Band Photo: In Flames (?)
From: Gothenburg, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active
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COLDTEARS, the new Swedish band featuring 19-year-old drummer Adam Gelotte (brother of IN FLAMES guitarist Björn Gelotte), have posted their five-song demo on their official web site, coldtears.se. The tracks available for download are as follows:
01. Inside My Head
03. No Tomorrow
05. My Own Grave
David Johansson - Guitar
Gustav Alander - Vocals
Ivar Anås - Guitar
Marcus Dahlström - Bass
Adam Gelotte - Drums
Adam and Björn are not the only Gelotte siblings to be actively involved in playing heavy rock music. Their sister, Emma Gelotte, is one of two female vocalists fronting the Gothenburg-based band ALL ENDS, which also features in its ranks Tinna Karlsdotter on vocals, Michael Håkansson (EVERGREY) on bass, Fredrik Johansson (IN FLAMES' "The Jester Race" album) on guitar and Josef Skansås on drums. Currently unsigned, ALL ENDS' debut demo was recorded at Studio Fredman and Queenstreet Recording in Gothenburg, Sweden by producers Fredrik Nordström and Patrick J. Sten. The music on the CD was composed by Björn Gelotte and Jesper Strömblad of IN FLAMES, while the lyrics were written by Tinna Karlsdotter, Emma Gelotte and Björn Gelotte.
Sweden's IN FLAMES have announced a second North American headlining tour in support of their critically acclaimed new album, "Come Clarity". The trek is slated to commence on May 5 and follows the band's recent sold out North American tour of the same name. Support on the IN FLAMES tour will be provided by THROWDOWN, NEVERMORE and EVERGREY. A full tour routing will be announced soon and is expected to include live dates in the following markets: Burlington, VT, Myrtle Beach, SC, Jacksonville, NC, Cincinnati, OH, Ft. Wayne, IN, Grand Rapids, MI, Lawrence, KS, Colorado Springs, CO, Spokane, WA, Tucson, AZ, Tulsa, OK, Memphis, TN and New Orleans, LA, amongst others. The North American tour will follow the band's upcoming 35 city European headlining tour — featuring support from SEPULTURA — set to begin March 12 in Oslo, Norway. Additionally, IN FLAMES will launch a U.S. commercial radio campaign — the first in the band's storied history — in late April. The radio blitz will initially focus on the "Come Clarity" roll-out track, "Take This Life", with a second single from the album to follow.
IN FLAMES' "Come Clarity" has sold 50,000 units in the United States in its first month of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
IN FLAMES tour dates with THROWDOWN, NEVERMORE and EVERGREY:
May 05 - New Haven, CT @ Toad's Place
May 06 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
May 08 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
May 09 - Jacksonville, NC @ Planet Rock
More dates will be announced soon.
In Flames will be back in the US on a headling tour in May in support of their latest album, "Come Clarity." Support will come from Throwdown, Nevermore and Evergrey. Tour dates will be announced as soon as they get confirmed.
In other news, In Flames are also confirmed for three festivals so far: Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park in Germany (June 2-4) and the Graspop Metal Meeting in Belgium (June 25).
Season of Mist has announced that DAGOBA will join IN FLAMES and SEPULTURA on their European tour. Consequently, some previously scheduled tour dates will be cancelled. The updated tour schedule is as follows:
10 Mar 06 Saint-Etienne (42) (FR) Hall C. (+Tripod + Sidilarsen)
11 Mar 06 Lille (59) (FR) MJC Saint André lez Lille (+ Klang)
17 Mar 06 Vesoul (70) (FR) Moulin de Poncey
19 Mar 06 Berlin (DE) Columbiahalle (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
20 Mar 06 Cologne (DE) E-werk (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
21 Mar 06 Eindoven (NL) Effenaar (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
22 Mar 06 London (UK) The Forum (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
23 Mar 06 Manchester (UK) Academy 2 (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
24 Mar 06 Glasgow (UK) Barrowlands (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
25 Mar 06 Sheffield (UK) Corporation (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
26 Mar 06 Birmingham (UK) Carling Academy (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
28 Mar 06 Dublin (UK) Ambassador Theatre (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
29 Mar 06 Liverpool (UK) Carling Academy (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
30 Mar 06 Cardiff (UK) The Coal Exchange (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
31 Mar 06 Portsmouth (UK) Pyramid Centre (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
01 Apr 06 Antwerpen (BE) Hof-ter-lo (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
02 Apr 06 Paris (FR) Elysee-Montmartre (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
03 Apr 06 Clermont Ferrand (FR) Cooperative de Mai (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
04 Apr 06 Barcelona (ES) Razzmatazz (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
05 Apr 06 Madrid (ES) La Riviera (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
06 Apr 06 Bergara (ES) Sala Jam (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
08 Apr 06 Milan (IT) TBC (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
09 Apr 06 Treviso (IT) New Age (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
10 Apr 06 Vienna (AT) Arena (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
11 Apr 06 Linz (AT) Posthof (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
12 Apr 06 Munich (DE) Georg-Elser-Halle (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
13 Apr 06 Stuttgart (DE) Filharmonie (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
15 Apr 06 Ljubljana (SK) TBC (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
16 Apr 06 Budapest (HU) Petoefi (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
17 Apr 06 Prague (CZ) TBC (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
18 Apr 06 Warszawa (PL) Proxima (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
19 Apr 06 Dresden (DE) Alter Schlachthof (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
20 Apr 06 Hamburg (DE) Grosse Freiheit (+ In Flames + Sepultura)
22 Apr 06 Vitrolles (FR) Salle des fêtes ? Hybride Festival
05 Mai 06 Vaureal (95) (FR) Le Forum
24 Mai 06 Strasbourg (67) (FR) La Laiterie (+ The Old Dead Tree)
22 Jul 06 Saint Amarin (68) (FR) Festival Mix'Thur
A recent audio interview with IN FLAMES frontman Anders Fridén, conducted by RabaFlab Rab of Northern Storm Records, has been made available for download at the IN FLAMES international fan site Everdying.com.
IN FLAMES have just completed a North American headlining tour in support of their new release, "Come Clarity", which debuted at No. 58 on The Billboard 200 chart with sales of just under 24,000 copies. The CD has sold a total of 45,000 copies in its first three weeks of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
IN FLAMES will be kicking off a European tour with SEPULTURA on March 12 in Oslo, Norway.
In Flames have announced the following in-stores in Canada:
Feb 19 Montreal, QC at HMV at 3pm
Feb 21 Toronto, ONT at HMV at 5pm
In Flames' latest album, "Come Clarity," has sold 23.985 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 58 on next week's The Billboard 200 chart.
First-week chart positions for "Come Clarity":
Japan: #17 (second week: #18)
According to MTV.com, As I Lay Dying, Gwar, In Flames, Trivium, Cannibal Corpse, Terror, the Black Dahlia Murder, Behemoth, the Chariot and Through the Eyes of the Dead are all confirmed to take part in the second Sounds of the Underground Tour.
The Sounds of the Underground organizers are taking a different approach to this summer's festival by keeping the number of bands on the bill down and extending the length of set times. Last year most bands got no more than 30 minutes to play.
While dates for the trek — including the official launch date — are still being worked out, SOTU will return to Denver, St. Louis, Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Los Angeles, as well as cities in Texas, New England and western Canada. Tickets will go on sale in late March.
More bands will be announced in the coming weeks.
MTV2 and Roadrunner Records have announced the release of the third installment in the successful series – MTV2 HEADBANGERS BALL: THE REVENGE. The low priced, double-disc is due in stores on April 11, 2006.
On the heels of the Gold certification of the first installment, MTV2 HEADBANGERS BALL, VOLUME 1 and the success with MTV2 HEADBANGERS BALL, VOLUME 2, MTV2 and Roadrunner Records once again set out to gather the very best in Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. The result is more than 2 1/2 hours of music on 2 CDs: disc one represents the strongest tracks from today's biggest rock bands, and disc two brings together the strongest up-and-comers from the underground rock scene.
In addition to the genre-defining anthems that represent the best of the show, there are enough rare and unreleased tracks to satisfy tastemaker metal fans as well. Packed with a total of 38 hard-charging tracks, this collection has 7 exclusive offerings. They include the Terry Date mix of Slipknot's "Before I Forget", and the live recording of Killswitch Engage's "A Bid Farewell", which both see their first CD release on this compilation. Other exclusives are brand new tracks from Hatebreed and Walls Of Jericho, both of which were written especially for this release (Hatebreed's lead vocalist, Jamey Jasta, is the host of the Headbangers Ball program on MTV2). A video for the Hatebreed track, entitled "To The Threshold", will air on video channels in March. A side project of Jasta's, Kingdom of Sorrow (which also includes members of Down, Crowbar and Seemless), also throws a brand new track into the ring. The compilation beat Dragonforce and 36 Crazyfists' record releases to the punch with fresh new tracks from these up-and-comers.
DOUBLE DISC TRACK LISTING More...
Chart positions for In Flames' latest effort, "Come Clarity," has been revealed:
Top 200 Artist Albums #67
Top 50 Independent Albums #7
Rock & Metal Top 40 #2
In Flames is currently touring North America on their Come Clarity tour with Trivium, Devildriver and Zao.
IN FLAMES have announced an AOL Music "Advance Listening Party", previewing their long-awaited new album Come Clarity. Come Clarity will be released in North America on February 7th through Ferret Music. The In Flames/AOL Music Advance Listening Party will enable AOL Music listeners to hear the band's highly anticipated new album in its entirety. Come Clarity will be available to preview beginning today (Monday, February 6th) through Sunday, February 12th at the AOL Music Full CD Listening Party page here. AOL Music has a monthly audience of more than 17,000,000.
Ferret Music have added a third track to the IN FLAMES' Come Clarity album player - check out 'Scream' at this location. As previously reported, the debut video from Come Clarity for 'Take This Life' is available here. Come Clarity will be released on February 3rd in Europe through Nuclear Blast Records and on February 7th in North America through Ferret Music. The album will include a bonus DVD featuring the group performing the album in a rehearsal room.
In Flames frontman, Anders Fridén, will be interviewed on the Swedish national radio channel P3 (P3 Rock) on Thursday (January 19) evening sometime after 22.10 CET. Click here for more information.
In Flames will perform on the "P3 Guld" gala in Gothenburg on Saturday (January 21). The Swedish radio channel P3 will broadcast direct from the gala between 20.03 and 22.00 CET. Also, Swedish national TV (SVT 2) will broadcast as well, between 21.15 and 23.15 CET. More information about "P3 Guld" can be found at this location.
In Flames have just announced two in-store autograph signings:
Jan. 31 @ 5pm
Feb. 04 @ 3pm
*You can get $2 off "Come Clarity" if you bring your ticket stub from the Denver show to the store on February 7th.
Igor Cavalera is taking a break from Brazilian thrashers SEPULTURA to spend time with his new wife while they await the birth of their first child together, but he has no intentions of leaving the band, the drummer told BLABBERMOUTH.NET Friday night.
Cavalera, who recently remarried after splitting up with his wife of 10 years, Monika, says that he wants to stay at home in Sao Paulo, Brazil before his fourth child is born (he has three kids with his first wife, while his new bride has another child from a previous relationship) and insists that he gave the rest of the band his blessing to seek out a temporary replacement in time for the group's upcoming European tour with IN FLAMES.
Former SOULFLY drummer Roy Mayorga, who played with Igor's brother Max for several years in the late '90s and again in 2001-2003, has been enlisted to do the European tour, with the possibility that he will stick around for further touring activities beyond the spring.
When asked point-blank if he has in fact quit the group or if he has any intentions of leaving the band, Igor told BLABBERMOUTH.NET, "No, man," before explaining that he would rather not tour right now than be in a position where he is forced to go on the road without having his heart in it 100 percent.
SEPULTURA's European tour with IN FLAMES is scheduled to kick off March 12 in Oslo, Norway. The band's new album, "Dante XXI" (featuring Cavalera), is scheduled for release in North America on March 14 via SPV USA.
IN FLAMES' video for the song "Take This Life" has been posted online at Aftonbladet.se. The clip was shot in late October in Sweden with director Patric Ullaeus, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL and KAMELOT, among many others. "Take This Life" (mp3) is the roll-out single and video from the group's upcoming album, "Come Clarity", due in North America on February 7 through Ferret Music. The follow-up to the band's 2004 album, "Soundtrack to Your Escape", "Come Clarity" was mixed at Tonteknik studio in Umeå, Sweden and is "the best [CD] we've ever done," according to IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad.
IN FLAMES members Anders Fridén (vocals) and Björn Gelotte (guitar) will be taking part in an online chat on Thursday, January 12 at Aftonbladet.se (web site of Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet). The chat will start at 3:30 p.m. (CET).
Sweden's IN FLAMES have unveiled an online E-Player featuring two tracks from their forthcoming album, "Come Clarity". The songs "Take this Life" and "Leeches" are available as a free downloadable MP3s now via the Ferret Music web site at this location.
"Come Clarity" will be released in North America on February 7 through Ferret Music. The follow-up to the band's 2004 album, "Soundtrack to Your Escape", "Come Clarity" features thirteen explosive tracks, including "Take this Life", the roll-out single and video.
IN FLAMES will a launch a North American headlining tour in support of "Come Clarity" on January 25 at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe, AZ. The tour will run through February 26 in Lake Buena Vista, FL with support provided by TRIVIUM, DEVILDRIVER and ZAO. The extended trek will represent the first IN FLAMES North American dates since their main-stage appearances as part of Ozzfest 2005 and will kick off the band's most extensive touring on the continent in their decade-plus history.
In Flames have announced tour dates for their European headlining tour 2006, which is set to kick off in Oslo, Norway on March 12. Main support on the tour will be Sepultura. All confirmed dates are as follows:
Mar. 12 Oslo - Rockefeller
Mar. 14 Tampere - Pakkahoune
Mar. 15 Helsinki - House of culture
Mar. 17 Stockholm - Arenan
Mar. 18 Gothenburg - Lisebergshallen
Mar. 19 Berlin - Columbiahalle
Mar. 20 Cologne - E-werk
Mar. 21 Eindoven - Effenar
Mar. 22 London - Forum
Mar. 23 Manchester - Academy
Mar. 24 Glasgow - Brrowlands
Mar. 25 Sheffield - Corperstion
Mar. 26 Birmingham - Academy
Mar. 28 Dublin - Ambassador
Mar. 29 Liverpool - Academy
Mar. 30 Cardiff - Coal Exchange
Mar. 31 Portsmouth - Pyramis Centre
Apr. 01 Antwerp - Hof-ter-lo
Apr. 02 Paris - Elysee-Montmartre
Apr. 03 Lyon - TBC
Apr. 04 Barcelona - Razzmatazz
Apr. 05 Madrid - La Riviera
Apr. 06 Bergara - Sala Jam
Apr. 08 Milan - TBC
Apr. 09 Bologna - Estragon
Apr. 10 Vienna - Arena
Apr. 11 Linz - Posthof
Apr. 12 Munich - Georg-Elser-Halle
Apr. 13 Stuttgart - Filharmonie
Apr. 15 Lljubljana - TBC
Apr. 16 Budapest - Petoefi
Apr. 17 Prauge - TBC
Apr. 18 Warszawa - Proxima
Apr. 19 Dresden - Alter Schlachthof
Apr. 20 Hamburg - Grosse Freiheit
MTV.com reports: It wasn't playing in broad daylight that bothered In Flames frontman Anders Fridén during his band's stint on this summer's Ozzfest, where the Swedish metallers served as the mainstage openers. It wasn't even the fact that In Flames were restricted to 20-minute sets, or that those sets were performed in arenas teeming with metalheads sitting in plastic seats and downing hot dogs and jumbo pretzels. That Fridén could deal with. But knowing In Flames had an entire album in the hopper, waiting to be unleashed upon the world, but no label deal that would get it out there on store shelves? That bothered him.
"It's been frustrating waiting this long to get an album out," he said of the band's eighth studio LP, Come Clarity, the cover art for which has already been illustrated by renowned metal and hardcore artiste Derek Hess. "It was finished in April [of 2005]. We wrote it at the end of 2004. And now it's going to be released on February 7. The songs still feel fresh to us and to our fans — no matter when it was recorded, it's a new album to them. I think it still represents In Flames and where we are. But it was hard."
Before signing with New Jersey's Ferret Music, In Flames spent the summer wondering just what would become of Come Clarity. Now that everything's in order and the brutal Swedes have a full U.S. tour planned with Trivium, DevilDriver and Zao (set to kick off in January), Fridén's trying to relax a bit. That, too, will be hard. In Flames need to devote loads of time to pre-tour rehearsals, as they'll be introducing a number of cuts they've never performed live — including material from 1994's Lunar Strain — into their set list.
On the topic of touring, was the Ozzfest gamble worth it for In Flames? The singer's not sure. "We saw it as a big promotional machine, and we got a chance to play in front of a huge crowd that doesn't normally listen to In Flames," he admitted. "But we won't know for sure until the album is out. I mean, looking back, I'd rather have been on the second stage."
Fridén considers Come Clarity "a bit more aggressive, and a bit more uptempo," but said it still possesses all the "elements of In Flames. It's always been about this balance between aggression and melody. It's just another step in our evolution. I don't know where we're going exactly. But I know where we've come from. We just try to top ourselves each time and be happy with the result. That's all we can do. Now it's up to the public to judge us."
He said the clip for the album's first single, "Take This Life," has been shot. It'll feature performance footage of the band superimposed across billboards in Times Square, interspersed with scenes from the video's mysterious story line. Fridén wouldn't discuss the details, as director Patric Ullaeus (Lacuna Coil, Dimmu Borgir) was still working on the video's overall concept at the time of the interview.
As if In Flames isn't keeping him busy enough, Fridén's also working on the second album from his side project Passenger.
"It's in the works, but I don't have time," he said. "I would like to release [a Passenger LP] sometime [in 2006], because we've recorded 10 of the album's 12 songs already. It's been a very slow process." Fridén once again worked with guitarist Niklas Engelin, bassist Hakan Skoger, drummer Patrik Sten and keyboardist Pierre Sten on the outing, which has no definitive release date yet.
RockDetector.com is publishing a two-volume book set, "Scandinavian Rock & Metal", in the first quarter of 2006. The books cover all styles of rock and metal from Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark. In the now-expected Rockdetector style, executive editor Garry Sharpe-Young covers each band's history in meticulous detail, including lineups, URLs and a complete discography, along with track listings, labels, catalogue numbers and chart positions. The two books will each be approximately 500 pages each, listing well over 1,200 bands covering heavy metal, death metal, black metal, melodic rock, progressive rock and beyond. Fjords, Vikings, the midnight sun and a thousand lakes — the perfect breeding ground for the most epic of heavy metal! Scandinavia has exported its rock and metal to all corners of the globe, ranging from the shred exploits of YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, the operatic pioneers NIGHTWISH, the pomptastic EUROPE, the heavyweight HAMMERFALL to the extremist forms of black and death metal in EMPEROR, MAYHEM, DIMMU BORGIR, MARDUK, DARKTHRONE and BURZUM. "Scandinavia has really been the hotbed for emerging rock talent for over a decade now," says Garry Sharpe-Young. "Once EUROPE, TNT and YNGWIE MALMSTEEN had made their mark on the international scene, Norway's floodgates opened and poured a black metal plague upon the world with BURZUM, EMPEROR, MAYHEM, DIMMU BORGIR, and DARKTHRONE. Since then, Sweden made a huge impact with acts such as HAMMERFALL, IN FLAMES, SOILWORK and KATATONIA and subsequently Finland has really raised its head and is now without question the most metal place on planet earth! All these bands, from all genre spectrums are included. Some of the band histories are positively labyrinthine when you get into the detail of who played for who under what pseudonym. This really is a true monster of a book."
More dates for In Flames' upcoming North American tour with Trivium, DevilDriver and Zao have been announced:
Jan. 25 Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
Jan. 26 Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
Jan. 27 San Diego, CA - Soma
Jan. 28 Los Angeles, CA - Avalon
Jan. 29 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
Jan. 30 Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
Jan. 31 Vancouver, BC - Croatian Cultural Centre
Feb. 01 Seattle, WA - Showbox
Feb. 03 Salt Lake City, UT - Salt Air Pavilion
Feb. 04 Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
Feb. 06 Austin, TX - The Back Room
Feb. 07 Houston, TX - Meridian
Feb. 09 Nashville, TN - Rockettown
Feb. 10 Detroit, MI - Harpo´s
Feb. 11 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
Feb. 12 Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
Feb. 14 Albany, NY - Saratoga Wi nners
Feb. 15 New York, NY - Webster Hall
Feb. 16 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
Feb. 17 Philadelphia, PA - TLA
Feb. 18 Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Feb. 19 Montreal, QC - Le Medley
Feb. 20 Quebec City, QC - Theatre Capitole
Feb. 21 Toronto, ONT - Kool Haus
Feb. 22 Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall
Feb. 23 Norfolk, VA - Norva Theater
Feb. 24 Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
Feb. 25 Atlanta, GA - Roxy
Feb. 26 Orlando, FL - House of Blues