Dark Tranquillity Embarks On The “Tyranny and Bloodshred Tour”; Releases Expanded CD/DVD Edition of Fiction

Swedish melodic death metal pioneers, DARK TRANQUILLITY, are excited to be making their much anticipated return to North America this week with what could well be hailed as one of the best guitar-shredder packages of the year. This tour, presented by ESP Guitars, Randall Amps, Guitar World and Revolver Magazine, dubbed the “Tyranny and Bloodshred Tour,” kicks off on May 9th and features headliners Arch Enemy and the awesome, yet diverse talents of Divine Heresy and Firewind.

Upon completing this tour, the band will continue headlining a slew of additional dates with Divine Heresy and Firewind supporting. Either see below or visit www.myspace.com/darktranquillity to view their complete tour itinerary.

Century Media Records will be re-issuing Fiction as an expanded edition in conjunction with the start of the North American tour. The new version will be composed of a CD/DVD and feature a slew of new material (see below for its complete tracklisting). This is a must for any DARK TRANQUILLITY fan. The “Tyranny and Bloodshred Tour” completes their worldwide touring cycle for Fiction, an album that revitalized the genre they helped create and further cemented their status as one of the genre’s most influential bands.

Mikael Stanne (vocals) further comments: “To me, this marks the half time in the process of touring for this album. We´ve done a lot, but there are still places out there yet to be conquered and there are still people out there that we need to bring the metal to. Before we head back into the grotto of self loathing to start writing the next album, we want to make sure that everyone out there knows just how proud we are of this album. It pleases me to no end that we can now finally present the whole album with all the songs we recorded and for whatever reason left out of the final product. Also, we decided to add a little retrospective, looking back at what the hell happened during the summer, in addition to some other things I am sure you will enjoy. See you all soon.”

Fiction Expanded Edition
Release dates:
North America: May 27, 2008
Europe: June 23, 2008

Duration: 68:29 (CD) 46:26 (DVD)

1. Nothing To No One (04:10)
2. The Lesser Faith (04:38)
3. Terminus (Where Death Is Most Alive) (04:24)
4. Blind At Heart (04:21)
5. Icipher (04:39)
6. Inside The Particle Storm (05:29)
7. Empty Me (04:59)
8. Misery´s Crown (04:13)
9. Focus Shift (03:36)
10. The Mundane And The Magic (05:18)
11. A Closer End (rare Japanese bonus song) (04:09)
12. Winter Triangle (instr. – rare Australian bonus song) (02:17)
13. Below The Radiance (previously unreleased) (03:25)
14. Silence In The House Of Tongues (instr. – previously unreleased) (03:23)
15. Terminus (Where Death Is Most Alive) (live)**(04:40)
16. The Lesser Faith (live) **(04:48)

Bonus Material: DVD with over 45 minutes of live recordings and promo videos
01. Focus Shift (promo video)(03:40)
02. Terminus (Where Death Is Most Alive) (brick-movie) (05:00)
03. Focus Shift (rehearsal room video)(03:37)
04. Blind At Heart (live) * (05:15)
05. Final Resistance (live) * (03:19)
06. Misery’s Crown (live) * (04:37)
07. Terminus (Where Death Is Most Alive) (live) ** (05:30)
08. The Lesser Faith (live) ** (05:18)
09. The New Build (live) ** (04:53)
10. The Endless Feed (live) ** (05:17)
* live at Bang Your Head Festival, Germany 2007
** live at Summerbreeze Festival, Germany 2007

New artwork & booklet from Niklas Sundin.
European edition in extended booklet and deluxe Mediabook.

Tyranny and Bloodshred Tour w/ Divine Heresy, Arch Enemy, Dark Tranquillity, Firewind

05/12 Higher Ground – Burlington, VT (Offdate w/Dark Tranquillity and Firewind)
05/13 Le Medley – Montreal, QC
05/14 L’Imperial – Quebec City, QC
05/16 The Opera House – Toronto, ON
05/17 The Majestic Theater – Detroit, MI
05/18 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH (Offdate w/ Dark Tranquillity and Firewind)
05/19 House of Blues – Chicago, IL
05/20 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
05/21 The Garrick Centre – Winnipeg, MB
05/22 The Distrikt – Regina, SK (Offdate w/ Dark Tranquillity and Firewind)
05/23 MacEwan Ballroom – Calgary, AB
05/24 Starlite – Edmonton, AB
05/26 Croatian Cultural Centre – Vancouver, BC (Offdate w/ Dark Tranquillity and Firewind)
05/27 The Showbox – Seattle, WA
05/28 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR (Offdate w/ Dark Tranquillity and Firewind)
05/29 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
05/30 House of Blues – W. Hollywood, CA

Dark Tranquillity w/ Divine Heresy & Firewind

05/31 The Club House – Tempe, AZ
06/01 Jillian’s – Las Vegas, NV
06/02 Avalon Theater – Salt Lake City, UT
06/03 Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
06/05 The Door – Dallas, TX
06/06 Meridian – Houston, TX
06/07 Scout Bar – San Antonio, TX
06/09 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
06/10 Lincoln Theatre – Raleigh, NC
06/11 Jaxx – West Springfield, VA