Dark Tranquillity

Dark Tranquillity’s New Album “Endtime Signals” Due In August, Hear “The Last Imagination”


Swedish melodic death metal pioneers Dark Tranquillity have chosen “Endtime Signals” as the title for their thirteenth studio album. Century Media Records will have that opus out on August 16th. The song “The Last Imagination” is the first single to be served up from the release, you can find a visualizer for it crafted by the band’s ex-guitarist Niklas Sundin below.

A collective statement from the band outlined what’s in store with this outing:

“Welcome to the world of Dark Tranquillity once again. It’s been a while since Moment and we’ve gone through quite a lot in order to end up where we find ourselves today. But as we can reveal the first single from the upcoming Endtime Signals, the feeling is that of pride, accomplishment, and a fair bit of relief. ‘The Last Imagination‘ showcases one of many facets of what we feel is our most diverse album to date.

Going back to what we fundamentally feel is the core of Dark Tranquillity, with a partly new line-up, has been a tremendous experience. It gave us the opportunity to re-evaluate and view what we have built from a new and exciting perspective. This resulted in a focused and intense writing period where we have discovered aspects of our music anew and taken certain elements of it further than before. Joakim Strandberg Nilson has delivered above and beyond in terms of drumming, with Christian Jansson following through in fierce and precise fashion. This has driven the writing and recording process to feel challenging, different and inspiring in the best way possible.”

They continued:

“Thematically. the album deals with where we are heading, what has truly and fundamentally changed in us and how we find ways to cope with it. It has been hard finding that spark of positivity lately and there is a sense of grief running through the course of the album. Not only in the sense of mourning what we have lost on a personal level, but also where our sacrifices have taken us. ‘The Last Imagination‘ in particular takes this to its logical conclusion and talks of what we leave behind and how hard it is for us to grasp that our significance might not be what we imagined.

The breadth of the album is something we have worked hard at and we believe that this first song gives an indication if not a full picture of what is in store. There is ferocious speed, grinding brutality and haunting melodies of devastating loss to come. This is us making good on our promise to ourselves and our continuing mission.”

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04/05 Istanbul, TUR – IF Performance Hall Besiktas
04/10 San Luis Potosi, MEX – Centro de las Artes San Luis Potosi
04/11 Ciudad de Mexico, MEX – Circo Volador
04/13 Monterrey, MEX – Cafe Iguana
04/14 Guadalajara, MEX – C3 Stage
04/17 Bogota, COL – Calle 13 Bar
04/18-19 Quito, ECU – The Metal Fest
04/20-21 Santiago, CHL – The Metal Fest
04/25 Montevideo, URG – Live Era
04/26-28 Sao Paulo, BRA – Summer Breeze
05/24-26 Hammamet, TUN – Mena Rock Festival
06/21-22 Abadino, SPA – Koba Live
06/21-23 Grafenhainichen, GER – Full Force
06/27 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest Open Air
07/06-07 Romano, D’ezzelino, ITA – Metal Park
07/24-28 Tolmin, SLO – Tolminator
07/31-08-04 Brasov, ROM – Rockstadt Extreme Fest
08/07-10 Jaromer, CZE – Brutal Assault
08/09-11 Kortrijk, BEL – Alcatraz Festival
08/10 Uppsala, SWE – Rock The Park
08/14-17 Dinkelsbuhl, GER – Summer Breeze Open Air
08/16-18 Vallamand, SWI – Rock The Lakes
09/04-07 Atlanta, GA – ProgPower

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