Origin: Sweden  
Genres: Melodic Death Metal
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Last update/review: November 14, 2016

Dark Tranquillity

The style of Swedish melodic death metal, sometimes referred to as Gothenburg, has been around for some time and played by an increasing number of bands (Swedish and other) of late, but when the subject of the founders of said style comes up, only two names come to mind, that being In Flames and Dark Tranquillity (the two bands share more than an early similar sound -- they indirectly traded vocalists early in their careers). They remain a powerful force in Swedish extreme metal, even though their style is less the classic Maiden-with-death-vocals approach than in their past.

Current Members

Mikael Stanne

vocals (ex-In Flames)

Niklas Sundin

guitars

Anders Iwers

bass (ex-Cemetary, ex-Ceremonial Oath, ex-Mercury Tide, Tiamat)

Martin Brändström

electronics

Anders Jivarp

drums

Former Members/Guests

Anders Fridén

vocals (ex-Ceremonial Oath, In Flames, ex-Passenger)

Fredrik Johansson

guitars (ex-Draconian)

Martin Henriksson

guitars

Michael Niklasson

bass

Daniel Antonsson

bass (Dimension Zero, ex-Pathos, ex-Soilwork)



Discography



Skydancer  
1993 Spinefarm
  1. Nightfall By The Shore Of Time
  2. Crimson Winds
  3. A Bolt of Blazing Gold
  4. In Tears Bereaved
  5. Skywards
  6. Through Ebony Archways
  7. Shadow Duet
  8. My Faeryland Forgotten
  9. Alone
  • Anders Fridén
  • Mikael Stanne
  • Niklas Sundin
  • Martin Henriksson
  • Anders Jivarp
1993 Readers' Album #29




Of Chaos And Eternal Night  EP
1995 Spinefarm
  1. Of Chaos And Eternal Night
  2. With The Flaming Shades Of Fall
  3. Away, Delight, Away
  4. Alone
  • Mikael Stanne
  • Niklas Sundin
  • Fredrik Johansson
  • Martin Henriksson
  • Anders Jivarp



The Gallery  
1995 Osmose
  1. Punish my heaven
  2. Silence and the firmament withdrew
  3. Denspring
  4. The dividing line
  5. The gallery
  6. The one brooding warning
  7. Midway through infinity
  8. Lethe
  9. The emptiness from which I fed
  10. Mine is the grandeur
  11. ...Of melancholy burning
  • Mikael Stanne
  • Niklas Sundin
  • Fredrik Johansson
  • Martin Henriksson
  • Anders Jivarp



Enter Suicidal Angels  EP
1996 Osmose
  1. Zodijackyl light
  2. Razorfever
  3. Shadowlit facade
  4. Archetype
  • Mikael Stanne
  • Niklas Sundin
  • Fredrik Johansson
  • Martin Henriksson
  • Anders Jivarp
1996 Readers' Album #59




The Mind's I  
1997 Osmose
  1. Dreamlore degenerate
  2. Zodijackyl light
  3. Hedon
  4. Scythe, Rage and roses
  5. Constant
  6. Dissolution factor red
  7. Insanity's crescendo
  8. Still moving sinews
  9. Atom heart 5
  10. Tidal tantrum
  11. Tongues
  12. The mind's eye
  • Mikael Stanne
  • Niklas Sundin
  • Fredrik Johansson
  • Martin Henriksson
  • Anders Jivarp
1997 Readers' Album #35




Projector  
1999 Century Media
  1. Freecard
  2. ThereIn
  3. UnDo control
  4. Auctioned
  5. To a bitter halt
  6. The sun fired blanks
  7. Nether novas
  8. Day to end
  9. Dobermann
  10. On your time
  • Mikael Stanne
  • Niklas Sundin
  • Martin Henriksson
  • Michael Niklasson
  • Martin Brändström
  • Anders Jivarp
1999 Readers' Album #31




Haven  
2000 Century Media
  1. The wonders at your feet
  2. Not built to last
  3. Indifferent suns
  4. Feast of burden
  5. Haven
  6. The same
  7. Fabric
  8. Ego drama
  9. Rundown
  10. Emptier still
  11. At loss for words
  • Mikael Stanne
  • Niklas Sundin
  • Martin Henriksson
  • Michael Niklasson
  • Martin Brändström
  • Anders Jivarp



Damage Done  
2002 Century Media
  1. Final Resistance
  2. Hours Past In Exile
  3. Monochromatic Stains
  4. Single Part Of Two
  5. The Treason Wall
  6. Format C: For Cortex
  7. Damage Done
  8. Cathode Ray Sunshine
  9. The Enemy
  10. I, Deception
  11. White Noise / Black Silence
  12. Ex Nihilo
  • Mikael Stanne
  • Niklas Sundin
  • Martin Henriksson
  • Michael Niklasson
  • Martin Brändström
  • Anders Jivarp
2002 Readers' Album #3




Lost To Apathy  EP
2004 Century Media
  1. Lost To Apathy
  2. Derivation TNB
  3. The Endless Feed (Chaos Seed remix)
  4. Undo Control (Live)
  • Mikael Stanne
  • Niklas Sundin
  • Martin Henriksson
  • Michael Niklasson
  • Martin Brändström
  • Anders Jivarp
2004 Readers' Album #48




Exposures - In Retrospect And Denial  COMPILATION
2009 Century Media
  1. Focus Shift
  2. Terminus (Where Death is Most Alive)
  3. The Lesser Faith
  4. Misery´s Crown
  5. The New Build
  6. Lost to Apathy
  7. My Negation
  8. Final Resistance
  9. Monochromatic Stains
  10. Hours Passed in Exile



Character  
2005 Century Media
  1. The New Build
  2. Through Smudged Lenses
  3. Out Of Nothing
  4. The Endless Feed
  5. Lost To Apathy
  6. Mind Matters
  7. One Thought
  8. Dry Run
  9. Am I 1?
  10. Senses Tied
  11. My Negation
  • Mikael Stanne
  • Niklas Sundin
  • Martin Henriksson
  • Michael Niklasson
  • Martin Brändström
  • Anders Jivarp
2005 Readers' Album #8




Fiction  
2007 Century Media
  1. Nothing To No One
  2. The Lesser Faith
  3. Terminus (Where Death Is Most Alive)
  4. Blind At Heart
  5. Icipher
  6. Inside The Particle Storm
  7. Empty Me
  8. Misery's Crown
  9. Focus Shift
  10. The Mundane And The Magic
  11. A Closer End (Japan bonus track)
  12. Winter Triangle (Australian bonus track)
  • Mikael Stanne
  • Niklas Sundin
  • Martin Henriksson
  • Michael Niklasson
  • Martin Brändström
  • Anders Jivarp
2007 Readers' Album #6




Manifesto Of Dark Tranquillity  COMPILATION
2009 Century Media
  1. Focus Shift
  2. Terminus (Where Death is Most Alive)
  3. The Lesser Faith
  4. Misery´s Crown
  5. The New Build
  6. Lost to Apathy
  7. My Negation
  8. Final Resistance
  9. Monochromatic Stains
  10. Hours Passed in Exile



Yesterworlds  COMPILATION
2009 Century Media
  1. Midwinter (Intro)
  2. Beyond Enlightenment
  3. Vernal Awakening
  4. Void of Tranquillity
  5. Unfurled By Dawn
  6. Yesterworld
  7. Punish My Heaven (demo version)
  8. Away, Delight, Away (demo version)
  9. The Gallery (demo version)
  10. Punish My Heaven (alternative version)



Where Death Is Most Alive  LIVE
2009 Century Media
  1. Intro
  2. The Treason Wall
  3. The New Build
  4. Focus Shift
  5. The Lesser Faith
  6. The Wonders At Your Feet
  7. Lost To Apathy
  8. FreeCard
  9. Inside The Particle Storm
  10. Nothing To No One
  11. Edenspring
  12. Insanity’s Crescendo
  13. Lethe
  14. Dreamlore Degenerate
  15. Misery’s Crown
  16. ThereIn
  17. My Negation
  18. Yesterworld / Punish My Heaven
  19. The Mundane And The Magic
  20. Final Resistance
  21. Terminus (Where Death Is Most Alive)
  • Mikael Stanne
  • Niklas Sundin
  • Martin Henriksson
  • Daniel Antonsson
  • Martin Brändström
  • Anders Jivarp
2009 Readers' Album #60




We Are The Void  
2010 Century Media
  1. Shadow In Our Blood
  2. Dream Oblivion
  3. The Fatalist
  4. In My Absence
  5. The Grandest Accusation
  6. At The Point Of Ignition
  7. Her Silent Language
  8. Arkhangelsk
  9. I Am The Void
  10. Surface The Infinite
  11. Iridium
  • Mikael Stanne
  • Niklas Sundin
  • Martin Henriksson
  • Daniel Antonsson
  • Martin Brändström
  • Anders Jivarp
2010 Readers' Album #26




Zero Distance  EP
2012 Century Media
  1. Zero Distance
  2. Out of Gravity
  3. Star of Nothingness
  4. To Where Fires Cannot Feed
  5. The Bow and the Arrow
  • Mikael Stanne
  • Niklas Sundin
  • Martin Henriksson
  • Daniel Antonsson
  • Martin Brändström
  • Anders Jivarp



Construct  
2013 Century Media
  1. For Broken Words
  2. The Science Of Noise
  3. Uniformity
  4. The Silence In Between
  5. Apathetic
  6. What Only You Know
  7. Endtime Hearts
  8. State Of Trust
  9. Weight Of The End
  10. None Becoming
  11. Immemorial (U.S. bonus track)
  12. Photon Dreams (U.S. bonus track)
  • Mikael Stanne
  • Niklas Sundin
  • Martin Henriksson
  • Martin Brändström
  • Anders Jivarp
2013 Readers' Album #25




Atoma  
2016 Century Media
  1. Encircled
  2. Atoma
  3. Forward Momentum
  4. Neutrality
  5. Force Of Hand
  6. Faithless By Default
  7. The Pitiless
  8. Our Proof Of Life
  9. Clearing Skies
  10. When The World Screams
  11. Merciless Fate
  12. Caves And Embers
2016 Readers' Album #14





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