When Swedish metallers IN FLAMES came to New York for a two-day Gigantour stint, Headbanger's Blog hooked up with singer Anders Fridn and drummer Daniel Svensson to talk about the band's new album, "A Sense of Purpose", the tour, the video for "The Mirror's Truth" and their future plans. Click below to see the first segment of the three-part interview.
IN FLAMES will embark on a European headlining tour in October. Support on the trek will come from SONIC SYNDICATE and GOJIRA.
"A Sense of Purpose" shifted 20,000 copies in the United States during its first week of release. This is slightly less than the opening tally of "Come Clarity" (Ferret), which sold just under 24,000 copies in February 2006 to debut at position No. 58.
Nuclear Blast Records has released a spherical labyrinth box set edition of "A Sense of Purpose". Strictly limited to 1,500 copies, the set contains a wooden spherical labyrinth (size 280 x 232 x 78 mm, outer wall 15 mm higher) including a metal ball with the IN FLAMES logo and the album plus a bonus DVD. It also comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity.
The spherical labyrinth box set edition of "A Sense of Purpose" is available from the Nuclear Blast Mail Order.
IN FLAMES recently set a new MySpace Sweden record for the number of plays of an entire album within a one-week period. "A Sense of Purpose" was streamed 1,094,749 times for the week ending April 2, crushing the previous record on MySpace Sweden, which was held by MESHUGGAH's "ObZen" (255,000 plays).