In the lead up to the release of their celebratory album Clayman (20th Anniversary Edition) due out this Friday, Swedish metal overlords In Flames have busted out a video featuring the group discussing their evolution since releasing the revolutionary record Clayman back in 2000.
Renowned for leading the charge and heavily developing what would grow to be known as Swedish and melodic death metal, In Flames emerged from the tiny Swedish city of Gothenburg. Not only helping to put their hometown on the map for death metal, In Flames swiftly changed the game; and their impact and evolutionary lust has endured the group heartily for the many decades since their initial inception.
Forming back way back in 1990 while establishing their melodeath roots, it was on the seminal 2000 album Clayman that In Flames simultaneously accentuated and bid farewell to their early sound, with the album marking the last to wade into their melodic death metal roots. And while the stylistic shift to follow in 2002's Reroute to Remain was met with some outcry from diehard fans of their earlier work, Clayman ultimately became a significant milestone in the In Flames continued evolution that has followed them throughout their career.
To honour the significant impact of Clayman on the In Flames story, the band are now poised to release a 20th anniversary edition on August 28th, entirely remastered by Ted Jensen (Pantera, Deftones, Gojira) and featuring brand new artwork as well as an instrumental medley and some re-recorded versions of fan favourites (including Only For The Weak and Pinball Map).
But wait, there's more! Can't wait for the release of Clayman (20th Anniversary Edition) this Friday? You're in luck because the band (courtesy of Nuclear Blast) have dropped a video featuring Björn Gelotte and Anders Fridén chatting about the In Flames evolution and all things Clayman. Go have a gander below!
CLAYMAN (20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION) IS OUT FRIDAY AUGUST 28 VIA NUCLEAR BLAST.
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BY TIANA SPETER