In a subtle move, IN FLAMES has quietly released a new track titled “Become One” on streaming platforms today (February 9)
The melodic death metal anthem initially appeared on the deluxe edition of the band’s latest album, “Foregone,” released in 2023, but is only now making its online debut.
“Foregone,” released on February 10 last year, was hailed as a resurgence for the Gothenburg pioneers, marking a return to their roots in melodic death metal after several albums that leaned towards alternative metal, receiving mixed reactions from fans.
Fans can now listen to “Become One” via the provided video player.
IN FLAMES recently wrapped up a North American tour with MESHUGGAH and WHITECHAPEL and is currently on a series of dates across Asia and Oceania. The band is set to embark on a headline tour in America in May, followed by a co-headlining stint across Europe with fellow melodic death metal stalwarts ARCH ENEMY, with support from SOILWORK.
IN FLAMES, a seminal Swedish metal band, emerged in the early 1990s in Gothenburg. Formed by Jesper Strömblad, the band initially blended melodic death metal with elements of thrash and traditional heavy metal, creating a unique sound that would influence countless bands in the genre.
The band’s early albums, such as “The Jester Race” (1996) and “Whoracle” (1997), solidified their reputation as pioneers of the melodic death metal movement. With soaring melodies, aggressive riffs, and introspective lyrics, IN FLAMES captured the hearts of metal fans worldwide.
Over the years, IN FLAMES evolved their sound, incorporating elements of alternative metal and electronic music while retaining their signature melodic edge. Albums like “Reroute to Remain” (2002) and “Come Clarity” (2006) showcased their versatility and innovation, earning them a dedicated fanbase.
Despite lineup changes over the years, including the departure of founding member Jesper Strömblad, IN FLAMES has continued to thrive. Vocalist Anders Fridén and guitarist Björn Gelotte (initially the group’s drummer) have remained constants in the band, guiding its evolution and maintaining its legacy.
With a discography spanning over two decades, numerous world tours, and a reputation for explosive live performances, IN FLAMES remains a powerhouse in the metal scene, influencing generations of musicians and leaving an indelible mark on the genre.