News•September 20, 2016 9:20 PM ET•1,313 views
Dark Tranquillity detail new album
Official press release: On November 4th, 2016, Dark Tranquillity will release their eleventh album Atoma worldwide through Century Media Records and start their North American headline tour. Fans needing a first taste of the album can hear the new track, "The Pitiless" this coming Friday, over at Music Choice (USA) or pre-order the digital album via Apple Music, Amazon or Google Play. To keep the excitement going, Dark Tranquillity 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. Here is the complete tracklisting of Atoma: 01. Encircled 02. Atoma 03. Forward Momentum 04. Neutrality 05. Force of Hand 06. Faithless by Default 07. The Pitiless 08. Our Proof of Life 09. Clearing Skies 10. When the World Screams 11. Merciless Fate 12. Caves and Embers 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 make 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." These songs will exclusively be available on the physical deluxe edition of Atoma and won't appear on the digital edition of the album. A vinyl 7" is planned for early 2017.
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