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    Dark Tranquillity

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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Alone lyrics
    2Her Silent Language lyrics
    3Cathode Ray Sunshine lyrics
    4Single Part Of Two lyrics
    5Archetype lyrics
    6Insanity's Crescendo lyrics
    7Nightfall By The Shore Of Time lyrics
    8Arkhangelsk lyrics
    9Auctioned lyrics
    10Unfurled By Dawn lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    Haven [2000]
    2Skydancer [1993]
    3Fiction [2007]
    4The Gallery [1995]
    5The Mind's I [1997]
    6Exposures: In Retrospect And Denial [2004]
    7Character [2005]
    8Damage Done [2002]
    9Skydancer & Of Chaos And Eternal Night [2000]
    10Projector [1999]


    Mikael Stanne - voice
    Niklas Sundin - guitars
    Martin Henriksson - guitars
    Anders Jivarp - drums
    Michael Nicklasson - bass
    Martin Brändström - electronics

    Dark Tranquillity is a Gothenburg metal band from Sweden. They are the longest standing band from the famed Gothenburg metal scene and one of the inventors of the Gothenburg sound. Starting in 1989, they have had a fairly stable line-up from the start, unlike many bands from the genre. In 1994 Anders Fridén, Dark Tranquillity's original lead vocalist, left the band and joined In Flames a year or so later. Mikael Stanne, formerly playing rhythm guitar and doing back vocals, then became the lead vocalist, with Johansson taking over the guitars. Mikael Stanne also recorded vocals with the band In Flames. However, contrary to popular belief, he was never a full member of that band; he was a session vocalist and sang to help out the members of In Flames.

    By the 1999 album Projector (later nominated for a Swedish Grammy Award), Johansson had left the band. Henriksson switched from bass to guitar to replace him, and the band added Michael Nicklasson on bass and Martin Brändström on keyboards & electronics. They also signed to Century Media Records. Since then, the band has remained stable in its lineup and its musical style, blending layers of rapid guitar lines with harmony-rich electronic keyboard washes and extremely precise rhythms underneath Stanne's abstract growled lyrics.

    From 1995 to 2002, all of Dark Tranquillity's recordings were produced by Fredrik Nordström; however, Character was self-produced by the band (although it was mixed at Nordström's studio).

    According to the official site, Dark Tranquillity is currently working on a new album with producer Tue Madsen. Working titles include "Blind at Heart", "The Lesser Faith", "InsignifiCunt", "The Plunge" and "Where Death Is Most Alive" which a live video was provided in the band's official website that contains the band performing this new song in the last tour on Australia.

    Niklas Sundin wrote the lyrics for two In Flames albums, "The Jester Race" and "Whoracle" and contributed with lyric translations for the "Colony" album.

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