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Swedish melodic death metal pioneers Dark Tranquillity triumphantly return with "Fiction" in April 2007, a scorching effort that will undoubtedly add an exhilarating new chapter to the genre's storied history. The album was mixed by the acclaimed Tue Madsen (Himsa, The Haunted) and encompasses all of the elements on which the band built their career: thought-provoking lyrics, shredding guitar work, captivating melodies and sheer brutality. This offering is perhaps best compared to a modern-day version of the group's revered classics "The Gallery" and "The Mind's I", only with more intensity behind it. The blueprint of melodic death metal is now at your fingertips.

Niklas Sundin (guitars) further describes his thoughts on the new album: "Tue Madsen did a fantastic job with the sound, and the result is diverse and exciting enough to satisfy even the most critical of listeners. The 10 songs are extremely varied and showcase all facets of the D.T. experience while breaking new ground as well as reviving some elements that haven't been featured in D.T. songs since the early years. At the moment, we're putting the finishing touches to the packaging as well as preparing for the recording of the 'Focus Shift' and 'Misery's Crown' promo videos. Directing is once again Roger Johansson, who worked with us on the videos for 'Character'."

Dark Tranquillity holds the esteemed distinction as being one of the bands responsible for founding an entirely new genre of death metal in the early '90s, which came to be known as "the Gothenburg sound." Their previous album, "Character", was hailed by critics and fans alike as the group's most savage and dynamic offering yet. They have solidified their fanbase through numerous tours alongside the likes of such genre titans as Killswitch Engage, Kreator, In Flames, Opeth, and Soilwork, among others.

In late March 2007, Dark Tranquillity kick off the touring cycle for "Fiction" with a massive co-headlining U.S. run with The Haunted and Into Eternity followed by European summer festivals and a full length tour in autumn, revitalizing the genre they helped to create and further cementing their status as one of the scene's most influential metal bands.

"Fiction" track listing:

01. Nothing To No One

02. The Lesser Faith

03. Terminus (Where Death Is Most Alive)

04. Blind At Heart

05. Icipher

06. Inside The Particle Storm

07. Empty Me

08. Misery┬┤s Crown

09. Focus Shift

10. The Mundane And The Magic

11. A Closer End (Japan bonus track)

12. Winter Triangle (instrumental) (Australia bonus track)

Listen to the song "Focus Shift" at this location.

The limited album version will include a bonus DVD with live songs, behind-the-scenes footage, last album's "The New Build" promo video and the brand-new "Focus Shift" clip.

Cover artwork was once again created by the band's guitarist Niklas Sundin.

Release dates:

North America: Tuesday, April 17

Sweden: Wednesday, April 18

Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: Friday, April 20

U.K., France, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Rest Of Europe: Monday, April 23

Finland, Hungary: Wednesday, April 25

Australia, Japan, Rest Of World: To be confirmed

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