20:53 - Erik M. Lex, opinions differ of course. The Key is really one of my favourite DM albums. Maybe you're "one of those people" who likes Thresholds more. I found that one rather boring compared to the debut.
Dark Tranquillity will release We Are The Void, due in Europe on March 1, 2010 via Century Media Records.
The drums for the CD were recorded at bassist Daniel Antonsson's studio, while the remaining instruments were tracked at Martin Brändström's (electronics) newly renovated Rogue music facility. The mixing duties are once again being handled by Tue Madsen (Halford, Behemoth, Kataklysm, The Haunted) at his Antfarm studio in Århus, Denmark. Working songtitles set to appear on the CD include "I Am The Void", "Zero Distance", "The Burden Of Love Alive", "Archangelsk" and "Memories In Reverse".
Swedish metallers Dark Tranquillity have issued the following update on their official website:
"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 Dark Tranquillity 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.
The pioneers of the "Gothenburg Sound" have posted the "Final Resistance" live video from the upcoming "Where Death Is Most Alive" DVD online.
The show was recorded last year at the Rolling Stone Club in Milan, Italy. Disc 1 of the DVD contains 20 tracks Live In Milan and disc 2 offers the "Out Of Nothing" Dark Tranquillity documentary, another 21 rare live videos and all promo videos. Here's the link to the DVD trailer.
Furthermore Dark Tranquillity are proud to announce a special 20 Years party in their hometown Gothenburg. Mikael Stanne commented: "The day is drawing near. The day when we celebrate our 20th anniversary by releasing this DVD that we've been working our asses off on. The result is something that we feel is pretty spectacular and we felt like sharing it with some our friends and fans. So we figured what better way to do so than to have a special screening right here in Gothenburg. Right in the heart of the city in one of our most classic movie theaters.
"Misery's Crown", the new video from Swedish metallers Dark Tranquillity, has been made available online. The clip contains video footage taken from the band's forthcoming DVD "Where Death Is Most Alive", which will be released on October 26 in Europe (November 11 in North America) via Century Media Records.
Also the song "The Treason Wall" , taken from "Where Death Is Most Alive", is available for streaming at the band's MySpace page.
Dark Tranquillity will release their fantastic DVD "Where Death Is Most Alive" on October 26th, 2009 in Europe and November 17th in the US! It contains an unbelievably great live show filmed in Milan, Italy 2008, a 47 minutes long documentary about the legendary Swedish melodic death metal act plus tons of additional rare live footage and all promo clips.
Now, you can already check out a trailer for this release at this location.
The stunning artwork was created by Niklas Sundin (http:///www.cabinfevermedia.com) and you can view it in higher resolution here.
Renowned for being part of the holy trinity of Melodic Death Metal (Dark Tranquillity, At The Gates, In Flames), which spawned the unmistakeably "Gothenburg Sound" in the early 90's, it is now time to celebrate the band's 20th anniversary with a career spanning DVD that takes you from Dark Tranquillity's raw beginnings to their current position as one of the most diverse and influential metal acts.
Dark Tranquillity, Heaven Shall Burn, Deadlock, Swashbuckle (+ very special guest) will team up for the Darkness Over X-Mas Tour, set to take place in December.
The band adds: "We're pleased to announce that instead of spending the yuletide holidays in the usual lazy ways, we'll join up with a gang of other bastards for a short tour called "Darkness Over X-Mas". This will probably be the first time that we'll showcase material from the soon-to-be-recorded new album live."
The following statement has been released on the official Dark Tranquillity website:
"Time to let you in on the plans for our upcoming ninth (or tenth, depending on how you count) full-length album. The as-yet-untitled beast will be recorded in September and October and released in early 2010 through Century media records.
We'll keep the recording setup completely in-house this time. Drums will be tracked in Daniel Antonsson's studio, while the remaining instruments will be immortalized in Martin Brändström's newly renovated Rogue music facilities. The mixing duties will once again be handled by Tue Madsen in his Antfarm studio in Denmark.
As for the music itself, it's a bit too early to delve into details, but the material feels diverse and fresh and covers all the facets of the D.T. sound. Those who are familiar with our songwriting process know that we always keep re-arranging and experimenting with the material until the recording starts, and while we currently have the basic foundations for around 10 songs, many things are still open. The final result is likely to surprise ourselves as well as you people.
The band has announced the following on their website:
"The response to our bassist search has been overwhelming, and we want to send our sincere thanks to everyone that got in touch. Applications poured in from pretty much every continent, and some of the interested musicians are members in bands that we have been huge fans of for many years, which was extremely flattering.
However, we can now announce that the search is over, and that we've recruited Daniel Antonsson (Dimension Zero, ex-Soilwork) to handle the bass duties for the upcoming tour. We welcome Daniel to the fold and look forward to hitting the road with him."
Swedish metallers Dark Tranquillity have posted the following update on their website:
D.T. has parted ways with longtime bass player Michael Nicklasson. All booked shows will go on as scheduled with a session bassist. We thank Michael for his time in the band and wish him the best of luck in future endeavours. Here is a statement from him.
"After almost 10 years and tons of tours and festivals, I chose to leave D.T. for personal reasons. It's been so cool all this time to meet all the people and the tons of fans around the world, and all the friends that I got during this amazing journey - crew, fans and all the people I (we) worked with. I can't name everyone, as the list would take up all the space on the web site, but I'm going to miss all of you that worked and supported us (me) during these years, but this is the right thing to do, I really need a break."
As posted by the band: "In October/November, we'll head out with Poisonblack and Fear My Thoughts for a series of shows dubbed "Where Death Is Most Alive". For more info, please visit the official tour MySpace page here."
The dates are as follows:
24. Oct, Berlin, Kato (Germany)
25. Oct, Hamburg, Grünspan (Germany)
26. Oct, Doordrecht, Bibelot (Netherlands)
27. Oct, Vosselaar, Biebob (Belgium)
28. Oct, Paris, Locomotive (France)
29. Oct, Lyon, Ninkasi kao (France)
31. Oct, Milano, Rolling Stone (Italy)
01. Nov, Bologna, Estragon (Italy)
02. Nov, Rome, Alpheus (Italy)
04. Nov, Treviso, New Age (Italy)
05. Nov, Ljubljana, Gala Hala (Slovenia)
06. Nov, Vienna, Szene (Austria)
"To coincide with our shows in the land of the rising sun, "Haven" and "Projector" will be released in new versions. Both albums will feature lengthy liner notes by sensei Stanne detailing the writing and recording process as well as the inner working of the band at the time of creating the songs.
"Projector" will feature the extra track "Exposure" - previously unreleased in Japan - and "Haven" will be graced with "Cornered" as bonus song."
Asian Dark Tranquillity tour dates:
Jan. 11: Beijing, China - MG Live Hall
Jan. 13: Taipei, Taiwan - Young lion
Japanese Tour 2008: (co-headline with The Haunted)
The following messages were posted on Dark Tranquillity's official website:
'Terminus' video uploaded:
"The promo video for 'Terminus (where death is most alive)' is now ready, and we'd like to thank Sven Kirk for an original, amusing and generally excellent piece of work".
Click here to watch it at Youtube, or here at Dark Tranquillity's website.
Swedish tour announced:
"Touring details for the autumn are slowly starting to take shape. Plenty of exciting stuff is being planned, and more announcements are in the pipeline, but for now we can let you know that we'll embark on a small tour throughout our home country in the beginning of September. These are the dates: