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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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Schedule For NEMHF 2005 Announced

The 7th Annual New England Metal And Hardcore Festival is set to take place April 22-24 in Worcester, MA. As previously announced, this year's festival features stellar headlining acts such as KING DIAMOND, HATEBREED, DANZIG, OBITUARY, NILE, HYPOCRISY, DARK TRANQUILLITY and BEHEMOTH among others.

The following set times have been posted ( subject to change):

Main Stage Friday, April 22:

3:00 - 3:20- Winter Solstice
3:30 - 3:50- Kylesa
4:00 - 4:20- The Esoteric
4:30 - 4:50- Nora
5:00 - 5:20- Since the flood
5:30 - 5:50- Haste The Day
6:00 - 6:20- Premonitions Of War
6:30 - 7:00- All That Remains
7:15 - 7:45- Throwdown
8:00 - 8:30- As I lay dying
9:00 - 10:00- Obituary
10:30 - 11:30- Unearth
12:00 - 1:00- Hatebreed

Second Stage, Friday:

3:10 - 3:30- Ion Disonanance
3:40 - 4:00- Catastrophic
4:10 - 4:30- Scurvy
4:40 - 5:00- T.B.A.
5:10 - 5:30- The Minor Times
5:40 - 6:10- With Honor More...

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Dark Tranquillity To Tour South America

Sweden's Dark Tranquillity has posted the following message on the band's official website:

Finally! We've been working for a South American tour for a long time and now we can officially confirm that we'll play in the following places. Exact dates are to be announced soon, but the tour will start on the 9th of June.

Mexico City, Mexico
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Bogota, Colombia
Santiago, Chile
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Booking by matrix/empire entertainment.

No further info (support bands etc) is availabe at this point.

We're now confirmed for Sweden's Gates of metal festival, taking place on the 6th of August. This means that the current summer schedule looks something like this:

June 25 - Fury fest, France
June 26 - Graspop, Belgium
July 09 - Tivolirocken, Kristianstad, Sweden
July 28 - Storsjöyran, Östersund, Sweden
July 16/17 - Ilosaarirock, Finland
August 6 - Gates of metal, Sweden
August 18 - Summer breeze, Germany

Dark Tranquillity is set to embark on a North American tour with Soilwork, Hypocrisy, Mnemic. Tour dates are as follows: More...

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Danzig Confirmed To Headline NEMHF

Danzig and special guest Doyle have been confirmed as the Saturday headliner for the seventh annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, to be held Friday-Sunday, April 22-24 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass.

In addition to the regular Danzig set, Doyle with join the band for a blistering 30-minute set of classic Misfits material. Danzig and Doyle have performed together just three times during Danzig’s recent tour – their first performances together in over 21 years.

Hatebreed, Unearth and Obituary will headline Friday night.

Saturday’s other headliners will include Chimaira and Cryptopsy.

Sunday’s headliners are King Diamond, Nile and Soilwork.

Also appearing are A Life Once Lost, All Shall Perish, All That Remains, As I Lay Dying, Behemoth, Black Dahlia Murder, Blood Has Been Shed, Bury Your Dead, Dark Tranquility, Darkest Hour, Evergreen Terrace, Full Blown Chaos, Glass Casket, Hypocrisy, If Hope Dies, Internal Bleeding, Ion Dissonance, It Dies Today, Kylesa, Maroon, Misery Signals, Mnemic, Premonitions Of War, Pro-Pain, Red Chord, Reflux, Remembering Never, Scurvy, Sonata Arctica, Stemm, Strapping Young Lad, The Acacia Strain, The Agony Scene, The Esoteric, The Killing, The Minor Times, Throwdown, Trivium, Winter Solstice, and many more to be added.

Single day tickets are $35 per day. Three-day passes are $99. Tickets are on sale at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849.

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Dark Tranquillity Itinerary Update, Endorsements

Here is Dark Tranquillity's updated European and North American tour itinerary:

North American tour with Soilwork, Hypocrisy, Mnemic:

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 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
April 19 - Austin, TX @ The Back Room
April 20 - Houston, TX @ Engine Room
April 22 - Winston-Salem, NC @ Ziggy's
April 23 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
April 24 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium (NEMHF)
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
May 3 - Quebec City, QC @ Le Capitole Theatre
May 4 - Montreal, QC @ Le Medley
May 5 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
May 6 - Cleveland, OH @ Odeon Concert Club (BWBK Six-Pack Weekend Festival)
May 7 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's

European festival: More...

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Nightwish, Dark Tranquillity To Play Italian Fest

Nightwish, Dark Tranquillity, Orphaned Land, Entombed and Dark Lunacy have been confirmed for Italy's Evolution Festival, set to take place July 16 at Campo Sportivo - Toscolano Maderno in Brescia. Nightwish's performance at Evolution will mark their only appearance in Italy this summer, while Orphaned Land will be making their Italian debut at the festival.

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Dark Tranquillity Album Back On Swedish Charts

Dark Tranquillity has posted the following message on their official website:

Seems like the recent Swedish gigs got us some new fans, as "Character" now is back in the national chart at position #37. In the metal chart, the album is enjoying its seventh week, currently residing at #5.

The band will embark on a U.S. tour with Soilwork, Hypocrisy and Mnemic next month. Tour dates can be found here.

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New Dark Tranquillity Video In The Works

Dark Tranquillity has posted the following message on their official website:

Hi people,

we've just finished the last gig of the Kreator / Ektomorf / Hatesphere tour and would like to send a warm "thank you!" to everyone involved; our new friends in the bands, the crew and of course everyone that attended the shows. This was one of the most successful tours we've ever had the pleasure of doing, and rest assured that we'll be back on the European stages in the near future.

For some live pics from various gigs of the tour, feel free to check out www.dark-tranquillity.nl or www.photopit.com.

For those of you that couldn't come to the shows, here's some firsthand information on what you missed out on. Since all kinds of info has been floating around on the internet regarding playing time, setlists etc, it's best to set the record straight. We played for 45 minutes, with the exception of the gigs in Sweden that were extended to 55 minutes. The following songs were played at some point during the tour (alternating every night):

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New Dark Tranquillity Video Posted Online

The new Dark Tranquillity video for "Lost To Apathy" shot by acclaimed director Roger Johansson (In Flames, Soilwork) has been posted here.

The track comes off the group's critically acclaimed new album "Character," their groundbreaking and most challenging offering yet. "Character," is as brutal as it is thought provoking and introspective. It quickly captivates the listener, keeping them on the edge of their seat while pummeling them with a barrage of menacing riffs, atmospheric keyboards and memorable hooks.

Look for the band to embark on a major headlining U.S. tour early next month alongside Soilwork, Hypocrisy and Mnemic. Tour dates: More...

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More Bands Confirmed For Fury Fest

Slayer, In Flames, Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir and Suicidal Tendencies are among the latest confirmations for the 2005 edition of the Fury Fest, set to take place June 24-26 in Le Mans, France. The list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: More...

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Dark Tranquillity Issues Tour Update

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!

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Dark Tranquillity In The Charts

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!

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Nightrage Set Release and New Line Up

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.

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Dark Tranquillity, Caliban To Play Summer Breeze

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:

Amon Amarth
Born from Pain
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
End of Green
Final Breath
God Dethroned
Lacrimas Profundere
Nocte Obducta
Pink Cream 69
Subway to Sally
The Bones
The Vision Bleak

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Century Media to Provide US Marines With Sampler

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

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Dark Tranquillity Enters Swedish Charts At #3

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.

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Over 40 Bands Confirmed For NEMHF

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...

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Dark Tranquillity Hold "Character" Signing Session

Sweden's Dark Tranquillity will do a signing session of their brand new album "Character" at CD Specialisten in Gothenburg, Sweden on January 19.

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Dark Tranquillity's "Character" Pre-order Online

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.

It is possible to book "Character" at the CdOn.com website, just follow the links below to book your copy of the album:
Sweden Denmark Norway Finland EU

A brand new track, entitled "Through Smudged Lenses", has been posted online at this location, in Real Media format.

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Dark Tranquillity Talks About Album, Tour Plans

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.

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"Alone In The Dark" Tracklisting Revealed

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...

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