30 April 2012
Dark Tranquillity: re-sign with Century Media Records
Century Media Records have renewed their deal for the 3rd time with Swedish Melodic Death Metal legends, DARK TRANQUILLITY. The influential band from Gothenburg released their first album on Century Media Records in 1999 and since then have released 6 albums plus 2 DVDs and a handful of special releases.
Jens Prueter, Head Of A&R at Century Media Europe: "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express their legacy as one of the original godfathers of the Melodic Death Metal / Gothenburg sound without sounding outdated today.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 comments: "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!"
A musical phenomenon born back in the early 90's, Swedish Melodic death metal has had a huge impact on all kinds of modern heavy music and along with country mates In Flames and At The Gates, Gothenburg's DARK TRANQUILLITY (founded in 1989) have defined the genre like no one else. With a unique sense for combining catchy, hard hitting metal with daring progressive elements they have developed a trademark sound hailed by fans and critics alike and have built a worldwide army of loyal supporters over the past 20 years! The last album "We Are The Void" came out in early 2010, followed by extensive US touring and one of their most successful European headlining tours with their label mates Insomnium in late 2010.
DARK TRANQUILLITY LIVE:
02.05.2012 - Ankara, Turkey
05.05.2012 - Tel Aviv, Israel
06.05.2012 - Istanbul, Turkey
01.06.2012 - Metalfest, Austria
02.06.2012 - Metalfest Dessau, Germany
03.06.2012 - Metalfest, Poland
05.06.2012 - Metalfest, Croatia
07.06.2012 - Metalfest, Italy
08.06.2012 - Metalfest, Switzerland
09.06.2012 - Loreley, Germany
15.06.2012 - Metal Gate, Czech
16.06.2012 - Metaltown, Sweden
28.07.2012 - Faceplant Metalfest, Sweden
17.08.2012 - Summerbreeze, Germany
18.08.2012 - Motocultor Festival, France
13.10.2012 - Metal Invasion Festival, Germany
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