Tonight, 20:00 GMT (do a Google search for time zones if you don't know what this is), a live recording from last year's Gates of metal festival (August 6, 2005) will be broadcasted on the Swedish national channel P3. The show will also be streamed at:
For one week after the broadcast, the show can be accessed at:
We're sorry to announce that due to several reasons beyond our control, we're not able to do the previously announced Arch enemy/Trivium tour in Sep/Oct. We were looking forward to the trip and examined all possible solutions, but at the end of the day we have no option but to cancel our participation. Apologies to the people that got their hopes up as well as to the Arch enemy camp.
The touring schedule for the autumn/winter is now starting to unfold. To begin with, we're happy to announce that we'll support fellow Swedes ARCH ENEMY on their European tour, together with TRIVIUM. These are the currently confirmed dates; it's great to see that there's a whopping five dates in the UK, a country that hasn't seen so much D.T. action in the past.
Sep. 26 - Manchester, UK @ Academy II
Sep. 27 - Cardiff, UK @ Coal Exchange
Sep. 28 - Wolverhampton, UK @ Wolfrun Hall
Sep. 29 - Glasgow, UK @ QMU
Sep. 30 - London, UK @ Forum
Oct. 02 - Paris, FRA @ Bataclan
Oct. 03 - Haarlem, NET @ Patronat
Oct. 04 - Köln, GER @ Live Music Hall
Oct. 05 - Eindhoven, NET @ Effenaar
Sweden's Dark Tranquillity have revealed the track listing and artwork for their new album, "Character", due in Europe on January 24 and North America on January 25 via Century Media Records. The band recently released an EP, entitled "Lost to Apathy", as a teaser for the upcoming full-length. It includes four songs, a video-clip (for the title track) and a screensaver.
"Character" (view cover here ) track listing:
01. The New Build
02. Through Smudged Lenses
03. Out of Nothing
04. The Endless Feed
05. Lost to Apathy
06. Mind Matters
07. One Thought
08. Dry Run
09. Am I 1?
10. Senses Tied
11. My Negation
Speaking to Portugal's LOUD! magazine recently, Dark Tranquillity frontman Mikael Stanne said about the upcoming CD, "The album is very diverse. There are songs that are heavier, other ones that are much more complex and a couple of others that are really fast. Overall I feel it's more varied and also much angrier, the whole thing just fells different. We wanted to make an album that wasn't that easy… We don't want people to listen to one of our records today and think it sounds great, just to forget about it two weeks later. We tried to do something that sticks with the listener, which they can explore over a long period of time. I personally haven't got tired of it yet, so I think we managed to do it pretty well — we didn't want to be too obvious with this one. It was actually kind of a conscious effort to do it this way… We love music with a progressive edge and we played around with these songs for months, worked every little detail to make it as interesting as possible to play."
Sweden's DARK TRANQUILLITY have set "Character" as the title of their new full-length album, due on January 24 in Europe and January 25 in North America. An EP, entitled "Lost To Apathy", will precede the album on November 15. Both releases will surface through Century Media Records, who recently signed the band to a brand-new three-album deal.
Commented Leif Jensen of Century Media's European A&R department: "DARK TRANQUILLITY are the originators and innovators of the melodic death metal style and a total favourite band for Century Media's staff, so we are all extremely proud about the professional and very successful co-operation we managed to have with the band so far! And this is only the beginning because the band has signed a new worldwide contract with Century Media and we are looking forward to break new ground for them with their outstanding next album 'Character'. This one won't leave you unimpressed...watch out!"
Sweden's Dark Tranquillity will be issuing a new EP, entitled "Lost to Apathy", on November 15 through Century Media Records. For the price of a regular single, the fans will get the following tracks and bonus features:
01. Lost to Apathy
02. Derivation TNB
03. The Endless Feed (Chaos Seed Remix)
04. Undo Control (live)
05. Lost to Apathy (video clip directed by Roger Johansson)
06. D.T. Screensaver
This single will serve to whet the fans' appetites for the group's seventh full-length offering, slated for worldwide release early next year.
DARK TRANQUILLITY guitarist Niklas Sundin has posted the following update at the band's official website:
"Korea, here we come! It just got confirmed that we'll play at the Busan Rock Festival on the 7-9th of August. The exact date will be announced shortly. We're recieving lots of emails from people wondering about the status of the new album, so it's probably time to let you in on some of the news. The recording and mixing of the as-yet-untitled magnum opus is finished, and we'll soon begin work on the mastering. As we're currently in label negotiations with some of the most interesting players out there, it's too early to know any details concerning the release date and so forth, but rest assured that we'll do our best to make the album available to you as soon as possible. A bit late, but nevertheless: Exposures (: In Retrospect and Denial - new two CD collection) made an appearance on the national Swedish chart and reached #85 a mere two days after it was released. No mean feat for a metal compilation album!"
Sweden's DARK TRANQUILLITY will celebrate their 15th birthday by releasing a double CD featuring rare and previously unreleased material. A May 31 release through Century Media Records is expected.
"For many years, we've received lots of questions regarding the possibility of our pre-album material ever being released on CD, and we're very happy to provide old and new fans that are interested in the first chapter of our history with a viable alternative to forking out a small fortune on Ebay for a worn-out original copy of the demo or 7" EP," the band write on their web site.
"After a lot of digging though the vaults, the original DAT tapes for our 'Trail Of Life Decayed' demo (1991) and 'A Moonclad Reflection' EP (1992) were found, and we could happily note that they were intact and had survived the ten years in limbo remarkably well. With the help of some carefully executed mastering magic, the sound quality has been boosted a great deal.
Sweden's DARK TRANQUILLITY have posted the following message on their official web site:
"Some good news for those of you having problems getting hold of our earlier releases:
"Both 'The Gallery' (1995) and 'The Mind's I' (1997) will be re-released in special remastered deluxe editions, featuring brand new booklet layouts as well as a massive dose of hard-to-find bonus material.
"During the years, we've been all too aware of the lack of availability of our earlier material in the US, and we've heard from a lot of people about how hard and frustrating it is to have to track down expensive import versions of the older albums in order to get the D.T. collections complete.
Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY have updated their site with the following message:
"Time for some new-year activity on the site. As you probably have noticed, updates have been somewhat scarce recently, but rest assured that we're not resting on our laurels. The songwriting for the next album is commencing with full force, and in a not-too-distant future we'll begin recording our seventh full length album. More details regarding where, when and why will be posted here soon.
The DVD is now available in the US as well - finally! For a list of (worldwide) online vendors selling it, please visit Gtranquillity's site at www.dark-tranquillity.nl.
For an upcoming project, we'd like to hear from people with DARK TRANQUILLITY tattoos, so if you're one of the lucky few, please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org.