A performance clip of "Final Resistance", taken from DARK TRANQUILLITY's forthcoming "Where Death Is Most Alive" CD/DVD, is available for viewing below. The footage was filmed on October 31, 2008 in Milan, Italy — a concert which makes up the upcoming DVD's main feature. Disc 1 contains 20 tracks recorded at the Milan show while disc 2 offers the "Out Of Nothing" DARK TRANQUILLITY documentary, another 21 rare live videos and all of the band's previously released promotional clips.
In other news, DARK TRANQUILLITY has announced a special 20th-anniversary party in its hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden.
Commented vocalist Mikael Stanne: "The day is drawing near. The day when we celebrate our 20th anniversary by releasing this DVD that we've been working our asses off on. The result is something that we feel is pretty spectacular and we felt like sharing it with some our friends and fans. So we figured what better way to do so than to have a special screening right here in Gothenburg. Right in the heart of the city in one of our most classic movie theaters.
"So, on the 30th of October, at Bio Roy, the 'Where Death Is Most Alive' DVD will screen for the first and only time. And not only will we have the most awesome opening act ever in the form of SLAUGHTER OF THE BLUEGRASS doing their first-ever gig, all attendees will also receive a 'The Dying Fragments' special CD with ultra-rare live material featuring never-recorded songs. This will only be given out on this day and is limited to 333 copies. So log in to www.bioroy.se now and book your tickets for 60 SEK. This will be a night to remember!"
After the DVD premier at the Bio Roy movie theater, the party will move to the metal bar Henriksberg, with Stanne and others handling DJ duties.
"The Dying Fragments" CD track listing:
01. Only Time Can Tell * (Rehearsal, Billdal 1991)
02. The Dying Fragment Of An Elderly Dream ** (Valvet, Gothenburg 1991)
03. Soulbreed ** (Ljungskile 1991)
04. Yesterworld (Musikens Hus, Gothenburg 1992)
05. Alone (Fågeln, Gothenburg 1992)
06. My Faeryland Forgotten (Fågeln, Gothenburg 1992)
07. Nightfall By The Shore Of Time (Fågeln, Gothenburg 1992)
08. Skywards (Gamlestaden, Gothenburg 1992)
09. Shadow Duet (Karlstad 1994)
10. Crimson Winds (Karlstad 1994)
11. Razorfever (Rotterdam, Holland 1997)
12. Constant (Rotterdam, Holland 1997)
13. Tongues (Rotterdam, Holland 1997)
* This song originally appeared on the "Septic Broiler" demo in 1990
** You won't find these two tracks anywhere else
All songs are taken from live videos you can see on the "Where Death Is Most Alive" DVD. Cover artwork by Niklas Sundin.
"Where Death Is Most Alive" is scheduled for release on October 26 in Europe and November 17 in North America via Century Media Records.
Check out the cover artwork by Niklas Sundin below. Also available is a trailer for the DVD.
DARK TRANQUILLITY entered the studio on August 28 to begin recording its ninth album for an early 2010 release via Century Media Records. The band previously said, "We'll keep the recording setup completely in-house this time. Drums will be tracked in Daniel Antonsson's [bass] studio, while the remaining instruments will be immortalized in Martin Brändström's [electronics] newly renovated Rogue music facilities. The mixing duties will once again be handled by Tue Madsen in his Antfarm studio in Denmark.
"As for the music itself, it's a bit too early to delve into details, but the material feels diverse and fresh and covers all the facets of the DARK TRANQUILLITY sound. Those who are familiar with our songwriting process know that we always keep re-arranging and experimenting with the material until the recording starts, and while we currently have the basic foundations for around 10 songs, many things are still open. The final result is likely to surprise ourselves as well as you people.
"Some tentative song titles are 'I Am The Void', 'Zero Distance', 'The Burden Of Love Alive', 'Archangelsk' and 'Memories In Reverse', though these are subject to change as usual."