DARK TRANQUILLITY Frontman Interviewed By MTV MUSIC BLOG
Jon Wiederhorn of the MTV Music Blog recently conducted an interview with vocalist Mikael Stanne of Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY about the creation of the band's new album, "We Are the Void"; the addition of new bassist Daniel Antonsson (who replaced veteran player Mikael Niklasson in 2008) and Mikael's newfound obsession with Swedish poetry and mortality.
This informative and in-depth podcast can be streamed using the audio player below.
"We Are The Void", the ninth album from DARK TRANQUILLITY, will be released in North America on March 9 via Century Media Records. The LP was made available in Europe available as a CD, digital download and strictly limited-edition die-cut digipak featuring two bonus songs ("Stars Of Nothingness" and "To Where Fires Cannot Feed") and a bonus DVD that contains the following material:
01. Studio Report - The Making of The Void (produced by Anders Björler of THE HAUNTED)
02. Making Of "Shadow In Our Blood" video
03. ThereIn (Live In Milan)
04. Final Resistance (Live In Milan)
05. "Where Death Is Most Alive" DVD trailer
The drums for "We Are The Void" were recorded at bassist Daniel Antonsson's studio, while the remaining instruments were tracked at Martin Brändström's (electronics) newly renovated Rogue music facility. The mixing duties were once again handled by Tue Madsen (HALFORD, BEHEMOTH, KATAKLYSM, THE HAUNTED) at his Antfarm studio in Århus, Denmark.
"We Are The Void" track listing:
01. Shadow In Our Blood
02. Dream Oblivion
03. The Fatalist
04. In My Absence
05. The Grandest Accusation
06. At The Point Of Ignition
07. Her Silent Language
09. I Am The Void
10. Surface The Infinite
"Shadow In Our Blood", the new video from DARK TRANQUILLITY, can be viewed below. The clip was created by Vasara Films (TURISAS, DRAGONFORCE) who also filmed and edited DARK TRANQUILLITY's live DVD, "Where Death Is Most Alive".
DARK TRANQUILLITY is currently on the road in the U.S. with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA.
DARK TRANQUILLITY will embark on a European headlining tour, dubbed "Where Death Is Most Alive Part II 2010", in September. Support on the trek will come from INSOMNIUM.
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