27 October 2011
In Flames: digital single “Where The Dead Ships Dwell” incl. remixes by Casper, The Qemists, Kristof Bathory (Dawn Of Ashes)
Sweden’s IN FLAMES have never been scared of taking chances or pushing boundaries. With over 2,5 million records sold over the past years their fans wait in fascination and (in some cases) fear of what’s coming next. Their new album “Sounds Of A Playground Fading” that was released in June 2011 isn’t only a new chapter of IN FLAMES’ lore, but also another proof for their unique formula for success. In fact, IN FLAMES managed to reach some of the best chart results in their career incl. #1 in the German album charts, Top Ten results in Sweden, Finland, Austria and Norway as well as #27 in the US Billboard Charts.
IN FLAMES will unleash their 2nd digital single “Where The Dead Ships Dwell” right before they will embark on the 2nd leg of their extensive European tour in November/December:
GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / NORWAY / AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND / ITALY: Friday, November 11, 2011.
UK: Sunday, November 13, 2011.
BENELUX / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / PORTUGAL / REST OF EUROPE: Monday, November 14, 2011.
USA / CANADA / SPAIN: Tuesday, November 15, 2011.
FINLAND / HUNGARY: Wednesday, November 16, 2011.
As B-sides IN FLAMES were not shy of taking a new approach to their song “Where The Dead Ships Dwell” and going into extremes with the diverse partners that turned in 3 completely different remixes.
The track listing reads as follows:
1. Where The Dead Ships Dwell
2. Where The Dead Ships Dwell (Casper Remix)
3. Where The Dead Ships Dwell (The Qemists Remix)
4. Where The Dead Ships Dwell (Kristof Bathory - Dawn of Ashes Remix) (iTunes exclusive track)
There should be something in there for everybody, depending on what caters your taste best.
Anders Fridén (vocals) comments on the idea of remixes: "The songs are already made and the originals are as good as they can be. But what if I give them to an artist from a whole different genre, what would be there take on it? I love collaborations like this and all the artists we worked with have done an awesome job. It's not meant to be taken dead serious and it's not how IF's gonna sound next. But I love it and I hope you'll enjoy a twist to the formula."
Some words by the artists about their remix of “Where The Dead Ships Dwell”:
"Since I have been a huge In Flames fan since I was a teenager, I was honored to even be considered for a remix of one of their songs from their new chart-topping album. When I used to play in metal bands, it was all about having riffs comparable to these guys and to now, as a rapper (!!!), be a part of the new single is mindblowing. We didn’t really know how to approach the material, since it is my first remix job ever, so we went the dancy French house route. I really deeply do hope that people enjoy it. Feeling blessed."
"From the first listen we were blown away by the whole album, so we jumped at the chance to remix one of our favorite tracks from 'Playground. We wanted to create something for the clubs which still embodied the spirit of this album. Going back to the original recordings rather than just having a vocal accapella allowed us to do something with the vocals which would not normally be possible on a remix, and In Flames are a band who obviously like to push the boundaries, so we thought they would probably like our ideas!"
Kristof Bathory from Dawn of Ashes:
"It was quite an honor to work on this remix & add an Industrial vibe to an In Flames track. I feel that my evil ways definitely comes out in this remix. So for In Flames fans, enjoy my Devilry!"
Catch IN FLAMES live on tour w/ special guest: Trivium, Ghost, Rise To Remain, Insense
14.11.2011 (NO) Oslo - Club Spectrum
16.11.2011 (FI) Helsinki - Ice Hall
21.11.2011 (D) Ludwigsburg - Arena
22.11.2011 (D) Offenbach - Stadthalle Offenbach
23.11.2011 (D) Munich - Zenith
25.11.2011 (D) Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
26.11.2011 (D) Hamburg - Sporthalle
27.11.2011 (B) Brussels - AB
28.11.2011 (F) Paris - Olympia
30.11.2011 (NL) Tilburg - 013
Metal Hammer Defenders Of The Faith Tour (Trivium headlining)
01.12.2011 (UK) Southampton - Civic Centre
02.12.2011 (UK) Wolverhampton - Civic Hal
03.12.2011 (UK) Manchester - Academy
04.12.2011 (UK) London - O2 Academy Brixton
06.12.2011 (UK) Glasgow - O2 Academy
07.12.2011 (UK) Newcastle - O2 Academy
08.12.2011 (UK) Plymouth - Plymouth Pavilions
IN FLAMES online