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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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The Foreshadowing Added To Summer Breeze Lineup

The organizers of the upcoming Summer Breeze 2012 festival have issued the following update about confirming new acts:

"Italy is not exactly a hotbed for dark doom metal. Fortunately enough, there are always exceptions to confirm the rule. With the three albums they have released so far, The Foreshadowing have provided a master class in gloom and doom. Hailing from Rome, the band prove that it is indeed possible to write great atmospheric songs without falling into excessive pathos and kitsch. Especially singer Marco Benevento's clear, ear-piercing vocals take the group's material to a level which is only populated by bands such as Katatonia, My Dying Bride, early Anathema and even Opeth. Don't miss this black pearl of darkness! You will hardly experience anything bigger, darker and more epic at Summer Breeze 2012!

"Breakdowns aren't exactly the most innovative element in metal nowadays... However, if you use them with such conviction and vehemence as Bleed From Within, even the most athletically challenged of metalheads should soon mutate into pit fighter number one. The UK band have two albums out which should appeal to fans of As I Lay Dying, Bring Me The Horizon and Parkway Drive, while at times Bleed From Within are even more melodic than the aforementioned bands, only to dive into a brutal breakdown the very next second. All fans of metalcore and deathcore should highlight this band in their personal running order, as this is the perfect stuff for all of them!"

The festival is set to take place from August 16th - 18th, will full details available at this location. The currently announced bill is as follows: More...

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Dark Tranquillity Re-Signs With Century Media

Century Media Records has renewed a record deal for the 3rd time with Swedish melodic death metal legends, Dark Tranquillity. This influential band from Gothenburg released a first album on Century Media Records in 1999, and since then has released 6 albums, plus 2 DVDs and a handful of special releases.

Jens Prueter, Head Of A&R at Century Media Europe comments: "I start to believe in Numerology. 13 years ago, Dark Tranquillitysigned their first contract with Century Media Records. Friday the 13th of April, I met Mikael Stanne and Niklas Sundin for the Roadburn festival at the lovely 013 venue in Tilburg to receive the signed copies of their 3rd Century Media contract for 3 more albums. The 3 of us had about 13 beers to celebrate it. It's amazing how Dark Tranquillity are able to express their legacy as one of the original godfathers of the melodic death metal/Gothenburg sound without sounding outdated today. They always managed to stick to their roots and develop to new heights at the same time. Looking forward to the next album in 2013. Cheers!"

The band comments: "After such a long history together, we're more confident than ever that Century media is the perfect working partner for Dark Tranquillity. In a climate where a lot of record labels are weighed down by cynicism or have just plain given up in the face of the rapidly changing industry climate, Century media are still enthusiastic and forward thinking and take huge pride in releasing great music that matters. Here's to another 13 years!" More...

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Dark Tranquillity Posts "In My Absence" Video

Dark Tranquillity has posted an official promo video online for the song "In My Absence," which was filmed by the band on the road using GoPro HD cameras on the instruments. Check out the video clip below. "In My Absence" is taken off the band's latest album "We Are the Void" (reviewed here).

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Dark Tranquillity Debuts New Video

Dark Tranquillity has debuted a new video for the song "Zero Distance," which will be available for purchase on the new special edition of "We Are the Void" (reviewed here) on the band's upcoming European tour. The video was shot by Audrolabs.se, the production company run by lead guitarist Niklas Sundin. The video can be viewed below.

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Mourning Caress Streaming New Song

Mourning Caress has posted a new song online titled "Wastelands Within," which features guest vocals from Mikael Stanne and can be heard through the player available below. The band also commented on the track:

"We're happy and honoured to present you another, very special song, from our upcoming new album. 'Wastelands Within' features guest vocals by no less than Mikael Stanne from Dark Tranquillity. Mourning Caress definitely wouldn't exist without a band such as Dark Tranquillity, hence we are damn proud about the collaboration with one of the coolest and most likeable metal musicians around. Tack så mycket, Mikael!

"'Wastelands Within' is taken from the new album entitled 'Deep Wounds, Bright Scars', due November 4th 2011 via German label MDD Records. Our third album was recorded and mixed at the DocMaKlang studios in Osnabrück, Germany with producer Matthias Lohmöller. Mastering took place at DMS in Marl, Germany by Ulf Horbelt. The stunning cover art was done by Björn Goosses, Killustrations."

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Omnium Gatherum Updates Tour Schedule

Finland's Omnium Gatherum has checked in with the following update about the band's upcoming tour dates:

"Hello folks, after the hot rockin' awesome & successful festival summer and European tour with Rotting Christ, Omnium Gatherum will hit the European shores with 'Neckbreakers Ball 2011' European tour trek together with Dark Tranquillity / Eluveitie / Mercenary / Varg / Gurd and before that OG will do a 12-date extensive Finnish co-headlining run together with the fellow Finns, Medeia."

Omnium Gatherum's upcoming shows are asf ollows:

"Vuoroin Vieraissa" - FINNISH TOUR 2011
27.08. Monttu, Pori
02.09. DOM, Helsinki
08.09. Henry's Pub, Kuopio
09.09. 45 Special, Oulu
10.09. The Rock Pub, Kokkola
15.09. Lutakko, Jyväskylä
16.09. Suisto, Hämeenlinna
21.09. Klubi, Tampere
23.09. Rytmikatti, Kouvola
24.09. Bar Soho, Porvoo
30.09. Klubi, Turku
01.10. Rytmikorjaamo, Seinäjoki More...

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Dark Tranquillity Posts "Zero Distance" Teaser

Dark Tranquillity has posted a trailer for the band's new "Zero Distance" project, of which more details will be revealed in the near future. You can check out the clip below.

The band will also headline the European Neckbreaker's Ball tour 2011 with Eluveitie, Mercenary, Varg, Gurd, and Omnium Gatherum this October/November.

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Fortarock 2011 Recap Video Available

If you missed out on this year's Fortarock festival, the organizers have now put together a recap video showing footage of live performances and the various festival-goers. You can check out the clip below.

Fortarock 2011 from Gusto Producties on Vimeo.

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Dark Tranquillity Releases "Iridium" Video

Dark Tranquillity has posted a music video online for the song "Iridium," which is off the band's latest album "We Are The Void" (reviewed here). You can check out the clip below.

Dark Tranquillity will also be participating in the Neckbreaker's Ball tour with Eluveitie, Mercenary, Varg, Gurd, and Omnium Gatherum. Dates are as follows: More...

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Death Angel Pulls Out Of Neckbreaker's Ball Tour

San Francisco thrash metal veterans Death Angel have posted the following statement online, announcing their decision to pull out of the upcoming "Neckbreaker's Ball" European tour.

"Due to what we feel is an incredible opportunity that has arisen for the band, Death Angel is forced to pull out of this year's Neckbreaker's Ball. We are not at liberty to discuss the details just yet, but as soon as we are, another announcement will be made and we hope that all of our true fans, any true metal fan really, will understand our decision. We will miss the opportunity to once again rock out for European fans, but we will make it up to you in the New Year with a surprise live set and tour that will blow your minds!"

The tour is set to feature appearances from Dark Tranquillity, Eluveitie, Varg, Mercenary and Omnium Gatherum. The dates for the tour are listed below. More...

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Viadana Open Air 2011 Teaser Posted Online

A teaser trailer has been posted online for Italy's upcoming Viadana Open Air 2011, which will include performances from Dark Tranquillity, Obscura, Theatres Des Vampires, Dark Lunacy, Hour of Penance, and Airlines of Terror.

The festival takes place on August 13th, with additional details available here.

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Musicians Comment On New Morbid Angel Album

Morbid Angel's new album "Illud Divinum Insanus" will be out in less than a week, and Season of Mist has now asked a series of famous names in the metal what they thought of the influential extreme metal act's new opus. The commentary from the various musicians can be viewed below, or you can check out Metalunderground.com's review here.

"The new Morbid Angel album will cause 3rd World War. After June 7th, the extreme metal scene is never gonna be the same again... And I already can't wait the moment I'll be sitting on my sofa listening to 'Illus Divinum Insanus' while the world burns! Ha!" - Nergal, Behemoth.

"No other band in the entire Extreme Metal genre but Morbid Angel would have ever dared to make 'Illud Divinum Insanus'. There are going to be quite a few unimaginative underground purists who think they know better what kind of album Morbid Angel should or should not be putting out, but with 'Illud Divinum Insanus' Trey and David prove that they answer to no one but themselves. It is an incredibly well written, performed, recorded and produced record." - Karl Sanders, Nile.

"One of the best death metal releases since their last album with Vincent. I'm not too much into the techno bits but I am a dude who will appreciate and respect bands doing new things, progressing... So it's all good. Vincent's vocals of course are still as good as they come. And the riffs are definitely there, Trey always delivers. New drummer is killer too!" - Mikael Akerfeldt, Opeth.

"The ultimate voice of death metal is back, as hellish as ever!" - Mikael Stanne, Dark Tranquillity.

"Glad to see Morbid Angel are back! We had our share of criticism when we first incorporated electronic elements in our sound and we know it takes courage and passion to follow one's own stream of inspiration. This time the guitar work is more impressive than ever and those 11 songs are a real 'tour de force'. With this new album they're not afraid to take the hit from the more conservative audience but that's what it means to be extreme!" - Vorph, Samael

"Innovation, wits and a feral 'no compromise' attitude is what brands the greatest of bands. 'Illud Divinum Insanus' is all that and a leap further! Hail Morbid Angel!" - Rune "Blasphemer" Eriksen, Ava Inferi, ex Mayhem. More...

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Dark Tranquillity Video Interview Available

A new video interview has made its way online that features Dark Tranquillity vocalist Mikael Stanne. You can view the interview in the player below.

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Neckbreaker's Ball Tour Teaser Posted Online

A teaser trailer has been posted online for the upcoming Neckbreaker's Ball tour, which can be viewed below. The tour will feature Dark Tranquillity, Eluvietie, Varg, Mercenary, Death Angel, and Omnium Gatherum.

A listing of dates and an update from Dark Tranquillity about the tour can be found at this location.

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Insomnium Posts "Weather The Storm" Video

Insomnium has posted a music video online for the digital single "Weather The Storm," which features Mikael Stanne of Dark Tranquillity. You can check out the clip below.

Insomnium also previously announced the band would be entering the studio this month to record new material.

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Shadowside Reveals New Album Tracklisting

Brazilian metal act Shadowside has announced that it will release its third full length album, titled "Inner Monster Out," on June 7 through SHP Records. You can view the album's tracklisting below.

1. Gag Order
2. Angel with Horns
3. Habitchual
4. In the Name of Love
5. Inner Monster Out (feat. Björn Strid, Mikael Stanne, Niklas Isfeldt)
6. I'm Your Mind
7. My Disrupted Reality
8. A Smile Upon Death
9. Whatever Our Fortune
10. A.D.D.
11. Waste of Life

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Dark Tranquillity Comments On Neckbreaker's Ball

Dark Tranquillity has issued the following update about the upcoming Neckbreaker's Ball tour:

"Greetings darklings, it's time again to bring our music to the road and to the ever hungry European audiences. Starting October 28, we'll be headlining the Neckbreaker's ball tour, which will treat the audience to a six-band metal overdose for three weeks. Needless to say, we're pleased and excited about being part of such a diverse and interesting line-up, and we'll do our utmost to ensure very special shows each and every night. See you there!"

The tour, which also features Eluveitie, Death Angel, Mercenary, Varg, and Omnium Gatherum, has the following tour dates:

Oct. 28 - München, Germany - Backstage
Oct. 29 - Linz, Austria - Posthof
Oct. 30 - Bratislava, Slovakia - Majestic Music Club
Oct. 31 - Wien, Austria - Arena
Nov. 01 - Budapest, Hungary - Club 202
Nov. 02 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Cvetlicarna
Nov. 03 - Milan, Italy - Live Club
Nov. 04 - Klagenfurt, Austria - Messehalle
Nov. 05 - Stuttgart, Germany - LKA Longhorn
Nov. 06 - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix
Nov. 07 - London, England - Electric Ballroom
Nov. 08 - Paris, France - Bataclan
Nov. 10 - Saarbrücken, Germany - Garage
Nov. 11 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
Nov. 12 - Geiselwind, Germany - Music Hall
Nov. 13 - Hengelo, Netherlands - Metropol
Nov. 14 - Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp
Nov. 15 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
Nov. 16 - Leipzig, Germany - Hellraiser
Nov. 17 - Warsaw, Poland - Progresja
Nov. 18 - Berlin, Germany - Postbahnhof
Nov. 19 - Dortmund, Germany - FZW
Nov. 20 - Hannover, Germany - Faust

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Dark Tranquillity Announces Festival Appearances

Dark Tranquillity has announced several new upcoming European festival appearances. The details are as follows:

2 Jul - FORTA ROCK - Nijmegen, NL
7 Jul - ROCKMARATON, Hungary
17 Jul - GLOBAL EAST - Batumi, GEO

The band also has the following upcoming live shows in Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria, and Greece:

May 18 - Istanbul, Turkey - Balans club
May 19 - Bucharest, Romania - The Silver church
May 20 - Sofia, Bulgaria - 4KM Party Center
May 21 - Thessaloniki, Greece - Principal Club Theater
May 22 - Athens, Greece - Gagarin 205

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Dark Tranquillity Announces New Live Shows

Dark Tranquillity has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming European tour dates:

"Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria and Greece! We're proud to announce a short but sweet five-date tour at the end of May, taking us to a couple of places that we've wanted to return to for a long time. See you there!"

The currently announced dates are as follows:

May 18 - Istanbul, Turkey - Balans club
May 19 - Bucharest, Romania - The Silver church
May 20 - Sofia, Bulgaria - 4KM Party Center
May 21 - Thessaloniki, Greece - Principal Club Theater
May 22 - Athens, Greece - Gagarin 205

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Shadowside Announces Guest Musicians

Brazil's Shadowside has issued the following announcement about guest musicians from Dark Tranquillity, Soilwork, and Dream Evil appearing on the band's upcoming album:

"We have great news to share! Shadowside recently received three very special guests in the studio. Singers Mikael Stanne (Dark Tranquillity), Björn 'Speed' Strid (Soilwork) and Niklas Isfeldt (Dream Evil) have been at Fredman Studio in Gothenburg, Sweden, to record their performances on 'Inner Monster Out,' song that is going to be on the track list of the band's new album.

"At this moment, we have just finishing all recordings and are finishing touching up the last details on the third album. In charge of the production is Fredrik Nordström, one of the most important Rock/Metal producers nowadays. Record label SHP Records, distributed by Universal Music, has scheduled the release date for June 7th.

"We have uploaded videos from the recording process on YouTube and more will be available in the upcoming days. Visit this location to view them! See you all soon."

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