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 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
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!
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.
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
Dark Tranquillity is set to release their latest album We Are The Void March 9th, you can preorder it like everyone else… or enter to win one of 10 autographed copies from Bloody Disgusting! Read past the break to enter!
Dark Tranquillity is also extremely proud to kick off this massive worldwide album touring cycle in the U.S. on Feb. 4th with the mighty Killswitch Engage and The Devil Wears Prada. Head over now to the band’s newly revamped MySpace page for additional information. READ MORE