Gothenburg-based metal heavyweights IN FLAMES surprised fans with a four-track covers EP Down, Wicked & No Good out worldwide now. Download or stream the EP here: http://nblast.de/IFDownWickedNoGood
To debut their cover of DEPECHE MODE’s 1997 hit single ‘It’s No Good’, IN FLAMES took over DEPECHE MODE’s Facebook page, releasing exclusive content and a new video for the song – watch it here:
The panoptic covers collection also includes IN FLAMES‘ versions of ALICE IN CHAINS’ ‘Down In A Hole,’ CHRIS ISAAK’s ‘Wicked Game,’ and a live bonus version of NINE INCH NAILS ‘Hurt’. It sees the Swedish quintet expanding beyond metal to incorporate the group’s varied musical taste and expansive sonic range.
“We’ve been fans of DEPECHE MODE since we were as young as 10. Getting to do our rendition of ‘It’s No Good’ showed us a different side of the song – it brought new meanings to us. We relate to the lyrics and power of the song so heavily that it almost feels as if we could have written it ourselves. They’re a band that we’ve always looked up to. Growing up, you either listened to Pop, Synths or Rock and even though we are a metal band, DEPECHE MODE inspired a lot of the electronic elements we use in our music today.”
IN FLAMES are currently on a 25 date co-Headline arena tour with American heavyweights, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and special guests OF MICE & MEN in Helsinki. Watch an exclusive clip from the show here: https://youtu.be/WeWxxfGPrJ4
Tickets for Paris, Stockholm, Oslo and Prague are already sold out and several other major cities approaching sell out quickly. Grab your tickets now and head over to www.inflames.com for more info and various VIP options.
Remaining European Tour Dates:
14.12. B Antwerp – Lotto
15.12. NL Amsterdam – Afas Live
17.12. UK Birmingham – BCA
18.12. UK Glasgow – Hydro
20.12. UK Leeds – Leeds Arena
21.12. UK London – Wembley Arena
Order the band’s most recent album, Battles here: http://nblast.de/InFlamesBattle
In case you missed the official video clips, you can still watch them here:
‘The End’: https://youtu.be/Z3NQYZ-EBpY
‘The Truth’: https://youtu.be/QgLc3DQFXQM
‘Save Me’: https://youtu.be/2JCJgNfYyUI
‘Here Until The End’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pq4NJBr-pxM
Since forming in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1990, IN FLAMES have had seven albums debut in the top ten in Sweden, including two #1 debuts. They have toured the globe countless times, performing alongside some of today’s biggest rock and metal acts, including METALLICA, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, DISTURBED and IRON MAIDEN, and have held several mainstage and headline spots at various music festivals around the world, including Ozzfest, Download Festival, Graspop, Taste of Chaos, Hellfest, Rock Am Ring / Im Park and many more.
The band’s 2016 album, Battles – recorded by multi Grammy-nominated producer, Howard Benson – debuted in multiple Top 10’s around the world.
IN FLAMES are:
Anders Fridén | vocals
Björn Gelotte | guitars
Peter Iwers | bass
Niclas Engelin | guitars
Joe Rickard | drums