Color is at the forefront of this new offering. The images swirl as we attempt to make sense of what we are seeing.

The masters of melancholy metal are back! Dark Tranquillity has been depressing audiences with their sorrowful melodies since 1991.

A melodic death metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden. They are considered one of the pioneering acts of the famed “Gothenburg Scene”.  A new metal movement which also included: At The Gates and In Flames. In fact, In Flames vocalist, Anders Fridén, was once a member of Dark Tranquillity. Coincidentally, guitarist/vocalist, Mikael Stanne left In Flames to join Dark Tranquillity. These two metal masters effectively traded places!

“Phantom Days” is the latest single from the forthcoming album, Moment, due November 20th via Century Media Records.

Color is at the forefront of this new offering. The images swirl as we attempt to make sense of what we are seeing. Another world in another time and place, we behold the melding of both sight and sound. A new cosmos is unveiled and invites us in…

Where does mankind fit? A worshiper of the sun, a world within a world. Reflection mirrors our surroundings as we look for improvement inside ourselves. The imagery in this offering is outstanding, dramatically tragic in a mournful way. The lyrics seem to enhance the images as the track is unveiled. We are left to wonder, are we at the end or a new beginning?

Dark Tranquillity has continued their pioneering crusade. Although the road ahead is still murky, a few days of delusion might be just what we need! Check out “Phantom Days” and let the specter of life intrigue you! \m/

Dark Tranquillity are:

  • Mikael Stanne – Vocals, Guitar
  • Anders Jivarp – Drums
  • Martin Brändström – Keyboards, Programming
  • Anders Iwers – Bass
  • Christopher Amott – Guitar
  • Johan Reinholdz – Guitar

 

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