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Dark Tranquillity is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Gothenburg, formed in 1989 by singer Mikael Stanne and guitarist Niklas Sundin as Septic Broiler before changing their name in 1991. They are considered to be one of the earliest pioneers of the Gothenburg metal style.

They have kept a mostly consistent line-up. Anders Jivarp has played drums since joining the band shortly after its formation, with Anders Fridén and Martin Henriksson. Rhythm guitarist Mikael Stanne switched to vocals after Anders Fridén's departure. Read more on

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Album: Dark Tranquillity – We Are The Void

February 8th, 2010

Dark Tranquillity
We Are The Void
Century Media
1 March 2010

by Tom Dare

Of the Gothenburg pioneers of melodic death metal, Dark Tranquillity have arguably been the most faithful and consistent, remaining fairly true to the original style and releasing several fine albums this decade, Character being of particular note. Their latest release, We Are The Void, represents something of a departure however. While this may anger loyalists and alienate some fans, it has resulted in one of the best albums of their career.

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