After the North American tour supporting Lamb Of God, In Flames will trek across America once again, this time as headliners on their Another Year Another Tour in 2013. The tour kicks off on February 2nd in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Demon Hunter, All Shall Perish, and Battlecross will provide support. The dates of the first part of the tour can be seen below. More should be announced soon.
Groove thrash metallers Lamb Of God have announced via their official website that the band will tour the US with In Flames as direct support. Hatebreed will join these bands from October 30th until November 19th at which point Hellyeah will replace them for the remainder of the shows. Sylosis will open all dates. Below are the dates for the tour.
"Deliver Us", the new kick-ass video from Swedish forward thinking Gothenburg metal band In Flames, can now be watched below.
The clip was filmed a few weeks ago at the Göteborgshjulet (The Wheel of Gothenburg) in Gothenburg, Sweden with director Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company.
"Deliver Us", comes off the band's upcoming new album Sounds Of A Playground Fading, which will be released in June worldwide through Century Media Records. More album details were previously reported over here.
Last week we showed you the amazing artwork to the first single Deliver Us. Today we can for the first time show the artwork for the new album Sounds Of A Playground Fading which is also made by Dave Correia (http://www.playwithknives.com/):
We can also announce the tracklist for the new album:
Deliver Us, the first taste of the upcoming new In Flames album Sounds Of A Playground Fading, will be released as a digital single in May through Century Media Records on the following dates:
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Norway, Australia, New Zealand: Friday, May 6th
UK: Sunday, May 8th
North America, Spain, Italy: Tuesday, May 10th
Finland, Hungary: Wednesday, May 11th
Rest Of Europe: Monday, May 9th
Sounds Of A Playground Fading will be out on the following dates: on June 15th in Sweden, on June 17th in Germany, on June 20th in the rest Of Europe and on June 21st in North America through Century Media Records.
Century Media Records is proud to announce the signing of In Flames.
Says Antje Lange from Century Media Records: "We are very happy to make In Flames part of the Century Media Family. The band has a very loyal international fan base and has found a partner with an international set up."
In Flames Anders Fridén commented: "This is number 10... Album number 10! That we even made it this far, that is amazing. Then, to deliver the album of our career that is something else... It's fast, slow, heavy and mellow. It's happy, sad, angry and calm. Sounds of a Playground Fading is everything we ever done on crack (it's a metaphor boys and girls), it's cask strength whisky when it's THAT perfect moment. Use and abuse!
In Flames have announced that Engel/ex-Gardenian guitarist Niklas Engelin will be their permanent guitarist.
Niklas Engelin is an old friend of the band, as he has been part of the In Flames line-up several times now. In 1997 he briefly joined the band as a replacement of Glenn Ljungström (Dimension Zero, ex-Hammerfall). More recently, Engelin regularly filled in on tour for original In Flames guitarist Jesper Strömblad, who eventually left the band in February last year in order to get treatment for his alcohol addiction.
In Flames just finished wrapping up the recording process for Sounds of a Playground Fading, the band's tenth full-length studio album, which is scheduled for a May/June release through Nuclear Blast.
According to a posting on the official In Flames fan page on Facebook, the pre-production of the new In Flames album is almost finished. The songs are almost done and the band is almost ready to start the actual recording of the next album, at their own IF Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden.
According to an earlier statement by the band, "the plan is to spend the remaining part of 2010 and the beginning of 2011 creating and recording the follow-up to A Sense Of Purpose." The as-yet-untitled album will be the tenth studio full-length in the band's discography.
This album marks In Flame's first without founding member, guitarist Jesper Strömblad, who quit the band earlier this year to seek help for his alcohol addiction.
Drum & Bass/Electronica outfit Pendulum recently (as in: yesterday) released their third studio album Immersion, which features some very interesting guest appearances that might interest a few people around here.
It appears that the track "Self vs. Self" features In Flames vocalist Anders Fridén, guitarist Björn Gelotte and bassist Peter Iwers. Another track, entitled "The Fountain" features the vocals of Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree/Blackfield/OSI fame. Check out both tracks below, and let us know what you think!
Pendulum regularly appears on the Download and Reading Festivals, and is also lined up for 2 Sonisphere Festivals this year. More on Pendulum at MySpace.
The following update has appeared on In Flames's official website:
"Jesper Strömblad, guitarist in In Flames has decided to leave the band permanently.
He had this to say - 'I have decided it is best for me to leave In Flames and to quit the band permanently. The last 17 years have been a blast, and I am proud to have been part of this great journey, with the most talented and amazing people anyone can wish to have the privilege to work with. I'm also the luckiest guy in the world, to have the BEST fans in the world, who have been supporting me during my difficult times. It means the world to me, and I'm determined to fight and defeat my demons once and for all.... and by the help from you guys, I'm on my way. I'm far from done with music, metal, or whatever my direction is taking me, so be sure to hear from me in the future.
Readers of the Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet - one of the larger daily newspapers in the Nordic countries - have chosen In Flames' 2006 album Come Clarity as the best Swedish album of the past decade. In Flames got about a quarter of all votes, ending up as the only metal related band in the top 10. Four albums of Swedish rock band Kent appeared in the top 10 too. Top 10 results "Best Swedish Album Of The Decade" here.
Bruce Springsteen's 15th studio album Magic, released in 2007, was voted best album by a foreign (non-Swedish) artist, before Eminem, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Linkin Park. See the top 10 here.