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We Are The Void
3/9/2010

Fiction
4/24/2007

Character
1/25/2005
 
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Dark Tranquillity Kick Off North American Headline Tour
May 10, 2010
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 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 this location. 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.

A quick tour message from Stanne can be viewed below.

Stanne
further describes his excitement over the headlining tour: "We rehearsed like crazy to put together a set that will blow you away. It's been hard, but we feel we have a good collection of songs that represent every aspect of the band and will please fans of both new and old material. Also, the mad genius Niklas (guitars) created some amazing artwork and animation that will look incredible and add a new dimension to the show.

"This is without a doubt the biggest production we've done in the States. We cannot wait to bring you the full Dark Tranquillity experience. We are also really happy to bring some really awesome bands with us this time around. Threat Signal and Mutiny Within are bands we've had our eyes on for quite a while and they will make sure you all will have one hell of a metal night. Cheers and see you all very soon."
 
 
 
 
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Threat Signal Comment On Upcoming N. American Tour
April 19, 2010
Canada�s modern metal masters Threat Signal will be direct support to Swedish melodic death legends Dark Tranquillity this May/June. Joining them with be Roadrunner Records recording artists Mutiny Within. Vocalist and main songwriter Jon Howard commented:

"As soon as we found out Dark Tranquillity were going to headline the US and Canada, we knew we had to get on the tour! After playing with so many different bands over the past few years, we finally feel at home with this one. Our music meshes perfect together and I know the fans, and ourselves as well, will enjoy the whole show from start to end. Having Mutiny Within on the tour is an added bonus, they fit great in the package and I cant wait to watch them kill it every night. We have a ton of respect for Dark Tranquillity and what they have accomplished over their career, so we look forward to tearing apart North America together. Now let the Canadian's show everyone how to drink!"

Dark Tranquillity
, Threat Signal, Mutiny Within:
05/11 - Volume 11 Tavern - Raleigh, NC
05/12 - Jaxx - West Springfield, VA
05/13 - The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
05/14 - The Crazy Donkey - Farmingdale, NY
05/15 - Montage Music Hall - Rochester, NY
05/16 - Harper's Ferry - Allston, MA
05/17 - Les Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC - Canada
05/19 - Imperial Theatre - Quebec City, QC - Canada
05/20 - The Opera House - Toronto, ON - Canada
05/21 - Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL
05/23 - Pyramid Cabaret - Winnipeg, MB - Canada
05/24 - The Exchange - Regina, SK - Canada
05/25 - The Starlite Room - Edmonton, AB - Canada
05/26 - The Republik - Calgary, AB - Canada
05/28 - Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
05/29 - Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
05/31 - Slim's - San Francisco, CA
06/01 - The Key Club - Hollywood, CA
06/02 - Ramona Mainstage - Ramona, CA
06/08 - Brass Mug - Tampa, FL
06/09 - The Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA
06/11 - Poor Richard's - Johnson City, TN (Threat Signal Only)
06/15 - Mojo 13 - Wilmington, DE
06/16 - Championships Bar & Grill - Trenton, NJ
06/19 - Vermillion County Fairgrounds - Danville, IL

'Vigilance'
, the groups 2nd outing, was produced by vocalist Jon Howard and mixed by Greg Reely (Fear Factory, Front Line Assembly). The record was released on September 8th (N. America) and 11th (Europe) via Nuclear Blast Records and sold around 1,100 copies in its first week of sales in the United States. The CD landed at position No. 32 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

The band recently shot video clip for the track "Through My Eyes" which can be viewed below.

For more info visit: www.myspace.com/ThreatSignal
 
 
 
 
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Dark Tranquillity Announce North American Headliner
April 19, 2010
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.

Mikael Stanne
(vocals) further describes his excitement over the headlining tour: "Oh Yes! As promised we are coming back to the States for a proper headlining run. We've been rehearsing like crazy to put together a set that will blow you away. It's been hard but we feel we have a good collection of songs that represents every aspect of the band and will please fans of both new and old material. Also, the mad genius Niklas (guitars) is hard at work creating amazing artwork and animation that will look incredible and add a new dimension to the show.

"This is without a doubt the biggest production weôve done in the States. We cannot wait to bring you the full Dark Tranquillity experience. We are also really happy to bring some really awesome bands with us this time around. Threat Signal and Mutiny Within are bands we've had our eyes on for quite a while and they will make sure you all will have one hell of a metal night. Cheers and see you all very soon."
 
 
 
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Dark Tranquillity Post New Tracks, Webisodes Online
January 21, 2010
Swedish melodic death metal pioneers Dark Tranquillity triumphantly return with 'We Are The Void', a scorching effort that will undoubtedly add an exhilarating new chapter to the genre's storied history. The disc is set for a March 9th North American release and the band are 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 their newly revamped Myspace page to stream the blistering new tracks, "At The Point of Ignition" and "Dream Oblivion" and to view their entire tour itinerary.

Killswitch Engage's Mike D'Antonio
(bass) states: "I am super excited to have one of my favorite bands, Dark Tranquility, on our next U.S. tour. They are one of the bands that started this current Swedish Metal craze that we love so much, and they are very well respected by KSE. It is now time to up the irons on this rager of a tour come February."

To follow the creation of this superb melodic death metal opus Anders Bjorler (The Haunted, At The Gates) filmed a detailed studio report series, and Episodes 1 through 4 can be found at the link below.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4T3lBOGIW4.
 
 
 
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Dark Tranquillity Post New Track Online, Launch New Myspace
December 22, 2009
Swedish melodic death metal pioneers Dark Tranquillity triumphantly return with 'We Are The Void', a scorching effort that will undoubtedly add an exhilarating new chapter to the genre's storied history. The album was mixed by the acclaimed Tue Madsen (Himsa, The Haunted) and encompasses all of the elements on which the band built their reputation: thought-provoking lyrics, shredding guitar work, captivating melodies and sheer brutality. This offering is perhaps best compared to a modern-day version of the group's revered classics 'The Gallery' and 'The Mind's I', only with more intensity behind it. The blueprint of melodic metal is now at your fingertips.

'We Are The Void'
is set for a March 9th North American release and the band are 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 to stream the blistering new track, "Dream Oblivion" and to view their entire tour itinerary.

Mikael Stanne
(vocals) further describes his excitement over the upcoming tour: "We are really excited to announce the fact that we are going back to the states. The (insert tour name) with Killswitch Engage and The Devil Wears Prada will be the perfect way to kick off this new album of ours. We are looking forward to premiering the new material in front of the many new and uninitiated, as well as our devoted and awesome fans. This will be the start of a long string of tours that we will be doing for this album. We feel that these new songs are some of the strongest material that we've ever written and we are dying to tour the hell out this album! See you in the front row."

To follow the creation of this superb melodic death metal opus, Anders Bjorler (The Haunted, At The Gates) filmed a detailed studio report series, which can be found at this location. Episodes one through three are up now, so check it out.
 
 
 
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Biography
HOME TOWN: Gothenburg, Sweden
MEMBERS:
Mikael Stanne - Vocals
Niklas Sundin - Guitar
Martin Henriksson - Bass
Anders Jivarp - Drums
Michael Niklasson - Guitar
Martin Brandstrom - Electronics

DARK TRANQUILLITY holds the esteemed distinction as being one of the bands responsible for founding an entirely new genre of death metal music in the early ྖs, which came to be known as "The Gothenburg Sound." Throughout each release, the band would explore the creative dimensions of expression, drawing upon science and mythology in their songwriting while focusing on such topics as chaos theory, psychology, art, varying states of consciousness and self-destruction. It was these lyrical aspects coupled with their stunning musical contradictions between captivating melodies and sheer brutality that helped them pioneer the famed melodic death sound. The group kick-started the Scandinavian metal movement in 1993 with their legendary debut album, Skydancer , which also featured Anders Friden (pre-In Flames) on vocals. New vocalist Mikael Stanne was soon recruited for 1995's genre-defying The Gallery , which is also highly regarded in the scene as a legendary masterpiece. The Mind's I followed shortly thereafter as the group quickly built up a dedicated underground fanbase. After signing to Century Media in 1999, the group issued the Fredrik Nordstrom (At The Gates, Dimmu Borgir) produced Projector , their first official domestic U.S. release. This effort saw the band take a different direction musically, incorporating more clean vocals and melodic aspects. The highly acclaimed release earned the group a Swedish Grammy nomination. A subsequent European tour with Children of Bodom, In Flames and labelmates Arch Enemy helped them gain massive exposure, and was soon followed by two successful shows in Japan with Soilwork, as they opened up the eastern crowd to their explosive, energetic and challenging music. This set the scene for the 2000 release, Haven , showing their more expressive and contemporary side and boldly declaring their prowess to embark on uncharted musical territories. After a two-year hiatus DARK TRANQUILLITY returned in 2002 with Damage Done , heralded as a return to their roots and an album that set the stage for the group's first U.S. visits. This offering was a strong reassessment of the band's collective strengths and was filled with a mixture of sheer aggression, beauty, melody and soul-searching. Their first U.S. tour was ironically with In Flames, Killswitch Engage and Sentenced, which was the perfect medium to reach their target audience. The group's dynamic and energetic live shows quickly captured people's attention and their buzz started to build outside of the underground metal community. The demand for DARK TRANQUILLITY was so intense that the group was forced to return to the U.S. in early 2003 with Nile and labelmates Strapping Young Lad for a Guitar World sponsored trek. With an apparent stronghold on the burgeoning U.S. metal scene, the group would then begin the songwriting process for their most anticipated effort of their illustrious career. Now, DARK TRANQUILLITY brings you Character, a scorching new effort that blends the perfect amount of unrelenting aggression and melody. Recorded once again at Studio Fredman with artwork by Niklas Sundin (guitars), the album retains all of the band's classic elements and thought-provoking lyrical content. It also portrays the image of a chaotic and tormented inner landscape based upon every person (character) being a combination of many different urges and attitudes. DARK TRANQUILLITY was hailed by Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles as "the best Swedish band on the planet," and this 11-track epic is sure to help solidify this esteemed notion. The group plans to aggressively develop a strong U.S. presence through relentless touring and an undying work ethic. As a precursor to the band's new album, a low-priced, four-song EP titled Lost To Apathy has been released . The title track serves as Character 's first single; the EP will also include the song's music video, directed by Roger Johansson (The Haunted, In Flames). DARK TRANQUILLITY will be supporting Kreator on a European tour in February and March; prior to that, they'll perform a Metal Hammer -sponsored show in London with labelmates Arch Enemy and The Haunted. The band plans to make their triumphant return to the U.S. with Hypocrisy and Soilwork in the spring. This is easily the group's most savage and dynamic offering yet, so be prepared, for the foundation of Swedish metal is at your fingertips.

(photo: Karim Hatoum)