In Flames


After stints on Nuclear Blast, Ferret and Koch, In Flames have finally settled in with Century Media Records for their 10th album, 'Sounds of a Playground Fading,' due out this June. From 'Whoracle' to 'Jester Race' to 'Colony' to 'Clayman,' In Flames have served up heaping helpings of memorable metal for 20 years now.

"This is number 10... Album number 10!!!!!," singer Anders Friden said in a statement. "That we even made it this far, that is amazing. Then, to deliver the album of our career, that is something else. It's fast, slow, heavy, and mellow. It's happy, sad, angry, and calm."

Friden further elaborated on the disc's potency, saying, "'Sounds of a Playground Fading' is everything we ever done on crack -- it's a metaphor, boys and girls. It's cask strength whiskey when it's THAT perfect moment. Use and abuse!!!!!"

As for the band's new partnership with Century Media, Friden commented, "By the way, we are happy to be in bed with Century Media. They know the business. We know the music. A perfect match. What can possibly go wrong? Haha."

In Flames will spend this summer scorching stages as part of the Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.