Band Photo: In Flames (?)
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.
You can now download the latest In Flames video "Touch Of Red" from the website.
From the In Flames website:
"In Flames are at home in Gothenburg, having a well deserved break after all tours and gigs. Björn and Jesper are writing new material in their new studio. The next confirmed gig will be at Carling Apollo Hammersmith in London (UK) December 27, 2004."
Italian death metallers Rising Moon have uploaded an MP3 of their new track "Cyborg Insane" at this location.
"Cyborg Insane" comes off the group's forthcoming fourth full-length album, "They Are As Us", tentatively due this fall through Finland's Rising Realm Records.
The follow-up to 2001's "...For The Remained Time" was recorded at Outer Sound Studios (Novembre, Stormlord, Thy Majestie). Rising Moon are said to deliver "melodic form of death metal with touches of doom metal in the vein of My Dying Bride and In Flames."
"They Are As Us" track listing:
01. Death's Color
03. They Are As Us
04. Cyborg Insane
05. Irrevelant Senses
07. Swedish Metal
08. Escape & Operate
09. Almost Insignificant
Video clips taken during the recording sessions for "They Are As Us" can be viewed at this location.
A spokesperson at In Flames' management company has confirmed that the group have cancelled their previously announced Sept. 29 show at CBGB in New York City. "Anders' [Fridén, vocals] girlfriend is pregnant. Originally the baby was supposed to come on Oct. 13 but the contractions started yesterday (Sept. 27) already and it seems that it wont take that much more time until he will become a father," the spokesperson said.
As previously reported, In Flames performed a special show at the Roxy in West Hollywood, CA Sunday night (Sept. 26). The group played two full sets at the concert; the first set was the whole new album, "Soundtrack To Your Escape", released on April 6, 2004. The second set consisted primarily of all the classics from the group's previous albums.
The In Flames show in New York City, originally scheduled for Wednesday, September 29, appears to have been cancelled. TicketWeb, the company that sells tickets for the CBGB venue in New York City, has apparently sent out an e-mail to all ticket holders stating that the tickets purchased for the show "will be automatically refunded since the event has been cancelled." No further information is currently available.
Roadrunner Records is releasing the long-awaited MTV2 Headbangers Ball Volume 2 Compilation this Tuesday. 40 tracks from 40 of the hottest acts in mainstream heavy metal and in the underground, for one low price. Who needs the radio, when you have this awesome play list to pop in the CD player. MTV has put up a full preview of the album, which you can access by clicking here
French In Flames fan site www.everdying.com recently posted songs from an In Flames tribute album from fans of the band. But due to copyright infringments, the site was forced to remove the songs. The following message has been posted on the fan site:
Due to permanent copyright violation I must do to offer to all In Flames fans, all everdyers, some music of ther fav band In Flames, and due to an email from management that ask me to remove all on this page, video, music, tribute to In Flames by us, nothing can be available to download for now. Mybe I will buy the right to put something ion here.... $$$$ powa :o(
Sometime I want to stop all this work we have done to bring everdying where we are now...
French In Flames fan site www.everdying.com has posted a two-disc tribute album to In Flames consisting solely of contributions from the group's fans. The decidedly low-budget affair can be downloaded in its entirety here. The complete track listing for the collection, dubbed "The Everdyers' Tribute CD," is as follows:
Disc One: More...
In Flames have posted several still shots from the video shoot for "Touch Of Red" on their official website here.
The "Touch of Red" video was shot in Los Angeles during late August/early September and is being directed by Revolver Film Company's Patric Ullaeus, who has previously worked with such bands as Dimmu Borgir, Children of Bodom and Lacuna Coil.
On Tuesday, September 7, In Flames will play a small show at Sticky Fingers in Gothenburg. It will be a very special evening and something you'll never see again. Everything will be recorded for the upcoming In Flames DVD. Limited tickets so get there in time
Armageddon Over Wacken
Street Date: October 19, 2004
Catalog Number: CMU 61127
Wacken Open Air is a yearly metal festival held in the small farming town of Wacken, Germany.The festival started out 14 years ago and has now amassed an attendance up to 35,000 people and is the largest metal gathering in Europe. Crash Music is proud to release the live concert two DVD set.
The DVD includes performances by many well known metal gods such as Twisted Sister, Saxon, Nile, The Crown, Testament, Vader, In Flames, Gamma Ray and many more. Also includes backstage and behind the scenes footage of the Wacken Open Air festival. The DVD was shot in 5.1 Surround Sound for exceptional audio quality.
Artist & Song Listing: More...
Sweden's IN FLAMES are currently filming a video for the track "Touch of Red" at a "secret" location, according to a posting in the group's web site. The clip is being directed by Revolver Film Company's Patric Ullaeus, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, CHILDREN OF BODOM and LACUNA COIL, among others.
IN FLAMES will play two very special shows in Los Angeles and New York in late September. The band will play two full sets at each concert; the first set will be the whole new album, "Soundtrack To Your Escape", released on April 6, 2004. The second set will consist of all the classics from the group's previous albums. There will be no support band at either show. The gigs will be recorded for future release. The dates are as follows:
Sep. 26 - Roxy - Los Angeles, CA
Sep. 29 - C.B.G.B. - New York, NY
MTV2’s Headbanger’s Ball and Revolver magazine are teaming up to bring you the Best Metal Videos of the New Millennium (so far) picked by you. So put your pedal to the metal and vote for your favorite video here. Then, catch the two-hour premiere Saturday, August 21 at 10 PM during Headbanger’s Ball, on MTV2. Plus check out the final list in the October issue of Revolver.
Videos you can vote for: More...
Polish black metal outfit Behemoth have completed work on their new album, "Demigod", for a fall release. The group's frontman Nergal has just finished mixing the album at Dug-Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden with Daniel Bergstrand (Meshuggah, In Flames). Mastering duties were handled at the Cutting Room studios in Stockholm.
Commented Nergal: "Working with Daniel was awesome. Things went pretty smooth and we completed all the mixes within two weeks. It seems like this move was essential for us... The sound has never been so intense and fresh. Bergstrand brought a lot of new ideas into our music and I'm more than sure that 'Demigod' gained a new dimension. It was so much vital and necessary to have someone else involved in the production process than ourselves. It's great to work with somebody who has great experience and knows how to deal with the band like ours. I mean...this guy has worked with [some] of the biggest extreme metal bands around like Meshuggah, Strapping Young Lad or In Flames. I think it speaks for itself... "
He added: "It's the new beginning for us. 'Demigod', with all its might and splendor, rises above anything we've done before...Don't get me wrong. I love our previous works, but with this record, it feels like we've been locked in a dark room all this time, and now we came out and saw the light...I believe we achieved the best song writing and best production we could. Having such a great and supporting labels behind our back let us release new creativity and make something we haven't done before. In my opinion 'Demigod' is a way more extreme record than 'Zos Kia Cultus' but on the other hand it contains more classic influences...more eerie harmonies and catchiness. It's still difficult for me to get a right distance to this album as I've been working on it for last few months with no break and no rest. It still surprises me where all this enthusiasm comes from after all the energy I spent on this record ha ha..."
"Demigod" track listing:
01. Sculpting The Throne Ov Seth
03. Conquer All (mp3 clip)
04. The Nephilim Rising
05. Towards Babylon
06. Before Aeons Came
07. Mysterium Coniunctionis (Hermanubis)
09. Slaves Shall Serve (mp3 clip)
10. The Reign Ov Shemsu-Hor
"Demigod" is tentatively scheduled for release this fall on Regain Records in Europe, Mystic Records in Poland, Raven Music in Israel and Irond in Russia. A U.S. release is planned for early 2005.
The trailer for the forthcoming Get Thrashed documentary has been put online here. The documentary will include interviews by the following artists:
METALLICA, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, EXODUS, GODSMACK, DISTURBED, SEVENDUST, TESTAMENT, OVERKILL, DEATH ANGEL, SHADOWS FALL, MESHUGGAH, IN FLAMES, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, STONE SOUR, SUPERJOINT RITUAL, LAMB OF GOD, VIO-LENCE, KREATOR, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, VOIVOD, CHIMAIRA, BIOHAZARD, FOZZY/WWE Superstar Chris Jericho, SEPULTURA, KITTIE, THE HAUNTED, D.R.I., SOILWORK, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, HEATHEN, Brian Slagel, Jon & Marsha Zazula, authors Ian Christe (Sound of the Beast) and Steven Blush (American Hardcore), NY metal radio DJ Eddie Trunk, Rampage Radio's Ron Quintana and featuring the music of unsigned bands: EXIT TO ETERNITY, OSMIUM, CONCRETE COFFIN, VISCID, NOCTURNAL FEAR, KAOS, RESPONSE NEGATIVE, ULYSSES SIREN
More live photos of bands performing at the Earthshaker Festival in Germany this past weekend have been posted online here.
Among the bands that appeared were Destruction, U.D.O., In Flames, Helloween and Primal Fear.
In Flames are going to rock the United States with two rare coastal shows:
September 26, 2004 - Roxy - Los Angeles, CA
September 29, 2004 - C.B.G.B. - New York, NY
- No support bands
- 2 full sets!
- First set will be the whole new album, "Soundtrack To Your Escape"
- Second will be a set of the classics from all albums
- Special swag for the 2 shows
- Recording of both shows for future release, be a part of the creation!
More news on In Flames:
"Soundtrack To Your Escape" has currently scanned over 46,000 units since the April 9, 2004 release date according to Nielsen SoundScan
MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" and Revolver magazine are teaming up to compile a list of the "Best Metal Videos of the New Millennium," as selected by the fans. Metalheads are being asked to choose their favorite videos, one of which is In Flames - "Cloud Connected." The winning videos will air Saturday, August 21 at 10 p.m. during "Headbanger's Ball." Go here to cast your vote!
In Flames are also featured on the Warner Brothers music website under the “Artist Spotlight.” Click on this link to see more.
In Flames, The Haunted, Hypocrisy, Lost Horizon and Nifelheim will join forces for a special benefit show, 200 000 Decibel, at Trägårn in Gothenburg, Sweden on September 2. The objective is to raise 200 000 SEK (approximately $27,000) in order to help the founder of the Swedish festival 2000 Decibel.
For the past five years, Lennart Larsson has organized 2000 Decibel, a festival devoted solely to Swedish hard rock and metal. This year's edition was held on May 21-22 and featured a strong line-up, including The Haunted, Hypocrisy, Notre Dame, Cans, Dark Tranquillity, Vintersorg and Pain Of Salvation. Due to stiff competition and extremely bad weather, fewer people than expected turned up and Lennart Larsson lost 200 000 SEK on the event.
The initiative for 200 000 Decibel came from Swedish rock journalist Martin Carlsson. In a column in the newspaper GT, he urged established metal bands to unite for a benefit show, 200 000 Decibel.
"No one has done as much for Swedish hard rock and metal as Lennart Larsson, he started the first metal fanzine in Sweden, Heavy Metal Massacre, in the early Eighties and was the first Swede to interview Metallica. He was one of the reasons why I became a rock journalist in the first place and he's been a great inspiration to the country's hard rock scene for two decades. The mere fact that Lennart has put on a metal festival dedicated to only Swedish bands in a small town in the middle of nowhere shows just how passionate he is about this kind of music." - said Carlsson.
"This is something that people often talk about — helping other people out — but in the end nothing happens. I decided it was time to take matters into my own hands and contacted Edward Janson at the concert agency Motor and local promoter Per Carlsson at PK Musik. Together we’ve put together a bill that is a fine representation of what the Swedish metal scene has to offer. 200 000 Decibel marks In Flames' last performance on home turf this year. Neither Hypocrisy nor Nifelheim have ever performed in Gothenburg. Both The Haunted and Lost Horizon play their hometown for the first time since the return of their original members, vocalist Peter Dolving and guitarist Wojtek Lisicki, respectively. It's fantastic that everyone involved, including the bands, is doing this for free to help out a great guy in need."
"It'd be a real shame if 2000 Decibel went under, because it's one of Sweden's best and nicest festivals," said The Haunted guitarist Patrik Jensen. "Lennart Larsson's interest in and support of Swedish hard rock is unparalleled and therefore if feels great that we can help the festival get back on track again."
Tickets will be on sale on Wednesday July 21 through www.ticnet.se.
The tracklisting for the forthcoming Headbangers Ball Vol. II, which will be making it's way onto store shelves in late September: More...
Vocalist Jim Kjell, formerly of the melodic death metal act Gardenian, has joined forces with ex-Dimension Zero & In Flames guitarist, Glenn Ljungström, to create Pitchline.
"I got a new band started together with Glenn Ljungström from Dimension Zero. The new band is called Pitchline. It has a little touch of Gardenian as for the mixture of growls and clean vox, and of course it's melodic. Yet this is harder in some ways. It's more like Soulburner than Sindustries and incorporates some thrashier moments ala Glenn."
Pitchline is slated to enter famed Abyss Studios in November, but do not have a distribution deal in place at the moment.