Swedish Melodic Death Metal pioneers Dark tranquillity has completed work on their highly anticipated new album, "Fiction", set for an April 2007 release.
The album was mixed by Tue Madsen (Himsa, The Haunted) and encompasses all of the elements on which the band built their career: thought-provoking lyrics, shredding guitar work, captivating melodies and sheer brutality.
"Fiction" contains the following numbers:
01. Nothing To No One
02. The Lesser Faith
03. Terminus (Where Death Is Most Alive)
04. Blind At Heart
06. Inside The Particle Storm
07. Empty Me
08. Misery's Crown
09. Focus Shift here]
10. The Mundane And The Magic
Swedish Melodic Death metallers Dark Tranquillity have issued the following update:
"That's right - it's time to jump on the Web 2.0 bandwagon! We recently opened a YouTube channel for the purpose of displaying exclusive video clips and rare gems from the D.T. treasure chest, and the first offering is a live video of 'The Treason Wall' from the Gwang Myeong festival in South Korea earlier this autumn. More clips will be added in the near future. You will dig: http://www.youtube.com/dtofficial."
Taken from a recent MySpace blog written by singer Mikael Stanne:
"I can´t believe it....We made it! It´s done and there is nothing I can do about it. Just got back from the studio where everything is now shipped off to Denmark where Tue Madsen will perform his magicky magic on the things we´ve been working on these last 7 weeks.
I just finished the last vocal lines a couple of days ago and it feels sweet. As always with recordings there is alot of stress and selfdoubt but being in a more than familiar environment in Martins studio(Rogue) has helped tremendously. The recordings have not only been smooth and focused but the overall feeling that we are creating something amazing has really driven us through this.
A video and audio footage of Swedish melodic death metallers Dark Tranquillity performing a new song, entitled 'Where Death Is Most Alive', live at the Manning Bar in Sydney on Sunday, September 17, have been posted online at PyroMusic website. You can check it all out here.
Upcoming Dark Tranquillity tour dates :
In addition to touring Australia this year, Dark Tranquillity will also visit South Korea and Japan
Quoted from the Dark Tranquillity homepage:
"The rumours are true - we're indeed coming to Australia, but not only that; we're including Japan and Korea on the same trip.
Throughout the years, we've recieved tons of questions from fans down under wanting us to play there, so needless to say we're extremely pleased to finally have gotten the chance to deliver some metal mayhem in the land of Foster's and kangaroos.
Playing in Japan and Korea is always a fantastic experience, so it'll be a pleasure to come back for the first time in 2-3 years and play the first "Character" based shows in these territories."
Dark Tranquillity have joined the list of bands that will be performing upcoming shows in Australia. They will be covering most Australian states and will start the tour in mid September. There will be three 18+ gigs and two shows for all ages.
Here are the dates for the upcoming shows:
September 15 - Capitol - Perth (18+)
September 16 - Unibar - Adelaide (All ages)
September 17 - Manning Bar - Sydney (All ages)
September 18 - Basement - Brisbane (18+)
September 19 - Hi Fi - Melbourne (18+)
Tickets will go on sale on August 3. Support acts will be announced soon.
Swedish melodic death metallers Dark Tranquillity have posted the following update:
No updates for a while, but rest assured that we haven't been resting on our laurels. We're insanely busy with the songwriting for the next album, and it's now decided that the recordings will start in October. More details about studios (yes, that's in plural), working partners and so forth will follow as soon as everything is 100% confirmed.
As for the music itself, the material we're working on covers the whole gamut from laid back acoustic sections to furious blastbeats, so you can all look forward to a diverse and challenging offering. Most songs are still in the embryonic stages, so it'll be interesting to see how things develop.
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.