Official Century Media Records press release:

Century Media Records have renewed their deal for the 3rd time with Swedish melodic death metal legends, Dark Tranquillity. The influential band from Gothenburg released their first album on Century Media Records in 1999 and since then have released 6 albums plus 2 DVDs and a handful of special releases.

Jens Prueter, Head Of A&R at Century Media Europe: "I start to believe in Numerology. 13 years ago Dark Tranquillity signed their first contract with Century Media Records. Friday the 13th of April I met Mikael Stanne and Niklas Sundin for the Roadburn festival at the lovely 013 venue in Tilburg to receive the signed copies of their 3rd Century Media contract for 3 more albums. The 3 of us had about 13 beers to celebrate it. It's amazing how Dark Tranquillity are able to express their legacy as one of the original godfathers of the melodic death metal / Gothenburg sound without sounding outdated today. They always managed to stick to their roots and develop to new heights at the same time. Looking forward to the next album in 2013. Cheers!"

The band comments: "After such a long history together, we're more confident than ever that Century Media is the perfect working partner for Dark Tranquillity. In a climate where a lot of record labels are weighed down by cynicism or have just plain given up in the face of the rapidly changing industry climate, Century Media are still enthusiastic and forward thinking and take huge pride in releasing great music that matters. Here's to another 13 years!"


Source: centurymedia.com
Band profile: Dark Tranquillity
 
Posted: 30.04.2012 by BloodTears



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Troy Killjoy - 30.04.2012 at 15:44  
Great... more of the same. :/
FreddeSwede - 30.04.2012 at 16:20  
"In a climate where a lot of record labels are weighed down by cynicism or have just plain given up in the face of the rapidly changing industry climate, Century Media are still enthusiastic and forward thinking and take huge pride in releasing great music that matters. Here's to another 13 years!"

Why? Because Century Media doesn't like Spotify? Good call DT, fucking smucks.
ScottyM - 30.04.2012 at 16:46  
Thank God, finally news site that can properly use a hyphen, and not scare me into thinking they've packed their bags, hung up their hats, and resigned.
Ozman - 30.04.2012 at 16:55  
Written by ScottyM on 30.04.2012 at 16:46

Thank God, finally news site that can properly use a hyphen, and not scare me into thinking they've packed their bags, hung up their hats, and resigned.




you mean to say most sites posted it as resign?
ScottyM - 30.04.2012 at 17:03  
Written by Ozman on 30.04.2012 at 16:55

Written by ScottyM on 30.04.2012 at 16:46

Thank God, finally news site that can properly use a hyphen, and not scare me into thinking they've packed their bags, hung up their hats, and resigned.




you mean to say most sites posted it as resign?


Century Media's Facebook and Dark Tranquillity's no less...
Ozman - 30.04.2012 at 17:12  
Written by ScottyM on 30.04.2012 at 17:03


Century Media's Facebook and Dark Tranquillity's no less...


Stabby - 30.04.2012 at 19:16  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 30.04.2012 at 15:44

Great... more of the same. :/


Ha, that's what I thought. Breaking news! Things will continue as they had been. That is all, move along.
Winterthrone - 30.04.2012 at 19:45  
More of the same??? Century Media certainly isn't a perfect label as nothing in this world is perfect, but I don't see how it influences DT's sound. Since 1999 their sound as changed a lot from Projector to We are the void while they were on CM all-along so I don't think this label has blocked their evolution or chosen a sound for them. Indeed, I consider DT as a band with an integrity even if I didn't like their last opus as much as their other albums. WATV's flaws weer more related to a certain lack of consistency and inspiration than to some label's influence on their sound. There was not that much of an evolution between Fiction and WATV while DT had used us to changes from album to album.
Troy Killjoy - 30.04.2012 at 19:47  
Written by Winterthrone on 30.04.2012 at 19:45
More of the same???

My comment was directed at the "status quo", not the evolution of the band's music (or lack thereof).
Winterthrone - 30.04.2012 at 19:50  
Ok, I see where you come from. Bad deduction from me!

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