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

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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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Dark Tranquillity Frontman Discusses Junk Food

In the latest episode of the Swedish metal show "Rundgång", Dark Tranquillity frontman Mikael Stanne revealed his trade secrets as a longtime junkfood connoisseur. The show was aired yesterday on the SVT network and can be seen online at http://svt.se/svt/jsp/Crosslink.jsp?d=46328 (click on the "Se del 4 av Rundgång" link).

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Dark Tranquillity Misses First Show Of Opeth Tour

Dark Tranquillity have posted the following message on their official website explaining why they missed the first show of the Opeth tour:

"As most of you have heard, we didn't play the 1st gig of the tour due to a missed flight in Paris. Due to foggy weather conditions, the plane from Gothenburg to Paris took off a bit later than scheduled. Despite the airline staff guaranteeing that they'd keep the connecting plane to Atlanta on hold and even arranging a special shuttle taking us to the gate as quickly as possible, we were met with a "too late, sorry" response when trying to check in.

"Our management checked all possible options for booking a new flight to allow us to make it to Raleigh in time, but ultimately we had no other choice than to wait for the next Paris-Atlanta flight 24 hours later.

"We're really sorry for the inconvenience caused, but hope that everyone understands that what happened was solely the fault of Delta Airlines and not the band, management or any promotor. We did our outmost to solve the problem, but unfortunately it couldn't be done."

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Dark Tranquillity Prepares For North American Tour

Dark Tranquillity vocalist Mikael Stanne has posted the following message on the band's official website:

"The packing is done! We are heading back to the states! Six lowlife degenerates here from the foggiest, snowiest and coldest Gothenburg are coming over the Atlantic to bring the metal! Touring with the ever amazing Opeth and the one and only Devin Townsend will be a rare treat for sure as well as Devildriver later on.

"We have been plotting and scheming about our ever elusive setlist for some time and we believe we have something very special for you all, both for the support dates and especially for the headline shows! Can´t wait to bring you guys the full-on Dark Tranquillity experience. Be prepared!"

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More Opeth Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been released for OPETH's upcoming headlining tour, including off dates:

Opeth, Dark Tranquillity, The Devin Townsend Band:
February 15 - Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
February 16 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
February 17 - Towson, MD @ Recher Theatre
February 18 - Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small's
February 19 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's
February 20 - Louisville, KY @ Headliners
February 21 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
February 24 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
February 25 - Providence, RI @ Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
February 26 - Quebec City, QC @ Le Capitole
February 28 - London, ON @ The Drink

Opeth, DevilDriver, Dark Tranquillity:
March 3 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Club
March 4 - Loop Station, MN @ First Avenue
March 5 - Winnipeg, MB @ Miscellaneous Venues Winnipeg
March 8 - Edmonton, AB @ Red's-West Edmonton Mall
March 9 - Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
March 10 - Spokane, WA @ Big Easy
March 11 - Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
March 13 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
March 19 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
March 21 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues

An Evening With Opeth:
February 23 - New York, NY @ Town Hall
March 2 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

Dark Tranquillity, The Devin Townsend Band:
February 23 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx

The Devin Townsend Band:
February 27 - Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace

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More Opeth, DT Dates Including Devildriver Show

More dates have been released for the upcoming OPETH, DARK TRANQUILLITY, THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND tour, including a few off dates. We can also reveal that it appears that DEVILDRIVER will be replacing THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND starting in March:

An Evening With Opeth:
February 23 - New York, NY @ Town Hall
March 2 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

Dark Tranquillity, The Devin Townsend Band:
February 23 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx

Opeth, Dark Tranquillity, The Devin Townsend Band:
February 15 - Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
February 16 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
February 17 - Towson, MD @ Recher Theatre
February 18 - Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small's
February 19 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's
February 20 - Louisville, KY @ Headliners
February 21 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
February 24 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
February 25 - Providence, RI @ Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
February 26 - Quebec City, QC @ Le Capitole
February 28 - London, ON @ The Drink

Opeth, DevilDriver, Dark Tranquillity:
March 3 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Club
March 4 - Loop Station, MN @ First Avenue
March 11 - Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall

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Dark Tranquillity To Open For Opeth On U.S. Tour

DARK TRANQUILLITY and the DEVIN TOWSEND BAND will be opening for OPETH on their upcoming North American tour. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:

February 15 - Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
February 16 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
February 17 - Towson, MD @ Recher Theatre
February 18 - Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small's
February 19 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart's
February 21 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

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New Opeth Album Tops Unrestrained's 2005 List

Canada’s UNRESTRAINED! Magazine has named Opeth’s "Ghost Reveries" as the #1 Album of 2005 in their year-end issue that will be on stands December15th, 2005.

The full Top 20 of 2005 (as chosen by the staff) is as follows:

UNRESTRAINED! TOP 20 OF 2005

1. Opeth - Ghost Reveries (Roadrunner)
2. Nevermore – This Godless Endeavour (Century Media)
3. Primordial – The Gathering Wilderness (Metal Blade)
4. Clutch - Robot Hive/Exodus (DRT)
5. Lurker Of Chalice – Lurker Of Chalice (Southern Lord/Total Holocaust)
6. Deathspell Omega – Kenose (N.E.D./Ajna Offensive)
7. Corrosion Of Conformity - In The Arms Of God (Sanctuary)
8. Hypocrisy – Virus (Nuclear Blast)
9. Strapping Young Lad – Alien (Century Media)
10. Between The Buried And Me – Alaska (Victory)
11. Dark Tranquillity - Character (Century Media)
12. Ulver – The Blood Inside (The End)
13. Napalm Death - The Code Is Red... Long Live The Code (Century Media)
14. Rammstein - Rosenrot (Universal)
15. Torche – Torche (Robotic Empire)
16. Green Carnation – The Quiet Offspring (The End Records)
17. Leaves’ Eyes – Vinland Saga (Napalm)
18. Jesu - Jesu (Hydra Head)
19. Slough Feg – Atavism (Cruz Del Sur)
20. Red Knife Lottery – So Much Drama (Uprising)

For more information, visit www.unrestrainedmag.com.

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Dark Tranquillity Post Live Video Clip Online

Dark Tranquillity has posted a live video clip of their performance of "The Wonders at Your Feet" and half of "Zodijackyl Light" in Gran Canaria on October 1st. Check it out at http://darktranquillity.com/media/download/dt_metalzone.wmv (18 MB).

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Dark Tranquillity Guitarist Publishes Book

Dark Tranquillity guitarist Niklas Sundin has posted this message on the band's website:

"As many of you know, I'm not only a criminally overrated guitarist but also a freelance graphic designer, having created artwork for bands like In flames, Arch enemy, Sentenced and so forth. During the years I've recieved lots of requests for some sort of book with my work, and now the time has come.

"'Gadus morhua' features 132 pages of b/w drawings created between 1993 and 2005. These days, when everyone and his dog can toy around in Photoshop and create "artwork" by blending a few layers, it feels nice to release a collection of old fashioned pencil drawings, created directly in my sketchbook without any preparational work. Just spontaneous ink-on-paper.

"Those who are interested can head over to cabinfevermedia.com for some previews as well as video clips that show the typical development process of a drawing. It usually starts with an eye..."

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Dark Tranquillity Announce Gothenburg Support Acts

Dark Tranquillity have announced that Burst, RAM and All Ends will support them in their hometown show at Trädgårn in Gothenburg, Sweden on December 29th.

More news on the Stockholm, Sweden show on the 28th will be announced soon.

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Burst Release New Album and Ecard

BURST's sophomore album, Origo, sees a European-wide release today. Origo, which is already drawing critical acclaim from some of Europe's leading rock and metal press, will be released in early 2006 in North America. You can preview the Origo E-Card here.

Additionally, BURST recently landed a coveted slot on OPETH's European headlining tour. A complete listing of tour dates are as follows:
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Dark Tranquillity's Brandstrom Write For Poker Mag

Dark Tranquillity keyboardist Martin Brändström has posted this message on the band's website:

"Attention swedish fans!

"As you all know, the game of poker has had a huge upswing the last years. Some of us in the band have picked up the habit, and nowadays we're always on the lookout for some card playing action during our travels around the globe.

"In the light of this I have hustled myself a column in Sweden's Poker Magazine. I'll contribute regularly, telling you about our endeavours both as hard working metallers and as compulsive gamblers.

"The first column, about the escapades at President Casino, Biloxi (since then completely destroyed by the hurricane Katrina), is printed in this month's issue which goes on sale tomorrow, so be sure to pick it up!"

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Dark Tranquillity Announce Two Shows In Sweden

Dark Tranquillity have announced two special headline shows that will take place in Sweden by the end of the year:

Dec. 28 Stockholm - Klubben
Dec. 29 Gothenburg - Trädgårn

More details to come on the final lineup.

Dark Tranquillity will be playing the Växjö Metal Festival in Sweden on November 26. More info TBA.

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Dark Tranquillity Announce U.K. Dates

Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY have added several U.K. dates to their European headlining tour in support of their latest effort, "Character" (released in January 2005). After supporting KREATOR on their European tour in spring 2005, a trip to the U.S. and numerous festival appearances, the sextet will be headlining this time, with support from thrash/metalcore hybrid CHIMAIRA, HATESPHERE and BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE. The schedule is shaping up as follows:

Nov. 28 - Cardiff, UK @ Coal Exchange
Nov. 29 - Exeter, UK @ Lemon Grove
Dec. 01 - London, UK @ ASTORIA
Dec. 02 - Manchester, UK @ Academy 2
Dec. 03 - Glasgow, UK @ QMU
Dec. 04 - Birmingham, UK @ Academy 2
Dec. 05 - Sheffield, UK @ Corporation
Dec. 06 - Paris, FRA @ Trabendo
Dec. 08 - Antwerpen, BEL @ Hof Ter Loo
Dec. 09 - Haarlem, NETH @ Patronaat
Dec. 10 - Utrecht, NETH @ Tivoli
Dec. 11 - Bochum, GER @ Zeche
Dec. 12 - Hamburg, GER @ Knust
Dec. 13 - Köln, GER @ Live Music Hall
Dec. 14 - Stuttgart, GER @ Röhre
Dec. 16 - Milan, ITA @ Live Music Club
Dec. 17 - Cesena, ITA @ Viada
Dec. 18 - Trevisto, ITA @ New Age
Dec. 19 - Ljubljana, SLO @ VPK Mediapark
Dec. 20 - Linz, AUT @ Posthof
Dec. 21 - München, GER @ Backstage

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Dark Tranquility Frontman Promising Longer Set

Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY are about to embark on a European headlining tour in support of their latest effort, "Character" (released in January 2005). After supporting KREATOR on their European tour in spring 2005, a trip to the U.S. and numerous festival appearances, the sextet will be headlining this time, with support from thrash/metalcore hybrid CHIMAIRA and HATESPHERE.

Vocalist Mikael Stanne comments on the upcoming tour: "We are very proud and excited to announce that we are heading out on another massacre of the European variety. Right in the middle of darkest December we will come and haunt your waking dreams. We are bringing a strong package this time around for sure. The mighty CHIMAIRA from the US of A and our Danish drinking buddies HATESPHERE. I personally cannot wait to go out with a posse like this and I am confident that you people out there into diversity and intensity will get your fill. So prepare to get those carcasses out in the miserable pre-christmas cold and join us for hours cosy carnage and madness. I promise you the full DARK TRANQUILLITY experience with a long set of songs about self-destruction and pain that you all know and love!"

DARK TRANQUILLITY just returned from a show on Gran Canaria, where they played at Metal Zone festival, and are prearing to play the Motala Motala Metal Festival in their home country on November 19 with labelmates NOCTURNAL RITES and other acts.

DARK TRANUILLITY w/ CHIMAIRA and HATESPHERE:

Dec. 06 - Paris, FRA @ Trabendo
Dec. 08 - Antwerpen, BEL @ Hof Ter Loo
Dec. 09 - Haarlem, NETH @ Patronaat
Dec. 10 - Utrecht, NETH @ Tivoli
Dec. 11 - Bochum, GER @ Zeche
Dec. 12 - Hamburg, GER @ Knust
Dec. 13 - Köln, GER @ Live Music Hall
Dec. 14 - Stuttgart, GER @ Röhre
Dec. 16 - Milan, ITA @ Live Music Club
Dec. 17 - Cesena, ITA @ Viada
Dec. 18 - Trevisto, ITA @ New Age
Dec. 19 - Ljubljana, SLO @ VPK Mediapark
Dec. 20 - Linz, AUT @ Posthof
Dec. 21 - München, GER @ Backstage

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Dark Tranquiity Video Posted Online

Sweden's DARK TRANQUILLITY have uploaded a video clip featuring the "pre-gig preparations" for their appearance at the Metal Zone festival in Gran Canaria on Saturday (Oct. 1). Check it out at this location.

Comented the band: "It has been a truly hectic weekend, traveling for a total of 30 hours with six different flights to get to Gran Canaria and play for one of the most amazing and devoted crowds ever — huge thanks to all 2,500 of you. We had a great time and hope to come back as soon as possible."

DARK TRANQUILLITY will be teaming up with CHIMAIRA, HATESPHERE and BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE for a European tour beginning in early December.

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Vote For Your Favorite HBB Video Of The Year

MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" and Revolver magazine are teaming up to bring you the top metal videos of 2005. They have compiled 50 of the hottest metal and hardcore videos that premiered on the "Ball" this year — including LIFE OF AGONY's "Love to Let You Down", ARCH ENEMY's "Nemesis", BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's "In This River", CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's "Stone Breaker", DARK TRANQUILLITY's "The New Build", DISTURBED's "Stricken" and THE HAUNTED's "No Compromise". To vote for your favorite video, go to www.mtv2.com. The results will be seen on "Headbanger's Ball" and in an upcoming issue of Revolver.

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Chimaira To Tour Europe with Dark Tranquility

Chimaira have made plans to tour throughout Europe in December with Dark Tranquillity, Hatesphere and Bullet For My Valentine, shows include:
December 06th Paris, FRA - Trabendo
December 08th Antwerp, BEL - Hof Terlo
December 09th Haarlem, NET - Patronaat
December 10th Utrecht, NET - Tivoli
December 11th Bochum, GER - Zeche
December 12th Hamburg, GER - Knust
December 13th Cologne, GER - Live Music Hall
December 14th Stuttgart, GER - Die Rohre
December 16th Milan, ITA - Live Music Club
December 17th Cesena, ITA - Viada
December 18th Trevisto, ITA - New Age
December 19th Ljubljana, SLO - Vpk Mediapark
December 20th Linz, AUT - Posthof
December 21st Munich, GER - Elser Zusatzhalle

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Vote For Bands To Perform At Sweden Rock Fest

Sweden Rock Festival is asking fans to vote for 30 bands they want to see at the festival. To vote, visit www.swedenrock.com and click on "Vi frågar er." Click on up to 30 of the bands you want to see, then click the "Skicka" button.

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Arch Enemy Reschedule UK Tour

According to antiMUSIC.com, Arch Enemy have reluctantly taken the decision to RESCHEDULE their September UK shows until December due to the loss of the advertised and proposed support bands. Dark Tranquillity recently pulled out of the tour, and despite all the efforts of band, label and management, it has not been possible to find two adequate International acts to replace them at such short notice.

In today's market it is essential to give fans a great package that offers value for money, much as the Swedish Apocalypse show did last Christmas. It is the bands intention to use the intervening time to put together a great line-up that will give the fans more metal for their money.

All September tickets are 100% valid for the rescheduled December dates. In London, The Forum show has now moved to The Astoria where all tickets will still be valid.

The new dates are as follows:

Dec. 12 Cardiff, Coal Exchange
Dec. 13 Wolverhampton, Wulfrun
Dec. 14 Glasgow, QMU
Dec. 15 Manchester, Academy 2
Dec. 16 London, Astoria

The band apologises for any inconvenience caused, but nevertheless feels that rescheduling these dates is the lesser of two evils.

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