IN FLAMES’ ‘Playground’ Tops German Chart

“Sounds Of A Playground Fading”, the tenth album from Swedish metallers IN FLAMES, has registered the following first-week chart positions so far:

Germany: #1
Sweden: #2
Austria: #6
Norway: #10
Denmark: #25
Belgium: #55

Commented the band: “This is absolutely amazing!!! We know that we’ve made a good album and, of course, hoped for the best, but this is beyond our expectations! Amazing! Thanks to everyone at Century Media in Germany who has been working really hard to achieve this and thanks to all the people, our fans, out there who bought the album the first week. See you all on tour very soon.”

“Sounds Of A Playground Fading” was 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
09. Ropes
10. Enter Tragedy
11. Jester’s Door
12. A New Dawn
13. Liberation

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 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.