Sweden’s influential and long revered heavy metal giants IN FLAMES are celebrating two major milestones in 2020 with their 30th anniversary as a band, and 20th anniversary of their seminal, critically acclaimed album, Clayman. In honour of this monumental occasion, Nuclear Blast Records presents a special 20th Anniversary Edition of Clayman, to be released on August 28th. Now available for pre-order
Today, the band releases the lyric video for the first single, ‘Clayman (Re-Recorded)’
Front man Anders Fridén says of the 20th Anniversary Edition:
“This record changed our career in a number of ways. Being the 20th anniversary this year, we had to do something massive for the fans. Going back into the studio to re-record some of the original tracks took us right back in time to when we first recorded them. Every detail of the new artwork and visuals was deeply thought out keeping in mind what the Jesterheads would want to see most. This one’s for you. Thank you for 20 years of Clayman.”
Clayman 20th Anniversary Edition comes entirely remastered by Ted Jensen (Pantera, Deftones, Gojira) and features all new artwork in a 16-page booklet, a brand-new instrumental medley plus 4 re-recorded versions of fan-favorites such as ‘Only For The Weak’ and ‘Pinball Map’. Re-recorded songs were produced by Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Motörhead) and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge (Green Day, Rob Zombie). The record will be released digitally as well as on CD Digipak and a 2xLP coloured vinyl packaged in a deluxe trifold that includes an oversized booklet, 11 remastered tracks on a 12” record and 5 bonus tracks on a 10” record in a printed sleeve.
Preceding the physical release of Clayman 20th Anniversary Edition, IN FLAMES will digitally release the ‘Clayman 2020 EP’ on July 24th, which features the 2020 versions of ‘Only For The Weak’, ‘Bullet Ride’, ‘Pinball Map’, ‘Clayman’ and a new instrumental track, ‘Themes and Variations in D-Minor’.