Niklas Sundin

Niklas Sundin
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Niklas Sundin with his Gibson Flying V guitar
Background information
Birth name Niklas Bo Sundin[1]
Born (1974-08-13) 13 August 1974 (age 45)
Gothenburg, Sweden
Genres Melodic death metal
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, artist
Years active 1989–present
Labels Century Media, The End
Associated acts Dark Tranquillity, In Flames, Laethora

Niklas Sundin (born 13 August 1974 in Sweden), is a musician best known as the guitarist of bands Dark Tranquillity and Laethora. He is one of only two members (the other being drummer Anders Jivarp) to maintain a role as guitarist of Dark Tranquillity, unlike others in the band who have switched their roles or are not in the band anymore. He also wrote some of the lyrics for the first three and recent two Dark Tranquillity albums (Lead singer Mikael Stanne wrote all of Dark Tranquillity's lyrics from Projector through Fiction) and In Flames' album The Jester Race, and continued to translate In Flames vocalist Anders Fridén's lyrics from Swedish to English for the next few albums while Anders worked to become more proficient in English.

Sundin is also the founder of Cabin Fever Media, which among other things creates artwork for metal bands. He recently published a book of independent artwork and sketches. He has done album layouts for bands such as In Flames, Eternal Tears of Sorrow, Meridian Dawn, Arch Enemy, Nightrage, Sentenced, Kryptos, and Fragments of Unbecoming, as well as his own bands.


His main guitars are Gibson Faded SG, Gibson 1983 Flying V, and an Ibanez IC400; he also uses a custom J. Nunis SC1, 2 Gibson Les Pauls (Standard and Gothic), and a Fender Talon I. He previously used Rocktron Chameleon rack mounted pre-amplifiers, but after the Damage Done tour, he and Martin Henriksson began using Peavey 5150 and Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier amplifiers along with Behringer V-AMP 2 modeling processors. In the making of We Are the Void, they are seen in the studio using a Peavey 6505, an ENGL Powerball, as well as a Bugera amplifier.[citation needed]. He also endorses Mayones Guitars & Basses.

Discography as musician

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