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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

Albums

Abomination 6 Dark Tranquillity - Morbid Noise 6 album art Various Voice Of Tranquillity Various - Morbid Noise 6(Cass) Not On Label Abomination 6 Belgium 1991 Sell This Version
Dark Tranquillity - Mercyful Fate Tribute album art Various Lady In Black Various - Mercyful Fate Tribute (Comp, Album) Listenable Records Bulgaria 1997 Sell This Version
Dark Tranquillity - Made In Tribute: A Tribute To The Best Band In A Whole Goddamn World! album art Various 22, Acacia Avenue Various - Made In Tribute: A Tribute To The Best Band In A Whole Goddamn World! Toy's Factory Japan 1997 Sell This Version
Dark Tranquillity - World Domination II album art Various Tongues Various - World Domination II (Comp) Osmose Productions Europe 1997 Sell This Version
SPI65CD Dark Tranquillity - Spinetingler album art Various Of Chaos And Eternal Night Various - Spinetingler(CD, Smplr) Spinefarm Records SPI65CD Finland 1998 Sell This Version
CM 8059-2 Dark Tranquillity - Demons Of The Fall album art Various Monochromatic Stains and 1 more… Various - Demons Of The Fall(CD, Promo, Smplr) Century Media Records CM 8059-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
none Dark Tranquillity - Century Media Death Springs Eternal album art Various Lost To Apathy Various - Century Media Death Springs Eternal(CD, Promo, Smplr) Century Media none Germany 2005 Sell This Version
77662-2P Dark Tranquillity - We Are Vengeance album art Various Focus Shift Various - We Are Vengeance(CD, Promo, Smplr) Century Media 77662-2P Germany 2006 Sell This Version
9977922P Dark Tranquillity - The Next Generation album art Various Misery's Crown Various - The Next Generation(CD, Promo, Smplr) Century Media 9977922P Sweden 2008 Sell This Version
9979592P Various The Treason Wall (Live In Milan) Various - Century Media Highlights October 2009(CD, Promo, Smplr, Fol) Century Media 9979592P Germany 2009 Sell This Version
9980332P Dark Tranquillity - Summer Of Metal album art Various Shadow In Our Blood Various - Summer Of Metal(CD, Smplr) Century Media 9980332P Germany 2010 Sell This Version
9983092P Dark Tranquillity - Autumn Onslaught 2013 album art Various The Science of Noise Various - Autumn Onslaught 2013(CD, Promo, Smplr) Century Media 9983092P Germany 2013 Sell This Version
none Dark Tranquillity - Beauty In Darkness album art Various Through Ebony Archways Various - Beauty In Darkness(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Moon Records (2) none Ukraine Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

none Various Vernal Awakening Various - Antropophagy Vol. 1(Cass, Comp) Not On Label none Italy 1992 Sell This Version
BAJS-010 Dark Tranquillity - Defaced Compilation - Volume Two album art Various Beyond Enlightment Various - Defaced Compilation - Volume Two(Cass, Comp, Num) Drowned Productions BAJS-010 Spain 1992 Sell This Version
none Dark Tranquillity - F.Y.A.F.T......And Death Rose Again '92 album art Various Midwinter (Intro) and 1 more… Various - F.Y.A.F.T......And Death Rose Again '92(Cass, Comp) Not On Label none Switzerland 1992 Sell This Version
none Dark Tranquillity - Choir Of Solitude Vol. 1 album art Various Yesterworld Various - Choir Of Solitude Vol. 1(Cass, Comp) Not On Label none Denmark 1993 Sell This Version
CORPSE 005 Dark Tranquillity - Requiem - Morbid Symphonies Of Death album art Various Yesterworld Various - Requiem - Morbid Symphonies Of Death(CD, Comp) Exhumed Productions CORPSE 005 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
none Dark Tranquillity - Disincarnate Volume 4 album art Various Yesterworld Various - Disincarnate Volume 4(Cass, Comp, Num) Not On Label none Italy 1993 Sell This Version
Dark Tranquillity - Metal Militia - A Tribute To Metallica album art Various My Friend Of Misery Various - Metal Militia - A Tribute To Metallica (Comp) Black Sun Records Sweden 1994 Sell This Version
Dark Tranquillity - W. A. R. Compilation - Volume One album art Various Punish My Heaven Various - W. A. R. Compilation - Volume One (Comp) Wrong Again Records Japan 1995 Sell This Version
NBCHECK02 Dark Tranquillity - Nuclear Blast Soundcheck - Series - Volume 2 album art Various Of Chaos And Eternal Night Various - Nuclear Blast Soundcheck - Series - Volume 2(CD, Comp) Nuclear Blast NBCHECK02 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
Heroon 001 Dark Tranquillity - A History Of A Time To Come - Proem I album art Various Midwinter / Beyond Enlightenment Various - A History Of A Time To Come - Proem I(Cass, Comp, Dol) Madara Productions Heroon 001 Bulgaria 1996 Sell This Version
CD 002, 2 Dark Tranquillity - Rock Extremum 2 album art Various Zodijackyl Light Various - Rock Extremum 2(CD, Comp, Promo) Rock Extremum Records, Rock Extremum Records CD 002, 2 Slovakia 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