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.
Dark Tranquillity has posted the following update on their official website:
The tour is going really well - thanks to everyone that has showed up so far! One important thing: People planning to attend the upcoming shows should be aware that the bands begin to play relatively early (sometimes earlier than what's officially announced by the venues). In other words, if you arrive late, you risk missing parts of the action.
Other good news - the gig in Gothenburg on the 3rd of March has been moved from Musikens hus to the bigger & better venue Kåren.
More chart updates: "Character" reached #17 at the Japanese rock charts, and it's still going strong in the national Swedish chart for the 3rd week in a row.
Fansite updates: The Italian site Darkillity has moved to
www.darkillity.net. A new Russian fanpage is up at www.dark.h14.ru.
That's all for now. Greetings from a sunny Montpellier, France!
Sweden´s Melodic Death Metal steamroller DARK TRANQUILLITY entered the official charts with their new album "Character" in the following countries:
#83 in the official German album charts
#3 in the official Swedish album charts
#1 in the official Swedish metal charts
#57 in the official Italian album charts
#30 in the official Finnish album charts
#1 in the official Greek metal charts
#39 in official UK rock charts
The whole band and Century Media Records would like to thank all the fanatics and friends out there for their phenomenal support!
Nightrage are putting the finishing touches on the follow up their debut album, "Sweet Vengence". Their sophomore release is entitled "Discent into Chaos" and is set for a April 5th release. The album has guest appearances on keyboards by Dream Evil's Fredrik Nordrstrom and vocals by Dark Tranquility's Mikael Stranne on the track, "Frozen".
Nightrage have also reassembled their line up by adding drummer Fotis Bernardo to replace Per M. Jensen, and bassist Henric Carlsson to replace Brice Leclercq.
Dark Tranquillity and Caliban are the latest acts confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Summer Breeze festival, set to be held August 18-20 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. The complete list of artists currently confirmed to appear at the festival is as follows:
Born from Pain
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
End of Green
Pink Cream 69
Subway to Sally
The Vision Bleak
Century Media Records has announced details regarding the Marine Corps sampler, tentatively titled "Code Red," that they will be distributing this spring/summer. 20,000 copies will be handed out to U.S. troops leaving for active duty in the Middle East. According to Major Stephen A. Cox, Director of Community Relations for the United States Marine Corps, "Intensity of spirit is precisely what makes the Century Family sampler appealing to many Marines. The donation of samplers to the Marines and their families is patriotic and a generous gesture appreciated by Marines serving their country around the world." Here's the tracklisting for the sampler:
1. Shadows Fall - What Drives the Weak
2. Arch Enemy - We Will Rise
3. God Forbid - Soul Engraved
4. Dark Tranquillity - Lost To Apathy
5. Diecast - Medieval
6. Lacuna Coil - Swamped
7. Nevermore - Tomorrow Turned Into Yesterday
8. Stampin' Ground - Pain Is Weakness (Leaving The Body)
9. Brand New Sin - Black & Blue
10. The Hellacopters - By The Grace Of God
11. The Bones - Do You Wanna...
12. Crash Kelly - She Gets Away
13. Swallow The Sun - Silence of the Womb
Dark Tranquillity's new melodic Death Metal masterpiece “Character” is set to become the most successful album in the band’s history: In Sweden they just entered the official national charts on an outstanding position 3. The band is excited about the news:
Weird! After having spent 16 years writing and performing songs for a small but devoted subculture, we suddenly find our new album on position #3 in the national Swedish album charts - and all this without having to compromise one single bit with our music.
Our aim has always been to do our own thing without paying too much attention to the current norms in the music scene; to give people time to change to appreciate our particular brand of mayhem rather than having us changing our music in a vain attempt to gain mass appeal. It seems like that time finally is here - and it's not a decade too late!
We'd like to thank all of you who have taken the initiative of buying "Character", and we're truly flattered by the fantastic feedback and reviews given so far. The chart position is a great way to kick off the European tour with Kreator, Hatesphere and Ektomorf, starting in just a few days. See you down the road!
Besides this brilliant chart-entry, the band is on top score position # 1 in the Swedish Metal charts. Keeping in mind that the band reached Position 47 with the “Lost To Apathy EP” in the Swedish single charts upon its release in November, the term “all the way success” is legitimate.
Don’t miss them live on tour with Kreator all over Europe starting next week (Exact dates in "tourdates")! “Character” is out now.
The organizers of the New England Metal And Hardcore Festival have announced most of the bands that will perform at this year's event, set to be held Friday-Sunday, April 22-24, 2005 at The Palladium in Worcester. The billing for the festival is shaping up as follows:
Friday, April 22, 2005 (doors open at 3:00 p.m.): More...
Sweden's Dark Tranquillity will do a signing session of their brand new album "Character" at CD Specialisten in Gothenburg, Sweden on January 19.
The new full-length album "Character" with the Swedish metal band Dark Tranquillity will be released on January 24 in Europe and on January 25 in North America through Century Media Records.
A brand new track, entitled "Through Smudged Lenses", has been posted online at this location, in Real Media format.
Dark Tranquillity vocalist Mikael Stanne recently spoke to Antenna webzine about the group's new album, "Character", touring, entering the Swedish single charts and loads more. A couple of excerpts from the interview follow:
Antenna: Please explain what people can expect from the new album, "Character"?
Mikael Stanne: "'Character' is more extreme and faster. An album that picks up on all the other albums we’ve made and learned from that. The most extreme album we have made in many, many ways and people might be surprised as this comes from the same area as we started in the first place. It’s really fast, aggressive and melodic as well.
Antenna: On previous albums you have tried out clean vocals. Is there any of this on "Character"?
Mikael Stanne: "No, not really. 'Character' is all about screaming and being angry. It's totally different feel to this album I think. What made me want to sing with a different kind of voice was because the songs we were writing at the time were really melancholic and had a different feel to it that really needed something else both lyrically and vocally. This new stuff we have been writing is all about getting out our frustration and anger so it didn’t make sense to use clean vocals. And every other band is doing it now a days and it also takes the fun out of it."
Read the full article at Antenna.
Nuclear Blast has announced the tracklisting of "Alone in the Dark," the original motion picture soundtrack inspired and from the movie. "Alone in the Dark" is based on the best-selling Atari video game series of the same name. The soundtrack will feature some of today’s best Metal bands such as Dimmu Borgir, Shadows Fall, Fear Factory, Machine Head amongst others, and it will be featured on a double disc format. This is the first time a Hollywood production receives an all Extreme Metal soundtrack. The release date for the soundtrack has been set for January 25, 2005.
Edward Carnby (Christian Slater) is a private investigator specializing in unexplainable supernatural phenomena. His cases delve into the dark corners of the world, searching for truth in the occult remnants of the ancient civilizations. Now, the greatest mystery of his past is about to become the most dangerous case he has ever faced. With the help of his ex-flame, archeologist Aline Cedrac (Tara Reid), and his bitter rival, government agent Richard Burke (Stephen Dorff), Edward Carnby is about to learn that just because you don’t believe in something, that doesn’t mean it can’t kill you. More info can be found here.
There will be two different version of the soundtrack, one for European territories and the American version. Here are both tracklists: More...
On November 15th 2004 Dark Tranquillity's new “Lost To Apathy EP” was released through Century Media Records and received praise all over the globe, even managing to enter the official Swedish single charts at a very good position 47. Now it’s about time to introduce the upcoming seventh studio album “Character”, to be released January 24th 2005. Expect the best - because you’ll get the best!
The new massive Dark Tranquillity album “Character” is likely to be the most awaited Melodic Death Metal record since a very long time. We can assure that this album kicks serious ass, but also contains tons of great hooklines and a well-balanced mixture of pure aggression and fantastic melodies made for eternity. With “Character”, the Swedish six-piece have raised the bar to an almost unreachable height for their style’s “competitors”. You will get to hear and approve it: Simply check out the new song “Through Smudged Lenses” in the download section.
Mikael Stanne (Vocals) and Niklas Sundin (Guitar) just recently visited the German Century Media office and recorded a video message for their worldwide fan base: http://www.centurymedia.de/specials/dt_greetings.rm. More...
Norwegian metal band Tristania are the latest act confirmed for the 2005 edition of the Summer Breeze festival, set to be held August 18-20 in Abtsgmünd, Germany. Also set to appear at the festival are Impious, Krisiun, The Vision Bleak, Suidakra, Ektomorf, Amon Amarth, Maroon, Symphorce, Born From Pain, Endstille, Lacrimas Profundere, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, End of Green, Atrocity, Haggard, Final Breath, God Dethroned, Subway to Sally and The Bones. More confirmations will be announced during the coming days.
Tristania will support Nightwish on a 10-date run through the U.K., Belgium and Germany beginning in mid-February. A South American tour with Dark Tranquillity and Kreator will follow in March.
Tristania's new album, "Ashes", is scheduled for release on January 24, 2005 through SPV Records.
Soilwork have set a release date for their new cd titled "Stabbing the Drama" for March 8th. Along with this new CD, Soilwork will be touring with Dark Tranquility, Mnemic, and Hypocrisy.
Tour dates are as follows:
04/05/05 BUFFALO, NY - The Buffalo Icon
04/05/05 CHICAGO, IL - House Of Blues
04/07/05 MILWAUKEE, WI - The Eagles Club
04/08/05 LAWRENCE, KS - Granada Theatre
04/09/05 ENGLEWOOD, CO - Gothic Theatre
04/10/05 SALT LAKE CITY, UT - Lo-Fi Café
04/12/05 SEATTLE, WA - Graceland
04/14/05 SAN FRANCISCO, CA - The Pound
04/15/05 ANAHEIM, CA - House Of Blues
04/16/05 HOLLYWOOD, CA - The Key Club
04/17/05 SCOTTDALE, AZ - Venue Of Scottsdale
04/19/05 AUSTIN, TX - The Back Room
04/20/05 HOUSTON, TX - Engine Room
04/22/05 COLUMBUS, OH - Al Rosa Villa
04/23/05 PHILADELPHIA, PA - Trocadero
04/26/05 ATLANTA, GA - Masquerade
04/27/05 ORLANDO, FL - The Social
04/29/05 WEST SPRINGFIELD, VA - Jaxx
04/30/05 HARTFORD, CT - Webster Theater
05/01/05 NEW YORK, NY - B.B. Kings Blues Club
05/03/05 QUEBEC CITY, QC - Le Capitole Theatre
05/04/05 MONTREAL, QC - The Medley
05/05/05 TORONTO, ON - Opera House
05/07/05 DETROIT, MI - Harpo´s Concert Theatre
Arch Enemy's video for the track "Dead Eyes See No Future" has been posted online at this location.
"Dead Eyes See No Future" is the title track of the band's recently released EP containing a mixture of live tracks and cover versions. The CD, which was initially released in Japan only while the band were touring there a few months ago, has since been expanded with the addition of an extra live track ("Heart Of Darkness") as well as the "We Will Rise" video.
Arch Enemy will be filming their show on December 17 for a DVD that the band are planning to release in 2005. The Metal Hammer-sponsored concert, dubbed "Swedish Apocalypse", will take place at the Forum in London, U.K. Support will come from fellow Swedes The Haunted, Dark Tranquillity and Nightrage. Commented guitarist Michael Amott: "This is shaping up to be one hell of a night! This is THE dream line up of bands for any fan of the 'Swedish sound!' We can't promise that the city of London will still be there after this Swedish Apocalypse! If the show doesn't do the job, the party afterwards will! What a great way to end the year!"
Hungarian Thrashcore band Ektomorf has finished working on its forthcoming album "Instinct" (in stores: March 28th 2005). The record has once again been recorded, produced and mixed by Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Mnemic, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter and many more) at the Antfarm Studios in Aarhus, Denmark, and contains the following tracks:
1. Set Me Free
2. Show Your Fist
5. The Holy Noise
6. Fuck You All
7. United Nations
8. Land Of Pain
9. I Break you
10. You Get What You Give
11. Until The End
12. I Will
Ektomorf will set off for an extended european "Enemy Of God Tour 2005" together with Kreator, Dark Tranquillity and Hatesphere starting in January next year, check out the dates here.
Soilwork's upcoming North American tour with Dark Tranquillity, Hypocrisy and Mnemic has had more dates confirmed for it. Here's the updated intinerary:
April 5 Buffalo, NY @ The Buffalo Icon
April 6 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
April 7 Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Club
April 8 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
April 9 Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
April 10 Salt Lake City, UT @ Lo-Fi Cafe
April 12 Seattle, WA @ Graceland
April 14 San Francisco, CA @ The Pound
April 15 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
April 16 West Hollywood, CA @ Key Club
April 17 Scottsdale, AZ @ Venue of Scottsdale
April 19 Austin, TX @ The Back Room
April 20 Houston, TX @ Engine Room
April 22 Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
April 23 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
April 26 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
April 27 Orlando, FL @ The Social
April 29 West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
April 30 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
May 1 New York City, NY @ B.B. Kings Blues Club
Both "The Gallery" (1995) and "The Mind's I" (1997) will be re-released in special remastered deluxe editions, featuring brand new booklet layouts as well as a massive dose of hard-to-find bonus material.
During the years, we've been all too aware of the lack of availability of our earlier material in the US, and we've heard from a lot of people about how hard and frustrating it is to have to track down expensive import versions of the older albums in order to get the D.T. collections complete. We got so much positive response from old and new fans when Century Media licenced the "Skydancer" (1993) album for the US territory a couple of years ago, so it feels great to finally have "The Gallery" and "The Mind's I" enjoying proper stateside distribution as well.
For various reasons, these projects were postponed for a while, but we just heard from the labels involved that the albums will see the light of day early next year. The exact release dates will follow as soon as they're confirmed. In the meantime, here are the full tracklists including the bonus material:
The Gallery: More...
Hungarian Hardcore/Thrash metallers Ektomorf have been confirmed as supporting act for Kreator's upcoming "Enemy Of God Tour" 2005! Other bands to join in are Dark Tranquillity and Hatesphere.
Ektomorf tour dates: More...
Nightrage report on their official website that the mixing of the band's new album is complete and is said to sound "super heavy." Mastering will be done next week at Tailor Maid Productions in Stockholm. A total of 13 tracks have been recorded, with 12 of them appearing on the European release. The 13th track will be a bonus for the Japanese version.
In other news, Nightrage have been confirmed to play the Hammered At X-Mas Festival in London, England on December 14 with Arch Enemy, The Haunted and Dark Tranquillity.