Having come off the back of their highly successful album Construct, Dark Tranquillity faced something which had the potential to tear the band apart. Earlier this year, guitarist and 25 year member of the band Martin Henrikkson told the band that he couldn’t find the passion to continue playing music. But that didn’t stop Dark Tranquillity from pushing forward and writing their 11th opus Atoma. Often cited as the offsider to In Flames and At The Gates as pioneers of the Gothenburg sound, Dark Tranquillity has consistently produced albums at a level which many bands have been unable to maintain over their storied careers.
Ahead of the release of their 11th studio album ‘Atoma’, Metal Wani’s Jake Patton caught up with Dark Tranquillity frontman Mikael Stanne. He discusses the upcoming album “Atoma”, writing 20 songs for the album and selection of 12 best ones, writing songs with ‘dark’ themes, lyrical approach and how the lyrics are connected to Human emotions.
He also throws light on singing more clean passages on the album, lineup change with the departure of long time guitarist Martin Henrikkson and how it changed the sound of the band. He also discusses the possibility of a full time member, upcoming touring, and much more.
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