NewsNovember 28, 2006 1:34 AM ET3,901 views

Dark Tranquillity completes new album

Official press release (Century Media Records): Swedish melodic death metal pioneers Dark Tranquillity has just completed work on their highly anticipated new album, which is currently being mixed by the acclaimed Tue Madsen (Himsa, The Haunted). The as-yet-untitled new opus is set for a spring 2007 release. Mikael Stanne (vocals) checks in with the following report: "I can't believe we made it! The new album is finally done. We spent seven weeks in the studio, and it was a blast. I just finished the last vocal lines a couple of days ago, and it feels sweet. As always with recordings there is a lot of stress and self-doubt, but being in a more than familiar environment in Martin Brandstrom's (keyboards) studio (Rogue) has helped tremendously. The recordings have not only been smooth and focused, but the overall feeling that we are creating something amazing has really driven us through this. "It turned out so different and diverse that the hardest thing for me now is to find a suitable title for the whole thing. I don't know how to sum up in a title something that is everything and nothing, grounded and out there, introverted and extra terrestrial all at the same time. Right now, I am just so glad it's done. Anders did a fantastic job grinding and beating (off) in the studio, Micke has delivered some really crushing bass, Martin and Niklas have really outdone themselves with great riffs and truly outstanding solos, and Martin B. has poured a lot of misery and anxiety into his soundscapes. Now all we can do is wait for the mix. We can't wait to share it with you all." 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 '90s, which came to be known as "The Gothenburg Sound." Their previous album, Character, was hailed by critics and fans alike as the group's most savage and dynamic offering yet. They also solidified their U.S. fanbase after numerous tours alongside the likes of such genre titans as In Flames, Opeth, Soilwork, among others. In 2007, Dark Tranquillity returns to add another stunning chapter to the genre they helped create.

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xthisBLUNT 11/27/2006 10:39:21 PM


cryptic_slaughter 11/27/2006 10:41:25 PM


sacralplexus 11/27/2006 10:56:50 PM

no care

overdoseoverdose 11/27/2006 11:01:37 PM

excellent news, the fck is with you guys.. this should be 1 of like 5 total melodic death bands you should care about

watchyoudie 11/27/2006 11:10:26 PM

I'm getting a vision here... A legion of long-haired, ugly kids, with all black clothes, showing their horns and they all smell like sweat and cheese.

watchyoudie 11/27/2006 11:15:05 PM

Their shows= a legion of long-haired, ugly kids, with all black clothes, showing their horns and they all smell like sweat and cheese. And for the entire show, no one moves, except 30 year old drunk guys push moshing.

watchyoudie 11/27/2006 11:15:49 PM

damn you lambgoat, you said there was an error!

snai1s 11/27/2006 11:18:38 PM

who teh fck? break up already turdmunchers

jshaft37 11/27/2006 11:33:47 PM

any of you who don't like, or moreover respect this band need to fcking die. this band is legendary

snai1s 11/28/2006 12:09:03 AM

this band is gay.

strongarm 11/28/2006 12:13:56 AM

Seriously, most goaters disrespect the most important bands, and this is a prime example...

phobophile 11/28/2006 2:49:11 AM

respect you fcking dumbasses. one of the best, most consistently awesome metal bands on the planet.

KillaKam_216 11/28/2006 7:35:06 AM

fck YEAH! good news

fvckyouyoufvckingfvck 11/28/2006 10:38:55 AM

Good to hear. I fcking love this band.

Puppies_need_discipline 11/28/2006 10:45:02 AM

This band is consistantly awesome. Character was in my top 5 last year. Dark Tranquility > At the gaytes

Dr_Radiation 11/28/2006 10:48:09 AM

*yawns* fin.

greedo 11/28/2006 2:46:34 PM

I enjoyed them with opeth and devin townsend, but doesnt give me enough incentive to listen to any of their albums.

snai1s 11/28/2006 2:48:48 PM

complete c-ckfloppery and utter donghuffery

carve 11/28/2006 3:37:44 PM

i dont necessarily like this band, im just posting to tell sna1ls fck YOU SNA1LS!

nightmare 11/28/2006 4:54:24 PM

dark tranquility is fcking awesome, but these swedish melodic death metal pioneers.....these guys.....kinda slackin off lately.....

hxcobd 11/28/2006 5:10:17 PM

Great band, lambgoat is full of fcking morons

fvckyouyoufvckingfvck 11/28/2006 6:19:06 PM

the gallery changed the way I look at music. simply a masterpiece.

bard7741 11/28/2006 7:09:39 PM

this band owns every melodic metal band in existance.

snai1s 11/28/2006 10:04:04 PM


Strongarm 11/29/2006 12:25:26 AM

I dont know about owning EVERY melodic death band out there, as there are bands like Arsis, Detonation, Norther and Kalmah doing great things, but they are crucial nonetheless.

BAMRightINThePisser 11/29/2006 10:00:18 AM

Cool checking it out asap. DT = LEGENDS!

explosions_in_the________ 11/29/2006 10:41:18 PM

this is excellent news. it seems like their last one came out so recently, I was not expecting this.

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