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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.
Dark Tranquillity has issued the following message:
"Right now, a mere 15 hours before planning to leave for the airport, we got informed by the promotor Unirock that the entire Turkish tour has been cancelled.
"This is incredibly frustrating for us. Turkey is the home of some of the most passionate and devoted D.T. fans on the planet, and we very much looked forward to the adventure of playing not only Istanbul but other cities as well.
"We've spent lots of time and energy preparing for these shows; rehearsing, hiring crew, fixing merchandise and working out an enormous amount of practical and logistical details, and to see it all getting cancelled in the very last minute is extremely disappointing.
"We understand that the people that planned to go to the shows will be very upset and disappointed by this news, and we want it to be crystal clear that we - the band - had no part in the cancellation.
"We hope to able to return to Turkey as soon as possible."
Swedish melodic death metal masters Dark Tranquillity have finished the recordings of their ninth studio album, “We Are the Void,” which is going to be released via Century Media Records 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 2007’s “Fiction” was recorded at Dark Tranquillity's very own Rogue Music studio and mixed and mastered by Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studio in Denmark.
To follow the creation of this melodic death metal opus, none less than Anders Björler (The Haunted, At The Gates) filmed a detailed studio report series which will be launched in the coming weeks. Episode 1 is up now, so check it out.
Dark Tranquillity's new 2DVD/2CD “Where Death Is Most Alive” is available in stores now. Check out the DVD trailer here.
Dark Tranquillity has now announced a their first ever show in Tunisia. "We always enjoy traveling and bringing our music to new places, so we're very much looking forward to this event," commented the band. Here's the show details:
Date: December 12
Venue: La Coupole d'el Menzah, Tunis
Local support will come from Carthagods.
Dark Tranquillity, who had previously announced their Istanbul tour date was being moved to December 6th, have now issued the following update about switching the show back to its original date:
"Attention Turkish fans, please note that the Istanbul show has been moved back to December 2 again. In other words, the previously announced December 6 date is changed. So - this is the current situation: December 2 - Maçka Küçükçiftlik Park, Istanbul."
Swedish melodic death metallers Dark Tranquillity have extended their upcoming Russian tour to three dates. The details are as follows:
12/18 - Club Tochka, Moscow
12/19 - Glavclub, St. Petersburg
12/20 - Club Reactor, Minsk
Dark Tranquillity has issued the following announcement about changing the date of their Istanbul show:
"Due to popular demand, the promotor for the Turkish tour has changed the Istanbul date from Dec 2 to Dec 6 so that the show can be held on a weekend. Please inform everyone you know that has bought a ticket.
"We're happy to announce that we'll team up with our friends in The Haunted for a co-headline show at Club 700 in Örebro, Sweden. Support comes from death metal trio Torture division. Date: February 27, 2010."
German metallers Caliban have been added onto the Darkness Over X-Mas tour, which also features Heaven Shall Burn, Dark Tranquillity, Swashbuckle, and Deadlock. The currently confirmed dates that include Caliban are as follows:
26.12.2009 Hamburg, Markthalle
27.12.2009 Bruegge (B), L'entrepot
28.12.2009 Herford, X
29.12.2009 Pratteln (CH), Z 7
30.12.2009 Stuttgart, LKA
Swedish melodic death metallers Dark Tranquillity have announced two upcoming Russian tour dates on the following dates:
12/18 - Club Tochka, Moscow
12/19 - Glavclub, St. Petersburg
Dark Tranquillity's complete list of tour dates are as follows: More...
Metal Hammer has posted Dark Tranquillity's "Therein" video, from the band's live DVD, entitled "Where Death is Most Alive." The video also includes a message from vocalist Mikael Stanne. Watch it at Metal Hammer.
“Where Death Is Most Alive” will available as limited edition 2-DVD/2-CD boxset, 2-DVD and the main show’s audio, mixed by the renowned Tue Madsen, will also be released as live 2CD and digital download.
Dark Tranquillity has announced that they will be appearing at the 2010 Close-Up Båten Cruise. The cruise takes place on February 25-26. A video of Dark Tranquillity performing the song "Focus Shift" at the 2007 Båten Cruise can be viewed below. More...
Dark Tranquillity has issued the following announcement about the Hellflame Festival being canceled:
"We hereby inform you that our show at the Hellflame festival is cancelled. Here is the official statement from the band and The Agency Group, our booking agent - Unfortunately, the promoter of Hellflame festival has gone dark. He is not responding to any attempts of communication and has not lived up to his end of the agreement in terms of making the necessary travel arrangements and so forth, which leaves us to believe that he is not intending to go through with the show.
"It is very frustrating for us that people will show up at the door expecting a DT performance without being informed of the situation and we want to do what we can to avoid this. We apologize to our German fans for any inconvenience and hope that we get the chance to meet you this December instead at the Darkness over X-mas tour."
Dark Tranquillity will release their upcoming DVD “Where Death Is Most Alive” on October 26th, 2009 in Europe and November 17th in the US. It contains a live show filmed in Milan, Italy 2008, a 47 minute long documentary, plus additional rare live footage and promo clips. “Where Death Is Most Alive” will be released as Ltd. Kingsize Mediabook 2DVD/2CD, 2DVD, 2CD and digital download. The audio formats consist of the main show’s material. The track listing will be as follows: More...
Melodic death metallers Dark Tranquillity have posted a live video clip online of the song "Final Resistance," which is off their upcoming live CD/DVD set "Where Death Is Most Alive." The set will be released on October 26th, 2009 in Europe and November 11th, 2009 in the US. More...
Melodic death metallers Dark Tranquillity will release their “Where Death Is Most Alive” DVD / live album on October 26th, 2009 in Europe and November 11th, 2009 in the US. The DVD will include 20 songs filmed in Milan (Italy) in 2008 as well as a second DVD containing previously unreleased live footage, promo clips, and a 47 minute documentary.
The main show’s audio, mixed by Tue Madsen, will also be released as a separate live 2 CD and you can now listen to a new teaser track, “Therein (Live in Milan 2008)”, at the band’s redesigned MySpace page.
Dark Tranquillity has posted a new music video online for the song "Misery's Crown," which is from their 2007 album "Fiction." The video clip can be viewed below. More...
Melodic Death Metal legend Dark Tranquillity will release “Where Death Is Most Alive” DVD / live album on October 26th, 2009 in Europe and November 11th, 2009 in the US. This incredible career spanning DVD will include a 20-songs main show filmed in Milan (Italy) in 2008, as well as a second DVD containing tons of previously unreleased live footage, all promo clips, a 47 minutes long documentary and much more.
The main show’s audio, mixed by the renowned Tue Madsen, will also be released as a separate live 2CD and you can now listen to a first teaser track, “The Treason Wall (Live in Milan 2008),” at the band’s redesigned MySpace page.
As a very exclusive premiere of the DVD, German Metal Hammer magazine & Mikael Stanne (vocals) visited a dedicated Dark Tranquillity fan with cases of beer, chips and of course the brand-new DVD in his living room. Stanne comments:
“Damn, the past weekend was a tough one. Actually one of the craziest weekends in Germany ever! First I had the honour of premiering our forthcoming DVD for some really cool guys from Bochum who applied for a Metal Hammer competition. And being the “prize,” I had to be the good houseguest and bring tons of beer and booze to their houseparty that of course quickly got out of hand in the best possible way. It was great seeing the DVD with other people so I got a chance to get some perspective on it. And judging from the reactions, this is a real winner. Thanks guys for making me feel at home and being exremely cool. Then it was on to Hellflame festival where madness, nakedness, darkness and drunkedness happened as usual. Got to meet some new friends and had an altogether great time.
Cheers guys & look out for our brand-new DVD! / Mikael Stanne”
Pictures from the “Where Death Is Most Alive” living room premiere will be posted soon.
Dark Tranquility has issued the following update about new tour dates in Turkey:
"We're pleased to confirm our first proper tour through Turkey. The response to our 2001 and 2008 shows in Istanbul was nothing short of amazing, so we're very much looking forward to experiencing some other cities as well.
"The dates are as follows. For ticket information, please click here."
12/2 Maçka Küçükçiftlik Park - Istanbul
12/3 Ooze Venue - Izmir
12/4 222 Park - Eskisehir
12/5 Ankara Saklikent - Ankar
Dark Tranquillity has issued the following update:
"Starting tomorrow, we'll lock ourselves up in various dark caverns and dungeons to immortalize our next full length album. As usual, we'll focus on the actual studio work, so there won't be any super extensive day-to-day reports on the progress."
Dark Tranquility has issued the following update about recording a new album:
"That's right folks - starting tomorrow, we'll lock ourselves up in various dark caverns and dungeons to immortalize our next full length album. As usual, we'll focus on the actual studio work, so there won't be any super extensive day-to-day reports on the progress, but expect some updates on our Facebook and Twitter pages."
Dark Tranquility has also posted a brief "behind-the-scenes" video clip while rehearsing for the new album. The video can be viewed below. More...