In Flames to release new studio album “I, The Mask” on March 1st 2019

In Flames I, The Mask cover
Legendary Swedish melodic heavyweights In Flames are thrilled to announce their thirteenth studio album, titled, “I, The Mask” that will be released on March 1st, 2019, via Nuclear Blast (worldwide, excl. North America) and Eleven Seven Music (North America).

The 12 track album reunites them with Grammy-nominated producer Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Motörhead), who also produced 2016’s “Battles”. Additionally, the album was mixed by Grammy award winner Chris Lord-Alge (Cheap Trick, Linkin Park) and mastered by Grammy mastering engineer Ted Jensen (Pantera, Eagles, Guns N' Roses).

The album artwork was created by artist Blake Armstrong and depicts a unique interpretation of the band’s mascot, The Jesterhead. The story of the cover will be revealed via the full album artwork on March 1st, which coincides with each song on the album.

“This album is really a special one to us. Since our last record, "Battles", we’ve established our own annual festival in Sweden and have been touring non-stop worldwide, creating an even stronger bond with our fans. You could say it was a big part of our inspiration for this album. It’s been such a long journey that just keeps going and growing; We feel extremely thankful for that, and for the support that makes it possible. We dedicate our 13th album, "I, The Mask" to our fans who allow us to keep making music and playing it every night. IN JESTERHEADS WE TRUST”, says Anders Fridén.

In Flames are also proud to debut two killer tracks from “I, The Mask” - the superlative anthems “I Am Above” and “(This is Our) House”. A poignant video for “I Am Above” has also been revealed, which features famous Swedish actor Martin Wallström (Mr. Robot). The video takes place in a pitch black room with Martin who eerily lip syncs the metal ballad with expressive facial gestures that capture the song’s emotion. Meanwhile, the lyric video for track “(This is Our) House” features unseen footage from the band’s first annual Swedish festival, Borgholm Brinner (Borgholm Is Burning).

Check out the official music video for “I Am Above”, as well as the lyric video for “(This is Our) House”, below.

“I was very intrigued by doing something I’ve never done before and honoured getting the question from In Flames. Also trying to portray a lively song in a dark room, sitting in front of a camera was challenging, but I felt strongly for the song and the lyrics, so that was a comfort”, comments Martin Wallström from Mr. Robot.

Pre-orders for the album will begin on January 11th, here, offering both “I Am Above” (stream here) and “(This is Our) House” (stream here) as instant downloads.

Tracklist:
1. Voices
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
9. Burn
10. Deep Inside
11. All The Pain
12. Stay With Me

Additionally, In Flames have announced their UK and Europe headline tour that kicks off on April 3rd in Glasgow concluding on April 18th in Zurich. Special Guests to be announced soon. Tickets for the UK and Europe can be found here and VIP packages and upgrades can be purchased here.

UK & European Tour Dates 2019:
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. BE  Antwerp - Trix
13.04. FR  Cambrai - Betizfest
12.04. FR  Nancy - L’Autre Canal
15.04. FR  Lyon - Le Transbordeur
16.04. FR  Toulouse - Le Bikini
17.04. FR  Nîmes - Paloma
18.04. CH  Zurich - Komplex 457

Festivals 2019:
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 twelve 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 fan base worldwide, In Flames have proven to be an unstoppable force. From their 1994 debut “Lunar Strain” onward, 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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