NewsAugust 13, 2021 1:27 PM ET3,968 views

Dark Tranquillity drummer and bassist quit band

Anders (Dark Tranquillity)

Swedish melodic death metal veterans Dark Tranquillity have announced the departure of both founding drummer Anders Jivarp and bass player Anders Iwers.

Filling in for the pair on immediate shows will be Joakim Strandberg Nilsson and Christian Jansson.

Dark Tranquillity vocalist and co-founder Mikael Stanne issued the following statement earlier today:

"Times have truly changed. This last year and a half has been challenging to say the least, and we've all had time to think over our decisions and motivations in all aspects of life. When removed from what you take for granted, it becomes clear that you realize what is truly important in life. And this is different for everybody.

"Anders Jivarp and Anders Iwers have decided to move on to other things and not be a part of the band anymore. These are two of the most amazing, loyal and dedicated friends and musicians you could ever find and as sad as we are seeing them go, we know that if passion leads you elsewhere you should follow it.

"Anders Jivarp has of course been there from the very beginning, being instrumental in creating the sound that eventually became our own. His songs are some of our most beloved and with the exception of one insane evening in Istanbul 20 years ago he has played every single show since the band's inception. We're excited to hear what will come out of Anders' future musical projects.

"Anders Iwers has been with us for the last six years but since we have known each other from the very early days of the band it felt like he had always been there. He played on our two latest records, not to mention being an integral part of our live shows.

"We love you guys so much and we wish you the absolute best in everything that you do."

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anonymous 8/13/2021 10:50:04 AM

f*ck WHY???

anonymous 8/13/2021 11:45:45 AM

bummer, fantastic f*cking band

anonymous 8/13/2021 3:18:21 PM

Band is sick

anonymous 8/13/2021 7:09:13 PM

im buzzed as f*ck thinking sad thoughts about these guys :(

anonymous 8/14/2021 3:52:06 AM

I have literally never heard of this band

anonymous 8/15/2021 7:45:57 AM

^Gen Z'er here.

anonymous 8/15/2021 10:27:35 AM

The last breath of Dark Tranquillity.. such a shame. At some point I still hoped Henriksson would still return but yeah that's life

anonymous 8/15/2021 12:38:41 PM

To the guy who said they never heard of Dark Tranquility, you have something to do in your spare time. They rule

evil_hero 10/1/2021 9:09:27 PM

did they get replaced yet?

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