Two weeks ago, at the Heavy MTL festival in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, In Flames frontman Anders Fridén revealed that there is a new album in the works and they intend to “start thinking about” recording it next year. Here’s what he had to say:
“We’ll probably continue touring for whole next year, and then we’re gonna think about what we’re gonna do. I mean, we already have some stuff in our heads, but the actual writing process is something that we do when we get off the road; we need to focus on that. The thing is that you have so much [free] time, really, when you’re on the road, but we can’t focus; I don’t know what it is with us. There’s so many distractions around you. I’d rather go out and have good food and good beer than sit by a computer and record. I do have my own stuff with me — I have a Pro Tools rig, I have a small, little keyboard where I can play… I do that. And I write, basically, for myself, just to keep sane. But, actually, In Flames, musically, we need to relax a little bit and then start thinking about it”
The video from the interview can be watched at this location.
In Flames latest record Sounds of a Playground Fading came out in June of last year on Century Media.