In Flames represent the best of metal — past, present, and future. As New Wave of Swedish Death Metal architects and innovative purveyors of groove and melody, the band’s artistry and influence is undeniable. Today, the band shares news that fans have been eagerly awaiting.
In Flames’ fourteenth studio album, “Foregone”, arrives via Nuclear Blast on February 10th, 2023.
Front man Anders Fridén states:
“Going into the Foregone sessions, we wanted to make a record that was heavily guitar-driven, and that had a strong foundation between the bass and drums. We still approached our songwriting the same way, as we always have, as a juxtaposition between melody and aggression. That’s the DNA of our music. From the lyrical end of things, there was no shortage of inspiration to draw from, especially the concept of time.
Humanity as a whole was forced to slow down and take a breather. In that break, many of us spent time evaluating and reprioritizing. Time is a constant, but what we do with it and how we perceive it varies. Especially now looking at where the world seems to be headed faster than ever before.
It’s crazy that after everything we are still here and on our fourteenth album. I feel that we’ve found a great balance between the past, the present and the future with ‘Foregone’. This is a new era of In Flames”!
The band has also shared a visualizer for track “Foregone Pt. 1”. Watch it below. Stream the song here.
The visualizer was created by Oleg Rooz. The Ukrainian graphic designer used groundbreaking AI technology to create the visuals. As one of the first bands relying on AI for a music video, In Flames remain at the cutting edge.
“I thought that everything we’ve been through these past few years would be a reminder that life is precious, and that time is not on our side”, offers Fridén. “Unfortunately, I feel that we’ve woken up in a world that’s more hostile and bleak than ever before. The clock is ticking and the countdown has begun…”
“Foregone” also features artwork designed by Blake Armstrong.
“Foregone” will be available in the following formats:
• 2LP Black
• 2LP White w/ Black Marble
• 2LP Crystal Clear w/ Red Splatter – Nuclear Blast Mail-order Exclusive
• 2LP Dark Green – Sweden Rock Exclusive
• 2LP Crystal Clear – EMP Exclusive
• 2LP Gold – Nordic Exclusive
• 2LP Gold w/ Black Marble – Nuclear Blast Mail-order + selected retailers
• 2LP Red – USA Retail
• 2LP White – Revolver Exclusive (USA)
• 2LP Sun Yellow – Gimme Radio Exclusive (USA)
• 2LP Red w/ Black – In Flames Bandshop Exclusive
• Boxset – 2LP Picture Disc + CD Digipack + Pocket Watch + Sticker + 28-page booklet
• Limited Edition Digipack (inc. bonus track)
• Brown Transparent Cassette – Nuclear Blast Mail-order Exclusive
• Red Transparent Cassette – In Flames Bandshop Exclusive
• CD Longbox – CD Jewel in a Longbox w/ Sticker & Button
• Dark Yellow w/ Green/Blue Cassette (NBA Exclusive)
• Green Tint w/ White Cassette (Band Exclusive)
Pre-order “Foregone” here.
01. The Beginning of All Things That Will End
02. State of Slow Decay
03. Meet Your Maker
04. Bleeding Out
05. Foregone Pt. 1
06. Foregone Pt. 2
07. Pure Light Of Mind
08. The Great Deceiver
09. In the Dark
10. A Dialogue in b Flat Minor
12. End the Transmission
In Flames are currently touring the US before embarking on their big European run, starting November 12th in Tallinn, Finland. Find all tour dates below.
Ahead of the tour of the year, the Swedish metal powerhouse will stream their Chicago House Of Blues performance, on September 23rd, 03.00AM BST. Get your tickets here.
European Tour Dates 2022:
12.11. EE Tallinn – Helitehas
13.11. LV Riga – Palladium
15.11. PL Katowice – Mck
16.11. CZ Prague – Mala Sportovni Hala
20.11. UK London – O2 Academy Brixton
21.11. LU Esch-Sur-Alzette – Rockhal
22.11. FR Strasbourg – La Laiterie
23.11. FR Paris – Bataclan
25.11. ES Bilbao – Santana 27
26.11. ES Madrid – Riviera
27.11. ES Barcelona – Razzmatazz
28.11. FR Lyon – Transbo
30.11. CH Zurich – Samsung Hall
01.12. IT Milan – Alcatraz
02.12. AT Vienna – Gasometer
03.12. DE Leipzig – Haus Auensee
04.12. DE Cologne – Palladium
06.12. NL Tilburg – 013
07.12. BE Brussels – AB
08.12. DE Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
09.12. DE Hamburg – Edel Optics Arena
10.12. DK Copenhagen – Store Vega
11.12. NL Oslo – Spektrum
14.12. FI Helsinki – Ice Hall
16.12. SE Stockholm – Hovet
17.12. SE Gothenburg – Scandinavium
(w/ At The Gates, Imminence and Orbit Culture)
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