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IN FLAMES share new song & music video “State Of Slow Decay”

Swedish melodic death metallers IN FLAMES are back with a crushing new single “State Of Slow Decay”. Check out the official music video above and go grab the single via your favorite streaming service HERE.

Swedish metal legends IN FLAMES have re-signed with Nuclear Blast, 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!”

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.

“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,” comments frontman Anders Fridén. “‘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.”

In Flames will embark on a U.S. tour this September. All dates are below. VIP packages are available here. Stay tuned for more touring news, as well.

9/6 — Boston, MA — Big Night Live
9/7 — New York, NY — Webster Hall
9/8 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom
9/9 — Alston, VA — Blue Ridge Festival**
9/10 — Silver Spring, MD — The Fillmore
9/12 — Quebec, QC — Theatre Capitole
9/13 — Montreal, QC — Corona Theatre
9/14 — Toronto, ON — Danforth Music Hall
9/15 — Ft. Wayne, IN — Piere’s Entertainment Center
9/16 — Milwaukee, WI — The Rave
9/17 — Minneapolis, MN — Skyway Theatre
9/19 — Pontiac, MI — Crofoot Ballroom
9/20 — Green Bay, WI — Epic Event Center
9/22 — Chicago, IL — House of Blues
9/23 — Louisville, KY — Louder Than Life**
9/25 — Birmingham, AL — Furnace Fest**
9/27 — Sauget, IL — Pop’s
9/28 — Lawrence, KS — Granada Theater
9/29 — Wichita, KS — The Cotillion
9/30 — Lincoln, NE — Bourbon Theatre
10/2 — Denver, CO — Fillmore Auditorium*
10/4 — San Francisco, CA — Warfield Theatre*
10/8 — Riverside, CA — Riverside Municipal Auditorium*
10/9 — Los Angeles, CA — Hollywood Palladium*
10/10 — Tempe, AZ — The Marquee*
10/12 — Dallas, TX — The Factory Deep Ellum
10/13 — Houston, TX — Warehouse Live*
10/15 — Orlando, FL — Hard Rock Live*
10/16 — Atlanta, GA — The Tabernacle*
*With Meshuggah
**Festival Date

IN FLAMES are one of the biggest metal bands in the world — never shying away from pushing their artistic boundaries, crafting music that’s as catchy as it is crushing. Formed in 1990, the band is considered one of the forefathers of melodic death metal and the purveyors of the “Gothenburg sound.” With 13 studio albums under their belt, countless successful tours around the globe playing with the likes of Black Sabbath, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Judas Priest and Slayer — with millions of records sold and a massive fanbase worldwide — IN FLAMES have proven to be an unstoppable force. From their 1994 debut Lunar Strain onwards, the band’s intricate twin guitar attack, melodic vocals, and superb arrangements have given them a signature sound that has evolved throughout the years.

STATE OF SLOW DECAY Lyrics:

It is my reflection
But I know it’s not me
I am becoming something else
I feel the weight of the key

This place is falling apart
There’s no way back
Passing through the gates
A new shadow will reveal itself

The stories have run their course
None of them make sense
We’re all someone else’s fool
Buried in our own debris

Destroy the things you know
Destroy yourself in shame
Before tomorrow comes
Destroy everything

Faith alone won’t sustain
We’re in a state of slow decay
I hear forgive and forget
But I see there’s no way

Seen it through the accolades
It all should be a great success

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