In Flames announces new album “Foregone” – Drops new heavy single “Foregone Pt. 1”

Author Arto Mäenpää - 15.9.2022

In Flames represent the best of metal — past, present, and future. As New Wave of Swedish Death Metal architects and innovative purveyors of groove and melody, the band’s artistry and influence is undeniable. Today, the band shares news fans have been eagerly awaiting.

In Flames‘ fourteenth studio album, “Foregone”, arrives via Nuclear Blast on February 10, 2023. Pre-order it here.

Frontman Anders Fridén states:

“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 continues, “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 finishes, “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 Forgone. This is a new era of In Flames!”

The band has also shared the visualizer for “Foregone Pt. 1” and you can watch it here:

The visualizer was created by Oleg Rooz. The Ukrainian graphic designer used groundbreaking AI technology to create the visuals. As one of the first bands relying on AI for a music video, In Flames remain on the cutting edge.

“I thought that everything we’ve been through these past few years would be a reminder that life is precious, and that time is not on our side,” offers Fridén. “Unfortunately, I feel that we’ve woken up in a world that’s more hostile and bleak than ever before. The clock is ticking and the countdown has begun…”

“Foregone” also features artwork designed by Blake Armstrong. You can check it out below:

In Flames are currently touring US before embarking on their big European tour starting November 12th in Tallinn, Estonia. Find all tour dates below. Ahead of the tour of the year, the Swedish metal powerhouse will stream their performance at House Of Blues in Chicago on September 23rd, 04.00AM CET. Get your tickets here:

The tracklist of “Foregone” reads as follows:

  1. The Beginning Of All Things That Will End
  2. State Of Slow Decay
  3. Meet Your Maker
  4. Bleeding Out
  5. Foregone Pt. 1
  6. Foregone Pt. 2
  7. Pure Light Of Mind
  8. The Great Deceiver
  9. In The Dark
  10. A Dialogue in b Flat Minor
  11. Cynosure
  12. End The Transmission

Foregone will be available in the following formats:
2LP Black
2LP White w/ Black Marble
2LP Crystal Clear w/ Red Splatter – Nuclear Blast Mail-order Exclusive
2LP Dark Green – Sweden Rock Exclusive
2LP Crystal Clear – EMP Exclusive
2LP Gold – Nordic Exclusive
2LP Gold w/ Black Marble – Nuclear Blast Mail-order + selected retailers
2LP Red – USA Retail
2LP White – Revolver Exclusive (USA)
2LP Sun Yellow – Gimme Radio Exclusive (USA)
2LP Red w/ Black – In Flames Bandshop Exclusive
Boxset – 2LP Picture Disc + CD Digipack + Pocket Watch + Sticker + 28-page booklet
Limited Edition Digipack (inc. bonus track)
Brown Transparent Cassette – Nuclear Blast Mail-order Exclusive
Red Transparent Cassette – In Flames Bandshop Exclusive
CD Longbox – CD Jewel in a Longbox w/ Sticker & Button
Dark Yellow w/ Green/Blue Cassette (NBA Exclusive)
Green Tint w/ White Cassette (Band Exclusive)

IN FLAMES European Tour 2022

12.11. EE Tallinn – Helitehas

13.11. LV Riga – Palladium

15.11. PL Katowice – Mck

16.11. CZ Prague – Mala Sportovni Hala

20.11. UK London – O2 Academy Brixton

21.11. LU Esch-Sur-Alzette – Rockhal

22.11. FR Strasbourg – La Laiterie

23.11. FR Paris – Bataclan

25.11. ES Bilbao – Santana 27

26.11. ES Madrid – Riviera

27.11. ES Barcelona – Razzmatazz

28.11. FR Lyon – Transbo

30.11. CH Zurich – Samsung Hall

01.12. IT Milan – Alcatraz

02.12. AT Vienna – Gasometer

03.12. DE Leipzig – Haus Auensee

04.12. DE Cologne – Palladium

06.12. NL Tilburg – 013

07.12. BE Bruessels – AB

08.12. DE Wiesbaden – Schlachthof

09.12. DE Hamburg – Edel Optics Arena

10.12. DK Copenhagen – Store Vega

11.12. NL Oslo – Spektrum

14.12. FI Helsinki – Ice Hall

16.12. SE Stockholm – Hovet

17.12. SE Gothenburg – Scandinavium

Anders Fridén | Vocals
Björn Gelotte | Guitar / Vocals
Chris Broderick | Guitar
Tanner Wayne | Drums
Bryce Paul | Bass