June 13th was a big day for Gothenburg metallers In Flames: extending their worldwide contract with Nuclear Blast, sharing their latest single, “State of Slow Decay” and announcing an upcoming North American tour, kicking off on September 6, 2022 in Boston, MA and running through to October 16, 2022 in Atlanta, GA.
Nuclear Blast managing director, Marcus Hammer, stated:
“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!”
Senior A&R for Nuclear Blast, Nathan Barley Phillips, added:
“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!”
Singer Anders Fridén comments on the new material:
“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.”
You can check out the new single below:
You can check out all In Flames tour dates here.