Band Photo: Dark Tranquillity (?)
From: Gothenburg, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active
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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.
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...
As the album nears release via Laser's Edge this October, the entire track listing and guest musician track-by-track breakdown for Melted Space's "The Great Lie" has now been released.
The new full-length album from the metal opera project created by French composer Pierre le Pape features a wide cast of internationally-revered vocalists and musicians including members of Morbid Angel, Mayhem, Sunn O))), Dark Tranquillity, Orphaned Land, Shining, Ayreon, Sirenia and many more, in addition to the work of The City of Prague Philarmonic Orchestra.
Laser's Edge division Sensory Records will release "The Great Lie" on October 16, 2015. Stand by for audio samples from the album, an official lyric video and more to be issued in the weeks ahead. More...
Sweden's Dark Tranquillity has released an official video for "The Science Of Noise," taken from latest album, "Construct" (reviewed here). Check it out below (German fans will need to watch here). The band comments:
"The festival season has just started, which is a good reason to release our very live based video clip for 'The Science Of Noise.' The bulk of the material was shot during last year's 'World Construct' tour, but for various reasons the video wasn't completed until now.
"Also, we're very pleased to welcome Erik Jacobson (from the Gothenburg-based Deals Death) as a stand-in guitarist while Niklas is busy with parental duties. Furthermore, our old brother Anders Iwers (Tiamat, Avatarium, Ceremonial Oath) is handling the bass guitar, making this a very special run. Hope to see as many of you as possible at the shows!"
21.06.2015 - Hellfest - Clisson, France
30.06.2015 - Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany
02.08.2015 - Rock Off Festival - Istanbul, Turkey
08.08.2015 - Jalometalli - Oulu, Finland
09.08.2015 - Sylak Open Air - Saint Maurice De Gourdans, France
14.08.2015 - Summerbreeze - Dinkelsbuehl, Germany
29.08.2015 - Moscow Metal Meeting - Moscow, Russia
10.10.2015 - Loud Park festival - Tokyo, Japan More...
Finnish melodic death metal band Insomnium will be kicking off the new year with a special North American tour alongside label mates Dark Tranquillity.
See below for all upcoming dates on the rapidly approaching live trek.
Insomnium will be touring in support of latest full-length album "Shadows Of The Dying Sun" (reviewed here).
Jan. 4 - New York, NY - The Gramercy Theatre
Jan. 5 - West Springfield, VA - Empire
Jan. 6 - Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
Jan. 7 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Jan. 8 - Quebec City, QC - Dagobert
Jan. 9 - Montreal, QC - FouFounes
Jan. 10 - Ottawa, ON - Mavericks
Jan. 11 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
Jan. 12 - Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
Jan. 13 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom
Jan. 14 - Kokomo, IN - Centerstage
Jan. 15 - Joliet, IL - Mojoes
Jan. 16 - Minnesota, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
Jan. 17 - Winnipeg, MB - The West End Cultural Center
Jan. 18 - Saskatoon, SK - Louis Pub
Jan. 19 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
Jan. 20 - Calgary, AB - Republik
Jan. 22 - Vancouver, BC - The Venue
Jan. 23 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Jan. 24 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
Jan. 25 - San Francisco, CA - Slims
Jan. 26 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove
Jan. 27 - Tempe, AZ - Club Red
Jan. 29 - Dallas, TX - Neon Trees More...
The organizers of the Blastfest have checked in with the following announcement about final band confirmations:
"The lineup announcements had to come to an end eventually and Blastfest has now revealed the final three bands for the main lineup. But that’s not to say what you see on the burgeoning Blastfest poster is all that’s happening. No, no, no, there will be more!
"There’s already a lineup that would bring tears to the eyes of even the toughest metalhead with bands such as Demilich, Satyricon, Decapitated, Paradise Lost, At The Gates & Moonsorrow... and just last week a cruise up the Norwegian fjords with live bands was announced as part of the first days festivities. We still have to hear more… the clinics, the stand up comedy, the exhibitions, and lots more have yet to be revealed!
"For now, let’s leave this here… Sweden’s Uppsala upstarts, the black metal powerhouse, the entity of its own who released possibly their best work to date just last year with ‘The Hunt’, yes, the mighty Watain have been announced as another Blastfest 2015 headliner. The festival has also welcomed Austria’s sickest death metal export Schrinec Plays Pungent Stench and Bergens blackened deaththrash horde Grimfist." More...
Blastfest will be held from the 18th - 21st of February 2015 in Bergen, Norway. The organizers of the festival have now checked in with the following announcement about expanding with new band confirmations:
"It is official, Blastfest will be even bigger! With very positive results and excitement of a recent poll, the Bergen, Norway festival have decided 3 days of metal madness wasn’t enough and have expanded the festival into a 4 day event with a total of 60 bands! That’s 4 days, 4 venues, and 60 bands! Yes. 60 BANDS! The festival is now running from Wednesday February 18th to Saturday February 21st.
"And that’s not just the only announcement the festival will make today because just like the recent spate of updates the festival are keeping form and have just confirmed another 4 bands to the already exploding poster! So without further adieu, we are pleased to report the addition of true Norwegian black metal veterans Gehenna, British symphonic black metallers Hecate Enthroned, Norwegian death metal titans Blood Red Throne and death thrashers Wyruz!"
The currently announced lineup is as follows:
Alfahanne | Asphyx | At The Gates | Baptism | Blood Red Throne | Bolzer | Borknagar | Byfrost | Craft | Crib45 | Cryptopsy | Dark Funeral | Dark Tranquility | Dead To This World | Decapitated | Demilich | Den Saakaldte | Djevelkult | Destroyer 666 | Destruction | Endstille | Esoteric | Finntroll | Gehenna | Hecate Enthroned | Impaled Nazarene | Melechesh | Moonsorrow | Morgoth | Paradise Lost | Primordial | Rotting Christ | Samael | Sarke | Sarkom | Satan | Saturnus | The Sickening | Tortorum | Tsjuder | Vallenfyre | Wyruz + more yet to be announced.
It was already a lineup bursting at the seams with cream of the crop metal, but with some stage time still available Norway’s Blastfest has just gone and upped the ante once again with the announcement of six new bands.
The melodeath heroes from Dark Tranquility have joined the ranks alongside Gothenburg brothers At The Gates. Additional announcements include Paradise Lost, Satan, Dead To This World, The Sickening, and Byfrost.
Acts already announced for the 2015 Bergen festival include Decapitated, Primordial, Rotting Christ, Destruction and Asphyx amongst others, and with more yet to be announced. More...
In addition to a recently announced tour with Insomnium in January, Dark Tranquillity has now issued the following statement about upcoming shows with Amoral:
"No rest for the wicked! We're thrilled to announce the 'Uniformity' tour, set to take place throughout Europe in November.
"The trek, which also features Amoral, Acyl and Lehmann, will take us to some places that we didn't reach during the previous European tour as well as giving us the chance to make some creative new/old additions to the setlist.
"See you there! Ticket links will be posted shortly, but some of these venues already have pre-order options online."
06.11 K17, BERLIN (GER)
07.11 AALBORG (DK)
08.11 BOLWERK, SNEEK (NL)
09.11 UNDERWORLD, LONDON (UK)
11.11 TRABENDO, PARIS (FR)
12.11 SCHÜÜR, LUZERN (CH)
13.11 RNR ARENA, ROMANGNANO (IT)
14.11 ROCKPLANET, PINARELLA (IT)
15.11 SZENE, VIENNA (AT)
16.11 202 CLUB, BUDAPEST (HU)
17.11 COLOS AAL, ASCHAFFENBURG (DE)
18.11 BACKSTAGE, MUNICH (DE)
19.11 SERIKIVKA, PRAGUE (CZ)
20.11 ALIBI, WROCLAW (PL)
21.11 F HAUS, JENA (DE)
22.11 SPUTNIKHALLE, MUNSTER (DE)
23.11 KANTINE, COLOGNE (DE) More...
Sweden's Dark Tranquillity and Finland's Insomnium have announced a North American tour together.
The Century Media package will start in New York City in the first week of January 2015 and run through the end of the month. See dates below.
Jan 4: New York, NY - The Gramercy Theatre
Jan 5: West Springfield, VA - Empire
Jan 6: Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
Jan 7: Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Jan 8: Quebec City, QC - Dagobert
Jan 9: Montreal, QC - FouFounes
Jan 10: Ottawa, ON - Mavericks
Jan 11: Toronto, ON - Opera House
Jan 12: Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
Jan 13: Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom
Jan 14: Kokomo, IN - Centerstage
Jan 15: Joliet, IL - Mojoes
Jan 16: Minnesota, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
Jan 17: Winnipeg, MB - The West End Cultural Center
Jan 18: Saskatoon, SK - Louis Pub
Jan 19: Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
Jan 20: Calgary, AB - Republik
Jan 22: Vancouver, BC - The Venue
Jan 23: Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Jan 24: Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
Jan 25: San Francisco, CA - Slims
Jan 26: Anaheim, CA - The Grove
Jan 27: Tempe, AZ - Club Red
Jan 29: Dallas, TX - Neon Trees
Dark Tranquillity is on the road touring in support of latest album "Construct" (reviewed here), but the band won't be making tonight's show in Vancouver. Dark Tranquillity comments:
"With heavy hearts we have to inform you that tonight's show unfortunately won't happen as planned.
"The harsh weather conditions have caused some roads to completely close down all traffic, making it impossible for the bus to make it to Vancouver. Every possible (and impossible) option was considered, but there simply is no chance of the show happening.
"Tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase. Again, we're tremendously sorry about this. We were all looking forward to playing and meeting up with our friends in Vancouver, and judging by the pre-sales and general buzz it was a very anticipated show for many of you, but as there's absolutely no realistic way for us to physically get to Vancouver today the only option is to admit defeat and cancel the gig." More...
On an upcoming North American tour, Dark Tranquillity will be selling a 7" EP entitled "A Memory Construct," which also will be released digitally in the beginning of March.
Recorded during the "Construct" sessions, the 7" contains two songs - "A Memory Construct" and "Sorrows Architect" - and is limited to 500 copies worldwide. The band comments:
"This was originally written (as the name implies) as the title track for the 'Construct' album, but was later deemed too different to be included without interrupting the flow of the main record. 'Sorrow's Architect' is probably our darkest song in a while; a brooding track that gradually builds up to a climatic ending."
2/1/2014 The Masquerade Atlanta GA
2/2/2014 Soundstage Baltimore MD
2/3/2014 Stage 48 New York NY
2/4/2014 The Palladium Worcester MA
2/5/2014 FouFounes Montreal QC
2/6/2014 Dagobert Quebec City QC
2/7/2014 Mavericks Ottawa ON
2/8/2014 Opera House Toronto ON
2/9/2014 London Concert Theater London ON
2/10/2014 Peabody's Cleveland OH
2/11/2014 Shrunken Head Columbus OH
2/12/2014 Mojoes Joliet IL
2/13/2014 Granada Lawrence KS
2/14/2014 Bluebird Theater Denver CO
2/15/2014 In The Venue Salt Lake City UT
2/17/2014 Rickshaw Theater Vancouver BC
2/18/2014 El Corazon Seattle WA
2/19/2014 Hawthorne Theatre Portland OR
2/20/2014 DNA Lounge San Francisco CA
2/21/2014 LVCS Las Vegas NV
2/22/2014 House Of Blues West Hollywood CA
2/23/2014 Club Red Tempe AZ
2/25/2014 Trees Dallas TX
2/26/2014 Scout Bar Houston TX
2/28/2014 Diamond Pub and Billiards Louisville KY
3/1/2014 Altar Bar Pitt PA
3/2/2014 The Trocadero Philadephia PA More...
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...