Origin: Gothenburg, Sweden
Genres: Melodic Death Metal
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In Flames  


It's been a long road for In Flames, a band who's now been in business for over 25 years. They will forever be remembered and exalted for their early career, as they were one of the founding fathers of the Iron Maiden-cum-death melodic death metal style that became synonymous with their home town of Gothenburg, Sweden. Indeed, their stretch of albums from Lunar Strain* to *Clayman, released from 1994 to 2000, are archetypical classics of the genre. But, like many a band not willing to rest on its laurels, their albums in the new millennium have strayed from that style, gradually becoming more accessible and veering toward the alternative rock/metal field. Naturally, many old-time fans haven't taken to this progression well, as while In Flames is still an international draw, their recent output hasn't gotten the same high marks, at least from the fans' perspective.

Current Members

Anders Fridén

vocals (ex-Ceremonial Oath, ex-Dark Tranquillity, ex-Passenger)

Niclas Engelin

guitars (Engel, ex-Gardenian, ex-Passenger)

Björn Gelotte

guitars/drums

Joe Rickard

drums

Former Members/Guests

Mikael Stanne

vocals (Dark Tranquillity)

Henke Forss (guest)

vocals (Dawn)

Jesper Strömblad

guitars (Dimension Zero, ex-HammerFall, ex-The Resistance, ex-Sinergy)

Carl Naslund

guitars

Glenn Ljungström

guitars (Dimension Zero, ex-The Resistance)

Johan Larsson

bass/backing vocals

Peter Iwers

bass

Daniel Erlandsson

drums (Arch Enemy, ex-Armageddon, Brujeria, ex-Eucharist)

Daniel Svensson

drums


Discography



Lunar Strain 
1994 Wrong Again
  1. Behind Space
  2. Lunar Strain
  3. Starforsaken
  4. Dreamscape
  5. Everlost (Part I)
  6. Everlost (Part II)
  7. Hårgalåten
  8. In Flames
  9. Upon An Oaken Theme
  10. Clad In Shadows
  • Mikael Stanne
  • Jesper Strömblad
  • Carl Naslund
  • Glenn Ljungström
  • Johan Larsson




(EP) Subterranean 
1995 Wrong Again
  1. Stand Ablaze
  2. Ever Dying
  3. Subterranean
  4. Timeless
  5. Biosphere
  • Henke Forss
  • Jesper Strömblad
  • Johan Larsson
  • Daniel Erlandsson




The Jester Race 
1996 Nuclear Blast
  1. Moonshield
  2. The Jesters Dance
  3. Artifacts Of The Black Rain
  4. Graveland
  5. Lord Hypnos
  6. Dead Eternity
  7. The Jester Race
  8. December Flower
  9. Wayfare
  10. Dead God In Me
  • Anders Fridén
  • Jesper Strömblad
  • Glenn Ljungström
  • Björn Gelotte
  • Johan Larsson

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sputnik Music 



(EP) Black-Ash Inheritance 
1997 Nuclear Blast
  1. Goliaths Disarm Their Davids
  2. Gyroscope
  3. Acoustic Medley
  4. Behind Space (live)
  • Anders Fridén
  • Jesper Strömblad
  • Glenn Ljungström
  • Björn Gelotte
  • Johan Larsson




Whoracle 
1997 Nuclear Blast
  1. Jotun
  2. Food For The Gods
  3. Gyroscope
  4. The Hive
  5. Dialogue With The Stars
  6. Jester Script Transfigured
  7. Morphing Into Primal
  8. Worlds Within The Margin
  9. Episode 666
  10. Everything Counts
  11. Whoracle
  • Anders Fridén
  • Jesper Strömblad
  • Glenn Ljungström
  • Björn Gelotte
  • Johan Larsson
1997 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Sputnik Music 



Colony 
1999 Nuclear Blast
  1. Embody The Invisible
  2. Ordinary Story
  3. Scorn
  4. Colony
  5. Zombie Inc.
  6. Pallar Anders Visa
  7. Coerced Coexistence
  8. Resin
  9. Behind Space '99
  10. Insipid 2000
  11. The New Word
  • Anders Fridén
  • Jesper Strömblad
  • Björn Gelotte
  • Peter Iwers
  • Daniel Svensson
1999 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Sputnik Music 



Clayman 
2000 Nuclear Blast
  1. Bullet Ride
  2. Pinball Map
  3. Only For The Weak
  4. ... As The Future Repeats Today
  5. Square Nothing
  6. Clay Man
  7. Satellites And Astronauts
  8. Brush The Dust Away
  9. Swim
  10. Suburban Me
  11. Another Day In Quicksand
  • Anders Fridén
  • Jesper Strömblad
  • Björn Gelotte
  • Peter Iwers
  • Daniel Svensson
2000 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal  Brave Words  Sputnik Music 



The Tokyo Showdown  LIVE
2001 Nuclear Blast
  1. Bullet Ride
  2. Embody The Invisible
  3. Jotun
  4. Food For The Gods
  5. Moonsheild
  6. Clayman
  7. Swim
  8. Behind Space
  9. Only For The Weak
  10. Gyroscope
  11. Scorn
  12. Ordinary Story
  13. Pinball Map
  14. Colony
  15. Episode 666
  • Anders Fridén
  • Jesper Strömblad
  • Björn Gelotte
  • Peter Iwers
  • Daniel Svensson

Reviews:   Brave Words 



Reroute To Remain 
2002 Nuclear Blast
  1. Reroute To Remain
  2. System
  3. Drifter
  4. Trigger
  5. Cloud Connected
  6. Transparent
  7. Dawn Of A New Day
  8. Egonomic
  9. Minus
  10. Dismiss The Cynics
  11. Free Fall
  12. Dark Signs
  13. Metaphor
  14. Black & White
  • Anders Fridén
  • Jesper Strömblad
  • Björn Gelotte
  • Peter Iwers
  • Daniel Svensson
2002 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal  Brave Words  Sputnik Music 



(EP) Trigger 
2003 Nuclear Blast
  1. Trigger (single edit)
  2. Watch Them Feed
  3. Land Of Confusion
  4. Cloud Connected (Remix)
  5. Moonshield (C64 Karaoke Version)
  • Anders Fridén
  • Jesper Strömblad
  • Björn Gelotte
  • Peter Iwers
  • Daniel Svensson




Soundtrack To Your Escape 
2004 Nuclear Blast
  1. F(r)iend
  2. The Quiet Place
  3. Dead Alone
  4. Touch Of Red
  5. Like You Better Dead
  6. My Sweet Shadow
  7. Evil In A Closet
  8. In Search For I
  9. Borders And Shading
  10. Superhero Of The Computer Rage
  11. Dial 595-Escape
  12. Bottled
  • Anders Fridén
  • Jesper Strömblad
  • Björn Gelotte
  • Peter Iwers
  • Daniel Svensson
2004 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground 



Come Clarity 
2006 Nuclear Blast
  1. Take This Life
  2. Leeches
  3. Reflect the Storm
  4. Dead End
  5. Scream
  6. Come Clarity
  7. Vacuum
  8. Pacing Death's Trail
  9. Crawl Through Knives
  10. End of Things
  11. Our Infinite Struggle
  12. Vanishing Light
  13. Your Bedtime Story Is Scaring Everyone
  • Anders Fridén
  • Jesper Strömblad
  • Björn Gelotte
  • Peter Iwers
  • Daniel Svensson
2006 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Brave Words 



A Sense Of Purpose 
2008 Nuclear Blast
  1. The Mirror's Truth
  2. Disconnected
  3. Sleepless Again
  4. Alias
  5. I'm the Highway
  6. Delight and Angers
  7. Move Through Me
  8. The Chosen Pessimist
  9. Sober and Irrelevant
  10. Condemned
  11. Drenched In Fear
  12. March To The Shore
  • Anders Fridén
  • Jesper Strömblad
  • Björn Gelotte
  • Peter Iwers
  • Daniel Svensson

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Brave Words  Sputnik Music 



Sounds Of A Playground Fading 
2011 Nuclear Blast
  • Anders Fridén
  • Niclas Engelin
  • Björn Gelotte
  • Peter Iwers
  • Daniel Svensson

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Forces  Brave Words  Angry Metal Guy  Sputnik Music 



Siren Charms 
2014 Epic
  1. In Plain View
  2. Everything’s Gone
  3. Paralyzed
  4. Through Oblivion
  5. With Eyes Wide Open
  6. Siren Charms
  7. When The World Explodes
  8. Rusted Nail
  9. Dead Eyes
  10. Monsters In The Ballroom
  11. Filtered Truth
  • Anders Fridén
  • Niclas Engelin
  • Björn Gelotte
  • Peter Iwers
  • Daniel Svensson

Reviews:   Brave Words  Metal Observer  Sputnik Music 



Sounds From The Heart Of Gothenburg  LIVE
2016 Nuclear Blast
  1. In Plain View
  2. Everything's Gone
  3. Fear Is the Weakness
  4. Trigger
  5. Resin
  6. Where the Dead Ships Dwell
  7. With Eyes Wide Open
  8. Paralyzed
  9. Through Oblivion
  10. Ropes
  11. Delight and Angers
  12. Cloud Connected
  13. Only for the Weak
  14. The Chosen Pessimist
  15. The Quiet Place
  16. When the World Explodes
  17. Rusted Nail
  18. The Mirror's Truth
  19. Deliver Us
  20. Take This Life
  • Anders Fridén
  • Niclas Engelin
  • Björn Gelotte
  • Peter Iwers
  • Daniel Svensson




Battles 
2016 Nuclear Blast
  1. Drained
  2. The End
  3. Like Sand
  4. The Truth
  5. In My Room
  6. Before I Fall
  7. Through My Eyes
  8. Battles
  9. Here Until Forever
  10. Underneath My Skin
  11. Wallflower
  12. Save Me
  • Anders Fridén
  • Niclas Engelin
  • Björn Gelotte
  • Peter Iwers
  • Joe Rickard


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