IN FLAMES Returns To NUCLEAR BLAST
Swedish metallers IN FLAMES have signed with Nuclear Blast for all territories excluding North America.
Formed in 1990, the band is considered one of the forefathers of melodic death metal and the purveyors of the “Gothenburg sound.” With eleven studio albums released, countless successful tours around the globe, millions of records sold and a massive fanbase worldwide, IN FLAMES has proven to be an unstoppable force in heavy music. From their 1994 debut, “Lunar Strain”, to the most recent CD, “Siren Charms” (2014), the band’s intricate twin-guitar attack, melodic vocals and superb arrangements have given them a signature sound that has evolved throughout the years.
“In a way, IN FLAMES and Nuclear Blast share a similar story,” said IN FLAMES vocalist Anders Fridén. “Both started in a garage in Europe, both love metal and both have grown a lot bigger over the years. For these reasons, it seemed a natural fit to come back to the place it all started.”
“We’re enormously happy that IN FLAMES decided to return and trust in us for the second time — Nuclear Blast is their home again from now on. I remember well how their debut album, ‘Lunar Strain’, inspired me back in the days. I was totally fascinated by their great and absolutely unique blend of death metal with delicate melodies,” commented Nuclear Blast CEO Markus Staiger. “One year later, IN FLAMES signed with us and released eight splendid records over the years, including groundbreaking classics such as ‘Whoracle’, ‘Clayman’ and ‘Reroute To Remain’. IN FLAMES developed all the time, reinvented themselves again and again and enthused fans of various genres with their always innovative sound. We’re looking forward to the common future with Anders, Björn, Peter and Niclas.”
IN FLAMES is planning to release a new concert DVD later in the year. The band has also been working on a new studio album, the details of which have not yet been announced.
IN FLAMES last year inked a new management deal with Tenth Street Entertainment, which also looks after MÖTLEY CRÜE and FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, among others.
“Siren Charms” sold around 9,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 26 on The Billboard 200 chart.
IN FLAMES drummer Daniel Svensson announced last fall that he was leaving the band to focus on his family life. He said in a statement: “It’s hard to leave what have become my second family, but now it’s time for me to take care and spend more time with the most important people in my life — my wife and my three daughters.”
IN FLAMES has not yet named a replacement for Svensson.
IN FLAMES is:
Anders Fridén – Vocals
Björn Gelotte – Guitar
Peter Iwers – Bass
Niclas Engelin – Guitar