IN FLAMES 12TH STUDIO ALBUM BATTLES OUT NOW!
“True to form, rife with rich, uplifting melodies and a rousing, cinematic feel, Battles maintains the high standard the quintet hold themselves to while also boasting a compelling freshness.”
“In Flames have proven to be an unstoppable force in heavy music, now returning with their brand new album ‘Battles’, they continue their onslaught harder than ever before”
“In Flames are the melo-death masters, true pioneers with a towering legacy and one of the best live bands on the planet.”
Swedish metal visionaries, IN FLAMES, have released their 12th full-length studio album, BATTLES, via Eleven Seven Music. Stream the album HERE. Complete with 14 songs, the album showcases a new musical approach for the band while still staying true to themselves thus creating a whole new fan base while bringing their original fans along for the ride. With pounding, anthem-like force, the band’s first single, “The Truth” is instantly infectious, and currently trending Top 25 at Active Rock radio. Watch the video for the single HERE, which depicts the dark world of virtual reality and gaming. Be sure to check out “The Truth” featured as a part Alternative Press’ ‘Hanging Out’ playlist beginning at 6PM EST on Spotify HERE.
“This album came together much sooner than we thought it would,” guitarist Björn Gelotte explains. “I was very reluctant in the beginning but I had a bunch of riffs so I just sat down with [vocalist] Anders [Fridén] and started working on stuff and it began to come together really quickly.” Before bringing things to bassist Peter Iwers and guitarist Niclas Engelin, the duo decided to leave the comforts of Sweden for Los Angeles where they would write all day and then BBQ and drink beer until the early hours of the morning. “I think being in California really affected this album in the sense that we had a studio in the house that we were staying at and the vibe was really relaxed which lent itself to productivity,” Fridén adds.
Recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Grammy award-winning producer, Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Papa Roach, The Used), In Flames’ 12th studio album, did come together unlike their others. “This was a very new approach for us because we’ve never let anyone else in the way we did with Howard,” Gelotte adds. “We met with a lot of producers prior to starting this album and he seemed like the only guy who didn’t want to change anything; he just wanted to make sure we were making the best In Flames record that we could and it just felt right,” he continues. “It’s not that we aren’t happy doing things ourselves. We just thought we would try something different because that’s what this band has always been about. We need the music to be as interesting to us as it is to our fans because this has never just been a job for us, it’s a way of life.” This mission statement proves to be working as evidenced by the fact that In Flames’ audience is a wide range of ages, genders and music fans, which is ultimately due to the fact that the band has never tried to be something they’re not.
Battles is available in various formats to accommodate fans digitally, as well as CD or LP for those who prefer a physical item:
- Deluxe album, digital (12 tracks + 2 bonus)
- Deluxe CD (12 tracks + 2 bonus tracks)
- 2 LP vinyl (12 tracks + 2 bonus tracks)
- Deluxe retail box (2 LP yellow vinyl, CD, fold out poster, 2 x 7″s of ‘The End’ & ‘The Truth,’ 12″ photo card, slipmat, and sticker)
BATTLES Track Listing:
- The End
- Like Sand
- The Truth
- In My Room
- Before I Fall
- Through My Eyes
- Here Until Forever
- Underneath My Skin
- Save Me
- Greatest Greed
- Us Against the World
U.S. TOUR DATES:
APR 29 – Welcome to Rockville – Jacksonville, FL
APR 30 – Fort Rock – Fort Myers, FL
MAY 2 – Starland Ballroom – Sayerville, NJ
MAY 3 – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel – Providence, RI
MAY 4 – Anthology – Rochester, NY
MAY 6 – Carolina Rebellion – Concord, NC
MAY 7 – The International – Knoxville, TN
MAY 9 – The Hippodrome – Baltimore, MD
MAY 10 – The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
MAY 11 – Sherman Theater – Stroudsburg, PA
MAY 13 – Northern Invasion – Somerset, WI
MAY 16 – Dream Makers Theatre@Kewadin – Sault Ste. Marie, MI
MAY 17 – The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
MAY 18 – The Forge – Joilet, IL
MAY 19 – New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN
MAY 20 – Rock On The Range – Columbus, OH
MAY 21 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
MAY 22 – Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL
MAY 24 – Varsity Theatre – Baton Rogue, LA
MAY 25 – Gas Monkey Bar N Grill – Dallas, TX
MAY 26 – Rocklahoma – Pryor, OK
MAY 27 – AT&T Center – San Antonio, TX
ABOUT IN FLAMES:
Since forming in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1990, IN FLAMES have had six albums debut in the top ten in Sweden, including two #1 debuts. They have toured the globe countless times, performing alongside some of today’s biggest rock and metal acts, including METALLICA, JUDAS PRIEST, IRON MAIDEN, and MEGADETH, and have held several mainstage and headline spots at various music festivals around the world, including Ozzfest, Download Festival, Graspop, Taste of Chaos, Hellfest and Rock Am Ring / Im Park, amongst many others. IN FLAMES also released a live DVD “Sounds From The Heart of Gothenburg” in September 2016.
ABOUT ELEVEN SEVEN MUSIC:
Eleven Seven Music Group is one of the world’s leading independent music companies. Founded in 2006 by Tenth Street Entertainment CEO Allen Kovac, the company is the global home for artists including Mötley Crüe, Papa Roach, Nothing More, Escape The Fate, Sixx:A.M., and HELLYEAH as well as Five Finger Death Punch outside of the U.S.
In 2014, the company vaulted five artists to the Mediabase Active Rock year-end radio chart and multiple acts to the Billboard year-end charts including Mainstream Rock Songs, Hard Rock Albums, and Rock Airplay Songs. Among its many accolades, Eleven Seven Music received the title of Billboard’s “Rock Label of the Year” in 2010, was named FMQB’s “Rock Label of the Year” in 2008, enjoyed RIAA double platinum success with Buckcherry’s 15 in 2006, and achieved a Top 5 debut for Mötley Crüe’s Saints of Los Angeles. With a staff of dedicated and devoted trailblazers, the label supports its roster with a range of integrated services including marketing, promotion, publicity, sales, digital, licensing, and touring.
Eleven Seven Music Group distributes two sub-labels—the alternative and indie-leaning Five Seven [Dirty Heads, Dark Waves, Nico Vega] and emerging hard rock-centric Better Noise Records [Deuce, From Ashes To New, Diamante, and As Lions]. Based in New York City, Los Angeles, and London, the labels are distributed through RED/Sony in the U.S., ADA/Warner in Europe, Sony in Canada, Australia, Southeast Asia, and South America, and Universal in Japan.