The Swedish team was able to gain international recognition for its unique dark metallic sound. Began with the traditional 'Gothenburg' melodic death metal, she was not afraid to change your style, and result found its niche in the 'Swedish Metal'. The group was founded in 1989 and originally bore the strange name 'Sceptic boiler'. The composition was as follows: Mikael Stan (guitar), Anders Frieden (vocals), Niklas Sundin (guitar), Martin Henriksson (bass) and Anders Yivarp (drums). Soon the musicians replaced the signboard on the 'Dark tranquillity' and recorded a pair of singles. In 1993, they released their debut lp, 'Skydancer'.
After the appearance of this disk into the light of Anders Frieden parted with the team, and went work in 'In flames'. New vocalist did not seek, and its responsibilities assumed Mikael camp. After recording another pair of albums, in November 1997, held its first tour of 'Dark tranquillity' as the headliners. In 1999 the band signed with German label 'Century Media'. Then the team somewhat modified – left a second guitarist Fredrik Johansson, Martin Henkriksson took his place, took the job of bassist Michael Nicklasson, and in addition the group has appeared Keyboardist Martin Brandstrem. Accordingly, the changed and music – cd 'Projector' was quite far from its brutal predecessors. At that time it was the most dynamic and mature work 'Dark tranquillity'.
Inspired by the successful touring musicians back in the studio and recorded a new album, 'Haven', which sound a bit like the early work, but on the other hand was innovative. In 2002, the 'Dark tranquillity' was released in light of the album, 'Damage Done'. This album, which sold in large numbers, became a very good Swedish and German charts, and earned the highest scores of solid rock publications. Albums by the group: Skydancer 1993/Of Chaos and Eternal Night 1995 (Reissue 2000) The Gallery 1995 Enter Suicidal Angels (EP) 1996 The Mind's I Projector 1997 1999 2000 Haven Damage Done 2002 Exposures In Retrospect And Denial 2004 (compilation) Character Fiction 2005 2007