Century Media Records have announced that they will be celebrating their 25th anniversary by teaming up with iTunes to bring you 25 albums for only $7.99 or less. The sale begins today and runs through December 16th and sees albums on sale from such artists as In Flames, Lacuna Coil, Celtic Frost, Nachtmystium, God Forbid, In This Moment, and more. A full list of the bands and albums for sale can be found below. READ MORE
Ask any metalhead and they will tell you that the progenitors of the Gothenburg melodic death metal sound are At The Gates, In Flames, and Dark Tranquillity. These three bands created and shaped a sound that would become a staple in the metal world. In my personal opinion, At The Gates is the most metal, In Flames became the most accessible, and Dark Tranquillity was the “horror movie” of melodic death metal.
Now, these masters of metal are back with Construct, their 10th studio album. The follow up to 2010’s We Are The Void, Construct was produced by Jens Bogren, the acclaimed producer who has worked with such bands as Opeth, Leprous, Soilwork, Katatonia, and many more. With such a storied legacy as well as the clout of Bogren behind them, could Dark Tranquillity bring yet another winner to the genre? Head on below to find out! READ MORE
Swedish melodic metal pioneers Dark Tranquillity have released a stream of “Endtime Hearts”, the fourth single from their upcoming album Construct, which comes out May 28th in N. America via Century Media Records. The album is the follow up to 2010′s We Are The Void.
The band comments, “So – here is the fourth and final ‘Construct’ preview, again showcasing a different side of the album. ‘Endtime Hearts’ is more bouncy and direct than the previous songs, combining a wide range of influences into a catchy and live-friendly little tune. Enjoy!”
Head on below to give it a listen! READ MORE
Swedish metal band Dark Tranquillity have released an official video for “Uniformity”, the newest single from their upcoming album Construct. The video was directed by the prolific Patric Ullaeus (In Flames, Lacuna Coil, Hammerfall). You can watch the video below.
“After the introspective ‘For Broken Words’ and the uptempo riffing of ‘The Science of Noise’, it’s time to showcase the more anthemic aspects of the new album with the song ‘Uniformity’. In contrast to the more experimental promo videos we made last year, we wanted the ‘Uniformity’ clip to be an intimate and genuine performance video. Nothing but the music itself and the band members playing in the rehearsal room. For this, we hired renowned director Patric Ullaeus, and we’re very happy to share the result with you. Stand up and be counted!”
Construct comes out May 27th via Century Media Records. READ MORE
Swedish melodic death metal masters Dark Tranquillity have released another new song from their upcoming album Construct, which comes out May 28th via Century Media Records. Below you can listen to “The Science Of Noise”, which is, for me, another confirmation that Dark Tranquillity are going to release one of the best metal albums this year. These guys have always been a “go to” group for me when I needed to do some serious headbanging, so be sure that I’m keeping a close eye on this release. READ MORE
Swedish melodic death metal masters Dark Tranquillity have released “For Broken Words”, the first single from their upcoming 10th studio album Construct, which comes out May 28th via Century Media Records.
The band states, “This is one of the heaviest and most brooding tracks from ‘Construct’, so it’s a good candidate for the online premiere song position. More music from the album will be presented shortly.”
Already being a fan of DT, I’m very eagerly awaiting the release of this album. The break at 1:17 got my blood pumping and I think I’ve replayed this song at least 10 times now. Give it a listen below! READ MORE
Swedish melodic metal legends Dark Tranquillity have announced that they will be releasing their latest album Construct on May 27th in Europe (May 28th in the US) via Century Media Records. This album will be the followup to 2010′s We Are The Void. The band has also released the track list, cover art, and a trailer, all of which can be seen below.
The band comments on the new album, “The selected few people that so far have been granted the privilege of hearing the full album are uniformingly convinced that ‘Construct’ is the strongest and most exciting D.T. album in a long time, and who are we to disagree? While still bearing the unmistakable mark of the dark tranquillity, the record is probably our most different and diverse offering since 1999′s ‘Projector’. For now, we’re pleased to share the track-list, trailer and sleeve design with you, but the first musical preview will appear in the near future.”
Dark Tranquillity has long been a band I have enjoyed and they were also one of the first major interviews I did for BD. Therefore, they’ll always have a special place in my heart! READ MORE
Anders Björler (ex-The Haunted/At The Gates) has issued an update on his upcoming solo project dubbed Antikythera. According to him, additional guitars and bass tracks were recorded at Dark Tranquillity keyboardist Martin Brändström’s Rogue Music Studio. Björler also issued a lineup for the band, which you can see below.
The last thing Björler mentioned was that some special guests might be present on the album. While no particular names were mentioned, the possibilities are very exciting! Let the guesses fly! READ MORE
Swedish melodic metal band Dark Tranquillity have announced that they will be releasing Construct, their 10th studio album, on May 25th in N. America via Century Media Records. This will be the follow up to 2010′s We Are The Void (review).
The band comments: “Greetings, Darklings! After having played over 200 shows in every corner of the world in support of the ‘We Are The Void’ album, it’s time to focus inwards and lock ourselves up in the studio. Months and months of hard songwriting work has paid off, and the recording sessions will start early this year. Further details will be announced in due time, but for now we can reveal that the album will be entitled ‘Construct’ and that we’re very excited to have Jens Bogren (Paradise Lost, Opeth, Katatonia) taking care of the mix. The release date is set for May 28 in North America.” READ MORE
Century Media Records artist Dark Tranquillity will be releasing the Zero Distance EP this upcoming Tuesday, Oct. 22nd. The songs come from the European tour edition of their ninth-studio release We Are The Void (review).You can check out the EP artwork and track list below.
The band put out a statement saying, “We are excited to offer the ‘Zero Distance’ EP to our US fans who missed out on being able to pick up the limited tour edition of ‘We Are The Void.’ We would also like to inform our fans that we’re are already working on songs for the new album and we plan to enter the studio after the ‘Metal Attack Over Europe’ tour with our label mates Warbringer! We expect to see a summer 2013 release of this new opus and we look forward to seeing everyone in the U.S. as we tour in support of this new release…” READ MORE
I’m a huge fan of Dark Tranquillity. Their last album, We Are The Void (review here), took a few spins to really grow on me but now I’m very happy blasting it at high volumes to piss off my neighbors. Well now there is a ‘CD/DVD tour edition‘ of said album that has extra songs and videos, including Zero Distance, whose video you can check after the jump. Enjoy!
It’s Wednesday a.k.a. Hump Day. The first half of the week is over but now you find yourself dragging, anxiously waiting for the weekend, a weekend that seems so far away. Am I right? Seriously, work weeks suck. So, in the interest of helping all you readers out, I’ve got three new metal videos to kick up the energy to help you make it to the end of office hours on Friday.
2010 was the first full year of Bloody-Disgusting Music and it’s been one hell of a ride. We’ve worked hard to bring you readers contests, exclusives, reviews, originals and more, all because of our love of music and horror. For me personally, I’ve gotten to hang out with some of the coolest musicians, listen to great albums and write about what I love. Because of all of this, here is a random list of personal favorites from this year in Bloody Disgusting Music.
Sweden has, in my eyes, some of the best music acts these days. You’ve got Opeth, In Flames, At The Gates, Dark Tranquillity, Meshuggah, Pain Of Salvation; the list goes on and on. These bands, and more from the Scandinavian region, are often credited with shaping today’s metal scene. Most of the time, these bands are focused on moving forward, creating the next iconic sound. Ghost has taken the opposite approach and went back in time, forging a Satanic heavy metal album that hearkens back to the 70’s and 80’s NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal). Does it work or is it too pretentious for it’s own good? Check after the jump for answer.
Okay, so it’s been quite a bit since I’ve done a Retro Review but I’ve been thinking of how I wanted to approach this. So I decided, I’ll do one at the end of each month but I’ll leave it to YOU, the readers, to decide what album to do next. To suggest an album, simply leave a comment below with what you’d like me to review. The only guideline is that the album has to be at least 10 years old. I know that my first Retro Review (Porcupine Tree’s In Absentia) doesn’t fit that guideline, but hey, I’m starting this anew. So from here on out, with each Retro Review, leave a comment, I’ll pick an album at random and that will be the next month’s review. But for now, on to ‘Slaughter of the Soul’.
Canadian extreme metallers KATAKLYSM will commence shooting a video clip for the song “Push The Venom” next July with director Ivan Colic (Type O Negative, Unleashed, Deathstars, Ex Deo) in Belgrade, Serbia. The track comes from their new album Heaven’s Venom, which will be released on August 13th in Europe and August 24th in North America. The follow-up to 2008’s Prevail, was recorded by KATAKLYSM guitarist J-F Dagenais (Malevolent Creation, Misery Index) and was mixed by Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Mnemic, Dark Tranquillity).
“It wasn’t a hard decision for us to choose who will do the next KATAKLYSM video. As some of you know we’ve released some of the craziest videos lately with our other band Ex Deo. So we decided to give KATAKLYSM a visual masterpiece as well and hire Ivan Colic once again to direct and produce the new clip for the song ‘Push The Venom’. It’s a hard hitting track with lots of anger and power and I’m positive Ivan will give it justice. We will shoot the video right after completing the Ex Deo tour in Europe in mid July, so stand by for its premier in August!” READ MORE
Swedish melodic metal pioneers, Dark Tranquillity, will make their much anticipated return to North America on May 11th as they prepare for a massive North American headlining tour with Threat Signal and Mutiny Within supporting. This promises to be the longest, career-spanning Dark Tranquillity set list yet, so diehard fans will not want to miss out. Be sure to visit www.myspace.com/dtofficial now to stream new tracks from the band’s latest album, We Are The Void, and to view their complete tour itinerary.