NewsJuly 23, 2023 3:50 PM ET2,904 views

Dark Tranquility guitarist Chris Amott quits band

Chris Amott

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 

Amott says:

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

 

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.

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anonymous 225 days ago

Dark GOO

anonymous 225 days ago

GOO Tranquility

anonymous 225 days ago

Guess he's a Gooner!

anonymous 225 days ago

Dude quits every band he joins. Loser.

anonymous 225 days ago

Retire

anonymous 225 days ago

13 albums and I can't name one song by them.

anonymous 225 days ago

^Because you're too busy listening to???

anonymous 225 days ago

^ Your mom's Cpap machine.

anonymous 225 days ago

Band rips

anonymous 225 days ago

^ Your mom's Cpap machine. ^^ f*cking lol

anonymous 225 days ago

There is nothing between us, but oceans of bad blood.

anonymous 225 days ago

Actually on second thought, GOOquility.

anonymous 225 days ago

He's a great songwriter. Guys like that can't stand being a hired gun for too long. Loomis on the other hand is pretty confortable in AE, no solo project or anything. Maybe he just wants to travel the world and play guitar. At 51 that ain't bad.

Pilgrim 224 days ago

RIP

anonymous 224 days ago

they really spell it with 2 L's? Fcks sake.

NorthFromHere 224 days ago

Zombie Dark Tranquillity. All the key members left, they haven't made anything interesting in years, just Mikeal Stanne's clown show forever in the shadow of Anders Friden's clown show.

anonymous 224 days ago

^Atoma was f*cking great. Maybe you're just a poser and doesn't know shit about metal.

anonymous 224 days ago

anonymous 1 hour ago they really spell it with 2 L's? Fcks sake. ^^ Says the person who likes smelling their own farts

anonymous 224 days ago

That's not the guitarist for Lit?

anonymous 224 days ago

Looks like Denis Quaid f*cked Dane Cook

anonymous 224 days ago

He must've noticed it's not 1995.

anonymous 224 days ago

"Looks like Denis Quaid f*cked Dane Cook" Nailed it.

anonymous 224 days ago

LOL




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