Dark Tranquillity has posted the following announcement online about canceling the band's previously scheduled European tour dates:
"It is with great frustration that we have to announce the cancellation of our participation in the planned European tour 'Metal Attack Over Europe.'
"The reasons are several. The main tour promoter has failed in making the necessary practical and logistical arrangements needed for the tour to happen. Due to the lack of reliable information and substandard promotion, ticket sales have been surprisingly low. We can't just embark on a one-month, five-band trek risking to be met by closed venues or not being 100% sure that the necessary arrangements for the shows even to happen are in place. The fact that Warbringer had to cancel didn’t help the situation.
"We understand that many people will be disappointed, and so are we. Rest assured that our booking agent has been doing his outmost to save the tour and try to sort things out, but the sad reality is that we're left with no choice but to cancel. We are truly sorry about this situation."
Dark Tranquillity also digitally released the "Zero Distance" EP (reviewed here) last month, which includes five tracks taken from the European tour edition of "We Are The Void" (2010).
Swedish melodic death metal legends Dark Tranquillity will digitally release their "Zero Distance" EP on October 22nd in North America. The EP's five tracks are taken from the European tour edition of "We Are The Void" (2010), and the track listing is as follows:
1. Zero Distance
2. Out Of Gravity
3. Star Of Nothingness
4. To Where Fires Cannot Feed
5. The Bow And The Arrow
Dark Tranquillity had this to say about the EP and the immediate future of the band: "We are excited to offer the 'Zero Distance' EP to our US fans who missed out on being able to pick up the limited tour edition of 'We Are The Void.' We would also like to inform our fans that we're are already working on songs for the new album and we plan to enter the studio after the 'Metal Attack Over Europe' tour with our label mates Warbringer! We expect to see a summer 2013 release of this new opus and we look forward to seeing everyone in the U.S. as we tour in support of this new release..."
The band is currently working on a 10th studio album, tentatively set for a summer 2013 release via Century Media Records. More...
This year's Summer Breeze festival will be taking place from August 16th - 18th, with full details available at the festival's website here. The organizers of Summer Breeze have now issued the following announcement about confirming new bands:
"Since the release of their amazing breakthrough album 'Inwards', Dew-Scented have been at the forefront of European thrash metal. Since then, the cool bunch led by frontman Leif Jensen have been producing fantastic albums full of unstoppable riff power and overwhelming intensity at nicely regular intervals, cementing the band's excellent reputation time and again. In 2012, Dew-Scented aim at kick-starting their career with an entirely new line-up – with the exception of band boss Leif – and the fantastic new album 'Icarus', and are gearing up to shatter the Summer Breeze Open Air into small pieces. We are stoked to welcome the indestructible machine called Dew-Scented at our festival once more. Get thrashed!
"When Agrypnie played the Summer Breeze festival in 2008 for the first and only time so far, they were booked as consolation for all those who were mourning the recent disbanding of Nocte Obducta. Four years, one studio album and one EP later, the Hessians have made a career for themselves, having now reached the same level as the aforementioned group. Their new studio album is still being recorded as we speak, but their last EP 'Asche' was already an announcement for big things to come in the realm of post black metal. Expressive, multi-faceted, melancholic, dynamic – all these attributes fit Agrypnie like a glove and are underlined by the fact that their songs don't ever become predictable or interchangable. One of the most exciting bands our scene has to offer nowadays."
The Summer Breeze 2012 bill now looks like: More...
The new Helcaraxë album, "Red Dragon," features a guest vocal appearance by Mikael Stanne Of Dark Tranquillity on the track "Skin Changer." You can check out the song, along with several other tracks off the album, via bandcamp or in the player below.
The "Red Dragon" track listing is as follow:
1. The Thief
2. Circle of Firelight
4. A Fortune in Riddles
5. Into the Fire and the Sky
6. Skin Changer
7. The Old Forest Road
9. Red Dragon
10. The Arkenstone
11. Oakenshield Lament More...
The organizers of the upcoming Summer Breeze 2012 festival have issued the following update about confirming new acts:
"Italy is not exactly a hotbed for dark doom metal. Fortunately enough, there are always exceptions to confirm the rule. With the three albums they have released so far, The Foreshadowing have provided a master class in gloom and doom. Hailing from Rome, the band prove that it is indeed possible to write great atmospheric songs without falling into excessive pathos and kitsch. Especially singer Marco Benevento's clear, ear-piercing vocals take the group's material to a level which is only populated by bands such as Katatonia, My Dying Bride, early Anathema and even Opeth. Don't miss this black pearl of darkness! You will hardly experience anything bigger, darker and more epic at Summer Breeze 2012!
"Breakdowns aren't exactly the most innovative element in metal nowadays... However, if you use them with such conviction and vehemence as Bleed From Within, even the most athletically challenged of metalheads should soon mutate into pit fighter number one. The UK band have two albums out which should appeal to fans of As I Lay Dying, Bring Me The Horizon and Parkway Drive, while at times Bleed From Within are even more melodic than the aforementioned bands, only to dive into a brutal breakdown the very next second. All fans of metalcore and deathcore should highlight this band in their personal running order, as this is the perfect stuff for all of them!"
Century Media Records has renewed a record deal for the 3rd time with Swedish melodic death metal legends, Dark Tranquillity. This influential band from Gothenburg released a first album on Century Media Records in 1999, and since then has released 6 albums, plus 2 DVDs and a handful of special releases.
Jens Prueter, Head Of A&R at Century Media Europe comments: "I start to believe in Numerology. 13 years ago, Dark Tranquillitysigned their first contract with Century Media Records. Friday the 13th of April, I met Mikael Stanne and Niklas Sundin for the Roadburn festival at the lovely 013 venue in Tilburg to receive the signed copies of their 3rd Century Media contract for 3 more albums. The 3 of us had about 13 beers to celebrate it. It's amazing how Dark Tranquillity are able to express their legacy as one of the original godfathers of the melodic death metal/Gothenburg sound without sounding outdated today. They always managed to stick to their roots and develop to new heights at the same time. Looking forward to the next album in 2013. Cheers!"
The band comments: "After such a long history together, we're more confident than ever that Century media is the perfect working partner for Dark Tranquillity. In a climate where a lot of record labels are weighed down by cynicism or have just plain given up in the face of the rapidly changing industry climate, Century media are still enthusiastic and forward thinking and take huge pride in releasing great music that matters. Here's to another 13 years!" More...
Dark Tranquillity has posted an official promo video online for the song "In My Absence," which was filmed by the band on the road using GoPro HD cameras on the instruments. Check out the video clip below. "In My Absence" is taken off the band's latest album "We Are the Void" (reviewed here).
Dark Tranquillity has debuted a new video for the song "Zero Distance," which will be available for purchase on the new special edition of "We Are the Void" (reviewed here) on the band's upcoming European tour. The video was shot by Audrolabs.se, the production company run by lead guitarist Niklas Sundin. The video can be viewed below.