Europe has gone up IN FLAMES!
»I, The Mask«, the 13th studio album from the Swedish visionaries has not only entered the official longplayer charts in Sweden and Austria at #1, but also debuted at #2 in Germany and #3 in Switzerland.
Vocalist Anders Fridén says of the new album,
“The reaction so far on ‘I, The Mask’ has been overwhelming. The vulnerability of sharing something, such as an album, that’s such a big piece of you can be simultaneously fulfilling and nerve-racking at the same time. So, having fans reach out to us online or come up to us at shows to tell us how much this record already means to them is still indescribable even after all of these years. We can’t wait to play the new songs live for the first time in EU/UK next month, and we thank Jesterheads worldwide for their continued support.”
For the full list of chart entries in the first week after the release, please see below:
# 1 Sweden
# 1 Austria
# 2 Germany
# 2 Canada Hard Rock Albums / #35 Overall
# 3 Switzerland
# 4 Finland
# 5 USA Hard Rock Albums / #121 Overall
# 9 Norway
# 12 Japan (Rock)
# 17 Belgium
# 48 Australia
# 53 France
# 66 UK
# 78 Italy
# 84 Netherlands
If you haven’t grabbed your digipak, jewelcase or vinyl yet, you can get it here: http://nblast.de/InFlamesITheMask
Order the album digitally, here: https://inflames.ffm.to/themask
The record reunites them with multi GRAMMY nominated producer Howard Benson (MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, MOTÖRHEAD) who also produced 2016’s »Battles«.
Additionally, the album is mixed by GRAMMY award mixer, Chris Lord-Alge (CHEAP TRICK, LINKIN PARK) and mastered by GRAMMY award mastering engineer, Ted Jensen (PANTERA, EAGLES, GUNS N’ ROSES).
IN FLAMES have also announced the final line-up to their second annual festival, BORGHOLM BRINNER, that will once again take place in the Borgholm Castle on the isle of Öland in Sweden on August 2nd and 3rd.
While the band themselves will perform two different special sets on each night, these internationally renowned acts will join this year’s line-up:
Friday, August 2nd:
AT THE GATES
OF MICE & MEN
Saturday, August 3rd:
Both two-day-tickets and single-day tickets are at sale on www.BorgholmBrinner.se
In case you missed the singles from the new record, make sure to watch the videos here:
‘I, The Mask’ lyric video: https://youtu.be/x0sujFluBlE‘
I am Above’ music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OkSsFsXLD8
‘Burn’ lyric video: https://youtu.be/bmOJxULhHsY‘
(This Is Our) House’ lyric video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoUgqwMX9oo
‘Call My Name’ music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1U4gkcp_40
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.
For the full European tour routing, see below.
IN FLAMES European headline tour with Norma Jean and Light The Torch
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
Other shows & festivals 2019
23.04. RUS St. Petersburg – A2
25.04. RUS Moscow – Glavclub
27.04. BY Minsk – Prime Hall
29.04. UA Kiev – Stereo Plaza
08.06. FIN Hyvinkää – Rockfest
13. – 16.06. A Nickelsdorf – Nova Rock
19. – 22.06. I Natz – Alpen Flair
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« has once again showcased 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 AVENGED SEVENFOLD – 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.