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.
After the jump, you can check out new videos from Dark Tranquillity (it’s awesome! Highly recommended!), The Great Commission, and Fleshgod Apocalypse. Make sure to blast it super loud to piss off Betty in accounting. What a b*tch, am I right?
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.
Century Media Records is proud to announce the signing of INSOMNIUM who recently won the Finnish Metal Awards earlier this year for Best Band and Best Album (for the 2009 album “Across The Dark”). The band comments: “We are very happy to announce that we have signed a deal with the mighty Century Media Records. Throughout the spring and summer we negotiated with several attractive labels but in the end it was clear that Century Media would be our home for the years to come. Their enthusiasm, professionalism and genuine love for music made an instant impact on us. We are convinced that this alliance will lead to even greater achievements in the future and also avails us to tour outside Europe more often. And naturally it is a great honor for us to stand in the same team with the likes of Dark Tranquillity, Arch Enemy, Paradise Lost, The Haunted, Finntroll and Turisas. A new exciting chapter in the story of Insomnium has begun!
We want to thank Jens Prueter and the whole Century Media crew for putting their trust in us. We thank our manager Jukka Varmo for handling the negotiations very smoothly. We also wish to thank our previous label Candlelight Records for the decade that we spent with them. We salute you all!”
Iconic Montreal based extreme metallers KATAKLYSM have made the video clip for the song “Push The Venom” available for viewing. The track comes off 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).
Commented vocalist Maurizio Iacono: “After the crazy videos we did with EX DEO it was only natural for us to upgrade the KATAKLYSM visuals as well. We decided to try to recreate the underworld fantasy atmosphere depicted in the artwork with some great visual effects. The song is about surviving the judgment that others cast upon you, and that which is important and feels right to you. Spread your venom and not the lies of your
enemies! Ivan did another fantastic job and we are super happy with it
and hopefully you guys dig it too. See you on tour!”
Canadian extreme metallers Kataklysm have made their new album Heaven’s Venom available for streaming in it’s entirety on their Myspace page
. Heaven’s Venom 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).
Kataklysm recently shot a video clip for the song “Push The Venom” with director Ivan Colic (Type O Negative, Unleashed, Deathstars, Ex Deo) in Belgrade, Serbia.
Canadian extreme metallers Kataklysm
have uploaded a new track, ‘Determined (Vows of Vengence) onto their Official MySpace
page. The track is taken from ‘Heaven’s Venom’, their upcoming album due August 24th in North America.
Recorded by Kataklysm guitarist J-F Dagenais (Malevolent Creation, Misery Index) and mixed by Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Mnemic, Dark Tranquillity), the album promises to be quite the ass kicker!
Therion has announced that they have parted ways with their vocalist, Snowy Shaw. If you check after the jump, you can read the official band statement regarding the situation.
Also, after the jump, you can read all about the new Cattle Decapitation tour!
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 kick off a massive headlining tour sponsored by MetalSucks 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. The band will also do a meet and greet with all fans who bring or buy a copy of the new album before the show, so be sure to get there early.
An in-depth, introspective chat with vocalist Mikael Stanne can be accessed now at the link below. He describes the meaning behind the band’s critically acclaimed new album, the difficulties of getting into songwriting mode, the meaning behind some of his favorite tracks off the new disc, winning over news fans and his touring essentials. Newcomer on bass, Daniel Antonsson, also speaks candidly about how he joined the band and what he likes most about being on tour.
Sweden’s most prolific thrash band, THE HAUNTED, will finally release their long-overdue live Road Kill DVD/CD in North America on June 8th. The DVD features an in-depth, very unique “on the road movie” documentary, an intense recording of THE HAUNTED’s current and up-to-date live set (captured in Amsterdam’s Melkweg on February 13th, 2009) and the band’s recent promotional video clips as bonus. The CD contains the full live show mixed and mastered by long-term band-producer Tue Madsen (Sick Of It All, Dark Tranquillity, Heaven Shall Burn) as well as five rare/unreleased studio bonus songs from the Versus album recording session.
The band has made a live song off Road Kill available online at MySpace now. Check out “Little Cage” here: www.myspace.com/thehaunted
. Fans can also check out the killer DVD trailer (below).
THE HAUNTED’s Anders Björler furthermore checked in to comment on the live release and the songwriting status of the next album as follows: “Well, this week started off nicely with the release of the Road Kill DVD/CD, as well as rehearsing new material for the upcoming album. The recordings will commence this fall, so expect something fresh for early 2011. In the meantime we are very much looking forward to the dates with Slayer this summer, as well as festival gigs. Check out ‘Little Cage’ from the Amsterdam live gig. Enjoy!”
Sometimes, I like to kick back and take a break from all the heavy rock and metal that I usually flock to with open arms. I’ve always felt that it’s good to have a bit of musical diversity. Doing so helps me appreciate artists that I would normally steer completely away from. So I looked at the opportunity of reviewing the new Dead Meadow DVD, ‘Three Kings’, with a tenuous excitement. Here was a chance to not only listen to an album for review purposes but also a chance to get some visual accompaniment that would (hopefully) take the listening experience to the next level.
From the moment the DVD started, I knew that this was something that I would need to become very comfortable for. It wouldn’t do to just sit down and watch this. For this experience, I needed to close the blinds, pour myself a nice drink, lay back on my couch and just let the rest unfold.
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.
Check out the Bloody-Disgusting review of ‘We Are The Void’ HERE
Bloody Disgusting got a chance to sit down with Mikael from Dark Tranquility to see how the band is doing on the road, their expectations for the future, and to see what horror Mikael is into. We talked about everything from the tour to horror movies (this guy has got some good taste!) to what XBox and Playstation games that he is into. Check out the video interview below! READ MORE