In Flames have been talking about a new record for the past few months now and yesterday, have officially hit the studio. Will this be the record that finally brings the band's increasingly divided fan base back together? The band is recording in the famous Hansa Studio in Berlin, where the band are hoping some of the studio's magical past will aid them in making a killer record. According to their Facebook:
In Flames on historical ground.
David Bowie, Depeche Mode and U2 have all recorded some of their strongest albums in Hansa Studios in Berlin. Now it is time for one of metal’s top acts to write the next chapter in the history of the famous studio.
In Flames have just arrived at Köthener Strasse 38 to record the follow-up to the gold-selling “Sounds of a Playground Fading” from 2011. The recording of the band’s eleventh album will continue throughout the year, and in the spring of 2014 we will have the chance to hear the result of this exciting meeting between the classic studio and the Swedish metal pioneers. The single “Deliver Us” recently reached platinum status in Sweden and the band’s inexhaustible touring have fortified the band as Sweden’s big metal export. Now it is time for the next adventure for In Flames, who have sold more than three million records to this date.
The band’s singer Anders Fridén cannot wait to get into Berlin’s legendary studio where milestones such as David Bowie’s “Heroes” and Iggy Pop’s “Lust for Life” were created. And it is not only the history of music that is constantly present on Köthener Strasse 38. The house was built as early as in 1913 and the studio used to be called Hansa by the Wall because of its closeness to the Berlin wall. – When I visited Hansa Studios earlier this year I got goose bumps. There is so much history both inside and surrounding the studio and I want to be a part of that. Magic has been created here and hopefully that will affect us, Anders Fridén says.
Listen, I'm a big enough In Flames fan and I know damn well, as the rest of you should, that this isn't going to be another Whoreacle of Colony. We're never seeing those days again. However, the band have been getting back to the heavier sounds and seem to favor the heavier stuff live… so maybe we'll get something close?