DARK TRANQUILLITY, THE HAUNTED Members Take Part In Swedish Heavy Metal Soccer Tournament

On Saturday, May 9, members of IN FLAMES, SABATON, TIAMAT, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, MILLENCOLIN, THE HAUNTED and BULLET took part in a metal soccer tournament, "Metallsvenskan", in Örebro, Sweden. Marika Eriksson (Swedish TV4) and film/metal guru Orvar Säfström (ex-ENTOMBED session singer and former member of NIRVANA 2002) compèred the games, which took place at the brand new Behrn Arena.

Commented DARK TRANQUILLITY vocalist Mikael Stanne: "Somehow we got lured into a soccer tournament this past weekend. For me this was the first time on a soccer field since my athletic peak in 1982 but because we put together a great team we managed to get to the semi-finals, ending up with the bronze medal.

"Jonas [Björler; THE HAUNTED], Anders [Björler; THE HAUNTED], Martin [Henriksson; DARK TRANQUILLITY], Daniel [Antonsson; DARK TRANQUILLITY], Anders [Jivarp; DARK TRANQUILLITY] and Per [Möller Jensen; THE HAUNTED] really delivered every step of the way and we had an awesome time exhausting ourselves in front of the cheerful 3000+ audience.

"We are already in training for next year's showdown. Cheers and thanks to all who supported us."

Watch video footage of the tournament below.

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