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IN FLAMES Shares Music Video For New Single ‘Meet Your Maker’

Swedish/American metallers IN FLAMES have launched the official music video for “Meet Your Maker”. The track is taken from the band’s fourteenth studio album, “Foregon”which can arrive on February 10 through Nuclear Blast. Like a uncooked nerve uncovered, the track speaks of the desperation and frustration introduced on by the chaotic dystopia of post-pandemic society.

IN FLAMES entrance man Anders Fridén states: “Once we began to write down for ‘Foregone’, ‘Meet Your Maker’ grew to become the track that set the tone when it comes to what we had been aiming for sonically in addition to thematically. You will see it is all the pieces you’ve got come to anticipate from IN FLAMES and a few. Take pleasure in and see you on the highway in 2023!”

“Foregon” options art work designed by Blake Armstrong.

When the LP was first introduced final September, friden acknowledged: “Going into the ‘Foregone’ classes, we needed to make a file that was closely guitar-driven, and that had a powerful basis between the bass and drums. We nonetheless approached our songwriting the identical manner, as we all the time have, as a juxtaposition between melody and aggression. That is the DNA of our music. From the lyrical finish of issues, there was no scarcity of inspiration to attract from, particularly the idea of time.”

He continued: “Humanity as a complete was compelled to decelerate and take breather. In that break, many people hung out evaluating and reprioritizing. Time is a continuing, however what will we do with it and the way we understand it varies. Particularly now the place the world appears to be headed sooner than ever earlier than.”

friden concluded: “It is loopy that after all the pieces we’re nonetheless right here and on our fourteenth album. I really feel that we have discovered an ideal stability between the previous, the current and the longer term with ‘Foregone’. It is a new period of IN FLAMES!”

Earlier final 12 months, friden spoke to MoreCore.TV about what IN FLAMES followers can anticipate from the brand new LP. He mentioned: “That is the fourteenth album. So if you realize IN FLAMES, you realize form of what you are gonna get. However I feel it is a good mixture of the previous, the current and wherever we’re going, and [it] has a little bit factor for everybody; it has the heavy, it has the melodic, it has the uptempo and the gradual elements. I feel it is superb, and it actually represents who we’re presently.”

Requested if the pandemic influenced the songwriting course of for the brand new IN FLAMES effort, Anders mentioned: “Effectively, in a sure manner. Lyrically, for certain. I believed this two-year break would make us see us who we’re as folks and possibly come out on the opposite facet being a little bit bit extra good and mild and with extra understanding, however I feel it is the alternative.So it undoubtedly impressed the lyrical facet.

“In fact, a break like that, it is a pause, so once you get again into it, possibly unintentionally you may have extra vitality throughout the board, [and] with the music as nicely,” he defined.

In July, friden advised Chaoszine in regards to the songwriting course of for the brand new IN FLAMES album: “Me and björn [Gelotte, guitar] we reside on completely different sides of [Sweden] — he lives in Gothenburg; I reside in Stockholm — and we solely noticed one another a few times throughout the entire pandemic. However in the direction of the top, after we form of felt prefer it’s gonna open up for actual, we began speaking after which we determined to make a journey to the US and simply get the machine rolling once more—write some stuff; simply get issues out of our system. So we spent a while — like, three weeks — in LA After which we flew house and had Christmas and so forth, after which we flew again once more and began recording stuff for actual. However as quickly as we received collectively, just a few weeks within the writing course of, it felt prefer it all the time has.”

Anders went on to say that he and björn “needed to be in the identical room” with the intention to maximize their songwriting efforts. “We feed off one another’s energies and concepts and so forth, and I do not suppose we are able to write aside,” he defined. “I imply, we canine, but it surely will not be the identical. So we have now to get in the identical room and be amongst everybody within the band… Me and björn, we’re those which can be writing all the pieces. The opposite guys are clearly partaking and bringing of their vitality and their abilities to the band, however on the subject of the writing, it is not a lot completely different.”

Talking in additional element in regards to the contributions of IN FLAMES‘ three American members—drummer Tanner Waynebass participant Bryce-Paul and guitarist chris broderickAnders mentioned: “They’re nice particular person musicians, so they carry of their abilities and their manner of taking part in, and it’s totally distinctive from individual to individual. And that is what they carry. And likewise the sensation — it is such ambiance inside the band; there is not any arguments, actually, and we’re simply having time being round one another. And that helps the entire inventive course of. And what they’ve carried out… I imply, you’ll hear it. You may hear it, what they C. They’re superb guys and superb musicians and actually good associates.”

wayne joined IN FLAMES following the departure of joe rickardwho performed on “I, The Masks” and 2016’s “Battles”.

Tanner made his reside debut with IN FLAMES in July 2018 in Brno, Czech Republic.

Paul has been taking part in many of the reveals with IN FLAMES since longtime bassist Peter Iwers‘s November 2016 exit.

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