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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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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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Dark Tranquillity Confirmed For Motala Metal Fest

Dark Tranquillity are confirmed for the Motala Metal Festival in Sweden on the 19th of November, preliminary in the headlining position.

In other news, guitarist Martin Henriksson is now endorsed by J.Nunis guitars and his custom guitar is in the making. Check out their new homepage at www.jnunisguitars.com.

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Dark Tranquillity Announce Side Project

Dark Tranquillity guitarist Niklas Sundin is featured in a new band, along with Joel Lindell (drums) and Joakim Rosén (guitar) of the Provenance and Jonatan Nordenstam (vocals, bass), called Laethora. For more information, visit www.laethora.com and download mp3 previews from their upcoming debut album, "March of the Parasite."

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Dark Tranquillity Drop Off Arch Enemy Tour

Sweden's DARK TRANQUILLITY have posted the following message on their official website:

"We're sorry to announce that due to several reasons beyond our control, we're not able to do the previously announced ARCH ENEMY/TRIVIUM tour in Sep/Oct. We were looking forward to the trip and examined all possible solutions, but at the end of the day we have no option but to cancel our participation. Apologies to the people that got their hopes up as well as to the ARCH ENEMY camp."

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Dark Tranquillity & Trivium To Support Arch Enemy

Dark Tranquillity and Trivium have been confirmed as the support acts for Arch Enemy on the 1st leg of the European headlining tour for "Doomsday Machine." Tour dates are as follows:

Sep. 26 Manchester, UK @ Academy II*
Sep. 27 Cardiff, UK @ Coal Exchange*
Sep. 28 Wolverhampton, UK @ Wolfrun Hall*
Sep. 29 Glasgow, UK @ QMU*
Sep. 30 London, UK @ Forum*
Oct. 02 Paris, FRA @ Bataclan
Oct. 03 Haarlem, NETH @ Patronat
Oct. 04 Köln, GER @ Live Music Hall
Oct. 05 Eindhoven, NETH Effenaar
Oct. 06 Stuttgart, GER Longhorn
Oct. 08 Ternat, BEL @ Ternat Rock Festival (w/ DIO)
Oct. 10 Hamburg, GER @ Markthalle
Oct. 11 Berlin, GER @ Columbia Club
Oct. 13 Oslo, NOR @ Rockefeller
Oct. 14 Gothenburg, SWE @ Kåren
Oct. 15 Stockholm, SWE @ Klubben
Oct. 16 Copenhagen, DEN @ Pumpehuset

*No Trivium on the U.K. dates, another support act will be announced shortly.

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Dark Tranquillity To Work On New Album

Dark Tranquillity has posted this message on their website:

Only Summer breeze left, and then the most intense festival season in the history of the band is over. We're pleased to announce that the show at the Gates of metal festival in Hultsfred, Sweden was recorded by the Swedish national radio and will be broadcasted on their P3 LIVE show at some point in the future.

The upcoming autumn will hopefully mean more touring and mayhem, and the songwriting for the next album will soon commence.

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Dark Tranquility Post Video Online

DARK TRANQUILLITY's video for the track "The New Build" has been made available online. Check it out: Real Media. The clip was shot by director Roger Johansson and features live footage shot in (among other cities) London, Barcelona, Paris and Gothenburg during the group's last European tour.

"The New Build" comes off the group's latest CD, "Character", available now on Century Media Records.

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Dark Tranquillity Home From Italy And Finland

Dark Tranquillity has posted this message on their website:

Back home from Italy and Finland... - July 18, 2005

...where we had a great time performing at two very well organized and nice festivals. Big thanks to the staff at Evolution and Ilosaarirock, and everyone else that participated!

Sorry for not being able to stay around for autographs after the show at the Evolution festival, but we literally had to run from the stage to the van in order to catch the plane to Finland. We'll make up for it next time.

Pics from the show can be found at www.darkillity.net.

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Dark Tranquillity Moves Evolution Fest Time Slot

Dark Tranquillity has posted this message on their official website:

Those of you attending the Evolution festival in Italy on the 16th of July should note that we're onstage VERY early: 12:00-13:30. We were originally scheduled to play right before headliners Nightwish, but the fact that we're doing the Ilosaarirock festival in Finland the following day unfortunately means that moving the slot is the only solution (apart from cancelling one of the festivals, which naturally wasn't an option).

So - make sure to show up in time to make the first breakfast gig in D.T.'s history a special event!

Graspop and Fury fest last weekend went really well - thanks to all of you maniacs for the support!

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Dark Tranquillity Checks In With S.A. Tour Report

The following update was posted on Dark Tranquillity's official website:

Yep, we've returned home after a very exciting and successful trip to South/Central america and would like to thank everyone involved; the promotors & agents, the excellent local support bands, the club owners, our touring crew and of course the extremely devoted audiences in Mexico, Venezuela, Costa Rica and Colombia. Michael Nicklasson extends a special thanks to Black line tattoo in San José for the new ink on this arm.

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Dark Tranquillity To Play Two Shows In Mexico City

Dark Tranquillity will be playing two gigs on the same night (June 11) due to high ticket demands. Both gigs will be at Hard Rock Live. The first one will start at 8:30pm and the second will start at 10:30pm.

Other tour dates:

Jun. 10 Monterrey, Mexico
Jun. 11 Mexico City, Mexico
Jun. 12 Maracay, Venezuela
Jun. 14 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Jun. 19 Bogota, Colombia
Jun. 25 - Fury fest, France
Jun. 26 - Graspop, Belgium
Jul. 09 - Tivolirocken, Kristianstad, Sweden
Jul. 16 - Evolution festival, Italy
Jul. 17 - Ilosaarirock, Finland
Jul. 28 - Storsjöyran, Östersund, Sweden
Jul. 30 - Metaltown, Gothenburg, Sweden
Aug. 6 - Gates of metal, Sweden
Aug. 18 - Summer breeze, Germany

In other news, Dark Tranquillity has managed to complete the video clip for their second single “The New Build,” which can be seen on the screens all over the world soon.

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Dark Tranquillity's "The New Build" Photos Posted

Dark Tranquillity has posted some screenshots from "The New Build" video, which was shot by
director Roger Johansson. Check them out at the official Dark Tranquillity website. The full video clip will be up in a few weeks.

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Rammstein Confirmed For Sweden's Metaltown Fest

Rammstein just confirmed their performance July 30th 2005 at Metaltown Festival in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Other bands set to perform at the festival include Hammerfall, Dark Tranquillity, Apocalyptica, Nine and Beseech. Ticket sale starts May 18 2005. For more information, visit www.metaltown.se.

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Deepsend Recs Secures Century Media Vinyl Deal

Deepsend Records have now secured the licensing rights to press all future Century Media Records releases on vinyl. For starters, Deepsend will release a limited edition pressing of the new Strapping Yound Lad album, "Alien," following by Dark Tranquillity's "Character." All vinyl will be limited to a special one-time only pressing of 500 copies, all hand-numbered.

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Dark Tranquillity Confirm South American Dates

The following dates are now confirmed for Dark Tranquillity's South American trek. Further countries will hopefully be added soon.

Jun. 10 Monterrey, Mexico
Jun. 11 Mexico City, Mexico
Jun. 12 Maracay, Venezuela
Jun. 14 San Juan, Puerto Rico
Jun. 19 Bogota, Colombia

In other news, Dark Tranquillity have been confirmed to play at the Metaltown festival in Gothenburg on the July 30.

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NEHMF 2005 Live Report

It’s that time of year again- birds are chirping, trees are blossoming, the city’s Crowne Plaza Hotel is bombarded with numerous metal parties. And, of course, the local businesses in Worcester, MA hand out flyers that read “Dear metalheads (!!!), if you’re wondering where to get drunk tonight, come to our pub”.

It’s the New England Metal Fest weekend, which was held on April 22-24 and welcomed fans from all corners of the US, Canada, Puerto Rico and even UK. Probably the biggest and best festival on this side of the Atlantic. At least this year’s. I was giddy with excitement about this event since January and I lived to share my observations and opinions. More...

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