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17 June 2011
In Flames: “Sounds Of A Playground Fading” is finally out
In Flames:  “Sounds Of A Playground Fading” is finally out
As of today IN FLAMES’ new album “Sounds Of A Playground Fading” is finally out in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Norway. The rest of the world will follow over the next couple of days:

NORTH AMERICA / SPAIN / ITALY: Tuesday, June 21, 2011.
FINLAND / HUNGARY: Wednesday, June 22, 2011
AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND: Friday, June 24, 2011.

The album is getting raving feedback in the press all over the globe. Just to mention the most striking results so far:

Cover + special In Flames compilation covermount CD, 10x Dynamit: “… cleverly arranged rock music.” (Rock Hard)
“Applause!” (Album of the month + cover of covermount-DVD, Metal Hammer)
“A strong record.” (Fuze)
„You can easily play this album over and over again from its opener ’Sounds Of A Playground Fading‘ to the haunting melodies of ‘Liberation’.” (5/5 Tätowiermagazin)

”Sounding absolutely immense, the record wields the perfect balance of melody and muscle, light and shade, heartache and hatred, very track providing an important piece of the overall picture.“ (KKKK, Kerrang!)
”… ’Sounds Of A Playground Fading‘ is ultimately the sound of a band whose presence is growing stronger still.” (Metal Hammer)
“.. an abundance of great ideas and fizzing creative energies.” (Terrorizer)

Cover (Rock One)
Part of the cover (Metal Obs)
Part of the cover (Metallian)
Album Of The Month (Rock Hard)

“’Sound Of A Playground Fading’ is simply perfect. Give a standing ovation to these new thirteen songs.” (Album Of The Month, Metal Hammer)
Maniac Album (Metal Maniac)

Cover (Scream)

… and there is much more to come!

Moreover IN FLAMES are getting lots of radio love from rock shows across Europe incl. an “Album Of The Week” at Germany’s Star FM as well as Switzerland’s Couleur 3 during the Krakoukass & Rockspotting format. At the same time their 1st single “Deliver Us” is filling the floors in clubs and secured IN FLAMES the pole position in the German MRC DJ Charts.

“Sounds Of A Playground Fading” is available in the following formats:
- CD Jewelcase
- Special Edition CD+DVD (8 panel Digipak with pop-up feature + recording “Sounds Of A Playground Fading” DVD)
- Ltd. Deluxe Box Set CD+DVD (8 panel pop-up Digipak and 32-page deluxe booklet + recording “Sounds Of A Playground Fading” DVD, black textile belt w/ white print and silver buckle with black In Flames logo, set of 3 buttons, 1 jigsaw puzzle, 6 postcards)
- 2 LP Gatefold, 180gr Vinyl
- Digital Download
If you get a copy of the album the included personalized dropcard is giving you access to a number of free MP3s including a previously unreleased remix for the song “The Puzzle” done by Big Chocolate. The dropcards are only available in the 1st pressings, so be quick!

“Sounds Of A Playground Fading” was recorded in the band’s own IF Studios together with producer Roberto Laghi, Daniel Bergstrand and Örjan Örnkloo. Around the time of its release IN FLAMES are playing some of the most important European summer festivals, followed by the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Tour throughout North America in July and a European tour in the fall/winter 2011.

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