IN FLAMES Commence Work On New Album

Tuesday, 6th August 2013

Swedish metal band IN FLAMES have began the songwriting sessions for their next studio album, slated to come out sometime in 2014.

IN FLAMES’ Century Media release and tenth CD, Sounds Of A Playground Fading, sold roughly 14,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position #27 on The Billboard 200 chart.

IN FLAMES’ previous album, A Sense of Purpose (Koch) opened with 20,000 units to position #28. This was slightly less than the opening tally of Come Clarity (Ferret), which shifted just under 24,000 units in February 2006 to enter the chart at position #58.

Sounds Of A Playground Fading was the first IN FLAMES album to be recorded without founding guitarist Jesper Strömblad, who quit the band in February 2010 in order to continue receiving treatment for his alcohol addiction. IN FLAMES guitarist Niclas Engelin recently sat out a few of the band’s shows. His temporary replacement for those gigs was Patrik Jensen from THE HAUNTED.