Melodic Death Metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden formed in 1990 by Jesper Strömblad. In Flames, along with Dark Tranquillity and At the Gates, pioneered what is now known as melodic death metal.The band went through a number of line up changes until 1999 with the release of Colony. The line up of Anders Fridén, Björn Gelotte, Daniel Svensson, Jesper Strömblad and Peter Iwers stayed constant until founding member Jesper Strömblad announced his leaving the band in early 2010 for personal reasons. In February 2011 it was announced that Niclas Engelin had rejoined the band.
Triple CD release of the folk/rock singer/songwriters long-lost fifth album. Disc one, the title disc itself, is a 13 track, refurbished version of the unreleased fifth album originally produced for Columbia Records by Neil Giraldo in 1983. Robby Turner and Steve Forbert produced this "20/20 hindsight" edition. Disc two consists entirely of previously unreleased Forbert originals. These studio demos, produced by Steve during 1984 and 1985, all feature The Flying Squirrels - John Leventhal, Paul Errico, Frank Campbell - along with drummers Dennis McDermott, Gary Burke or David Rosenberg.
In a music scene full of seemingly endless subgenres and transient trends, In Flames are an example of what it means to steadfastly stay true to your vision. Since forming in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1990, the legendary melodic metal act has had six albums debut in the top ten in Sweden (including two #1 debuts), toured alongside everyone from Metallica to Judas Priest and influenced many of today’s biggest metal acts without ever ceasing to push their own signature sound forward. In that spirit, the band’s twelfth full-length Battles sees In Flames eschewing proven formulas in favor of trying new things, most notably finding a new collaborator in Grammy-nominated producer Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, The Used), who was brought into the band’s coveted inner circle in order make Battles an album that will appeal to every type of In Flames fan.