On November 4th, 2016, DARK TRANQUILLITY will release their 11th album 'Atoma' worldwide through Century Media Records and start their North American headline tour.
Fans needing a first taste of the album can hear the new track, “The Pitiless” this coming Friday, over at Music Choice (USA) or pre-order the digital album via Apple Music, Amazon or Google Play. To keep the excitement going, DARK TRANQUILLITY will premiere a video for 'The Pitiless' (filmed during their stay at the German Turock Open Air Festival in Essen), on Monday September 26th, over at the Century Media YouTube channel.
Here is the complete tracklisting of 'Atoma':
Force of Hand
Faithless by Default
Our Proof of Life
When the World Screams
Caves and Embers
A limited edition double CD will be available as a digipak in North America and as a Mediabook in Europe. The bonus disc features the songs 'The Absolute' and 'Time Out of Place' that showcase a very different side of the band. Recorded and mixed by Anders Lagerfors at Nacksving studios, these tracks are among the darkest and most brooding ever from the band—but their experimental nature make them far removed from the usual metal territory.
The band explains,
"A lot of our songs start out as pieces of music written on piano/ keyboards before getting transformed into guitar driven metal. With this recording, we wanted to explore what would happen if we instead let the material take another direction, and we're extremely thrilled by the result."
These songs will exclusively be available on the physical deluxe edition of "Atoma" and won't appear on the digital edition of the album. A vinyl 7” is planned for early 2017.
'Atoma' was recorded at Rogue Music in Gothenburg, the studio owned by D.T. keyboardist Martin Brändström. Mixing duties were handled by David Castillo, known for his work with bands such as Katatonia, Opeth and Candlemass. The striking cover artwork was once again created by the band's guitarist Niklas Sundin.
North American fans can catch the band live this fall/winter. See dates below to find a show near you.
North America Headline tour with Swallow The Sun, Enforcer and Starkill
04.11.2016 The Gramercy Theatre, New York, NY
05.11.2016 Palladium Upstairs, Worcester, MA
06.11.2016 Trocadero Theater, Philadelphia, PA
07.11.2016 The Filmore, Silver Spring, MD
08.11.2016 Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, NY
09.11.2016 Foufonues Electriques, Montreal, Canada
10.11.2016 Le Cercle, Quebec, Canada
11.11.2016 Mavericks, Ottawa, Canada
12.11.2016 The Opera House, Toronto, Canada
13.11.2016 Token Lounge, Westland, MI
14.11.2016 The Altar Bar, Pittsburgh, PA
15.11.2016 The Agora Theatre & Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
16.11.2016 Park Street Saloon, Columbus, OH
19.11.2016 Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis, MN
20.11.2016 Fubar, Saint Louis, MO
22.11.2016 Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO
25.11.2016 Rickshaw Theatre, North Vancouver, Canada
26.11.2016 El Corazon, Seattle, WA
27.11.2016 Hawthorne Theatre, Portland, OR
28.11.2016 PBJ's, Reno, NV
29.11.2016 Slim's, San Francisco, CA
30.11.2016 City National Grove, Anaheim, CA
01.12.2016 Brick By Brick, San Diego, CA
02.12.2016 LVCS, Las Vegas, NV
03.12.2016 Club Red, Mesa, AZ
05.12.2016 Trees, Dallas, TX
06.12.2016 Cine El Rey, Mcallen, TX
07.12.2016 Scout Bar, Houston, TX
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