Today, two international metal heavyweights celebrate an extension of their alliance: Swedish metal legends In Flames have re-signed with Nuclear Blast – extending their partnership on a worldwide level. As one of the most influential metal bands of all time, the news foreshadows some exciting plans for the Gothenburg legends, soon to be rolled out.
Marcus Hammer, the managing director of Nuclear Blast, states:
“We are extremely happy to welcome In Flames back into the NBR family on a worldwide basis. Here’s the message to the metal world: A new metal masterpiece is about to drop and you can guarantee there is no decay visible. Quite the contrary; In Flames and Nuclear Blast will kill it together – once again and stronger than ever”!
Nathan Barley Phillips, Senior A&R, comments:
“As a dedicated long-serving Jesterhead myself, it gives me great pleasure to represent In Flames as they embark on this exciting new chapter of their illustrious career. I cannot wait for you all to hear what this incredible band have in store”!
Following this groundbreaking news, In Flames have today released a crushing new single titled ‘State Of Slow Decay‘. The song, which was premiered live at Sweden Rock festival, comes accompanied by a video that features the band performing their new track on an unconventional stage.
Anders Fridén adds on “State of Slow Decay”:
“We have always done our own thing without any pressure from the outside world, BUT being back with Nuclear Blast worldwide has for sure inspired us to write a host of new material that includes the past, the present and the future. ‘State of Slow Decay’ includes everything that In Flames are known for, but it’s more than just a song, it’s a fucking statement. I couldn’t be happier to release this as a taste of what’s to come”.
Check out the “State of Slow Decay” video below. Listen to the single here.
07. – 09. 07. FI Tampere – Sauna Open Air
07. – 09.07. FI Oulu – Rock In The City
15. – 16.07. ES Fuengirola – Metal Hammer Paradise
30.07. DE Oberhausen – Knotfest
06.08. SE Rättvik – Dalhalla Brinner
More information about European tour dates will be revealed in the close future, stay tuned and keep yourself updated via the band’s channels.
In Flames are one of the biggest metal bands in the world – never shying away from pushing their artistic boundaries, crafting music that’s as catchy as it is crushing. Formed in 1990, the band is considered one of the forefathers of melodic death metal and the purveyors of the ‘Gothenburg sound’. With thirteen studio albums under their belt, countless successful tours around the globe playing with the likes of Black Sabbath, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Judas Priest and Slayer – with millions of records sold and a massive fanbase worldwide, In Flames have proven to be an unstoppable force. From their 1994 debut “Lunar Strain” onwards, the band’s intricate twin guitar attack, melodic vocals and superb arrangements have given them a signature sound that has evolved throughout the years.
Anders Fridén – Vocals
Björn Gelotte – Guitar / Vocals
Chris Broderick – Guitar
Tanner Wayne – Drums
Bryce Paul – Bass