PODCAST: Episode 130: Mikael Stanne of Dark Tranquillity on Moment

We caught up with Mikael Stanne of Melodic Death Metal legends Dark Tranquillity. The bands’ new album Moment is out now via Century Media Records. We talked to Mikael all about the new album, changes in the band with Niklas Sundin taking a step back from the band and adding Christopher Amott (ex-Arch Enemy) and Johan Reinholdz (Nonexist) to the band, changes in the music industry over time, the incredible artwork of Moment, created by Sudin, and much more. Interview by Keefy. Purchase and stream the album here https://darktranquillity.lnk.to/MomentID, and check out our chat. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Dark Tranquillity – Moment

Melodic Death Metal pioneers, Dark Tranquillity, release their twelfth studio album Moment (Century Media Records). The twelve-song album began recording shortly after founding member Niklas Sundin announced his departure from the band (Editor’s note: although he is still involved with the band behind the scenes) on their social media platforms, after touring members, Christopher Amott (ex-Arch Enemy) and Johan Reinholdz (Andromeda) formally joined Mikael Stanne, Anders Jivarp, Martin Brändström, and Anders Iwers as part of the official dT lineup.

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In Flames’ Peter Iwers and Bjorn Gelotte Issue ‘Restaurant 2112’ Book

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In Flames bassist Peter Iwers and guitarist Bjorn Gelotte, and childhood friend, Swedish journalist Mattias Lindeblad have penned a book titled Restaurant 2112 – A Tale Of Meat And Metal, about their Restaurant 2112 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The forward was written by Swedish actor Peter Stormare.

The restaurant opened in the spring of 2011 on Magasinsgatan 5 in their hometown, and quickly gaining a reputation for prize-winning burgers and a warm, welcoming ambience. The reader also gets a unique sneak peak into the fascinating, break neck-speed and sometimes crazy life style of a touring heavy metal band, as well as a number of favorite recipes from the Restaurant 2112 menu, and meeting a number of celebrities likely to surface there, including Mikael Stanne (Dark Tranquillity), Matt Heafy (Trivium), and Oscar Dronjak (Hammerfall).

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The Science of Noise – An Interview with Dark Tranquillity

Dark-Tranquillity-2013Dark Tranquility are one of the leading exponents of the Gothenburg melodic death metal movement and almost twenty five years after their inception the band is as vibrant as ever. Construct, their latest album, marks quite a departure in their trademark sound. Vocalist Mikael Stanne reveals to Ghost Cult the secret to a quarter of a century of success… Continue reading