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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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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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70,000 Tons Of Metal Video Report Available

Metalinjection.net has posted a video report from the 70,000 tons of metal festival. You can check out the footage from the cruise in the clip below.

Click Here To Watch The Video

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Dark Tranquillity Posts Projection Clip Online

Swedish melodic death metal act Dark Tranquillity has posted its stage projection clip for its song "The Fatalist" online. You can view the 2010 world tour backdrop imagery below:

Dark tranquillity - The fatalist (video projection) from nsundin on Vimeo.

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Nightrage Comments On "Vengeance Descending"

Nightrage has re-released the "Sweet Vengeance" and "Descent Into Chaos" albums together as a two CD set titled "Vengeance Descending." The set includes liner notes by Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates), Marios Iliopoulos, Fredrik Nordström, and Gus G. as well as new artwork by Gustavo Sazes. The set also features the song “Gallant Deeds,” which has lead vocals by Mikael Stanne of Dark Tranquillity.

Stanne comments: "A long time ago my friend Marios asked me to sing on one of his songs for the next Nightrage album. Being a fan of his work and Nightrage I of course agreed. The song was very different and very cool. So I was happy to do it. It didn't fit on the album though so this is the very first time you guys get to hear it. Hope you like it!"

Lindberg also stated: "When I listen to these albums again today – I still sense this honesty, this sincere dedication that these songs portray – it was easy for me to feel creative in this atmosphere and great fun, too. It’s one of my proudest moments when I sum up my career."

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Dark Tranquillity Issues Tour Recap

Dark Tranquillity has issued the following recap of the band's recent tour dates:

"What a ride! After having spent most of the year touring other continents and laying to waste innumerable summer festivals, we finally brought the 'We are the void' experience to the European club circuit.

"The whole 'Where death is most alive part II' experience was amazing, and the seven weeks were filled with great shows and unforgettable moments. The idea of having a different local support band - determined by public vote - every night in mainland Europe turned out to be successful as well; we got to hear a lot of great acts and even got some tattoos courtsey of JP Mottin of El Comer Ocho. So we'd like to extend our most sincere thanks to everyone that took part in the shows - the awesome support acts of Insomnium, Avatar, Marionette and Omnium Gatherum, the beloved crew of Basti, Jorge, Jukka, Anders, Matti, Mikko and Jörg, all local support bands and of course all the fans that came out to the shows to give us the time of our lives.

"We've gotten some questions regarding the setlist. We shifted things around a bit to keep some variation for ourselves and for the numerous people that attended several of the shows, but these are the tracks that at some point were played. More...

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Inmate Checks In With Show Recap

Slovenian metallers Inmate have checked in with the following update about the band's recent live shows supporting Dark Tranquillity:

"As you have probably noticed, we had 2 special shows in the past couple of weeks. Inmate was a support band on Dark Tranquillity world tour in Zagreb and Vienna. Our first stop was in Zagreb, Boogaloo club. We opened the show. Although we had mixed expectations because we played there for the first time, we didn't expect such a phenomenal respond. The crowd was more and more into our music and at the end of our performance we received a huge applause. Zagreb was ours. At the end of the show many people congratulated us and admitted they didn't expect such a performance from a support band. An answer to many of you out there: Guys, we are definitely coming back to Zagreb a.s.a.p.!

"Two days later we orientated our GPS towards Vienna. Szene , a well-known club in Vienna, was the target. We were happy to meet guys from Insomnium and Dark Tranquillity again. The first information we received after coming to the place: SOLD OUT SHOW! Woooooooow! We felt really great on the stage that night. Much more relaxed and a little bit more used to such a big crowd. We expected many people to attend our performance because of a sold out show. But to have a full venue at the end of the show … a dream come true. Headbangers in front line, applause of the whole hall and people asking for more! Thank you, Vienna. More...

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Dark Tranquillity Confirms Festival Appearance

Swedish melodic death metal act Dark Tranquillity has confirmed its appearance for the forthcoming 70000 Tons of Metal festival. 70000 Tons of Metal is the cruise ship metal festival that sets sail Monday, January 24, 2011 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami, Florida to Cozumel, Mexico.

70000 Tons of Metal confirmed bands:
Amon Amarth
Agent Steel
Dark Tranquillity
Death Angel
Fear Factory
Gamma Ray
Iced Earth
Sonata Arctica
Uli Jon Roth

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Insomnium Offering New Song As Free Download

Insomnium is currently offering a new song titled "Weather the Storm," which also features a guest spot from Mikael Stanne of Dark Tranquillity, as a free download. The new Insomnium track, along with the bonus song "Out of Gravity" from Dark Tranquillity's "We Are The Void" album, can be found at this location (posting to Twitter or Facebook is required before the download will activate).

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Dark Tranquillity Changes Portugal Show Venue

Dark Tranquillity has announced the band's Porto, Portugal live show on October 3rd has changed venues to the Hard Club. The upcoming Dark Tranquillity tour dates are as follows:

9/9 2010 Close-up båten Havet, SE
9/23 2010 Gruenspan Hamburg, DE
9/24 2010 Conne Island Leipzig, DE
9/25 2010 Sputnikhalle Muenster, DE
9/26 2010 Essigfabrik Cologne, DE
9/27 2010 O13 Tilburg, NL
9/28 2010 Underworld London, UK
9/29 2010 Biebob Vosselaar, BE
9/30 2010 Trabendo Paris, FR
10/1 2010 Salle Victoire 2 Montpellier, FR
10/2 2010 Rockstar Bilbao, ES
10/3 2010 Hard Club Porto, PORTUGAL
10/4 2010 Incrível Almadense Lisboa, PT
10/6 2010 Sala Heineken Madrid, ES
10/7 2010 Razz 2 Barcelona, ES
10/8 2010 CCO Lyon, FR
10/9 2010 LES DOCKS Lausanne, CH
10/10 2010 Estragon Bologna, IT
10/11 2010 Alpheus Rome, IT
10/12 2010 Magazzini Generali Milano, IT
10/13 2010 Boogaloo Zagreb, CT
10/14 2010 Duerer Kert Budapest, HU
10/15 2010 Szene Vienna, AT
10/16 2010 Gala Hala Ljubljana, SI
10/17 2010 Orpheum Graz, AT
10/19 2010 Roehre Stuttgart, DE
10/20 2010 Schuur Luzern, CH
10/21 2010 Batschkapp Frankfurt a. M., DE
10/22 2010 Backstage Munich, DE
10/24 2010 Lido Berlin, DE
10/25 2010 KB Malmö, se
10/28 2010 Lutakko Jyväskylä, FI
10/29 2010 Teatria Oulu, FI
10/30 2010 Rytmikorjamoo Seinäjoki, FI
10/31 2010 Klubi Tampere, FINLAND
11/1 2010 Nosturi Helsinki, FINLAND
11/2 2010 Klubi Turku, FINLAND
11/5 2010 Medis Stockholm, SE
11/5 2010 700 Örebro, SE
11/7 2010 John Dee Oslo, NO
11/7 2010 Trägårn Gothenburg, SE

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Dark Tranquillity Posts Entire Concert Online

DARK TRANQUILLITY has posted a full live concert that was filmed recently at Reggie’s Rock Club in Chicago IL. The audio for the show was professionally tracked and mixed. Watch the concert online at this location.

The 73 minute setlist for the performance is as follows:

1. At the Point of Ignition
2. The Fatalist
3. Focus Shift
4. The Wonders At Your Feet
5. Final Resistance
6. Misery's Crown
7. Punish My Heaven
8. Iridium
9. Shadow in Our Blood
10. The Lesser Faith
11. Dream Oblivion
12. Lethe
13. Lost To Apathy
14. ThereIn


15. The Grandest Accusation
16. Terminus (Where Death Is Most Alive)

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Dark Tranquillity Posts Live Videos Online

DARK TRANQUILLITY has posted a couple live videos for their tracks “Focus Shift” and “Final Resistance” that were filmed recently at Reggie’s Rock Club in Chicago IL. The audio for these live videos was professionally tracked and mixed.

Check them out at the UVTV website.

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Dark Tranquillity Checks in With Tour Recap

Sweden's Dark Tranquillity has checked in with an update recapping the latest North and South American tour:

"Your favourite merry band of metallers are now finally home on Swedish soil after a successful string of shows in USA, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Venezuela, Brazil, Peru and Uruguay.

"We'd like to extend a massive thanks to everyone involved - the guys in Threat signal and Mutiny within, the hard working crew, the local opening bands and of course all the fans - new and old - that came out to the shows.

"For the Latin American tour, a special thanks must go to Alex and John @ Eyescream productions for their professionalism and for making the trip such a great experience for us. It was an amazing trek, and we were very glad to finally play in no less than three new countries for us - Peru, Uruguay and Brazil. Can't wait to come back! More...

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Balfor To Play Global East Rock Festival

Ukrainian Black Metallers Balfor have been set to make an appearance on this year's Global East Rock Festival happening from the 2nd of September to the 4th of September 2010 at Kiev, Ukraine. Balforwill be scheduled to perform on the 3rd of September 2010. For more information and details, visit the Global East Rock Festival Official MySpace. The main headliners for Global East Rock Festival 2010 are Manowar and Venom. The other confirmed bands are as follows:

Dark Tranquillity
Rotting Christ
The Gathering
Maniac Depression More...

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Dark Tranquillity Posts New Tour Video

Mikael Stanne of Dark Tranquillity has posted a video clip online from the Studio Seven club in Seattle to announce the last North American Dark Tranquillity show of 2010. The video clip can be viewed below.

The upcoming Dark Tranquillity tour dates are as follows: More...

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Of The Archaengel To Support Dark Tranquillity

Brazilian metallers Of The Archaengel have issued the following update about performing live with Dark Tranquillity on June 13th:

"Hallo! We are pleased to announce to everyone about our first gig of 2010 and it become very special since we are guest of the Swedish masters of Dark Tranquillity! It will take place in June, 13th at the city of Curitiba, PR (400 km far from our base) and will be awesome to perform to an audience with an such exceptional musical taste that is the DT army!"

The promotional poster for the show can be found here. You can also check out sample Of The Archaengel tracks via the band's official MySpace page.

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Dark Tranquillity Posts New Video Interview

Swedish melodic death metallers Dark Tranquillity will make their return to North America on May 11th as they kick off a massive headlining tour with Threat Signal and Mutiny Within supporting. A chat with vocalist Mikael Stanne can be viewed below. He describes the meaning behind the band’s new album, the difficulties of getting into songwriting mode, the meaning behind some of his favorite tracks off the new disc, winning over news fans, and his touring essentials. Newcomer on bass, Daniel Antonsson, also speaks about how he joined the band and what he likes most about being on tour.

Stanne further describes his excitement over the headlining tour: “We rehearsed like crazy to put together a set that will blow you away. It’s been hard, but we feel we have a good collection of songs that represent every aspect of the band and will please fans of both new and old material. Also, the mad genius Niklas (guitars) created some amazing artwork and animation that will look incredible and add a new dimension to the show.

“This is without a doubt the biggest production we've done in the States. We cannot wait to bring you the full Dark Tranquillity experience. We are also really happy to bring some really awesome bands with us this time around. Threat Signal and Mutiny Within are bands we’ve had our eyes on for quite a while and they will make sure you all will have one hell of a metal night. Cheers and see you all very soon.”

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Dark Tranquillity Gears Up for North/South America

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

"That's right folks! Eyjafjallajökull willing, we'll leave our home town of Gothenburg tomorrow to embark on a massive headline trek taking us through the US, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil. We've spent a lot of time and effort preparing and rehearsing for these shows and we intend to bring you nothing less than supreme D.T. performances in each and every city.

"This is a very important tour for us, so make sure to bring all your friends, spread the word and show up early in order to see the excellent support acts. All venues are now confirmed, so the complete tour itinerary can be found below. A message from mr. Stanne follows:"

Here is the list of tour dates: More...

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Threat Signal Comments On Upcoming Tour

Threat Signal will be direct support to Swedish melodic death legends Dark Tranquillity on a series of tour dates this May/June. Joining them with be Roadrunner Records recording artists Mutiny Within. Threat Signal vocalist Jon Howard commented:

"As soon as we found out Dark Tranquillity were going to headline the US and Canada, we knew we had to get on the tour! After playing with so many different bands over the past few years, we finally feel at home with this one. Our music meshes perfect together and I know the fans, and ourselves as well, will enjoy the whole show from start to end. Having Mutiny Within on the tour is an added bonus, they fit great in the package and I cant wait to watch them kill it every night. We have a ton of respect for Dark Tranquillity and what they have accomplished over their career, so we look forward to tearing apart North America together. Now let the Canadian’s show everyone how to drink!"

The currently confirmed dates are as follows: More...

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Dark Tranquillity Changes Chile Show Venue

Swedish melodic death metallers Dark Tranquillity have issued the following update about changing the venue for their June 9th show in Chile:

"We can now confirm the following addition to the US trek: May 28: Seattle, WA - Studio seven Some Latin American updates: The venue for the June 9 show in Santiago, Chile has been changed to Teatro Teleton. Also, CYNIC unfortunately won't appear at the Venezuela show, contrary to previous reports."

The upcoming Dark Tranquillity tour dates are as follows: More...

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Dark Tranquillity Announces Portland Tour Date

Dark Tranquillity has announced a Portland, Oregon, date on May 29 at the Hawthorne Theatre as part of the upcoming North American tour with Threat Signal and Mutiny Within.

The confirmed dates so far are as follows:

May 11 Raleigh, NC - Volume 11 Tavern
May 12 West Springfield, VA - Jaxx
May 13 Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
May 14 Farmingdale, NY - The Crazy Donkey
May 16 Allston, MA - Harper's Ferry
May 17 Montreal, QC - Foufounes Electriques
May 19 Quebec City, QC - Theatre Imperial
May 20 Torondo, ON - Opera House
May 21 Chicago, IL - Reggie's Rock Club
May 23 Winnipeg, MB - Pyramid Cabaret
May 24 Regina, SK - The Exchange
May 25 Edmonton, AB - The Starlite Room
May 26 Calgary, AB - The Republik
May 29 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
May 31 San Francisco, CA - Slim's
Jun. 01 West Hollywood, CA - Key Club

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