With their third huge announcement this week, following the signings of Opeth and Paradise Lost, Nuclear Blast have now announced the signing of Swedish metal icons, In Flames. Formed in 1990, the band are considered one of the forefathers of melodic death metal and the purveyors of the ‘Gothenburg sound’. With eleven studio albums released, countless successful tours around the globe, millions of records sold and a massive fan base worldwide, In Flames have proven to be an unstoppable force in HEAVY music. From their 1994 debut Lunar Strain to the most recent Siren Charms (2014), the band’s intricate twin guitar attack, melodic vocals and superb arrangements have given them a signature sound that has evolved throughout the years.
“In a way, In Flames and Nuclear Blast share a similar story,” says In Flames vocalist Anders Fridén. “Both started in a garage in Europe, both love metal and both have grown a lot bigger over the years. For these reasons, it seemed a natural fit to come back to the place it all started.”
The band are currently working on the release of a new live DVD. More details to follow.