Guitarist Christopher Amott has bid his farewell to Dark Tranquillity. After joining the touring lineup in 2017 and becoming an official member in 2020, the former Arch Enemy co-founder/guitarist decided to focus on his not-yet-announced musical endeavors. This marks another shake in the Dark Tranquillity lineup, as it was just two years ago seeing the departure of drummer Anders Jivarp and bassist Anders Iwers. It’s only a matter of time to see what the next Dark Tranquillity chapter will bring, considering they are working on the follow-up to 2020’s Moment.
Amott issued the following statement on Instagram:
“Hi everyone. I’ve made the decision to leave Dark Tranquillity. There’s no bad blood at all, but it’s time for me to concentrate on some new music that I’m very proud of! I’d like to thank the guys (and the fans!) for all the years of great gigs, and I wish them the absolute best. I’ll see you all sometime soon! /Chris”
Dark Tranquillity added the following on their socials:
“We are sad to announce that Chris Amott is leaving the band to pursue his own musical path. It has been an honor and a pleasure to play with him and we are parting amicably. To fill in for him in the near future we will have the awesome shredder Joey Concepcion joining us for the rest of the summer. Our mission stays the same – to explore this melancholy that neighbours to rage. A path forged by all members of Dark Tranquillity – past and present. There may be some new faces on stage but in our extended family, much is the same. Niklas Sundin is still setting our visual tonality and Martin Henriksson is still our manager. Our next task will be to record our 13th album this fall. We are super excited about the material and can’t wait to bring it to you.”
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