The Press Release:
Celebrating their 30th anniversary as a band, Sweden’s influential and long revered heavy metal giants IN FLAMES have entered a worldwide partnership with Nuclear Blast for the band’s celebrated back catalog which features 13 groundbreaking fan-favorite records like “Colony” (1999), “Whoracle” (1997) and “Clayman” (2000). Having released the previous two albums “Battles” and “I, The Mask” with Nuclear Blast in Europe only, this marks the first time IN FLAMES has worked with Nuclear Blast worldwide since the release of “Soundtrack to Your Escape” (2004).
IN FLAMES vocalist Anders Fridén states: “We’ve been working with Nuclear Blast for our entire career in some sort of capacity, so it was only fitting to sign with them Worldwide when we could. We’re excited for our future together which adds to a successful past.”
Nuclear Blast states: “Nuclear Blast and In Flames have something in common: both powerhouses met in the early days, became successful together and then went separate ways. Now, in 2020, the entire legacy of In Flames returns home and we couldn’t be more thrilled at the prospect of an extensive campaign and most important, a rekindled relationship with one of our favorite bands of all time, the mighty In Flames!”
The partnership news comes ahead of IN FLAMES’ heavily anticipated, upcoming North American “METAL TOUR OF THE YEAR” with MEGADETH, LAMB OF GOD and TRIVIUM. The tour trek is part of the band’s massive global tour that will have them performing in over 20 countries around the world in celebration of their anniversary and in support of their latest record, “I, The Mask.” Dates listed below, tickets on sale now at the link below.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I have to say that I like this kind of news because a lot of people have older worn out tapes and LP’s or not as sonically powerful original CD’s that need a replacement and a nice fresh version of these In Flames classics is bound to be something most Metal fans will enjoy. I was a latecomer to the sound that these guys helped to create and I don’t have a lot of the earliest works myself so I look forward to snagging these classics. Knowing me, I’ll likely look to getting the whole shebang for my music library. I’ve fallen a bit off course with the bands latest adventures and sadly missed their last couple of NYC visits based on logistics and scheduling but I hope to catch back up with them on that Megadeth tour. We discussed that happening HERE if you didn’t see it. What do you readers think about these re-issues? Do you think that In Flames returns to the Nuclear Blast Family from their current label of Better Noise Music? Chime in down below in the comments section. See you next time. Oh and before I forget, here is the post about the Megadeth/Lamb Of God Tour (click the highlighted text).