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In Flames Reveals New Album, "Sounds Of A Playground Fading" Artwork And Tracklisting

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Swedish melodic death metal veterans In Flames has revealed the front cover artwork for their forthcoming new studio album, "Sounds Of A Playground Fading." You can check it out below. The record will be released on the following dates:

Germany/Austria/Switzerland/Norway: Friday, June 17th
UK/Benelux/France/Greece/Denmark/Portugal/Rest of Europe: Monday, June 20th
Spain/Italy: Tuesday, June 21st
North America: Tuesday, June 21st
Finland/Hungary: Wednesday, June 22nd
Australia/New Zealand: Friday, June 24th

The band has also revealed the tracklisting for the album which is as follows:

1. Sounds Of A Playground Fading
2. Deliver Us
3. All For Me
4. The Puzzle
5. Fear Is The Weakness
6. Where The Dead Ships Dwell
7. The Attic
8. Darker Times
9. Ropes
10. Enter Tragedy
11. Jester’s Door
12. A New Dawn
13. Liberation

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1. R Tenney writes:

The art for this isn't as bad as I thought it would be. Come Clarity? Sense of Purpose? Horrible covers! Looking forward to hearing to hearing music though. It really can't be worse than The Haunteds latest.

# Apr 13, 2011 @ 1:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Guttersniper writes:

I like it quite a bit... I still think the whole fading concept and there being a clock there on the cover is pointing towards this being their last album, hope its a good one

# Apr 13, 2011 @ 1:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. ZMA writes:

I like this a lot. I like drawings like this.

# Apr 13, 2011 @ 2:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. BrianMN writes:

The crow, the clock, it's very "Poe'ish".

# Apr 13, 2011 @ 3:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. R Tenney writes:

Damn BrianMN good call! I didn't notice it! I read somewhere else it looks like the Down DVD cover in a way. I'm buying Poe influence though.

# Apr 13, 2011 @ 3:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. MetalFan420 writes:

Decent looking cover better than the last few. I am not expecting anything worthwhile out of this album and R Tenney is wright i will be surprised if it is as bad as The Haunted latest

# Apr 13, 2011 @ 3:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Guttersniper writes:

I didn't realize The Haunted even put out a new album, I'll have to go check it out and see its as bad as everybody is saying

# Apr 13, 2011 @ 3:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Blindgreed1 writes:

The cover art makes up for the piss poor title.

# Apr 13, 2011 @ 4:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. R Tenney writes:

Careful GutterSniper! 3 listens in and I still can't believe what I'm hearing! It doesn't even sound like The Haunted! Quite a stretch for em. Hope it works out well for em! God I miss Made me Do It@ Self titaled!

# Apr 13, 2011 @ 4:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Caveman1 writes:

i like the artwork, looks like a sick cd, the title though... but what it looks like and is named is irrelevant to the music

# Apr 13, 2011 @ 5:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. ZMA writes:

R Ten, I don't know to much about The Haunted but I liked the new album. If you're like a new fan of them or just listening to them for the first time, the band sounds really good. But apparently from what I've read it's not their normal sound.

# Apr 13, 2011 @ 6:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. n0thinghead writes:

i actually kinda dislike the cover. it looks so... emo >.> and i'm a big in flames fan. but, i will stay get (dwnld) it album of course and let the music speak for itself.

# Apr 13, 2011 @ 6:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. silvermountains writes:

Wowww could the cover not look any closer to Down's Dairy of A Mad Band

# Apr 13, 2011 @ 7:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Deathblooms writes:

You sure this isn't a Korn album?

Album title and cover sure look very Korn like...

# Apr 13, 2011 @ 7:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Ryanopuffs writes:

Emo? I think that word is being thrown around too much. If your calling this cover emo, basically a clear inspiration from Poe's work, then I think your barking up quite the wrong tree.

I like it, not what I expected. Which is why I like it. Its a clean cover, and dark, but in its own way. It looks like its been left in the dust.

Dont see where the title ties in quite yet, but I guess we'll find out.

# Apr 13, 2011 @ 9:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. n0thinghead writes:

deathblooms said i best.

i get where ur coming from ryan about the whole dark and Poe's work things. but just not things i associate with IF.

# Apr 14, 2011 @ 12:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. ZMA writes:

I gotta agree with Ryan. The title is dark not emo. It sorta reminds me of the Come Clarity cover in the sense of how it's drawn.

# Apr 14, 2011 @ 12:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Ryanopuffs writes:

Yeah, I feel you Nothinghead. It isn't a type album cover that screams In Flames for me, but change is sometimes good. Especially when it can make you excited as I am. I'm really curious to how it's gonna sound.

# Apr 14, 2011 @ 12:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. ZMA writes:

Yea I'm excited about this album. This band has never really disappointed me.

# Apr 14, 2011 @ 1:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. n0thinghead writes:

oh i'm excited, but also very iffy about this album. a sense of purpose, tho i liked it, was an album very far from their root sound. now this one won't even have jesper =\ idk, let's just wait and see lol

# Apr 14, 2011 @ 5:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Cynic writes:

The difference Ryanopuffs is that in Poe's time morbid drawings looked like the cover silvermountains mentioned, not a cartoony deformation. Also there are several similarities between this cover and My Chemical Romance:

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# Apr 14, 2011 @ 5:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. R Tenney writes:

That new Swede supergroup with Marco from Haunted and Jesper is what I really want to hear! Ill listen to the new IF but I'm reserved in my exitement though! I hope for the best! I've liked only bits and pieces off their last 4 albums or so. I expect nothing differant this time!

# Apr 14, 2011 @ 5:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Ryanopuffs writes:

Yeah, Cynic, I see what you mean. But, the artist obviously takes his own direction with his possible influence of Poe. I said he was an inspired by him, not trying to replicate.

I am an artist, and I know that no artist wants to replicate exactly another artists style. You want it to influence and expand upon your favorite way to put your thoughts on paper, and to get you started with what you REALLY want to put yourself out there with. You need to make a name for yourself.

Now, obviously I have dove too deep into the necessary points that should be made, but eh, its my passion. Be lenient on me. :P

# Apr 14, 2011 @ 11:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Cynic writes:

Nah I totally understand Ryano, I guess I was just trying to help n0thinghead explain why maybe emo was the first thing that popped into his head.

# Apr 14, 2011 @ 11:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Ryanopuffs writes:

Oh, okay. Yeah man its all good. Either way, buying this day it comes out, early in the mornin'. Hell yes.

# Apr 14, 2011 @ 11:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. Josh_of_Doom writes:

Another collection of songs about how no one gets it. I'll pass.

# Apr 15, 2011 @ 10:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Valentine_no_more writes:

Beautiful Artwork.

# Apr 15, 2011 @ 1:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. n0thinghead writes:

^^^ how ironic (look at the name)

thnx cynic. u get me lol

# Apr 16, 2011 @ 1:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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