IN FLAMES has unveiled “The Journey Home,” a 34-minute documentary that delves into the recent European tour and the creative process behind their fourteenth studio album, “Foregone”
The album, which arrived via Nuclear Blast back in February, as well as the band’s latest European run are looked at in the new video which can be watched below.
Upon “Foregone”‘s initial announcement, IN FLAMES frontman Anders Fridén said in a statement: “Going into the ‘Foregone’ sessions, we wanted to make a record that was heavily guitar-driven, and that had a strong foundation between the bass and drums. We still approached our songwriting the same way, as we always have, as a juxtaposition between melody and aggression. That’s the DNA of our music. From the lyrical end of things, there was no shortage of inspiration to draw from, especially the concept of time.”
He continued: “Humanity as a whole was forced to slow down and take breather. In that break, many of us spent time evaluating and reprioritizing. Time is a constant, but what do we do with it and how we perceive it varies. Especially now looking at where the world seems to be headed faster than ever before.”
Fridén concluded: “It’s crazy that after everything we are still here and on our fourteenth album. I feel that we’ve found a great balance between the past, the present and the future with ‘Foregone’. This is a new era of IN FLAMES!”
In June of this year, IN FLAMES underwent a change in their lineup, bidding farewell to bassist Bryce Paul and introducing Liam Wilson (formerly of THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN) as his successor.
Liam Wilson marked his inaugural performance with IN FLAMES on June 7 at the Release Athens 2023 festival in Athens, Greece.
Bryce joined the ranks of IN FLAMES after the departure of the band’s longstanding bassist, Peter Iwers.
Peter Iwers chose to part ways with IN FLAMES back in November 2016, citing his desire to explore different pursuits beyond the band.