Today, two international metal heavyweights celebrate an extension of their alliance: Swedish metal legends IN FLAMES have re-signed with NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS – extending their partnership on a worldwide level. As one of the most influential metal bands of all time, the news foreshadows some exciting plans for the Gothenburg legends, soon to be rolled out.
Marcus Hammer, the managing director of Nuclear Blast, states: “We are extremely happy to welcome In Flames back into the NBR family on a worldwide basis. Here’s the message to the Metal world: A new Metal masterpiece is about to drop and you can guarantee there is no decay visible. Quite the contrary; In Flames and Nuclear Blast will kill it together – once again and stronger than ever!”
Nathan Barley Phillips, Senior A&R, comments: “As a dedicated long-serving Jesterhead myself, it gives me great pleasure to represent In Flames as they embark on this exciting new chapter of their illustrious career. I cannot wait for you all to hear what this incredible band have in store!”
Following this groundbreaking news, IN FLAMES have today released a crushing new single titled ‘State Of Slow Decay‘. The song, which was premiered live at Sweden Rock festival, comes accompanied by a video that features the band performing their new track on an unconventional stage.
Anders Fridén adds on ‘State Of Slow Decay’: “We have always done our own thing without any pressure from the outside world, BUT being back with Nuclear Blast worldwide has for sure inspired us to write a host of new material that includes the past, the present and the future. ‘State of Slow Decay’ includes everything that In Flames are known for, but it’s more than just a song, it’s a fucking statement. I couldn’t be happier to release this as a taste of what’s to come.”