A brand-new IN FLAMES track, entitled "Take This Life", has been made available for download at this location (MP3, 4.14 MB). The song is the first single off the group's upcoming album, "Come Clarity", whch is scheduled for a February 7, 2006 North American release through Ferret Records. The CD will be issued in Europe on February 6, 2006 via Nuclear Blast Records. A video for the track was shot in late October with director Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL).
As previously reported, "Come Clarity" will include a free bonus DVD featuring the band performing the album in full in a rehearsal room, akin to what METALLICA did with initial versions of their "St. Anger" album. In addition, one of the album's songs — "Dead End" — features the vocals of Swedish singer/songwriter Lisa Miskovsky.
The follow-up to 2004's "Soundtrack to Your Escape", "Come Clarity" was mixed at Tonteknik studio in Umeå, Sweden and is "the best one we've ever done," according to IN FLAMES guitarist Jesper Strömblad.
"Come Clarity" track listing:
01. Take This Life
03. Reflect The Storm
04. Dead End
06. Come Clarity
08. Pacing Death's Trail
09. Crawling Through Knives
10. Versus Terminus
11. Our Infinite Struggle
12. Vanishing Light
13. Your Bedtime Story Is Scaring Everyone
IN FLAMES will be embarking on a North American headlining tour in support of "Come Clarity" beginning in late January. Support at the shows will come from Orlando's TRIVIUM, California's DEVILDRIVER and Greensburg, Pennsylvania's ZAO.
The extended trek will represent IN FLAMES' first North American dates since their main-stage appearances as part of Ozzfest 2005 and will kick off the band's most extensive touring on the continent in their decade-plus history.