“Sounds Of A Playground Fading”, the tenth album from Swedish metallers IN FLAMES, is available for streaming in its entirety at AOL Music. The CD is being released via Century Media Records on the following dates:
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Norway: Friday, June 17
Finland, Hungary: Wednesday, June 22
Spain, Italy: Tuesday, June 21
Rest Of Europe: Monday, June 20
North America: Tuesday, June 21
Australia, New Zealand: Friday, June 24
The album is being made available in the following formats in Europe:
* CD Jewelcase
* Special-edition CD+DVD (eight-panel digipak with pop-up feature + recording “Sounds Of A Playground Fading” DVD)
* Limited deluxe box set CD+DVD (eight-panel pop-up digipak and 32-page deluxe booklet + recording “Sounds Of A Playground Fading” DVD, black textile belt with 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
13 songs were laid down for the CD, which was recorded at the band’s IF Studios in Gothenburg with engineer Roberto Laghi (HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, LOK, SONIC SYNDICATE).
“Sounds Of A Playground Fading” track listing:
01. Sounds Of A Playground Fading
02. Deliver Us
03. All For Me
04. The Puzzle
05. Fear Is The Weakness
06. Where The Dead Ships Dwell
07. The Attic
08. Darker Times
10. Enter Tragedy
11. Jester’s Door
12. A New Dawn
The cover artwork was created by Dave Correia and can be viewed below.
The new issue of Germany’s Rock Hard magazine — which came out on Wednesday, June 15 — includes a special IN FLAMES compilation featuring two brand new songs, “Deliver Us” and “Enter Tragedy”, as well as six additional tracks (including two rare live songs) from the band’s back catalogue.
IN FLAMES recently recruited Niclas Engelin from fellow Swedes ENGEL as the band’s new second guitarist.