IN FLAMES discuss the mixing, artwork and lyrics in second album webisode

We’re less than a month away from the highly anticipated release of IN FLAMES thirteenth studio album, »I, The Mask« out March 1st, and today, the Swedish metal masters unveil more details about their new songs.

In this second webisode, singer Anders Fridén and guitarist Björn Gelotte discuss the production and mixing of their new full-length release and how they managed to make the songs sound more aggressive without sacrificing the big melodies. Furthermore they speak about the artwork and how social media has influenced their lyrics. Watch the clip below

»I, The Mask« is now available for pre-order and the first limited vinyl colours have already sold out. Get your format of choice here and have a look at the NB exclusive limited edition including the digipak and a special jesterhead mask: http://nblast.de/InFlamesITheMask
Pre-order the album digitally, here: https://inflames.ffm.to/themask

On August 2nd and 3rd, IN FLAMES will hold their second annual festival, BORGHOLM BRINNER in the Borgholm Castle on the isle of Öland in Sweden. While the band themselves will perform two different special sets on each night, they have also announced several internationally renowned acts that will join this year’s line-up:
OPETH
AT THE GATES
ARCHITECTS
OF MICE AND MEN
WITCHCRAFT

In case you missed the first four singles from the new record, make sure to watch the videos here:
‘I, The Mask’ lyric video: https://youtu.be/x0sujFluBlE
‘I am Above’ music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OkSsFsXLD8
‘Burn’ lyric video: https://youtu.be/bmOJxULhHsY
‘(This Is Our) House’ lyric video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoUgqwMX9oo
Trailer #1 – about the songwriting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5yFhH9SArU

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 @ www.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

Other shows & festivals 2019
23.04.              RUS     St. Petersburg – A2
25.04.              RUS     Moscow – Glavclub
27.04.              BY        Minsk – Prime Hall
29.04.              UA       Kiev – Stereo Plaza

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 AVENGED SEVENFOLD – 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.

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www.nuclearblast.de/inflames
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