Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY have released the fifth promotional video from their latest album, “We Are The Void”, that came out in early 2010. The “In My Absence” clip was filmed by the bandmembers themselves on the road, with guitarist Niklas Sundin taking care of the editing/post-production duties. Additional live footage was provided by Anders Björler (THE HAUNTED, AT THE GATES) and Nikolas Pegler.
Commented Sundin: “I wanted to create a live video that would capture the energy of our show both from the audience’s perspective as well as from the stage. To accomplish this, we headed out on our recent Europe/Russia tours equipped with a GoPro HD camera, which was mounted on various objects (guitar necks, vocal microphone, member’s bodies etc.) on most of the shows. Despite probably looking pretty weird for those in the crowd that noticed the little device, we arrived home with a lot of interesting footage, and after a lot of editing we’re happy to present the final result: A clip for ‘In My Absence’, filled with an energy and closeness out of the ordinary. Enjoy!”
The unstoppable metal machine from Gothenburg, Sweden already played over 160 shows all over the world in support of “We Are The Void” and continues to tour exotic places like China, Japan, South Korea, Israel and Turkey, as well as make appearances at various European summer festivals. In fall 2012 they will take a break from touring to focus on writing material for a new album.
DARK TRANQUILLITY‘s ninth album, “We Are The Void”, sold around 2,100 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 15 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.
“We Are The Void” was released in North America on March 9, 2010 via Century Media Records. The LP was made available in Europe as a CD, digital download and strictly limited-edition die-cut digipak featuring two bonus songs (“Stars Of Nothingness” and “To Where Fires Cannot Feed”) and a bonus DVD.