DARK TRANQUILLITY North America tour with Amorphis, Moonspell, and Omnium Gatherum starts Sept 7th.

Sweden’s melodic death metal stalwarts DARK TRANQUILLITY finally kick off their North America tour with Finnish heavy metallists Amorphis, gothic metal outfit Moonspell, and CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS labelmates OMNIUM GATHERUM, this Friday, September 7th.
Full dates can be found below.

North American Tour
Dark Tranquillity, Amorphis, Moonspell, and Omnium Gatherum

9.07.2018 New York (NY) – Gramercy Theater (SOLD OUT)
9.08.2018 Montreal (QUE) – Corona Theatre
9.09.2018 Quebec City (QUE) – Imperial
9.10.2018 Toronto (ON) – Opera House
9.11.2018 Ft Wayne (IN) – Pierre’s
9.12.2018 Detroit (MI) – Harpo’s
9.13.2018 Joliet (IL) – The Forge
9.14.2018 Minneapolis (MI) – The Cabooze
9.15.2018 Winnipeg (MA) – Park Theatre
9.17.2018 Edmonton (AL) – The Starlite Room
9.18.2018 Calgary (AL) – Dickens
9.19.2018 Vancouver (BC) – Rickshaw Theater
9.20.2018 Seattle (WA) – El Corazon
9.22.2018 Berkeley (CA) – The UC Theatre
9.23.2018 Anaheim (CA) – The Grove
9.24.2018 West Hollywood (CA) – Whiskey a Go Go
9.25.2018 San Diego (CA) – Brick By Brick
9.26.2018 Tempe (AZ) – Marquee Theatre
9.27.2018 Las Vegas (NV) – House of Blues
9.28.2018 Salt Lake City (UT) – Liquid joe’s
9.29.2018 Denver (CO) – Herman’s Hideaway
10.01.2018 Dallas (TX) – Trees
10.02.2018 San Antonio (TX) – Rock Box
10.03.2018 Houston (TX) – Scout Bar
10.05.2018 Tampa (FL) – Orpheum
10.06.2018 West Palm Beach (FL) – Kelsey Theater
10.07.2018 Atlanta (GA) – The Masquerade
10.09.2018 Louisville (KY) – Diamond Pub and Billiards
10.10.2018 Durham (NC) – Motorco
10.11.2018 Baltimore (MD) – Soundstage
10.12.2018 Philadelphia (PA) – The Trocadero
10.13.2018 Worcester (MA) – The Palladium
10.14.2018 Clifton Park (NY) – Upstate Concert Hall

Top celebrate the start of the tour, Century Media has created a Spotify playlist featuring tracks from these four bands. You can check that out here:

DARK TRANQUILLITY will be out in continued support of their eleventh studio album, 2016’s “Atoma”, which was nominated for a Swedish Grammi award and landed at #3 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart & #19 on the US Hard Music chart upon its first week of release.

Check out the video for the album’s pulverizing single “Forward Momentum” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suhuQlYZwtE.
‘Atoma’ can be streamed/downloaded at http://smarturl.it/AtomaiTunes.

OMNIUM GATHERUM just released their latest album ‘The Burning Cold’ last week.  The album features the singles “Refining Fire”, and “Gods Go First.”

Watch the video for “Refining Fire” here: https://youtu.be/cydhfda6rXI

‘The Burning Cold’ can already be ordered here:





Here we have a band describing this as an EP, but at 32 minutes long I do often get sent albums that are shorter than this. Influenced by Wintersun, The Faceless, Dragonforce, Blind Guardian and Omnium Gatherum among others, here we have a death metal band that is also taking in influences from power metal and even some symphonic acts, and I could easily see them sharing a stage with the likes of Betraying The Martyrs. They get everything right this with this release, it is hard and heavy, complex and intricate, with great musicianship and production that is able to handle it. I am more than a little surprised to see that this is a self-release as I would have thought that a band producing music as powerful as this would have been grabbed by a label.

They now have two EP’s and a single behind them, but they need to be grabbed by someone who can give the band the promotion they deserve and get them back into the studio for an album. Or repackage this with the older releases if they are strong enough, and put that out as a stop gap. If you enjoy melodic, heavy, structured and complex music that takes elements from different areas and creating something powerful, then this is for you.


Kev Rowland

OMNIUM GATHERUM – announce new album title, release date and special pre-release show at Summer Breeze Open Air!

OMNIUM GATHERUM has finished recording their new album, which will see a worldwide release on August 31st! It will be entitled “The Burning Cold”.

Main songwriter and guitarist Markus Vanhala comments:
“Sometimes you can be extra proud of something you’ve achieved, and I could claim that ‘The Burning Cold’ has a sense of special chapter for me. I haven’t been this excited for a new album of mine for ages!

I’ve been extra busy with all the touring in the past year(s) and I truly don’t know when and where I got these songs made. They somehow wrote themselves indeed. We got some really good kick-ass songs and fresh tunes made up and ‘The Burning Cold’ has a really honest feeling in it. Fresh rebirth of Omnium Gatherum!

We are honored to kick off this album cycle with a pre-release show for the new album at one of our favorite festivals in the field, SUMMER BREEZE. You can hear debut live shots of some of the new songs there, so be sure not to miss all this excitement, new glory and fresh mistakes!”

Singer and frontman Jukka Pelkonen comments on the lyrical themes and concepts:
“There are two major lyrical concepts on the new album;
Firstly, it touches the great human tragedies and fortunes which are around us – Tragedies such as war and the engulfing darkness that follows, and Fortunes which are tangled in experiences we all share despite of the seemingly burning world.

Secondly, the lyrics speak loudly of the human emotional condition. How do we love? Why do we hate? Why some things are easier to leave behind than others. Why does death terrify us, and if it does why do people act like it does not exist?

This album is a pinnacle of all the hard work we as a group have done in OG for a long time. The music comes alive and reaches new perspectives. Still. This is truly melodic death metal. Sharpened polished, brutal.”

“The Burning Cold” was once again mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö and produced and engineered by Teemu Aalto.

More details about “The Burning Cold” will follow soon!


18.08.2018 Dinkelsbühl (Germany) – Summer Breeze Open Air “Special Pre-Release Show”

More dates will be announced soon!

Jukka Pelkonen – Vocals
Markus Vanhala – Guitar
Tuomo Latvala – Drums
Aapo Koivisto – Keyboards
Joonas Koto – Guitar
Erkki Silvennoinen – Bass


Sonata Arctica To Unleash New Studio Album “The Ninth Hour” October 7th via Nuclear Blast.

The Ninth Hour

01. Closer To An Animal
02. Life
03. Fairytale
04. We Are What We Are
05. Till Death’s Done Us Apart
06. Among The Shooting Stars
07. Rise A Night
08. Fly, Navigate, Communicate
09. Candle Lawns
10. White Pearl, Black Oceans Part II – “By The Grace Of The Ocean”
11. On The Faultline (Closure To An Animal)

Once again, the upcoming album was produced by SONATA ARCTICA themselves and mixed by Pasi Kauppinen, to create a recognisable yet refreshing sound that defines the spirit of the band in the year 2016.

Pre-order »The Ninth Hour« now: http://nblast.de/SonataTheNinthHour
Pre-order the album digitally via iTunes or Amazon to get ‘Life’ and ‘Closer To An Animal’ instantly: http://nblast.de/SonataArcticaDownloads

Sonata Arctica – The Ninth Hour World Tour 2017!

07.10. N Trondheim – Byscenen *SOLD OUT*
08.10. S Borlänge – Liljan
09.10. S Huskvarna – Folkets Park
11.10. DK Copenhagen – Pumpehuset
12.10. D Hamburg – Markthalle
13.10. NL Haarlem – Patronaat
14.10. NL Tilburg – 013 *SOLD OUT*
15.10. UK London – o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
16.10. F Paris – La Machine Du Moulin Rouge
18.10. F Strasbourg – La Laiterie
19.10. CH Pratteln – Z7
20.10. I Milan – Alcatraz
21.10. D Mannheim – MS Connexion Complex
22.10. D Bochum – Zeche

06.11. USA Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
07.11. USA Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
08.11. USA Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
09.11. USA Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero
11.11. USA Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
12.11. USA Hartford, CT – Webster Theater
13.11. CDN Montreal, QC – Club Soda
14.11. CDN Ottawa, ON – Mavericks
16.11. CDN Kitchener, ON – Dallas
17.11. USA Columbus, OH – Park Street Saloon
18.11. USA Westland, MI – Token Lounge
19.11. USA Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
21.11. USA Milwaukee, WI – Rave
22.11. USA Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
24.11. CDN Regina, SK – The Exchange
25.11. CDN Calgary, AB – Dickens
26.11. CDN Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
28.11. CDN Vancouver, BC – The Venue
29.11. USA Seattle, WA – El Corazon
30.11. USA Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
02.12. USA San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
03.12. USA San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
04.12. USA Anaheim, CA – The Grove
05.12. USA Tempe, AZ – Club Red
06.12. USA El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
08.12. USA Englewood, CO – Gothic Theater
09.12. USA Lawrence, KS – Granada
10.12. USA Dallas, TX – Trees
11.12. USA McAllen, TX – Cine El Rey
13.12. USA San Antonio, TX – Alamo Music Hall
14.12. USA Houston, TX – Scout Bar
16.12 USA Lake Buena Vista, FL – House Of Blues
17.12. USA Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

18.01. FIN Jyväskylä – Lutakko
19.01. FIN Seinäjoki – Rytmikorjaamo
20.01. FIN Oulu – Terminaaliareena
27.01. FIN Helsinki – The Circus
28.01. FIN Turku – Apollo
03.02. FIN Kouvola – House Of Rock
04.02. FIN Joensuu – Kerubi
21.02. CZ Zlin – Masters Of Rock Cafe
06.04. D Leipzig – Hellraiser
03. – 05.08. D Wacken – Wacken Open Air

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