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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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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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Dark Tranquillity Announces Latin American Tour

Dark Tranquillity has issued the following statement about upcoming Latin American tour dates:

"Some of these dates have already been leaked for a while, but we can now officially confirm the D.T. Latin American tour in June. We're very excited to finally return and perform for some of the most devoted D.T. fans on earth and are looking forward to visiting no less than three new countries for the first time: Peru, Uruguay and Brazil."

The full tour schedule is as follows:

6/3 Mexico city, Mexico - Circo Volador
6/4 Puebla, Mexico - Salon JP de Puebla
6/5 Bogota, Colombia - Teatro Metropol*
6/6 Caracas, Venezuela - CECIM**
6/8 Lima, Peru - Voce
6/9 Santiago, Chile - Teatro Novedades
6/10 Buenos Aires, Argentina - Teatro Flores
6/11 Monte Video, Uruguay - Complejo Troya
6/12 Sao Paolo, Brazil - TBA
6/13 Curitiba, Brazil - TBA
* With Hirax
** With Cynic

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Dark Tranquillity Announces More Tour Dates

Dark Tranquillity has announced that Threat Signal and Mutiny Within are onboard for the upcoming North American tour. Some more dates (including Canada) are now confirmed, so the current trek is 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 31 San Francisco, CA - Slim's
Jun. 01 West Hollywood, CA - Key Club

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Dark Tranquillity Updates US Tour Schedule

Swedish melodic death metal band Dark Tranquillity has announced more American tour dates. Their complete US tour schedule is 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 31: San Francisco, CA - Slim's
June 01: Los Angeles, CA - Key club

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Dark Tranquillity Updates Tour Schedule

Swedish melodic death metallers Dark Tranquillity have updated their tour schedule with the following U.S. and European dates:

5/1 2010 RESERVOIR ROCK’S II Tunis
5/11 2010 Volume 11 tavern Raleigh, North Carolina
5/12 2010 Jaxx West Springfield, Virginia
5/13 2010 Trocadero Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
6/19 2010 Metaltown Gothenburg
7/4 2010 With Full Force
7/8 2010 Getaway Rock Festival Gävle
7/17 2010 Tivolirock Kristianstad
8/19 2010 Summer breeze festival Dinkelsbühl
9/23 2010 Gruenspan Hamburg
9/24 2010 Conne Island Leipzig
9/25 2010 Sputnikhalle Muenster
9/26 2010 Essigfabrik Cologne
9/27 2010 O13 Tilburg
9/28 2010 Underworld London
9/29 2010 Biebob Vosselaar
9/30 2010 Trabendo Paris More...

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Dark Tranquillity Confirms US First Tour Dates

Swedish melodic death metal band Dark Tranquillity has confirmed the first dates in their upcoming US tour. The dates are as follows:

May 11 - Raleigh, NC - Volume 11 Tavern
May 12 - West Springfield, VA - Jaxx
May 13 - Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero

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Arise Posts New Album Trailer Online

Swedish metal band Arise has posted a trailer for their upcoming fourth album "The Reckoning." Recorded at Studio Mega, the 10-track disc features guest appearances by Jonas Kjellgren (Scar Symmetry, Carnal Forge), Mikael Stanne (Dark Tranquillity) and Jake Fredém (Nostradameus) and artwork by Chad Michael. Watch the trailer below:

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Video Interview With Dark Tranquillity Availabile

Dark Tranquillity vocalist Mikael Stanne recently conducted an interview with Bloody-Disgusting.com regarding the band's new album "We Are The Void." A video of the interview can be viewed below.

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Insomnium To Tour With Dark Tranquillity

Insomnium have announced they will be touring Europe alongside Dark Tranquillity for the "Where Death Is Most Alive II" tour. Insomnium issued the following statement about the tour:

"We are naturally excited as hell since Dark Tranquillity has been one of our favorites for about 15 years now. It's hard to come up with any other band that would make such a great live combo with Insomnium. Remember to get your tickets in time for the venue near you! Here is the complete list of the shows:"

23.09.10 Germany Hamburg Grunspan
24.09.10 Germany Leipzig Conne Island
25.09.10 Germany Münster Sputnikhalle
26.09.10 Germany Köln Essigfabrik
27.09.10 Holland Tilburg 013
28.09.10 UK London Underworld
29.09.10 Belgium Vosselaar Biebob
30.09.10 France Paris Trabendo
01.10.10 France Montpellier Salle Victoire 2
02.10.10 Spain Bilbao Rockstar
03.10.10 Portugal Porto Teatro Sá da Bandeira
04.10.10 Portugal Lisbon Incrível Almadense
06.10.10 Spain Madrid Sala Heineken
07.10.10 Spain Barcelona Razz 2
08.10.10 France Lyon CCO
09.10.10 Switzerland Lausanne Les Dock
10.10.10 Italy Bologna Estragon
11.10.10 Italy Rome Alpheus
12.10.10 Italy Milano Magazini Generali
13.10.10 Croatia Zagreb Boogaloo
14.10.10 Hungary Budapest Dürer Kert
15.10.10 Austria Wien Szene
16.10.10 Slovenina Ljubljana Gala Hala
17.10.10 Austria Graz Orpheum
19.10.10 Germany Stuttgart Röhre
20.10.10 Switzerland Luzern Schuur
21.10.10 Germany Frankfurt Batschkapp
22.10.10 Germany München Backstage
24.10.10 Germany Berlin Lido
25.10.10 Sweden Malmö KB

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Dark Tranquillity Streaming Entire New Album

Swedish melodic death metallers Dark Tranquillity are currently streaming their entire new album "We Are The Void" online. The album can be heard through the band's MySpace page until Friday, February 26th. The release dates for the album are as follows:

Sweden: February 24, 2010
Germany / Austria / Switzerland / Benelux / Italy / Australia: February 26, 2010
UK / France / Greece / Denmark / Norway / Rest of Europe: March 1, 2010
Spain / Portugal: March 2, 2010
Finland / Hungary: March 3, 2010
NORTH AMERICA: March 9, 2010

Dark Tranquillity also has the following upcoming tour dates: More...

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Dark Tranquillity Issues Tour Report

Swedish melodic death metal band Dark Tranquillity's vocalist, Mikael Stanne, has checked in with the following report from the road, “Sitting here in beautifully cold Minneapolis trying to get the hangover out of my system. Fargo yesterday was as barren and cold as I remember it from the Cohen brother’s movie. Amazing crowd though and we celebrated accordingly. So far this tour has been amazing for us. We are now two weeks in and we are only just getting started. Amazing venues and huge crowds. Obviously we are struggling with winning over some of the fans of Killswitch Engage and The Devil Wears Prada, but so far I have been positively surprised as to how many are at first skeptical only to two songs in go nuts in the pit. It's a beautiful thing to behold from the stage."

“We have been playing two new songs in the set and they have really got the room moving every single night. I am really looking forward to doing way more of the new album material as we are near release date. Since this is just the start of a very long touring cycle we are really excited to see that the album is getting rave reviews and the friends we've played it to really love it. It seems to generate a lot of heated discussion too, which I view as a good sign. With such a diverse album we are bound to hear all kinds of comments and we always welcome that. Bring on the love/hate fest!”

DARK TRANQUILLITY’s new album, "We Are The Void," is set for a March 9th U.S. release.

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New Dark Tranquillity Video Available

Currently touring the US with Killswitch Engage and The Devil Wears Prada, Swedish melodic death metal masters Dark Tranquillity now present you their new promo video for the song “Shadow In Our Blood,” which was created by Vasara Films (Turisas, Dragonforce).

Vocalist Mikael Stanne reports in from tour: “Four shows into the tour we are now in lovely Atlanta, Georgia. The shows so far have been amazing. Tons of people have come out to all the shows and we have had a blast performing every night. We have been trying out some of the new songs and the response has been amazing. So we cannot wait for the album to come out so that we can play more of the new stuff that we are very proud of.

"The video for 'Shadow in our Blood' is online now and if you guys are into torture you might get a kick out of it. Imagine being strapped to a speeding motorized vehicle like one of those wooden maidens on pirate ships for 15 hours in the freezing cold forests of Finland and you might get an idea of what the video is all about.

"The guys from Vasara films, who also filmed and edited our live DVD, 'Where Death Is Most Alive,' once again did an excellent job. Enjoy!"

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Headline News

Metalunderground.com's Best of 2009 Awards

Here we are, more than one month into 2010, the Super Bowl past, as we've yet to post our staff picks for 2009. Nevertheless, I polled our staff here at Metalunderground.com at the end of last year to obtain their picks in several categories in metal for 2009 and will now present those results.

The outlook for 2009 in metal was perhaps positive, but not phenomenal before the year began, having seen a number of landmark releases and tours in the two years prior. But when the year was over, I'd have to say I was pleasantly surprised at what a good year in metal 2009 turned out to be. As the metalcore trend fades further into horizon, we had hardly a mention of metalcore bands in this year's poll. Sure, the stalwarts will still have success, but the novelty has worn off and the genre as a whole does not generate as much buzz anymore. The only noticable trend was the growth of the thrash resurgence, which is hard to fault, giving the year a very solid metal feeling.

That said, let's get down to the details and talk about those bands that made 2009 such a solid year for heavy metal by announcing the Metalunderground.com staff picks for 2009. Here are the Metalunderground.com staff picks for the following categories: Best Metal Album of 2009, Best Metal DVD of 2009, Best Metal Newcomer of 2009, Best Live Act of 2009, and Most Anticipated Release for 2010. More...

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Mikael Stanne To Answer Fan Questions

Dark Tranquillity's ninth studio album launches March 9, 2010 in the United States. "We Are The Void" is the follow up to 2008's "Fiction." metalsucks.net has given the opportunity for fans to speak their mind; simply put they can ask Mikael Stanne (Lead Singer) anything they can come up with.

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Dark Tranquillity Posts Fifth Studio Video Report

Swedish melodic death metal band Dark Tranquillity has posted their fourth studio update video documenting the recording process of their upcoming album, "We Are The Void," which can be seen below:

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Dark Tranquillity Posts Another New Song Online

Dark Tranquillity has posted another new song, "At the Point of Ignition," on their MySpace page. Listen to it at www.myspace.com/dtofficial

The track comes off the new album, "We Are the Void," which will be released on the following dates:

Sweden: February 24, 2010
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy and Australia: February 26, 2010
UK, France, Greece, Denmark, Norway and the rest of Europe: March 1, 2010
Spain and Portugal: March 2, 2010
Finland and Hungary: March 3, 2010
North America: March 9, 2010

The band’s follow-up to 2007’s “Fiction” was recorded at (bassist) Daniel Antonsson's Gothenburg Rock Studios and (keyboardist) Martin Brändström's Rogue Music and mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studio in Denmark.

Dark Tranquillity will kick off the touring cycle for the new album in February 2010 with a US tour with Killswitch Engage and The Devil Wears Prada. Here are the dates: More...

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Dark Tranquillity Reveals New Album Tracklisting

Dark Tranquillity has revealed the tracklisting for the regular version of the upcoming album, "We Are the Void":

01. Shadow In Our Blood
02. Dream Oblivion
03. The Fatalist
04. In My Absence
05. The Grandest Accusation
06. At The Point Of Ignition
07. Her Silent Language
08. Arkhangelsk
09. I Am The Void
10. Surface The Infinite
11. Iridium

"We Are The Void" will be released on the following dates:

Sweden: February 24, 2010
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy and Australia: February 26, 2010
UK, France, Greece, Denmark, Norway and the rest of Europe: March 1, 2010
Spain and Portugal: March 2, 2010
Finland and Hungary: March 3, 2010
North America: March 9, 2010

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Dark Tranquillity Posts Fourth Studio Video Report

Swedish melodic death metal band Dark Tranquillity has posted their fourth studio update video, which can be seen below.:

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Gorgoroth Confirmed For Summer Breeze Fest

Norwegian black metallers Gorgoroth have been confirmed for the Summer Breeze Festival in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. The festival will take place on August 19th - 21st, 2010. More information about the festival can be found here.

Other confirmed bands for the festival include: 1340, Ahab, Anathema, Barren Earth, Behemoth, Cannibal Corpse, Dark Funeral, Dark Tranquillity, Despised Icon, Dying Fetus, Gwar, Kylesa, Pantheon I, Obituary, Sepultura, Solstafir, The Crown, and more.

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