On March 1st, Swedish legends IN FLAMES will unleash ther thirteenth studio album, I, The Mask, via Nuclear Blast (worldwide, excl. North America) and Eleven Seven Music (North America). After rave reactions from their fans for the first singles, the band unleashes the first album webisode, in which singer Anders Fridén and guitarist Björn Gelotte discuss the writing and recording process in Los Angeles and why they once again decided to work with multi-grammy-nominated producer Howard Benson. Watch the trailer, here
In addition, IN FLAMES have announced the first raft of names for their own annual festival, BORGHOLM BRINNER, that is due to take place on the isle of Öland in Sweden on August 2nd and 3rd, 2019. Prog masters OPETH as well as melodeath pioneers AT THE GATES and California’s OF MICE AND MEN have confirmed their appearance at the two day festival. IN FLAMES will headline both nights.
The pre-order for I, The Mask as well as several exclusive album pre-order bundles are live NOW. All digital pre-orders will receive an instant download of ‘I Am Above’, ‘(This Is Our) House’ and ‘I, The Mask’.
Digital pre-orders: inflames.ffm.to/themask
Nuclear Blast bundles with vinyl available in black, white or light blue: nblast.de/InFlamesITheMask
I, The Mask will be available in all formats to accommodate all fans:
Digipak CD (12 tracks + 1 bonus)
Standard digital album (12 tracks)
2 LP Vinyl (12 tracks + limited edition Jesterhead pop-up in gatefold)
Mailorder edition with Jesterhead mask (See picture below)
Listen to the title track off the album I, The Mask: youtu.be/x0sujFluBlE.
Stream or download the new anthem, here: nblast.de/InFlamesITheMaskSingle
IN FLAMES — guitarist Björn Gelotte, vocalist Anders Fridén, guitarist Niclas Engelin, bassist Bryce Paul Newman and drummer Tanner Wayne — brought some major names on board for ‘I, The Mask’, including multi-Grammy nominated and winning industry staples such as: Howard Benson for production, Chris Lord-Alge for mixing and Ted Jensen for mastering. Artist Blake Armstrong created the album’s artwork, which is an interpretation of IN FLAMES’ mascot, The Jesterhead.
Tickets for IN FLAMES’ UK + Europe headline tour that kicks off on April 3 in Glasgow can be found @inflames.com/tour and VIP packages and upgrades can be purchased here: https://bit.ly/2EtnVoe. For the full European tour routing, see below.
IN FLAMES European headline tour
03.04. UK Glasgow – SWG3
04.04. UK Manchester – O2 Ritz
05.04. UK London – The Roundhouse
06.04. UK Nottingham – Rock City
07.04. UK Bristol – SWX
09.04. UK Norwich – UEA
10.04. B Antwerp – Trix
12.04. F Nancy – L’Autre Canal
13.04. F Cambrai – Betizfest
15.04. F Lyon – Le Transbordeur
16.04. F Toulouse – Le Bikini
17.04. F Nîmes – Paloma
18.04. CH Zurich – Komplex 457
08.06. FIN Hyvinkää – Rockfest
13. – 16.06. A Nickelsdorf – Nova Rock
23.06. B Dessel – Graspop Metal Meeting
25.06. PL Krakow – Mystic Festival
27.06. N Trondheim – Trondheim Rocks
29.06. N Sagene – Tons of Rock
02.08. S Öland – Borgholm Brinner
03.08. S Öland – Borgholm Brinner
‘I, The Mask’ will undoubtedly showcase why 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 are 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 METALLICA, IRON MAIDEN, MEGADETH and DEEP PURPLE – 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.