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Formed: 1990
From: Gothenburg, Sweden
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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 Posts Lyric Video

As Swedish outfit In Flames today releases 11th studio album "Siren Charms," the band has now made another track from the album available online.

Check out "Everything's Gone" at Artist Direct here or via the player below.

In Flames will also be hitting the road in North America alongside retro rock band Opeth in December. Dates are available at this location.

The track listing for "Siren Charms" is:

1. In Plain View
2. Everything’s Gone
3. Paralyzed
4. Through Oblivion (streaming here)
5. With Eyes Wide Open
6. Siren Charms
7. When The World Explodes
8. Rusted Nail
9. Dead Eyes
10. Monsters In The Ballroom
11. Filtered Truth More...

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Metalunderground.com Official Podcast, Episode 29

Break out your tissue box and keep those cyanide tablets handy (just in case): you’re in for a bummed-out train wreck of an episode this week on the MetalUnderground.com Official Podcast. Stay tuned to the end, however, to see if your opinions match up with those of your silver-tongued co-hosts Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) and Mike Smith (OverkillExposure).

Before we begin, yet another reminder of our upcoming ticket giveaways at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. First comes The Black Dahlia Murder (supported by Suicide Silence) on Monday, October 13th, followed by Attila (supported by Crown The Empire and Like Moths To Flames) on Friday, November 14th.

If interested, please fire an email to podcast@metalunderground.com with one (or both) of the headlining bands in the subject heading and your full name (matching your ID) in the message body.

Additionally, if you’re an unsigned metal band with a kickass song you’d like to hear featured as our weekly intro music, we’d like to hear it! Please contact us via the email address above.

Now, time to get depressed. Mike bids solemn farewell to an underrated talent in the global metal underground: Tobias Graf, founding drummer of German melodic/symphonic death metal group Deadlock, who this week passed away for undisclosed reasons at the young age of 35. Graf left the band in April of this year, but played on all releases since the band’s 1997 formation.

Next… here come the Thought Police! We wish it were a joke, but a Kentucky youth has indeed been arrested and charged with domestic terrorism threats… for posting Exodus lyrics on Facebook. The Bay Area thrashers’ 2010 album “Exhibit B: The Human Condition” featured a song titled “Class Dismissed: A Hate Primer,” which told of the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting spree through the eyes of the deranged killer. The absurdity of this incident speaks for itself, but that doesn't stop us from commenting on it.

We all saw this coming over the course of the week, but still, it seemed to happen so damn fast. In the ultimate case of déjà vu, frontman Mark Hunter of Chimaira has been completely deserted by his bandmates en masse for the second time in three years. This time, he’s decided to throw in the towel, effectively putting an end to fifteen years and seven albums of cutting-edge American metal. Stay tuned for our thoughts on the matter.

Finally, we react to Swedish metal veterans In Flames’ new studio album “Siren Charms,” due for a September 9th release and currently streaming. Considering our devotion to this band through thick and thin over the years, our frustration in discussing this lackluster and disappointing new release is palpable, and it ain’t pretty.

If you make it through this episode without losing the will to live, then by all means, subscribe via iTunes and RSS feed. We hope to bring you some happier thoughts soon!

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In Flames Video Interview Available

Berlin Metal TV has released a new video interview with the members of In Flames, which can be seen in the player below.

The band's new album "Siren Charms" is due for release next month: September 9th North America and September 5th in Europe.

A music video for "Through Oblivion" can be seen at this location, and the full "Siren Charms" track listing is as follows:

1. In Plain View
2. Everything’s Gone
3. Paralyzed
4. Through Oblivion
5. With Eyes Wide Open
6. Siren Charms
7. When The World Explodes
8. Rusted Nail
9. Dead Eyes
10. Monsters In The Ballroom
11. Filtered Truth More...

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Knotfest Headed To Japan

In addition to the Knotfest taking place in California this coming October, the festival is also headed to Japan in November.

Sweden's Amon Amarth will be sailing to Tokyo, Japan for Knotfest 2014, which takes place on November 15th and November 16th, with Slipknot headlining both days.

Amon Amarth will be performing on the 16th along with Korn, Trivium, In Flames, and Five Finger Death Punch. Tickets, the complete line up, and more information can be found at this location.

Other bands to appear at the Japanese edition include Lamb Of God, Papa Roach, Limp Bizkit, Bring Me The Horizon, and more.

In other Amon Amarth news, earlier this month a brand new trailer was released for "Northmen - A Viking Saga," the upcoming action film featuring Amon Amarth's Johan Hegg. Hegg appears alongside Ryan Kwanten (True Blood, Knights of Badassdom), Ken Duken (Inglourious Basterds), Tom Hopper (Merlin, Doctor Who), and more. To view the official trailer (watch for Hegg in action around the 1:28 mark), visit this location. More...

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In Flames Releases "Through Oblivion" Music Video

Sweden's In Flames released a music video for the new track "Through Oblivion." The song will appear on the band's upcoming new release "Siren Charms," which drops on September 5th (EU) and September 9th (USA) via Epic Records.

The track listing for "Siren Charms" is:

1. In Plain View
2. Everything’s Gone
3. Paralyzed
4. Through Oblivion
5. With Eyes Wide Open
6. Siren Charms
7. When The World Explodes
8. Rusted Nail
9. Dead Eyes
10. Monsters In The Ballroom
11. Filtered Truth

Check out "Through Oblivion" here: More...

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Opeth Announces Tour With In Flames

Roadrunner Records retro rock group Opeth has announced details about a return to North America for a coast-to-coast co-headline run with In Flames.

The nationwide trek, which will also feature support from Red Fang, is set to get underway on December 3rd at the Riviera Theatre in Chicago, IL and traverse North America through the end of the month.

“We are delighted to return to North America to tour our latest album ‘Pale Communion,’” commented Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt. “This will be the first of two North American tours and the fact that we are teaming up with our old friends In Flames for this co-headline tour means that we can get to play some large venues and present our new stage show. I am also looking forward to drinking expensive whiskey with Anders on his account!”

In Flames frontman Anders Fridén added, "I met [Opeth guitarist] Mikael [Akerfeldt] for the first time in 1998 during the recording of Opeth's album ‘My Arms, Your Hearse.’ I was working in the studio and we've been friends ever since. Now 16 years more beautiful, we release albums in the same cycle and it's with great honor and pleasure that In Flames share stage with our friends and fellow countrymen in Opeth." More...

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In Flames Posts Track-By-Track Video

In Flames is gearing up to release new album "Siren Charms" on September 9th, 2014, which follows previous full-length "Sounds Of A Playground Fading" (reviewed here).

Every day this week a new video will be posted online from In Flames discussing each of the songs on "Siren Charms."

Check out the first clip at Revolvermag.com here.

The new album's track listing will be as follows:

01. In Plain View
02. Everything’s Gone
03. Paralyzed
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

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In Flames Releases New Music Video

In Flames today releases a new music video for the track "Rusted Nail," which can be seen over at Loudwire.com here.

"Rusted Nail" comes by way of the band's forthcoming album "Siren Charms," due out this coming September 9th, 2014.

The new album was recently covered in our weekly podcast (listen in at this location), and will feature the following track listing: More...

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Metalunderground.com Official Podcast, Episode 19

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.

Tune in here, enjoy, and offer us your feedback. You can subscribe via iTunes or RSS, and don't forget to throw in for a free ticket giveaway in Fort Lauderdale (if you're able and willing) for DevilDriver at Revolution Live next Wednesday, June 18th. Just email us at podcast@metalunderground.com with "DEVILDRIVER" in the subject heading, and provide your name matching your ID.

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In Flames Reveals Album Track Listing

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
03. Paralyzed
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...

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In Flames Announces New Single

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.

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In Flames Reveals New Album Title

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.

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In Flames Cancels Summer Shows

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."

No information was provided on the cause of the cancellations or when the shows will be rescheduled. The upcoming new album will follow 2011's "Sounds of a Playground Fading" (reviewed here). More...

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In Flames Issues Second Studio Update

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.

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In Flames Checks In From The Studio

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).

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Nuclear Blast To Release New "Monsters Of Metal"

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...

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In Flames Releases New Music Video

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...

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Daniel Bergstrand Walks You Through Dugout Studio

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.

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Graspop Metal Meeting Live Stream Available

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:

Twisted Sister
Papa Roach
Grave Digger
Crucified Barbara
Dark Funeral
Coal Chamber
Heaven Shall Burn
All That Remains
Asking Alexandria
Veil of Maya
Rotting Christ
Love and Death
The Monolith Deathcult
Generation Kill More...

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Civil War Added To Getaway Rock Festival

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!"

For more information, check out the festival's website over at this location. A preview for the festival can be found here: More...

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