No surprises here, he never toured with the band and when he did he seemed like he had zero interest and would rather be literally anywhere else.
Sucks that one of the OG's is gone but it's cool that he will still be contributing artwork.
Also interesting to note that DT currently have no full-time guitarists anymore since Henriksson and Sundin are out. Does this pave the way for Chris Amott to be a full time member?
Digging: Queensryche - Promised Land
this actually does kind of suck tbh hes been there since the beginning and wrote a lot of their best tracks
--Does this pave the way for Chris Amott to be a full time member?--
I hope not. Keep Arch Enemy influence far away.
This will undoubtedly change their style at least somewhat, moreso if they get a couple new guitarists. I am not totally against Amott joining assuming he can keep with their style and not go full Arch Enemy, since he and the dude from Skyfire are live guitarists for DT it only makes sense that both are brought on as full members.
Changes are coming for DT
After Portnoy leaving and now this, i'm done with the band tbh.
Portnoy's vocals added a lot to their sound yeah
I hope not. Keep Arch Enemy influence far away. 
Digging: Crypt Of Kerberos - World Of Myths
I'm cool with Amott joining full time, but yeah: no Arch Enemy influence please
I don't necessarily see it happening though because I guess Arch Enemy - despite them being humiliatingly inferior to the almighty DT - still pays the bills more
Chris Amott isn't a member of Arch Enemy anymore so it wouldn't be a decision between the two
stopped following that band altogether in 2014
whats he up to these days then?
Live guitarist for DT is his main gig I'm pretty sure lol, so thats why i think he's likely to become a full member
"Chris Amott isn't a member of Arch Enemy anymore so it wouldn't be a decision between the two"
Ah shit, I totally forgot about the fact that he hasn't been a member of Arch Enemy for almost 10 years now
well lets hope he doesnt fuck with their songwriting
like yea 2010s DT is no skydancer but theyre pretty fun still
Very sad but understandable. One of the biggest metal legends of all time.
Get Alf Svensson in there
surely alf is in a nursing home by this point
hes like 50 prob
last i heard he was working on 3d animation or something ? lol
rumour that anders friden is their new guitarist
Digging: Lidio Mateus - Determination
can anders even play the guitar
I was dreading this. Fucking sucks
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The was a picture of Johan Reinholdz and Mikael recording. I think Johan is one of the members now. Most of the music will probably be written by Jivarp and Brandstorm like the last album
Damn man. Gonna miss Sundins guitar work
Sad to hear, Sundin is a legend. But tbh DT, studio wise, has far less to give considering their last two albums.
Digging: Oceans of Slumber - Oceans Of Slumber
touring for 4 years for a single album doesn't sound very fun, I'm with him on that. victims of their own success in that respect I guess
tbh it's Michael Amott who is in total control of Arch Enemy, not Chris. It is a shame about Sundin though.
Pretty sure Sundin hasn’t written the majority of their music for the last few albums. Not that seeing him leave isn’t sad but unless whoever replaces him full time really brings some new shit to the table it’ll probably be business as usual
What's Jesper from The Jester Race doing these days?
Bring back Henriksson
-What's Jesper from The Jester Race doing these days?-
We can dream, can't we?
When Henriksson quit last year he said he had no interest in music anymore so I don't think that's gonna happen.
I can't even think of who would be a good fit from a songwriting standpoint. DT is just so much different than most (all?) other Melodeath bands.
Portnoy's vocals added a lot to their sound yeah 
damage done-character-fiction is one of the strongest runs in metal
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damage done-character-fiction is one of the strongest runs in metal 
And that’s not even their best run! Amazing
"I can't even think of who would be a good fit from a songwriting standpoint. DT is just so much different than most (all?) other Melodeath bands."
Agreed. Niklas and Martin were easily my favourite melodeath guitarists and songwriters. Sucks that both of them have now left, but they leave a huge legacy behind.
Brandstrom and Jivarp will probably be the primary composers, which started happening from Construct anyway. I think they might go mellower and in the "Anathema" direction that Anders hinted at a few years ago
lol yea first 3 >
personally id shift that one over to gallery minds i projector
if were talking about album runs
"damage done-character-fiction is one of the strongest runs in metal"
an impressive run of 3.5s
Fiction slays tho
Niklas Sundin has dropped design and technology and will now be pursuing his love of drama
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This sucks! The only upside is he has left an incredible amount of excellent work.
TBH Chris Amott's stuff with Armageddon isn't the same as Arch Enemy cos Michael is the one who writes all the AE songs. Heck not even Loomis gets to write anything there.
It's time for DT to pack it up and quit altogether. Atoma was a failure imo
Nah DT still have a decent amount in the tank. Their last few albums haven't been amazing, but they've been decent. They've got potential for at least a couple of great albums before retiring
--Brandstrom and Jivarp will probably be the primary composers, which started happening from Construct anyway. I think they might go mellower and in the "Anathema" direction that Anders hinted at a few years ago--
I would love for these guys to become a melodeath Anathema. My favorite albums are Projector and Construct, and one of my favorite tracks is Hedon, so....
Willie you always amaze me with your choice of favorite DT! Just shows how good the band is I guess
Ha ha. I don't get the hate (or general dislike) for Projector. It could also be that it's my favorite because it's the first DT album I had ever heard. So I wasn't comparing it to older or newer releases.
Not, Dream Theater!
Ha ha. If we're counting both bands, I'd heard Images & Words and Awake before Projector. If I'm being honest, they're all three top-tier albums.
Projector is one of my favorites but it’s just below their first three albums. And Construct is right below Projector
I think they do the goth/melodeath thing almost as well as the pure melodeath stuff of the early days. I would def want a bit of both
yeah, arch enemy is straight up trash, the women who run the band are cunts and the music is mediocre, too.
Digging: En Minor - When The Cold Truth Has Worn Its Miserable Welcome
I’ve never heard of Angela Gossow being a cunt but I know the current vocalist had a lot of drama with her previous band
"It's time for DT to pack it up and quit altogether. Atoma was a failure imo"
Atoma has some good songs but wasn’t as good as Construct
Construct was a really good late career effort for them even if it wasnt as heavy or riffy as their earlier stuff
I definitely think it's time for them to make a change. They've been at it a long time, and at this point there's only the vocalist and drummer left from the first album. Maybe time to take some risks... at least for one album
Mikael Stanne could play guitar again
Assuming he wrote riffs for Skydancer I’m confident in his abilities, but I dunno how much he was involved in the songwriting
Who knows if Mikael even practices playing the guitar at home. Maybe he's super rusty. They have Johan Reinholdz at the very least. Dude's a beast
I honestly haven’t heard any of the bands Johan Reinholdz has played in. Also is he actually writing for the band or is he just a live musician?
It's official, per their FB Chris and Johan are the new full time guitarists for DT. I am extremely interested to hear the new album.
I'm less interested... we'll see, I guess.
chris is the better ammott so this will be good
Digging: Cryptic Shift / Replicant / Inoculation / Astral Tomb - Chasm of Aeons
"I honestly haven’t heard any of the bands Johan Reinholdz has played in"
Bro, the first Andromeda album was sick if you're into proggy stuff. It had the original singer from Darkane too.
"It's official, per their FB Chris and Johan are the new full time guitarists for DT. I am extremely interested to hear the new album."
Not surprising tbh. They've been touring with them for a while, plus DT is bigger than any other project they're currently part of. Johan is a beast. Curious to see where they'll go musically.
Still sucks that Sundin left. Feels so weird seeing a DT picture without him
"I'm less interested... we'll see, I guess."
When I say interested I don't necessarily mean excited, I'm just very curious as to the level of influence they have had on the new record. For the past few it's been Jivarp and Brandstrom writing the music which might explain the lack of good guitar riffs but with these two on board now who knows. I'd welcome a more guitar-oriented album, they haven't had one since Fiction.
Yeah I think Jivarp and Brandstorm will be the primary songwriters again. I think they will give Johan and Chris some space in the writing process. Both are songwriters inherently, so it wouldn't make sense to not involve them. Plus they could take the music in a different direction
This is gonna be really interesting. Hope they give the new guys some room for writing.
Johan is the guitarist for Skyfire right? They had some good albums so I'm optimistic.
Yeah and Andromeda