Daniel Antonsson

Daniel Antonsson is a musician and songwriter from Gothenburg, Sweden, currently playing guitar in Dimension Zero. He is also the former bassist for Dark Tranquillity, playing on the album We Are the Void, and former guitarist for Soilwork, recording with them on their album Sworn to a Great Divide. He uses Esp Nv-std guitar and Mayones Guitars & Basses.

His music career started in a band called "Pathos".

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Antonsson accessed 29th May 2013

It has now been revealed that shortly before beginning the studio sessions for the upcoming 10th studio album Construct, Dark Tranquillity has amicably parted ways with bassist Daniel Antonsson and the main reason is that Daniel wanted to focus on his own musical projects as well as working more in his recording studio. Being first and foremost a guitarist, he felt that the playing bass in a full-time band didn't allow him much time for his main instrument and true passion.

The band stated: "With this in mind, he chose to follow his heart and step aside at this point instead of committing to another album and an intense touring cycle that would leave little room for other activities. We thank Daniel for his years in the band - filled with great shows and amazing memories and experiences in all corners of the world - and wish him all the best with his future musical career."

Daniel's statement: "I want to thank the guys in Dark Tranquillity and the amazing D.T. fans around the world for the last four years of touring around the globe! It's been awesome! Also a huge hug to the DT crew and all of the people working with us. I will miss you all very much! You are like family to me and I hope we will meet again soon! But... now is the time for me to follow my heart and again focus on my guitar playing and being a recording engineer/producer in my studio Gothenburg Rock Studios. We will meet again on the road or in the studio - that's for sure! Horns up and Cheerz!"

Daniel Antonsson joined the band in 2008 to replace the former long-time bassist Michael Nicklasson. At this point, the band has not revealed who will take the place of the departed bassist.

In terms of the new album progress, according to the last update from the band, the first half of the album was shipped away to producer Jens Bogren for mixing. The release is set for May 27th in Europe and May 28th in North America through Century Media Records.

Source: http://www.metalstorm.net/events/news_comments.php?news_id=19217 accessed 29th May 2013