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Sweden’s influential and long revered heavy metal giants IN FLAMES are celebrating two major milestones in 2020 with their 30th anniversary as a band, and 20th anniversary of their seminal, critically acclaimed album, Clayman. In honor of this monumental occasion, Nuclear Blast Records presents a special 20th Anniversary Edition of Clayman, to be released on August 28th. Now available for pre-order here.
Today, the band releases the lyric video for the first single, “Clayman (Re-Recorded)” here:
Front man, Anders Fridén says of the 20th Anniversary Edition:
“This record changed our career in a number of ways. Being the 20th anniversary this year, we had to do something massive for the fans. Going back into the studio to re-record some of the original tracks took us right back in time to when we first recorded them. Every detail of the new artwork and visuals was deeply thought out keeping in mind what the Jesterheads would want to see most. This one’s for you. Thank you for 20 years of Clayman.”
Clayman 20th Anniversary Edition comes entirely remastered by Ted Jensen (PANTERA, DEFONTES, GOJIRA) and features all new artwork in a 16-page booklet, a brand-new instrumental medley plus 4 re-recorded versions of fan-favorites such as “Only For The Weak” and “Pinball Map”. Re-recorded songs were produced by Howard Benson (MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, MOTÖRHEAD) and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge (GREEN DAY, ROB ZOMBIE). The record will be released digitally as well as on CD Digipak and a 2xLP colored vinyl packaged in a deluxe trifold that includes an oversized booklet, 11 remastered tracks on a 12” record and 5 bonus tracks on a 10” record in a printed sleeve.
Preceding the physical release of Clayman 20th Anniversary Edition, IN FLAMES will digitally release the Clayman 2020 EP on July 24th, which features the 2020 versions of “Only For The Weak”, “Bullet Ride”, “Pinball Map”, “Clayman” and a new instrumental track, “Themes and Variations in D-Minor”.
Pre-order your copy of Clayman 20th Anniversary Edition in the format of your choice here: www.inflames.com/Clayman2020
Pre-save the album on Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer and listen to the “Clayman” (Re-Recorded) single at: https://geni.us/InFlamesClayman2020
Listen and follow “In Flames – The Complete Discography” on Spotify: https://nblast.de/InFlamesSptfyComplete
In further celebration of the anniversary, IN FLAMES has teamed up with KNOTFEST to stream their Wacken 2018 headline performance and will be offering an exclusive, limited edition t-shirt during the stream. The show will air today @ 11am PST/ 2pm EST/ 8pm CET @ www.Knotfest.com for 72 hours.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, THE METAL TOUR OF THE YEAR with MEGADETH, LAMB OF GOD, TRIVIUM and IN FLAMES has been postponed to 2021. New dates will be announced as rescheduled. All tickets purchased will be honored accordingly.
Clayman 20th Anniversary Edition Track Listing:
Only For The Weak
…As The Future Repeats Today
Satellites and Astronauts
Brush The Dust Away
Another Day In Quicksand
Themes and Variations in D-Minor (instrumental)
Only For The Weak (Re-recorded)
Bullet Ride (Re-recorded)
Pinball Map (Re-recorded)
Artist photo by Stephanie Cabral
Press release courtesy of Napalm Records