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

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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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In Flames Fan Site Forced To Remove Downloads

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...
.: Archy

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In Flames Fan Tribute CD Available For Download

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...

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In Flames Post Still Shots From Video Shoot Online

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.

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In Flames To Record Hometown Show For Upcoming DVD

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

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Wacken Open Air Festival DVD Info

Armageddon Over Wacken
Various Artists
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.

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In Flames Filming Video For 'Touch of Red'

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

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Vote For Best Metal Videos Of The New Millennium

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...

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Behemoth Complete Work On Demigod

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
02. Demigod
03. Conquer All (mp3 clip)
04. The Nephilim Rising
05. Towards Babylon
06. Before Aeons Came
07. Mysterium Coniunctionis (Hermanubis)
08. XUL
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.

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Watch The Get Thrashed Documentary Trailer Online

The trailer for the forthcoming Get Thrashed documentary has been put online here. The documentary will include interviews by the following artists:


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Live Photos Of Earthshaker Festival Posted Online

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.

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In Flames To Play Two Special U.S. Shows

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.

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In Flames And The Haunted To Headline Benefit Show

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.

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Headbangers Ball CD Tracklisting

The tracklisting for the forthcoming Headbangers Ball Vol. II, which will be making it's way onto store shelves in late September: More...

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Gardenian and Dimension Zero Members Form New Band

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.

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Athens Open Air Festival A Disaster?

According to unconfirmed reports, yesterday's (July 5) first day of Athens Open Air festival in Athens, Greece was a near-disaster, as only four out of the six scheduled bands performed (there was no official word on what happened to DIMMU BORGIR, one of the two acts that failed to play at the event). In addition, there was a three-hour delay and tons of sand and remarkably "poor" stage lights and sound at the festival site (Aloimos beach). The second day of the festival, which was supposed to take place today (with scheduled performers including IN FLAMES, ANTHRAX, CHILDREN OF BODOM, PAIN OF SALVATION, KATATONIA and BATTLEROAR), is unofficially said to have been cancelled. No further information is currently available.

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In Flames To Tour Australia With Chimaira

Sweden's IN FLAMES have confirmed that they will be embarking on a short Australian tour with CHIMAIRA beginning in mid-September. The confirmed dates and venues are as follows:

Sep. 17 – Heaven - Adelaide, AUS (all ages)
Sep. 18 - Hi-Fi Bar - Melbourne, AUS (18+)
Sep. 19 - Hi-Fi Bar - Melbourne, AUS (matinee, under 18)
Sep. 21 - Manning Bar – Sydney, AUS (all ages)
Sep. 22 - Manning Bar - Sydney, AUS (18+)

In other IN FLAMES-related news, the Metal Hammer Golden Gods award show goes out on British national TV (ITV) at 1:10 a.m. in the morning on Saturday, July 3.

IN FLAMES won the Golden God award for "Best Underground Act" at the ceremony, which took place in early June at the Ocean in Hackney, London. The TV program will also feature footage from IN FLAMES' "The Quiet Place" video clip, award acceptance speech from singer Anders Fridén and guitarist Björn Gelotte, and interviews. A repeat of the Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards show will be available on the ITV2 channel.

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More Killswitch, In Flames, As I Lay Dying Dates

More dates have been announced for the IN FLAMES / KILLSWITCH ENGAGE / AS I LAY DYING tour. Here are all of the confirmed dates:

May 03 - 2004 Clutch Cargos Pontiac, MI
May 04 - 2004 Vic TheatreChicago, IL
May 05 - 2004 The Quest Minneapolis, MN
May 06 - 2004 Pop's Sauget, IL
May 07 - 2004 The Beaumont Club Kansas City, MO
May 08 - 2004 Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
May 10 - 2004 Showbox Seattle, WA
May 11 - 2004 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC
May 12 - 2004 Roseland Portland, OR
May 13 - 2004 Warfield Theatre San Francisco, CA
May 14 - 2004 The Wiltern LG Los Angeles, CA
May 15 - 2004 Soma San Diego, CA
May 16 - 2004 Cajun House Scottsdale, AZ
May 18 - 2004 The Back Room Austin, TX
May 19 - 2004 The Meridian Houston, TX
May 21 - 2004 Masquerade - Atlanta Atlanta, GA
May 22 - 2004 House Of Blues - Orlando Lake Buena Vista, FL
May 23 - 2004 Tremont Music Hall Charlotte, NC
May 24 - 2004 9:30 Club Washington, DC
May 25 - 2004 Bogarts Cincinnati, OH
May 26 - 2004 Agora Theatre Cleveland, OH
May 27 - 2004 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
May 28 - 2004 Palladium Worcester, MA
May 29 - 2004 The Medley Montreal, QC
May 30 - 2004 Koolhaus Toronto
June 01 - 2004 Roseland Ballroom New York, NY

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New Killswitch And In Flames Tour Dates

A few more tour dates have been confirmed for the upcoming Killswitch Engage, In Flames, and As I Lay Dying tour for this spring. The dates are as follows:

May 3 - Pontiac, MI @ Clutch Cargos
May 4 - Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
May 5 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Quest
May 6 - Sauget, IL @ Pop's Sauget
May 7 - Kansas City, MO @ The Beaumont Club
May 8 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
May 10 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox
May 11 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
May 12 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
May 13 - San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
May 14 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern LG
May 15 - San Diego, CA @ Soma
May 16 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Cajun House
May 18 - Austin, TX @ The Back Room
May 19 - Houston, TX @ The Meridian
May 20 - New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
May 21 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
May 22 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House Of Blues
May 25 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
May 29 - Montreal, QC @ The Medley
June 1 - New York, NY @ Roseland

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In Flames: More Tour Dates Announced

More dates have been announced for the forthcoming IN FLAMES/KILLSWITCH ENGAGE headlining tour, with AS I LAY DYING as support, they are:

May 3 - Pontiac, MI @ Clutch Cargos
May 4 - Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
May 5 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Quest
May 6 - Sauget, IL @ Pop's Sauget
May 7 - Kansas City, MO @ The Beaumont Club
May 8 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
May 10 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox
May 11 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
May 12 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
May 13 - San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
May 14 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern LG

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Three More In Flames Songs Posted Online

Three more tracks from the forthcoming IN FLAMES album, "Soundtrack to Your Escape", have been posted online in streaming format at the German Metal Hammer web site. Listen to the songs "F(r)iend", "My Sweet Shadow" and "In Search For I" at this location.

"Soundtrack To Your Escape" is scheduled for release in North America on April 6 through Nuclear Blast Records. The CD will arrive in Europe one week earlier (March 29).

As previously reported, IN FLAMES will be teaming up with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE for a co-headlining North American tour beginning on May 3 in the Midwest. The month-long run will tentatively wrap up on June 4 on the East Coast. Also appearing on the bill will be AS I LAY DYING.

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