Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY have posted the following message on their official web site:
"The rumors are true — we're indeed coming to Australia, but not only that we're including Japan and Korea on the same trip.
"Throughout the years, we've recieved tons of questions from fans down under wanting us to play there, so needless to say we're extremely pleased to finally have gotten the chance to deliver some metal mayhem in the land of Foster's and kangaroos.
"Playing in Japan and Korea is always a fantastic experience, so it'll be a pleasure to come back for the first time in 2-3 years and play the first 'Character'-based shows in these territories."
Upcoming DARK TRANQUILLITY tour dates:
Sep. 07 - Osaka, JPN - Club Quattro
Sep. 08 - Nagoya, JPN - Club Quattro
Sep. 10-11 - Tokyo, JPN - Unit (two shows)
Sep. 15 - Perth, AUS - Capitol
Sep. 16 - Adelaide - AUS - Unibar
Sep. 17 - Sydney - AUS - Manning Bar
Sep. 18 - Brisbane, AUS - Basement
Sep. 19 - Melbourne, AUS - Hi Fi
Sep. 22 - Seoul, KOR - TBA
Sep. 23 - Seoul, KOR - Gwang Myeong Music Valley Festival
DARK TRANQUILLITY recently announced that their next studio album will be produced by Danish producer Tue Madsen. "The effort will be mixed in his Antfarm studio, while the actual recording will take place in different premises here in Sweden," the band said. "Drums will be set to tape at the old Studio Fredman, while guitars, bass, vocals and electronics will be immortalized at Rogue Music." Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Blind at Heart", "The Lesser Faith", "InsignifiCunt" and "The Plunge"."
DARK TRANQUILLITY completed a North American tour earlier in the year with OPETH, THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND and DEVILDRIVER in support of "Character", their highly acclaimed latest album that brought these originators of the famed Gothenburg scene back to the forefront of the genre. "Character", recorded once again at Studio Fredman (IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY), has also been praised as their most groundbreaking yet as it retains all of the band's classic elements and thought-provoking lyrical content while blending the perfect amount of unrelenting aggression and melody.