Dark Tranquillity release new video for Iridium

Dark Tranquillity’s guitarist Niklas Sundin was always responsible for the band’s visual appearance whether it’s cover artwork and merch designs or since a couple of years also the live video projections. Under the name of his own design studio Cabin Fever he also created artwork for bands like Arch Enemy, Turisas and many more. The video for the epic masterpiece “Iridium” from Dark Tranquillity’s latest album “We Are The Void” debuts his first official film work and is based on the live video projections from the current live show.

Mikael Stanne (vocals) about the song: “I remember back in 1996 when Niklas first showed me the rough ideas of something he had recorded on his newly bought portable studio. I instantly loved it but felt at the time that it would be hard for it to fit in on an album. He called it “Iridium” and I remember sitting in my room trying endlessly to come up with lyrics and vocal melodies for it. After a while it fell into oblivion until 2000 when Martin Brändström joined the band. He and Niklas started working on it again but even then it felt a bit out of place for the album we were working on. So come 2009 and we finally feel ready for this strange piece of music. We once again worked on it for a long time and the end result is something we are very satisfied with. So it only feels natural for Niklas to create his first proper video for this song. I think you find that it accompanies the strangeness of the song and showcases the genius and insanity of the one we call Niklas Sundin. Enjoy!”

And watch out for another Dark Tranquillity video from Niklas Sundin in cooperation with photographer Peter Herneheim to be released soon.

Dark Tranquillity will headline the European Neckbreaker’s Ball tour 2011 with Eluveitie, Mercenary, Varg, Gurd and Omnium Gatherum this October/November. Italian fans shouldn’t miss the Viadana Open Air (in the middle between Milano and Bologna) on August 13th.

Neckbreaker’s Ball 2011
Dark Tranquillity, Eluveitie, Mercenary, Varg, Gurd & Omnium Gatherum
Nov. 07 – London – HMV Forum

For full European tour dates please see the band’s website.

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