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Dark Tranquillity is a metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden, founded in December 1989 under the name Septic Broiler by Anders Fridén (vocals, later frontman of In Flames), Niklas Sundin (guitar) and Mikael Stanne (guitar), Martin Henriksson (bass) and Anders Jivarp (drums). Having recording the demo "Enfeebled Earth, they changed name to Dark Tranquillity in 1991. Together with At The Gates and In Flames, Dark Tranquillity is often considered to be on of the creators of so-called Gothenburg metal or melodic death metal style.

In 1991 the bands first demo, "Trail of Life Decayed", was recorded and was followed by "A Moonclad Reflection". In 1993 they finally released their first full-length album, "Skydancer" which featured guest vocalists Stefan Lindgren and Anna-Kajsa Avehall. In 1995 the EP "Of Chaos and Eternal Night" was released. Shortly after vocalist Anders Fridén left the band so Stanne had to take over vocals and let the new member Fredrik Johansson take care of his guitar role.

Same year the band was signed to Osmose Productions and then they released "The Gallery" which featured Frasse Franzen and Eva-Marie Larsson (vocals). The bands success increased and a year later they released the MCD "Enter Suicidal Angels". In 1997 "The Mind's I" was released and, again, featured guests, one of them being previous vocalists Anders Fridén. After the release they left Osmose Productions and were instead signed to Century Media. In 1999 "Projector" was released.

After the release Fredrik Johansson left the band but the bands bassist Martin Henriksson took over his part as guitarist. Two other members then joined the band, Martin Brändström (keyboards) and Michael Niklasson (bass). In 2000 "Haven" was released and then in 2001 the band went on a tour with drummer Robin Engström as Jivarp couldn't.

"Damage Done" followed in 2002 and the compilation album "Exposures - In Retrospect and Denial" in 2004.

Character was the seventh release from Dark Tranquillity, released in 2005, and was held in much critical praise. It featured the first music video released by Dark Tranquillity to feature the band itself, with the single "Lost to Apathy." In 2007, Fiction was released, which in turn, saw a return of Mikeal Stanne's clean vocals, and the first female guest vocalist since Projector.

In August 2008 the band announced that bass player Michael Nicklasson had left the band due to personal reasons with no hard feelings between him and the band.
Replacement was announced on September 19th 2008 when Daniel Antonsson, former guitarist of the band Soilwork, joined the band. Antonsson quit the band in 2013 and Anders Iwers (of Tiamat) filled in as a live bass player.

In March 2016 the band announced that founding member Martin Henriksson had quit the band after 26 years. In September 2016 Anders Iwers became a permament member of the group.

Current line-up:
Mikael Stanne - Guitar (1991-1993), Vocals (1993- )
Anders Jivarp - Drums (1991- )
Niklas Sundin - Guitars (1991- )
Martin Brändström - Keyboards, electronics (1999- )
Anders Iwers - Bass (2016- )
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Dark Tranquillity Discography Tracks

Dark Tranquillity - "Trail Of Life Decayed" Demo-91 album art Dark Tranquillity Dark Tranquillity - "Trail Of Life Decayed" Demo-91 Not On Label (Dark Tranquillity Self-released) Sweden 1991 Sell This Version
Dark Tranquillity - Skydancer album art Dark Tranquillity Dark Tranquillity - Skydancer (Album) Spinefarm Records Finland 1993 Sell This Version
Dark Tranquillity - The Gallery album art Dark Tranquillity Dark Tranquillity - The Gallery (Album) Osmose Productions Thailand 1995 Sell This Version
Dark Tranquillity - Of Chaos And Eternal Night album art Dark Tranquillity Dark Tranquillity - Of Chaos And Eternal Night (EP) Spinefarm Records Finland 1995 Sell This Version
Dark Tranquillity - Skydancer album art Dark Tranquillity Dark Tranquillity - Skydancer (Comp) Toy's Factory Japan 1995 Sell This Version
Dark Tranquillity - Enter Suicidal Angels album art Dark Tranquillity Dark Tranquillity - Enter Suicidal Angels (EP) Osmose Productions 1996 Sell This Version
R.T.D. 355 1020 242, 202134 WM 318 Dark Tranquillity - Hate Over Blood Vol. One album art Various Silence And The Firmament Withdrew Various - Hate Over Blood Vol. One(CD, Comp) Active Records Ac, Rough Trade R.T.D. 355 1020 242, 202134 WM 318 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
Dark Tranquillity - The Mind's I album art Dark Tranquillity Dark Tranquillity - The Mind's I (Album) Osmose Productions Poland 1997 Sell This Version
Dark Tranquillity - Projector album art Dark Tranquillity Dark Tranquillity - Projector (Album) Century Media US 1999 Sell This Version
Dark Tranquillity - Haven album art Dark Tranquillity Dark Tranquillity - Haven (Album) Metal Mind Records Poland 2000 Sell This Version
77299-2 Dark Tranquillity - ...In The Eyes Of Death II album art Various Exposure Various - ...In The Eyes Of Death II(CD, Comp) Century Media 77299-2 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
Dark Tranquillity - Damage Done album art Dark Tranquillity Dark Tranquillity - Damage Done (Album) Century Media Brazil 2002 Sell This Version
Dark Tranquillity - Lost To Apathy EP album art Dark Tranquillity Dark Tranquillity - Lost To Apathy EP (EP) Century Media Europe 2004 Sell This Version
Dark Tranquillity - Exposures - In Retrospect And Denial album art Dark Tranquillity Dark Tranquillity - Exposures - In Retrospect And Denial (Comp) Century Media Russia 2004 Sell This Version
Dark Tranquillity - Character album art Dark Tranquillity Dark Tranquillity - Character (Album) Century Media 2005 Sell This Version
9976158 Dark Tranquillity - Fiction album art Dark Tranquillity Focus Shift Dark Tranquillity - Fiction(CD, Album + DVD-V, NTSC + RE, Exp) Century Media 9976158 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
MYST CD 414 Dark Tranquillity - Century Media - Covering 20 Years Of Extremes album art Various Broken Various - Century Media - Covering 20 Years Of Extremes(2xCD, Comp) Century Media, Mazzar Records MYST CD 414 Russia 2009 Sell This Version
Dark Tranquillity - Yesterworlds album art Dark Tranquillity Dark Tranquillity - Yesterworlds (Comp) Century Media Mexico 2009 Sell This Version