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29th April 2012

dark tranquility

Century Media Records has renewed the record deal with Swedish melodic Death Metal legends Dark Tranquillity for the third time. The Gothenburg band released a first album on Century Media Records in 1999, and since then have released six albums, two DVDs and a handful of special releases.

Jens Prueter, Head Of A&R at Century Media Europe comments: "I start to believe in Numerology. 13 years ago, Dark Tranquillity signed their first contract with Century Media Records. Friday 13th April I met Mikael Stanne and Niklas Sundin for the Roadburn festival at the lovely 013 venue in Tilburg to receive the signed copies of their third Century Media contract for three more albums. The three of us had about thirteen beers to celebrate it.

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"It's amazing how Dark Tranquillity are able to express their legacy as one of the original godfathers of the melodic Death Metal/Gothenburg sound without sounding outdated today. They always managed to stick to their roots and develop to new heights at the same time. Looking forward to the next album in 2013. Cheers!"

The band comments: "After such a long history together, we're more confident than ever that Century media is the perfect working partner for Dark Tranquillity. In a climate where a lot of record labels are weighed down by cynicism or have just plain given up in the face of the rapidly changing industry climate, Century media are still enthusiastic and forward thinking and take huge pride in releasing great music that matters. Here's to another 13 years!"

You can also catch Dark Tranquillity live on the following dates:

02.05.2012 - Ankara, Turkey
05.05.2012 - Tel Aviv, Israel
06.05.2012 - Istanbul, Turkey
01.06.2012 - Metalfest, Austria
02.06.2012 - Metalfest Dessau, Germany
03.06.2012 - Metalfest, Poland
05.06.2012 - Metalfest, Croatia
07.06.2012 - Metalfest, Italy
08.06.2012 - Metalfest, Switzerland
09.06.2012 - Loreley, Germany
15.06.2012 - Metal Gate, Czech
16.06.2012 - Metaltown, Sweden
28.07.2012 - Faceplant Metalfest, Sweden
17.08.2012 - Summerbreeze, Germany
18.08.2012 - Motocultor Festival, France
13.10.2012 - Metal Invasion Festival, Germany


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