In Flames’ Anders Fridén Says New Album Is “Very Melodic” And “More Uptempo”

During a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Anders Fridén talked a bit about the new In Flames album. According to him, it is “very melodic” and “more uptempo than ‘Battles'”

Fridén said the following:

“…I don’t really have a grip of it just yet because we’re working on all the tracks. Like with our last record, we came here with nothing and created something so it is difficult to sum it up, but so far, it sounds very In Flames, there’s no surprises there. I think it sounds great and it has all the essentials that we want for an In Flames album; there’s melodies, screaming on various tracks, hooks everywhere. I think if you are into In Flames and what we’ve done for the past 20 years or so, you should be happy. I’m very, very happy!”

He also added:

“Well, we’ve always been a melodic band but it comes out in different forms: the guitars, vocals, keyboards or whatever. This is very melodic, too, but I would say this is more uptempo than ‘Battles‘. I think it has more similarities to ‘Sounds Of A Playground Fading‘ but don’t quote me on that… I guess you will, ha ha!”

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In Flames Recruit Drummer Tanner Wayne (Ex-Chiodos, Etc.) For Immediate Touring

In Flames have recruited drummer Tanner Wayne (ex-Chiodos, etc.) for their immediate live dates. It is unclear if Wayne’s role will be permanent, considering the band have yet to officially comment on his involvement and the apparent departure of Joe Rickard. The group’s first show with Wayne took place last night (July 4) at the Sono Centrum in Brno, Czech Republic.

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In Flames Announce Summer European Tour

In Flames have announced some European, etc. summer dates. You can see the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

07/04 Brno, CZE – Sono Centrum
07/05 Wroclaw, POL – A2 Concert Centre
07/06 Berlin, GER – Kesselhaus
07/07 Ballenstedt, GER – Rockharz Fest
07/22 Jakarta, IND – Hammersonic
07/27-28 Borgholm, SWE – Borgholm Brinner
08/03 Wacken, GER – Wacken Open Air
08/05 Rasnov, ROM – Rockstadt Extreme
08/09 Puttlingen, GER – Rocco Del Schlacko
08/10 Escwege, GER – Open Flair
08/11 Bavaria, GER – Taubertal Festival
08/12 Kortrijk, BEL – Alcatraz Fest
08/25 Sulingen, GER – Reload Festival

Satyricon & Dark Tranquillity Added To In Flames’ Borgholm Brinner Festival

Satyricon and Dark Tranquillity have both been added to In Flames’ Borgholm Brinner festival. They will join previously announced acts Bullet For My Valentine, Tribulation, Raised Fist, Comeback Kid, Danko Jones, and Graveyard. The event will take place on July 27-28 at the Borgholm Castle in Borgholm, Sweden, and it will feature music, food, drinks, and extra surprises.

Bullet For My Valentine, Comeback Kid, Etc. Added To In Flames’ Borgholm Brinner Festival

Bullet For My Valentine, Raised Fist, and Comeback Kid have all been added to In Flames’ Borgholm Brinner festival. They will join previously announced acts Danko Jones and Graveyard. The event will take place on July 27-28 at the Borgholm Castle in Borgholm, Sweden, and it will feature music, food, drinks, and extra surprises.

Anthrax, Danko Jones, & Graveyard Set For In Flames’ Borgholm Brinner Festival

Anthrax, Danko Jones, and Graveyard have all been confirmed for In Flames’ Borgholm Brinner festival. That event will take place on July 27-28 at the Borgholm Castle in Borgholm, Sweden, and it will feature music, food, drinks, and extra surprises.

In Flames To Launch Their Own Festival In 2018

In Flames will be launching a new two-day festival called “Borgholm Brinner” on July 27-28 at the Borgholm Castle in Borgholm, Sweden. The event will feature music, food, drinks, and extra surprises. More details will be revealed at borgholmbrinner.se.

Anders Fridén commented:

“I think every band dreams of being able to do this one day — at least for us it’s always been in the back of our minds — and right now feels like the best time to do it.

Whether or not it’s putting on your own festival, it’s an indescribable feeling to have created a community from your music, and even crazier to have the ability bring that community together in a physical place — playing and enjoying music together, drinking together etc. And in a castle of all places. That’s another thing. It wouldn’t be an In Flames festival if it were just happening on a plot of dirt. It’s got to be special so our fans can have the ultimate experience, so we can pay them back for being so great to us for 20 years with an awesome weekend they’ll never forget. We’ve also hand-picked the best bands for everyone to enjoy and although we can’t say who’s playing yet, we can promise there will be no disappointments.”