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Formed: 1990
From: Gothenburg, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest In Flames News

Below is our complete In Flames news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Arch Enemy and In Flames Off-Fest

Arch Enemy and In Flames will be doing shows on their off days on Ozzfest this year. Dates to be announced as they become available.

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In Flames Video Confusion

According to a posting on In Flames' official web site, the band have finished shooting a video for the song "My Sweet Shadow" (not for "F(r)iend," as previously reported) with director Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with Dimmu Borgir, Children of Bodom and Lacuna Coil, among others. The shoot took place in early April, "and as usual, Patric did a glorious job. The video looks awesome and is really something extraordinary," reads a posting on the site.
In other news, In Flames guitarist Björn Gelotte and bassist Peter Iwers collaborated with James Murphy (Ex-Death, Testament, Obituary) on a tribute to late Death/Control Denied mainman Chuck Schuldiner. Björn plays on 'Flattening Of Emotions' from the Death album "Human," while Peter appears on 'Baptized In Blood' from "Scream Bloody Gore."

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In Flames Finish Shooting Video For F(r)iend

Sweden's IN FLAMES have finished filming a video for the track "F(r)iend" with director Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, CHILDREN OF BODOM and LACUNA COIL, among others.

"F(r)iend" comes off the group's latest album, "Soundtrack to Your Escape", which was released in the U.S. in April 2004 via Nuclear Blast Records.

As previously reported, IN FLAMES are currently recording their new album at the Dug-Out Studios in Uppsala, Sweden for a late 2005 release via Nuclear Blast. Singer Anders Fridén told Nuclear Blast magazine that the upcoming CD "will be more uptempo" and will feature "more guitar harmonies" than was the case with "Soundtrack to Your Escape".

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In Flames Studio Photos Posted Online

Ten pictures from the drum-recording sessions for the new In Flames album at the Dug-Out Studios in Uppsala, Sweden have been posted online at the group's official web site. Check them out at this location. Also available on the site is a streaming video filmed during the drum soundcheck at Dug-Out on April 5. To watch the video you need to have Real Audio installed on your computer.

In Flames singer Anders Fridén told Nuclear Blast magazine that the upcoming album "will be more uptempo" and will feature "more guitar harmonies" than was the case with 2004's "Soundtrack to Your Escape."

In other news, In Flames will be supporting Iron Maiden in Gothenburg on July 9th, 2005.

As reported earlier, In Flames will be teaming up with Motley Crue in Finland for two shows.

Upcoming In Flames support dates include:

Jun. 07 Icehall in Helsinki, Finland (Monsters Of The Millennium with Mötley Crüe)
Jun. 08 Ellysee Arena in Turku, Finland (Rock In Turku with Mötley Crüe)
Jul. 09 Venue TBA in Gothenburg, Sweden (with Iron Maiden)

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In Flames To Open For Motley Crue In Finland

Sweden's In Flames will be opening for Motley Crue on their two Finnish dates in early June. The details are as follows.

Jun. 07 Helsinki, FIN @ Icehall (Monsters Of The Millennium)
Jun. 08 Turku, FIN @ Ellysee Arena (Rock In Turku)

In other news, the two In Flames guitarists/songwriters Björn Gelotte and Jesper Strömblad decided in 2003 to start a project that is somewhat different from what they usually do. The idea was to create a band that is far removed from the music they are famous for. They had a clear vision of how this should sound.

Together with experienced musical artist Tinna Karlsdotter and Björn's sister Emma Gelotte they recorded a few songs as the first All Ends demo. The resultant recording, which is said to be "quite far away from In Flames," is currently being shopped to interested labels.

For more information, visit www.allends.com.

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In Flames Issues Recording Update

Sweden's In Flames has posted the following update on the band's official website:

12 songs have been written so far and we'e all extremely excited. Hopefully both old and new members of the IF-family will be pleased. Daniel will begin tracking drums in about 2 weeks and at the end of May we will have a new album finished. We'll keep you updated about what's going on in the studio.

As you know by now we're on Ozzfest this summer and it looks like a great bill this year with lots of METAL bands. Great to see that our friends in Soilwork, Haunted and Arch Enemy will be there with us to spread the Swedish sound. Can't wait to see you all in the dust and the heating sun.


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In Flames Working On New Album

In Flames might be touring with Judas Priest and preparing to release a DVD at the end of May. But that does not keep them from already getting some tunes together for a new album.

As singer Anders Fridén told Nuclear Blast magazine, "nine or ten songs are written, and the drums will be recorded drums in two and a half weeks." As for the direction of the album, Fridén stated that "it will be more uptempo" and feature "more guitar harmonies". Most of the songs even have titles by now, but the frontman declined to name them, especially since he was still writing lyrics will travelling in support of Judas Priest. The tour ended on Monday, March 14 in Böblingen, Germany.

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Breaking News

Official Ozzfest 2005 Dates And Lineup Revealed

It's big. It's bad. And it's back for more. Got a problem with that?

Ozzfest — the king of festivals — triumphantly returns this summer to celebrate its hard-earned 10th anniversary with the staggering line-up of BLACK SABBATH, IRON MAIDEN, ROB ZOMBIE, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, SHADOWS FALL and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY. The summer's premier concert festival — which has propelled many of today’s rock bands to superstardom while paying close attention to its discerning fans — will roll out July 15 in Boston and visit 26 cities by the time it reaches West Palm Beach on September 4. The Hot Topic Second Stage will be headlined by ZOMBIE and feature a preview of rock's rising stars, including AS I LAY DYING, MASTODON, THE HAUNTED, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, BURY YOUR DEAD, SOILWORK, TRIVIUM, IT DIES TODAY, A DOZEN FURIES and more.

"I'm most proud of the success of Ozzfest," says founder Sharon Osbourne. "Everyone said it would never happen and 10 years later we are still in business." In fact, 125 bands, 238 shows and over 4 million fans later, the all-day extravaganza of music and deranged merriment is roaring louder than ever. History in the making, 2005 marks the first time metal legends BLACK SABBATH and IRON MAIDEN have toured together and also represents IRON MAIDEN's first Ozzfest appearance.

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson said, "This summer's MAIDEN touring is based on the recent 'Early Days' DVD and all the songs we do at Ozzfest will be from our first four albums — 'Iron Maiden', 'Killers', 'Number of the Beast' and 'Piece of Mind'. We will be bringing over our full European show, naturally including as special guest Eddie in various appropriate guises!! The stage sets, production and backdrops will recreate aspects of the shows on the tours around those albums — only bigger… much bigger!!! We don’t know if anyone has done anything like this before but we think it’s something the fans will really appreciate both in the choice of songs and in the production values."

Here are the Ozzfest tour dates: More...

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More Acts Confirmed For Download Festival

More acts have been confirmed for Download Festival takes place from 10th, 11th & 12th June, at Donington Park, Leicestershire.

All of these new bands are to play the Snickers Stage, with In Flames and Lamb of God playing on the Saturday, and with Motorhead, Mastodon, Chimaira, and Bullet For My Valentine all playing on the Sunday.

They join the bands previously confirmed: Feeder, Garbage, Dinosaur Jr, Megadeth, Biffy Clyro, JJ72, Billy Idol, The Used, My Chemical Romance (all Friday), Black Sabbath, Velvet Revolver, HIM (all Saturday - an Ozzfest day), and System of a Down, Slipknot, and Slayer.

Three-day tickets are on sale now, priced at £105, with camping costing an extra £22.50 (and with parking thrown in). Those not camping will (if required) need to buy an extra ticket to park their car, costing £5 if bought at the same time as festival tickets, or costing £10 on the day.

Click here to buy tickets.

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In Flames Confirmed For German Festivals

Sweden 's melodic death heros In Flames will play at the german Rock am Ring / Rock im Park festivals, taking place June 3-5 at the Nürburgring and in Nürnberg respectively.

In Flames will also head to the German With Full Force festival, set for July 1-3. In Flames will play right before Slayer.

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More Bands Confirmed For Fury Fest

Slayer, In Flames, Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir and Suicidal Tendencies are among the latest confirmations for the 2005 edition of the Fury Fest, set to take place June 24-26 in Le Mans, France. The list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: More...

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In Flames To Support Judas Priest

Two generations of Metal will join forces in February and March: Sweden's In Flames were confirmed as the support for the mighty Judas Priest on the Scandinavian and German part of their reunion tour. The veterans of all things Metal and purveyors of countless classics take out the masters of Melodic Death Metal – how much heavier can it get?

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In Flames Wins Swedish Grammy

The Swedish metal band In Flames wins the Swedish Grammy Award for the best hardrock / metal album of 2004 with their latest album "Soundtrack To Your Escape".

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In Flames' New Album To Be Released As Digipak

The current album by Swedish Melodic Death-masters In Flames is now available as a Digipak with the CD and 5-track-DVD. In this package, you will find "Soundtrack To Your Escape" on CD plus a DVD containing the following videos:

1. The Quiet Place
2. Touch Of Red
3. Watch Them Feed (live at Wacken Open Air 2003)
4. Only For The Weak (live at Wacken Open Air 2003)
5. The Making Of “Soundtrack To Your Escape” (feat.Daniel Bergstrand)

Available Feb. 21 everywhere.

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In Flames Confirmed For Graspop Metal Meeting

Sweden's In Flames will be playing at the Graspop Metal Meeting which takes place in Dessel, Belgium on June 24-26. Among the other performers at the 10th-anniversary edition of the festival are: Accept, Grave Digger, Iron Maiden, Lacuna Coil, Dio and Nevermore. You can check out the festival website here.

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In Flames Wins P3 Gold Award

The Swedish metal band In Flames won the P3 Gold award for best rock/metal band with their last album "Soundtrack To Your Escape".

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In Flames Offer Condolences To The Tsunami Victims

Sweden's In Flames have posted this message on their official website:

We would like to give our thoughts and deepest sympathies to all people involved in the horrible tragedy "tsunami". We pray that all the people still missing will be found safe and unharmed. And for the people that lost someone, no words can describe what you must be going through right now, our thoughts are with you.

When something like this happens, it really makes you think about your loved ones and how we should not take any people for granted, but always appreciate our friends,families and co-workers. Sadly it is mostly in times like these when that comes to our minds.

Our deepest condolances:
Peter, Jesper, Anders, Björn & Daniel

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In Flames Worth 10 Awards

Swedish News reporter Mattias Kling says In Flames are worth 10 awards, speaking of the annual "Rockbjörnen" where In Flames are nominated in 2 categories: best record and best group.

Read the whole article (in Swedish) here.

Click here to vote for In Flames.

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First Bands Confirmed For Fury Fest

The first batch of names has been announced for next year's Fury Fest, which happens from June 24-26 at Le Mans in France. Among those bands confirmed to appear are In Flames, Neurosis, Suicidal Tendencies, Mayhem and Behemoth.

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"Alone In The Dark" Tracklisting Revealed

Nuclear Blast has announced the tracklisting of "Alone in the Dark," the original motion picture soundtrack inspired and from the movie. "Alone in the Dark" is based on the best-selling Atari video game series of the same name. The soundtrack will feature some of today’s best Metal bands such as Dimmu Borgir, Shadows Fall, Fear Factory, Machine Head amongst others, and it will be featured on a double disc format. This is the first time a Hollywood production receives an all Extreme Metal soundtrack. The release date for the soundtrack has been set for January 25, 2005.

Edward Carnby (Christian Slater) is a private investigator specializing in unexplainable supernatural phenomena. His cases delve into the dark corners of the world, searching for truth in the occult remnants of the ancient civilizations. Now, the greatest mystery of his past is about to become the most dangerous case he has ever faced. With the help of his ex-flame, archeologist Aline Cedrac (Tara Reid), and his bitter rival, government agent Richard Burke (Stephen Dorff), Edward Carnby is about to learn that just because you don’t believe in something, that doesn’t mean it can’t kill you. More info can be found here.

There will be two different version of the soundtrack, one for European territories and the American version. Here are both tracklists: More...

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