Dark Tranquillity Announces US Tour and the Release of New Music: “Atoma”

Dark Tranquillity will release their 11th album Atoma worldwide, on November 4th, 2016 through Century Media Records! The landmark Swedish Death Metal band will also start their North American headline tour on the same date. Hardcore fans and newcomers who are dying for a first taste of the album can hear the new track, “The Pitiless” this coming Friday (September 23), over at Music Choice (USA) and pre-order the digital album via Apple Music, Amazon or Google Play. To keep the excitement going, the band 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.

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 makes 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.


The gatefold vinyl LP will contain the 12 track CD and is available in different vinyl colors:

Black Vinyl: worldwide

Blue Vinyl: Limited to 400 copies exclusive through Bengans in Sweden

Dark Green: Limited to 200 copies exclusive through CDon in Scandinavia

Clear Vinyl: Limited to 400 copies in North America

Transparent Blue Vinyl: Limited to 300 copies exclusive through cmdistro.com in North America

Transparent Red Vinyl: Limited to 200 copies exclusive available through cmdistro.comin Europe


Here is the complete track list for Atoma:

  1. Encircled
  2. Atoma
  3. Forward Momentum
  4. Neutrality
  5. Force of Hand
  6. Faithless by Default
  7. The Pitiless
  8. Our Proof of Life
  9. Clearing Skies
  10. When the World Screams
  11. Merciless Fate
  12. Caves and Embers


Keep your eye on Dark Tranquillity’s social media pages so that you don’t miss the opportunity to special pre-order bundles which will be announced soon!

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 headlining tour dates with Swallow The Sun, Enforcer, and Starkill

11.04.2016 The Gramercy Theatre, New York, NY

11.05.2016 Palladium Upstairs, Worcester, MA

11.06.2016 Trocadero Theater, Philadelphia, PA

11.07.2016 The Filmore, Silver Spring, MD

11.08.2016 Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, NY

11.09.2016 Foufonues Electriques, Montreal, Canada

11.10.2016 Le Cercle, Quebec, Canada

11.11.2016 Mavericks, Ottawa, Canada

11.12.2016 The Opera House, Toronto, Canada

11.13.2016 Token Lounge, Westland, MI

11.14.2016 The Altar Bar, Pittsburgh, PA

11.15.2016 The Agora Theatre & Ballroom, Cleveland, OH

11.16.2016 Park Street Saloon, Columbus, OH

11.19.2016 Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis, MN

11.20.2016 Fubar, Saint Louis, MO

11.22.2016 Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO

11.25.2016 Rickshaw Theatre, North Vancouver, Canada

11.26.2016 El Corazon, Seattle, WA

11.27.2016 Hawthorne Theatre, Portland, OR

11.28.2016 PBJ’s, Reno, NV

11.29.2016 Slim’s, San Francisco, CA

11.30.2016 City National Grove, Anaheim, CA

12.01.2016 Brick By Brick, San Diego, CA

12.02.2016 LVCS, Las Vegas, NV

12.03.2016 Club Red, Mesa, AZ

12.05.2016 Trees, Dallas, TX

12.06.2016 Cine El Rey, Mcallen, TX

12.07.2016 Scout Bar, Houston, TX


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