Swedish melodic death metal pioneers DARK TRANQUILLITY are excited to be making their much-anticipated return to North America this week with what could well be hailed as one of the best guitar-shredder packages of the year. This tour, presented by ESP Guitars, Randall Amps, Guitar World and Revolver magazine, dubbed the "Tyranny And Bloodshred Tour", kicks off on May 9 and features headliners ARCH ENEMY and the diverse talents of DIVINE HERESY and FIREWIND.
Upon completing this tour, the band will continue headlining a slew of additional dates with DIVINE HERESY and FIREWIND supporting.
Visit www.myspace.com/dtofficial to view the complete tour itinerary.
Century Media Records will reissue DARK TRANQUILLITY's latest album, "Fiction", as an expanded edition in conjunction with the start of the North American tour. The new version will be composed of a CD/DVD and feature a slew of new material (see below for its complete track listing).
Commented DARK TRANQUILLITY singer Mikael Stanne: "To me, this marks the half time in the process of touring for this album. We've done a lot, but there are still places out there yet to be conquered and there are still people out there that we need to bring the metal to. Before we head back into the grotto of self-loathing to start writing the next album, we want to make sure that everyone out there knows just how proud we are of this album. It pleases me to no end that we can now finally present the whole album with all the songs we recorded and for whatever reason left out of the final product. Also, we decided to add a little retrospective, looking back at what the hell happened during the summer, in addition to some other things I am sure you will enjoy."
"Fiction" Expanded Edition:
North America: May 27, 2008
Europe: June 23, 2008
Duration: 68:29 (CD) 46:26 (DVD)
01. Nothing To No One
02. The Lesser Faith
03. Terminus (Where Death Is Most Alive)
04. Blind At Heart
06. Inside The Particle Storm
07. Empty Me
08. Misery's Crown
09. Focus Shift
10. The Mundane And The Magic
11. A Closer End (rare Japanese bonus song)
12. Winter Triangle (instr. - rare Australian bonus song)
13. Below The Radiance (previously unreleased)
14. Silence In The House Of Tongues (instr. - previously unreleased)
15. Terminus (Where Death Is Most Alive) (live) **
16. The Lesser Faith (live) **
Bonus Material: DVD with over 45 minutes of live recordings and promo videos
01. Focus Shift (promo video)
02. Terminus (Where Death Is Most Alive) (brick-movie)
03. Focus Shift (rehearsal room video)
04. Blind At Heart (live) *
05. Final Resistance (live) *
06. Misery's Crown (live) *
07. Terminus (Where Death Is Most Alive) (live) **
08. The Lesser Faith (live) **
09. The New Build (live) **
10. The Endless Feed (live) **
* live at Bang Your Head!!! festival, Germany 2007
** live at Summer Breeze festival, Germany 2007
New artwork and booklet from Niklas Sundin.
European edition in extended booklet and deluxe Mediabook.
The MetalList webzine has posted video footage of DARK TRANQUILLITY performing the song "The Lesser Faith" live on April 24, 2008 at Tochka in Moscow, Russia. Watch the clip below. Photos from the concert can be found at this location.