Dark Tranquility guitarist Chris Amott quits band
Dark Tranquillity has bid farewell to guitarist Christopher Amott as he sets off on a new musical path. Expressing no ill will, Amott explains that the time has come for him to focus on his own creations. To fill in for Amott during upcoming performances, talented shredder Joey Concepcion, who hails from Amott's other band Armageddon, has been brought on board.
As for Dark Tranquility, they will continue working on their 13th album due to release this fall
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!
The band shared:
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.