CANTO: Dark Tranquillity, Snow Burial, Barishi, and More

Dark Tranquillity

Week two, reporting from the abyss.

  • Founding guitarist Niklas Sundin is stepping away from Dark Tranquillity. You can read his full post here, but it basically sounds like he wants to trade touring duties for family time, which I understand. It does sound like he will stay involved from a creative standpoint, which is pretty cool.
  • Snow Burial are planning a live stream to benefit The Greater Chicago Food Depository. The event will take place on March 26th at 8:00pm EST over at the Prosthetic Records Youtube Channel. Cool event, cool cause, we all win.
  • Like everyone else, Sebastian Bach has rescheduled the 2nd leg of his 30th anniversary tour for the album Skid Row. Those new dates have already be set, and they fall from late October through December.
  • Finally, we’ll close with the tasty new track from Barishi titled “The Silent Circle”. Their upcoming new album, Old Smoke, drops on April 24th through Season of Mist. Enjoy.


“Ein Bier… bitte.”
– cmb

The Nine Circles ov… Dark Tranquillity


I think the best part about constructing these “Nine Circles ov…” posts has been the opportunity to revisit the vast discographies of some of the longer-standing metal bands. I’m looking at the Swedish death metal scene specifically. Since many of these bands date back to the early 1990s, we know many of them offer impressive track lists and plenty of diversity in sound. We’ve already looked at the likes of In Flames, Hypocrisy, and—more recently—Scar Symmetry in this segment. This time out, I’d like to revisit some of the classics from arguably the most consistent band out of Gothenburg—Dark Tranquillity.

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