After recently announcing the release of their upcoming album ‘I, The Mask’, out on March 1 via Nuclear Blast (worldwide, excl. North America) and Eleven Seven Music (North America), Swedish legends IN FLAMES are ready to unleash the third single off their 13th studio piece.
The title track, ‘I, The Mask’ is another heavy anthem accompanied by a visually stimulating lyric video that gives us the first look into the album’s intricate artwork. Watch the lyric video here
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’.
‘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)
vocalist Anders Fridén says of the new track release and pre-order:
“We’re always eager to release new music that we’ve been waiting so long to share with our fans, so days like today are always special to us. The title track is one of our favorite songs on the album so choosing it to release early was pretty easy. This is our 13th album, but every new piece of music we reveal still brings the same amount of excitement and surrealism that this is what we get to do. We can’t wait to experience these songs live together with you for the first time, but in the meantime, thanks for listening and we hope you enjoy.”
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.
I, The Mask’ Track Listing:
2. I, The Mask
3. Call My Name
4. I Am Above
5. Follow Me
6. (This is Our) House
7. We Will Remember
8. In This Life
10. Deep Inside
11. All The Pain
12. Stay With Me
Watch/share the official music video for ‘I Am Above’ here
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
‘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.