Band Photo: In Flames (?)
From: Gothenburg, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active
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There's been no shortage of hot-button weekly metal news lately - well, very little shortage, anyway; sometimes we at the Metalunderground.com Official Podcast (listen here) are forced to make shit up - and perhaps the most hotly contested announcement is that of the big ol' Singer Change. Replace a bassist or keyboardist and no one bats an eye. Replace a guitarist or drummer and healthy debate ensues. Replace a singer and everyone loses their minds.
It happened in March when Alissa White-Gluz (ex-The Agonist) stepped into the shoes of veteran Arch Enemy frontwoman Angela Gossow, and now it's happened again on the Left Coast: Bay Area thrashers Exodus have relieved vocalist Rob Dukes of his duties after nine years and four albums of service, making way for the return of previous frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza. Reactions have been mixed and somewhat heated, and here to discuss just that is your fabulous co-host Mike Smith (OverkillExposure).
Next, Mike and dashing co-host Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) tackle the fresh new single "Rusted Nail" from Swedish metal giants In Flames, of which they both are confirmed fans for life. However, reactions to this song are mixed as well, and the overall attitude toward the band's upcoming album "Siren Charms" is one of... shall we say, "cautious optimism."
Finally, Mike offers his initial reaction to the upcoming album "Origins" from Swiss folk metal heroes Eluveitie. He was blessed with an early promo for review, and concludes that this effort combines elements of the band's past and present and is likely to satisfy fans old and new alike.
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In Flames is set to release new album "Siren Charms" this coming September 9th, 2014. This upcoming album follows previous full-length "Sounds Of A Playground Fading" (reviewed here).
Ahead of the release, the first single "Rusted Nail" will also be coming out June 13th, 2014 (see artwork below).
Today the band has revealed the full track listing for "Siren Charms," which will be as follows:
01. In Plain View
02. Everything’s Gone
04. Through Oblivion
05. With Eyes Wide Open
06. Siren Charms
07. When The World Explodes
08. Rusted Nail
09. Dead Eyes
10. Monsters In The Ballroom
11. Filtered Truth More...
In Flames today has revealed the cover artwork for new single "Rusted Nail," which can be seen below. The single is due out June 13th, 2014 and features artwork by Blake Armstrong of Space Boy Comics.
The upcoming full album "Siren Charms" will be released September 5th, 2014 by Epic/Sony Music, except for Scandinavia where the album will be released by Razzia Records.
To hear a preview of the first single, head over to the band's official website here.
Following a months-long, rather sadistic campaign of social media teasing, Swedish metal veterans In Flames have put the finishing touches on a clever promotional stunt for their fans' benefit.
Sporadic, vague hints ("The new album's title will contain eleven letters," "Its initials are 'S.C.'") and cryptic "#IF2014" hashtags abounded on the band's Facebook page for weeks that became months, encouraging an ongoing (and agonized) guessing game.
Then, yesterday, the band made the following announcement: "We have encountered some issues regarding our online platforms. We want to assure you that no Jesterhead [the band's fan club] member information has been compromised, and our team is working on a solution right now. We apologize for the inconvenience."
The band's website appeared to have been hacked, as evidenced by the following on the home page:
"sorry admin (n00b) [pwned by ~lOLzcH4Rm1nG~].
"HaXxED much?? Inflames, SERIOUSLY!! You have been tRolLiNg us 4 WAYAAH 2 long. As a result, you now got your site taken over. ok???
"you might also wanna speak to your webmastaa since you also forgot to put some decent locks on your servers... SO GUESS WHAT?! We will leak WHATEVER info we have found here tomrrow @ 6am EST."
A handy link, however, guides fans to what appears after all to be an official band announcement. The upcoming studio album, In Flames' eleventh, is titled "Siren Charms" and is expected out this September.
While an official release date and tracklist have yet to be announced, the provided link does offer a brief sample of new music to accompany the information.
"Siren Charms" will be In Flames' first studio effort since the successful and critically acclaimed "Sounds Of A Playground Fading," [reviewed here] released June 15th, 2011.
In Flames - which is gearing up to announce an upcoming new album - has posted the following brief statement online about canceling upcoming tour dates:
"Announcement - In Flames has decided to postpone all shows planned for summer 2014. New tour dates will be presented shortly."
The In Flames Jesterhead fan club has been blogging about the band's time in the studio working on a new full-length album. Today the following report was issued from the studio:
"Evening Jesterheads! Here is the second report from Berlin. Enjoy!
"After hearing the first 'finished' song the other day I was stoked to get back in the studio to hear more tunes.
"We arrived at the studio around 2pm and Niclas and Bjorn had already started recording new tunes and it was a great experience watching them work. A few moments later Anders joined us in the main recording room with the finished vocals of the second ‘finished’ track. And we were all really psyched to hear it.
"The room went quiet and the song started playing. Instantly noticed the classic In Flames signature sound, then had the pleasure of hearing the best vocals I have heard in ages. This was absolutely massive! By far some of the best vocals I have ever heard.
"When the track was finished clapping followed with everyone having a huge smile on their face. This was definitely a good day for the guys."
If you missed it, you can find the previously posted entry in the series at this location.
The In Flames Jesterhead fan club has checked in with the following update about the band working on a new album:
"Hey guys! Head Jester reporting here from the studio in Berlin. I just flew in yesterday to spend a couple of days with the band in the studio, and to report back to you, The Jesterheads!
"Today we listened to the first 'finished' song with vocals. It sounds fantastic, and more heavy than ever! Anders is really bringing it and I was blown away by the massive sound. We also listened to some of the other tracks that are being recorded right now. Everything sounds incredible, and you can really tell that this album will be a milestone for In Flames, probably their best album yet!
"Now it's time for some dinner with the band, stay tuned for more reports! Also, do not forget to check out the Jesterhead website for more daily updates and photos!"
This new album will be the follow-up to "Sounds of a Playground Fading" (reviewed here).
Nuclear Blast Records will be releasing "Monster of Metal Volume 9," a new DVD/Blu-Ray compilation, on January 10th, 2014.
"Monsters of Metal" will bring you a total of 45 music videos from all corners of the metal genre with a total duration of 211 minutes.
Check out a trailer below, and the complete track listing is as follows:
01. Accept – Teutonic Terror
02. Amorphis – Hopeless Days
03. Avantasia - Sleepwalking
04. Black Star Riders – Hey Judas
05. Doro – Raise Your Fist In The Air
06. Epica – Storm The Sorrow
07. Gotthard- Starlight
08. Korpiklaani - Rauta
09. Nightwish – Storytime (live)
10. Powerwolf – Amen & Attack
11. Rage - 21
12. Sabaton – Ghost Division (live)
13. Sonata Artcica – I Have A Right
14. Threshold – Staring At The Sun
15. Anti-mortem– Stagnant Water
16. Asking Alexandria – Closure
17. Children Of Bodom - Transference
18. Eluveitie - Havoc
19. Hatebreed – Honor Never Dies
20. Heaven Shall Burn– Hunters Will Be Hunted
21. Hypocrisy – End Of Disclosure
22. In Flames – Where The Dead Ships Dwell
23. Kataklysm - Elevate
24. Meshuggah – Break Those Bones Whose Sinews Gave It Motion
25. Moonspell - Lickantrope
26. Nile – Enduring The Eternal Molestation Of Flame
27. Soilwork – Spectrum Of Eternity
28. Suffocation – As Grace Descends
29. Suicide Silence – You Only Live Once
30. Thy Art Is Murder – Reign Of Darkness
31. Death Angel - Truce
32. Destruction - Carnivore
33. Devildriver – The Appetite
34. Kreator – Phantom Antichrist
35. Legion Of The Damned – Mountain Wolves Under A Crescent Moon
36. Lost Society – Kill (those Who Oppose Me)
37. Overkill – Electric Rattlesnake
38. Tankard – A Girl Called Cerveza
39. Testament – Native Blood
40. Free Fall– World Domination
41. Graveyard – Endless Night
42. Kadavar – Come Back Life
43. Orchid - Capricorn
44. Scorpion Child – Polygon Of Eyes
45. The Vintage Caravan – Expand Your Mind More...
After playing the last show of the “Sounds Of A Playground Fading” cycle at Germany’s Summer Breeze festival, In Flames has just released a video for the title track off the album (reviewed here).
The video, which is made of live material, was produced by Patric Ullaeus. Check it out below.
Fans will also have another chance to see In Flames live this year: the amusement park Gröna Lund (Stockholm, Sweden) announced the band is confirmed for a special show next week, September 27th, 2013.
Gröna Lund had in fact closed their park for the season, but when they got word that In Flames was available, they decided to re-open the park, just for this show. Check out Gröna Lund's website here for details. More...
Today we're pleased to team up with Scion AV to give you an exclusive inside look at how the metal albums you love come together with a new studio tour clip.
Daniel Bergstrand, who has produced, mixed, and mastered a variety of extreme metal albums over the years, takes us on a tour of his studio: Dugout Productions in Sweden. He details several pieces of equipment and demonstrates the perfect acoustics of the drum room.
Dugout Productions was utilized as a recording site for albums such as "Koloss" by Meshuggah (reviewed here), "Sounds Of a Playground Fading" by In Flames (review available), "Abrahadabra" by Dimmu Borgir (review at this location), and many more. For further details, check out the studio's website here.
Couldn't make it to Belgium this weekend for the Graspop Metal Meeting? Good news is that the festival will be streaming live over at this location. The live stream has two channels streaming from the various stages.
Scheduled to appear at the annual festival are:
Friday, June 28th:
Heaven Shall Burn
All That Remains
Veil of Maya
Love and Death
The Monolith Deathcult
Generation Kill More...
Sweden's Civil War, who just issued the debut full length LP "The Killer Angels" (see review at this location), have been added to the lineup for the Getaway Rock Festival, to be held on August 8-10, 2013 in Gasklockorna, Gavle Sweden. The festival includes appearances from over 60 bands, including System of a Down, In Flames, Deep Purple and Lamb Of God.
The band made the announcement: "We are very happy to announce that we will do a show in Gävle and Getaway Rock Festival on August 10. This year’s line-up includes System Of A Down, Deep Purple, In Flames, Testament, Gojira among others. Furthermore, we want to send out a huge thank you to all of you who supported us with getting our album. We are overwhelmed with the reception you’ve given it, we salute YOU!"
Drugmetal.ru has posted a five part video series online featuring interviews from the 2013 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise.
Check out the playlist below, which features members of In Flames, Lacuna Coil, Nile, Doro, 3 Inches Of Blood, Tiamat, and Anaal Nathrakh.
In a new video interview with Montreality, Anders Fridén of In Flames speaks about the type of student he was, his past jobs, the key to success in the music industry, In Flames' upcoming projects, and more. Check out the clip below.
The annual 70000 Tons of Metal cruise posted the final lineup of bands for the upcoming event, which kicks off Monday, January 28, 2013 at the Port of Miami in Florida. On Friday, the final six bands were revealed to be: Nightmare, Threat Signal, Anaal Nathrakh, ETECC, Steel Engraved and Fatal Smile.
The complete lineup is as follows:
3 Inches of Blood
Angra (w/Fabio Lione on vocals)
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Flotsam & Jetsam
Metal Church More...
American rock festival Rock On The Range - which has expanded to three days this year - will hit hard with performances from some of rock’s biggest names. Pre-sale tickets are available at this location.
The 2013 line-up features Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Smashing Pumpkins, Korn, Bush, Stone Sour, Three Days Grace, Papa Roach, Cheap Trick, Bullet For My Valentine, Volbeat, Lamb Of God, Skillet, A Day To Remember, Buckcherry, Halestorm, Hollywood Undead, All That Remains, Device (with David Draiman), Steel Panther, Sevendust, Sick Puppies, Asking Alexandria, Pop Evil, In Flames, Clutch, In This Moment, Black Veil Brides, The Sword, Ghost, Motionless In White, Red, Deuce, Middle Class Rut, Big Wreck, Oleander, Otherwise, Red Line Chemistry, Young Guns, Thousand Foot Krutch, Mindset Evolution, Tracer, Beware Of Darkness, Heaven's Basement, American Fangs, Love And Death, Gemini Syndrome, and more.
“We're really looking forward to returning to Rock On The Range with a batch of brand new killer Alice tunes to play for everyone!” says Jerry Cantrell, Alice In Chains.
“Head is back!!,” says Korn’s Jonathan Davis. “Rock On The Range is going to start it all off!! Get ready, we are going to hit it hard!!”
“Bush are thrilled to be playing Rock On The Range with such great bands,” says Bush’s Gavin Rosdale. “We look forward to seeing you all out there.” More...
Promoters of the upcoming 70000 Tons of Metal Cruise, to be held from January 28, 2013 to February 1, 2013, have announced the addition of a Dutch two pack, symphonic metal band Delain and folk bank Heidevolk. Thirteen band are still left to be announced, but the updated lineup is as follows:
Angra (w/Fabio Lione on vocals)
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Flotsam & Jetsam
In Flames have added a slew of new dates to their previously announced "Another Year, Another Tour" across North America in early 2013 with Demon Hunter, All Shall Perish, and Battlecross in tow. Tickets are now on sale at the band's official website.
The complete list of dates runs as follows:
2/2 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
2/3 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
2/4 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre
2/7 - Covington, KY - Madison Theater
2/8 - Joliet, IL - Mojoes
2/9 - Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Theatre
2/10 - Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater
2/12 - Flagstaff, AZ - Orpheum Theatre
2/13 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues
2/14 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
2/15 - Venture, CA - Majestic Ventura Theatre
2/16 - Reno, NV - Knitting Factory
2/18 - Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
2/20 - Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
2/21 - Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall Ballroom
2/22 - Saskatoon, SK – Odeon Events Centre
2/23 - Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Centre
2/24 - Fargo, ND – The Venue
2/26 - Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
2/27 - Guelph, ON – Guelph Concerte Theatre
2/28 - Quebec City, QC – Theatre Imperial
3/1 - Moncton, NB – Casino NB
3/2 - Halifax, NS – Cunard Centre
3/4 - New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
3/5 - Clifton Park, NY – Upstage Concert Hall
3/6 - Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock
3/7 - Norfolk, VA – The Norva
Hot on the heels of a North American trek supporting Lamb Of God, and fresh off the 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise in late January, In Flames will romp across America once again, this time as headliners.
The tour kicks off February 2nd in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Demon Hunter, All Shall Perish, and Battlecross will provide support. While tickets have yet to go on sale, the following dates have been announced:
2/2 - Revolution - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2/3 - The Orange Peel - Asheville, NC
2/4 - Georgia Theatre - Athens, GA
2/7 - Madison Theater - Covington, KY
2/8 - Mojoes - Joliet, IL
2/9 - Bourbon Theatre - Lincoln, NE
2/10 - Boulder Theater - Boulder, CO
2/12 - Orpheum Theatre - Flagstaff, AZ
2/13 - House Of Blues - San Diego, CA
2/14 - The Catalyst - Santa Cruz, CA
2/15 - Majestic Ventura Theatre - Ventura, CA
2/16 - Knitting Factory - Reno, NV
Century Media Records recently offered a free download of their "Carnival Of Sounds II" compilation, which features In Flames' track "Ropes" from latest studio album "Sounds Of A Playground Fading."
Century Media Records is currently offering a free download of the "Carnival of Sounds II" compilation, which can be found at this location. The digital sampler includes tracks from:
7 Horns 7 Eyes
3 Inches of Blood
Geoff Tate More...