Century Media Records has renewed their deal for the third time with Swedish melodic death metal group Dark Tranquillity. The band from Gothenburg released their first album on Century Media Records in 1999, and since then has released 6 albums, plus 2 DVDs and a handful of special releases.
Jens Prueter, Head Of A&R at Century Media Europe commented:
I start to believe in Numerology. 13 years ago, Dark Tranquillity signed their first contract with Century Media Records. Friday the 13th of April, I met Mikael Stanne and Niklas Sundin for the Roadburn festival at the lovely 013 venue in Tilburg to receive the signed copies of their 3rd Century Media contract for 3 more albums. The 3 of us had about 13 beers to celebrate it. It’s amazing how Dark Tranquillity are able to express their legacy as one of the original godfathers of the melodic death metal/Gothenburg sound without sounding outdated today. They always managed to stick to their roots and develop to new heights at the same time. Looking forward to the next album in 2013. Cheers!
The band commented:
After such a long history together, we’re more confident than ever that Century media is the perfect working partner for Dark Tranquillity. In a climate where a lot of record labels are weighed down by cynicism or have just plain given up in the face of the rapidly changing industry climate, Century media are still enthusiastic and forward thinking and take huge pride in releasing great music that matters. Here’s to another 13 years!
Dark Tranquillity live dates:
May 5 – Tel Aviv, Israel
May 6 – Istanbul, Turkey
June 1 – Metalfest, Austria
June 2 – Metalfest Dessau, Germany
June 3 – Metalfest, Poland
June 5 – Metalfest, Croatia
June 7 – Metalfest, Italy
June 8 – Metalfest, Switzerland
June 9 – Loreley, Germany
June 15 – Metal Gate, Czech
June 16 – Metaltown, Sweden
July 28 – Faceplant Metalfest, Sweden
August 17 – Summerbreeze, Germany
August 18 – Motocultor Festival, France
October 13 – Metal Invasion Festival, Germany
Dark Tranquillity are out with the music video to their new single ‘In My Absence’, off the Swedish melodic death metal band’s ninth studio album ‘We Are The Void’, out now on Century Media. ‘In My Absence’ is the band’s fifth promo clip for the album, and it was filmed by the band themselves on the road, with guitarist Niklas Sundin taking care of the editing and post production duties. Additional live footage was provided by Anders Björler and Nikolas Pegler.
In regards to this video, Sundin commented: “I wanted to create a live video that would capture the energy of our show both from the audience’s perspective as well as from the stage. To accomplish this, we headed out on our recent Europe/Russia tours equipped with a GoPro HD camera, which was mounted on various objects (guitar necks, vocal microphone, member’s bodies etc.) on most of the shows. Despite probably looking pretty weird for those in the crowd that noticed the little device, we arrived home with a lot of interesting footage, and after a lot of editing we’re happy to present the final result: A clip for ‘In My Absence’, filled with an energy and closeness out of the ordinary. Enjoy!”
Watch it via YouTube below.
Dark Tranquility are out with a live video for ‘ThereIn’, taken from the Gothenburg, Sweden metal band’s concert in Milan and featured on their DVD ‘Where Death Is Most Alive’, out now on Century Media. Watch it via YouTube below.
Dark Tranquillity are out with the video to their new single ‘Focus Shift’, from the 2007 album ‘Fiction’. Watch it below.
Dark Tranquillity performed in concert at Lemon Grove in Exeter, England on Tuesday (November 29). Check out pictures from WireImage.
Dark Tranquility are out with the video to their new single ‘The New Build’, from the album ‘Character’. Watch it online below.
Dark Tranquility are out with the video to their new single ‘Lost To Apathy’. Watch it via YouTube below.
Kreator and Dark Tranquillity performed on Sunday (February 13) at Razz 1 in Barcelona, Spain. Check out pictures from FilmMagic.