It looks to be a sad day in the world of Melodeath. One of the Dark Tranquillity’s original members, Martin Henriksson has opted to leave the band. Here’s the statement that was left in the wake of these events:

Founding D.T. guitarist Martin Henriksson quits.

While putting the finishing touches on the material for our next album, we have to inform you that guitarist and original member Martin Henriksson sadly but amicably left the band a couple of months ago. Here is his statement:

Dear Dark Tranquillity fans,

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!

Martin Henriksson

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