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A teaser for the new song “Disconnect Me” from Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based melodic death metallers THE AGONIST can be seen below. The full track will be released on March 21.

THE AGONIST earlier in the week announced the addition of singer Vicky Psarakis to the group’s ranks. Vicky joins THE AGONIST as the replacement for Alissa White-Gluz, who left the band to focus on her new gig as the frontwoman of ARCH ENEMY.

Comments THE AGONIST in a statement: “We announce that after three albums and countless tours, we officially part ways with vocalist Alissa White-Gluz. We wish Alissa all the best with ARCH ENEMY and her future endeavors.

“It is the beginning of a new and exciting chapter for THE AGONIST! We are thrilled to announce the newest addition to the THE AGONIST family. Please give a warm welcome to very talented vocalist Vicky Psarakis!”

THE AGONIST‘s third album, “Prisoners”, debuted at No. 19 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

“Prisoners”, was released on June 4, 2012 in Europe and June 5, 2012 in North America via Century Media Records. The CD was produced by Christian Donaldson (CRYPTOPSY) and mixed by Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, DARK TRANQUILLITY, SUICIDE SILENCE) and it “picks right up where 2009’s ‘Lullabies For The Dormant Mind’ left off, with soaring melodies over complex metal passages that fans of thinking-man’s metal can appreciate,” according to a press release.

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Digital Tour Bus, which gives fans “an all-access pass” to the tour buses that their favorite bands travel in, has posted its latest “Bus Invaders” episode, focusing on Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY. The four-minute clip, which was filmed February 12 in Joliet, Ilinois, can be seen below.

On its North American tour, DARK TRANQUILLITY sold a seven-inch EP entitled “A Memory Construct”, which will also be released digitally in the beginning of March. Recorded during the “Construct” sessions, the single contains the two songs, is limited to 500 copies worldwide and is available on a transparent red wax. Featured tracks are the previously unreleased “A Memory Construct” and “Sorrows Architect”, previously only available as a limited flexi seven-inch released with issue #106 of Decibel magazine.

DARK TRANQUILLITY‘s tenth studio album, “Construct”, was released on May 27, 2013 via Century Media Records. The CD was mixed by Jens Bogren (PARADISE LOST, OPETH, KATATONIA) at his Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden.

DARK TRANQUILLITY filmed a music video for the song “Uniformity” on April 13, 2013 with Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE and KAMELOT, among others.

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Kirsti Heitz of MetalMasterKingdom.com conducted an interview with vocalist Mikael Stanne of Swedish death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY on February 8 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. You can now watch the chat below.

On its North American tour, DARK TRANQUILLITY sold a seven-inch EP entitled “A Memory Construct”, which will also be released digitally in the beginning of March. Recorded during the “Construct” sessions, the single contains the two songs, is limited to 500 copies worldwide and is available on a transparent red wax. Featured tracks are the previously unreleased “A Memory Construct” and “Sorrows Architect”, previously only available as a limited flexi seven-inch released with issue #106 of Decibel magazine.

DARK TRANQUILLITY‘s tenth studio album, “Construct”, was released on May 27, 2013 via Century Media Records. The CD was mixed by Jens Bogren (PARADISE LOST, OPETH, KATATONIA) at his Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden.

DARK TRANQUILLITY filmed a music video for the song “Uniformity” on April 13, 2013 with Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE and KAMELOT, among others.

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Finnish melodic death metallers INSOMNIUM have released the first song, “Ephemeral”, off their forthcoming album, to be released in 2014 via Century Media Records. The first track to feature new guitarist Markus Vanhala (also in OMNIUM GATHERUM), who replaced Ville Vänni in 2011, “Ephemeral” will be made available digitally in Europe on September 23 and will be accompanied by three bonus tracks — acoustic songs that can be heard in the background of the recently released INSOMNIUM documentary.

Comments the band: “After the success of our last single, ‘Weather The Storm’, we decided that it would be a good idea to record some new material this summer before releasing the actual new full-length album. This was also a good opportunity to explore different studios and work with different people. Just to explore our sound a bit more in terms of production.

“And here we are finally; happy to introduce you our new single, ‘Ephemeral’.

“The drums recorded by Kimmo Perkkiö at SF Sound (Finland). Everything else recorded by Teemu Aalto at Korkeakoski Studios, Kotka (Finland). The song was mixed and mastered by André Alvinzi and Jens Bogren, respectively, at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden.

“It was nice challenge to work on the instrumental side of INSOMNIUM and come up with music that has more cinematic edge to it. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.”

INSOMNIUM‘s latest album, “One For Sorrow”, was released in October 2011 in North America via Century Media Records. The CD was recorded in Gothenburg, Sweden with sound engineer Daniel Antonsson (also bassist in DARK TRANQUILLITY and guitarist in DIMENSION ZERO) and at Fantom studios in Tempere, Finland, where the album was also mixed by Samu Oittisen.

INSOMNIUM in 2011 parted ways with guitarist Ville Vänni and replaced him with Markus Vanhala (OMNIUM GATHERUM).

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Danish thrashers HATESPHERE have released the following statement:

“Due to serious health problems, our dear bass player, Jimmy ‘The Talent’ Nedergaard, is forced to sit out our upcoming European tour with HYPOCRISY.

Jimmy is suffering from diabetes, and due to that fact his kidney is in very bad shape, things are now that bad that he needs a kidney transplant, and things are set up for that to happen in the end of the year. He is now preparing and relaxing at home, and we wish him a speedy recovery. Nikolaj Harlis Poulsen from fellow Danes BLOOD LABEL will stand in for Jimmy on the shows that will be affected by this.”

HATESPHERE‘s eighth studio album, “Murderlust”, will be released on September 27 via Massacre Records. The CD was recorded at Antfarm Studios in Aarhus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, SICK OF IT ALL, MOONSPELL, DARK TRANQUILLITY) and it once again features cover artwork by MNEMIC‘s Mircea Gabriel Eftemie.

“Murderlust” will be made available as both standard and digipack.

The track listing is as follows:

01. Murderlust
02. Pandora’s Hell
03. Fear Me
04. The Violent Act
05. Punishable By Death
06. In Process
07. Iconoclast
08. Darkest Of Forces
09. Refill The Chest
10. Assassin (MUSE cover)

Digipack bonus tracks:

11. Murderlust (pre-production)
12. 500 Dead People (live)

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“Fear Me”, a brand new song from Danish thrashers HATESPHERE, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The track comes off the band’s eighth studio album, “Murderlust”, which will be released on September 27 via Massacre Records. The CD was recorded at Antfarm Studios in Aarhus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, SICK OF IT ALL, MOONSPELL, DARK TRANQUILLITY) and it once again features cover artwork by MNEMIC‘s Mircea Gabriel Eftemie.

“Murderlust” will be made available as both standard and digipack.

The track listing is as follows:

01. Murderlust
02. Pandora’s Hell
03. Fear Me
04. The Violent Act
05. Punishable By Death
06. In Process
07. Iconoclast
08. Darkest Of Forces
09. Refill The Chest
10. Assassin (MUSE cover)

Digipack bonus tracks:

11. Murderlust (pre-production)
12. 500 Dead People (live)

HATESPHERE will support HYPOCRISY on the second leg of the “End Of Disclosure Tour 2013” this fall.

HATESPHERE‘s most recent album, “The Great Bludgeoning”, entered the official chart in Denmark at position No. 40. The group’s 2009 effort, “To The Nines”, landed at No. 36 while 2007’s “Serpent Smiles and Killer Eyes” debuted at No. 26.

Vocalist Esben “Esse” Hansen joined HATESPHERE as the band’s new singer in June 2010.

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“Murderlust”, the title track of the eighth studio album from Danish thrashers HATESPHERE, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. Due on September 27 via Massacre Records, the CD was recorded at Antfarm Studios in Aarhus, Denmark with producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, SICK OF IT ALL, MOONSPELL, DARK TRANQUILLITY) and it once again features cover artwork by MNEMIC‘s Mircea Gabriel Eftemie.

“Murderlust” will be made available as both standard and digipack.

The track listing is as follows:

01. Murderlust
02. Pandora’s Hell
03. Fear Me
04. The Violent Act
05. Punishable By Death
06. In Process
07. Iconoclast
08. Darkest Of Forces
09. Refill The Chest
10. Assassin (MUSE cover)

Digipack bonus tracks:

11. Murderlust (pre-production)
12. 500 Dead People (live)

HATESPHERE will support HYPOCRISY on the second leg of the “End Of Disclosure Tour 2013” this fall.

HATESPHERE‘s most recent album, “The Great Bludgeoning”, entered the official chart in Denmark at position No. 40. The group’s 2009 effort, “To The Nines”, landed at No. 36 while 2007’s “Serpent Smiles and Killer Eyes” debuted at No. 26.

Vocalist Esben “Esse” Hansen joined HATESPHERE as the band’s new singer in June 2010.

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While we're not quite through with 2013, 2014 is slowly beginning to take form as a good year now that Dark Tranquillity have announced they'll be touring North America! So what's this business about not having a bassist? So before I please or disappoint you with the tour dates also starring Omnium Gatherum and Exmortus, …

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Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY have issued the following update:

“As most of you know, we’re hard at work preparing the live set for the upcoming ‘Construct’ touring cycle. Spirits are high and we’re confident that we have a lot of very special shows ahead of us. Those of you located on the North American continent will be pleased to know that we’ll announce some good news tomorrow.

“On another note: Those of you who have seen us play this year might have noticed that we haven’t had a bass player on stage.

‘Construct’ was written and recorded as a five-piece, and since the band chemistry is at an all-time high and we’ve never been the ones to shy away from new creative solutions, we wanted to try out playing with the bass on a backing track as opposed to bringing more flesh and blood to the fold. Much to our delight, the results have been great, and we have decided for now to let the band be represented on stage by the five people who have spent a total of more than 100 years in the service of DARK TRANQUILLITY.”

DARK TRANQUILLITY‘s tenth studio album, “Construct”, was released on May 27 via Century Media Records. The CD was mixed by Jens Bogren (PARADISE LOST, OPETH, KATATONIA) at his Fascination Street studios in Örebro, Sweden.

DARK TRANQUILLITY filmed a music video for the song “Uniformity” on April 13 with Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE and KAMELOT, among others.

In a recent interview with Louder Than Hell, DARK TRANQUILLITY guitarist Niklas Sundin stated about “Construct”: “A typical effect of being locked up in a studio for 2-3 months listening to every single second of the new songs over and over again is that you’re getting extremely tired of the material. At the same time as you know that you’ve created something great, there’s a part of you that never want to hear the songs again. Also, the collaborative and democratic nature of DARK TRANQUILITY means that there always are riffs and ideas that a single member doesn’t find too interesting according to his personal preferences, so what normally happens directly after a studio session is that I sit down and think that the result is OK, but if X and Y would have been done differently, it would have been even better (again: for my own tastes). In this case, there were two main parameters that were different: The members’ opinions on the material were a bit more uniform — i.e. no great clashes in taste — and the actual mixing process brought out a lot of details and nuances in the songs that we previously weren’t aware of. The result is that I for a change actually was a massive fan of ‘Construct’ from the first time I heard the final mix.”

Asked if the band had a direction or “game plan” when entering the studio to make “Construct”, Niklas said: “There never is a defined game plan as such; we usually start writing songs without knowing exactly where the music will take us. Every time we’ve tried to decide that the next album should go in a certain direction, it usually ends up being the complete opposite, ha ha! This time, though, we all were certain that we needed to do something different in order to find the motivation to even make a new album. It’s a similar situation to the one before ‘Projector’ (1999) where we either could split up or do something new, and from that realization we actually succeeded in reinventing ourselves.”

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Norwegian gothic metal act Tristania will support Dark Tranquility in the upcoming “European Construct” tour beginning in London this November 7th. The band is promoting its current album “Darkest White,” which was issued back at the end of May via Napalm Records. Confirmed tour dates are as follows: Nov 07: London – The Underworld Nov 08: Vosselaar – Biebob Nov 09: Rotterdam – Baroeg Nov 10: Tilburg – 013 Nov 11: Köln – Underground Nov 12: Colmar – Grillen Nov 13: Paris – Trabendo Nov 14: Lyon – CCO Nov 15: Barcelona – Salamandra 1 Nov 16: Pamplona – Totem Nov 17: Porto – Hard Club (Sala 2) Nov 18: Lisbon – Paradise Garage Nov 19: Madrid – Arena Nov 20: Toulon – Vox Nov 21: Treviso – New Age Nov 22: Novara – Rock N’ Roll Nov 23: Pinarella – Rock Planet Nov 25: Zagreb – Mochvara Nov 26: München – Hansa 39 Nov 27: Prague – Exit Chmelnice Nov 28: Wienna – Szene Nov 29: Graz – Orpheum Dec 01: Lucerne – Konzerthaus Schüür Dec 02: Solothurn – Kofmehl Dec 03: Stuttgart – Universum Dec 04: Frankfurt – Batschkapp Dec 05: Berlin – Magnet Dec 06: Essen – Zeche Carl

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