Dark Tranquillity Guitarist Martin Henriksson Quits Band
Published Mar 31, 2016Though they're currently putting the finishing touches on a new record, Swedish melo-death pioneers Dark Tranquillity have announced that founding guitarist Martin Henriksson has quit the band.
In a post to the band's Facebook page, the Gothenburg act said Henriksson left the group "sadly but amicably" a couple of months ago. The post also included a statement from Henriksson himself, who had this to say:
I recently quit the band. I feel I have lost the passion for playing music, and Dark Tranquillity deserves to have members that are 100% committed to the art. Therefore I decided it's in everyone's best interest to step aside and leave the band with the best possible ability to grow and get even stronger. I've had 26 years filled with wonderful memories and we made a lot of great music together, and for that I'm forever grateful. Thanks to all the fans, crew and other people involved that supported Dark Tranquillity through the years!
Dark Tranquillity's most recent studio offering was Construct in 2013. Read the band's post below.