In Flames Issue Lyric Video for ‘I, The Mask’ Title Track
When In Flames announced their 13th album, I, The Mask, it coincided with the release of two new songs, "(This Is Our) House" and "I Am Above." We're still a bit far out from the March 1 arrival of the album, but the Swedish icons have dropped the title track to tide fans over for now.
"I, The Mask" wars between In Flames' aggressive side and anthemic sides. The angst takes root in the melodic thrashing of the verse and gives way to Anders Fridén's soothing clean singing over the hook-laden chorus and its buildup. Lyrically, the song struggles with the concept of identity.
Take a listen and follow along with the lyric video below.
"This album is really a special one to us," said Fridén of I, The Mask. "Since our last record, Battles, we've established our own annual festival in Sweden and have been touring non-stop worldwide, creating an even stronger bond with our fans," he continued.
"You could say it was a big part of our inspiration for this album. It's been such a long journey that just keeps going and growing. We feel extremely thankful for that, and for the support that makes it possible," added the singer, going on, "We dedicate our 13th album, I, The Mask, to our fans who allow us to keep making music and playing it every night. IN JESTERHEADS WE TRUST."
I, The Mask will be out March 1 on Nuclear Blast.
Catch In Flames on two different headlining North American tours, one with All That Remains and All Hail the Yeti and the other alongside Within Temptation and Smash Into Pieces. See all of the dates below.
In Flames / All That Remains / All Hail the Yeti 2019 Tour Dates
Feb. 12 - Houston, Texas @ House Of Blues
Feb. 13 - New Orleans, La. @ Southport Music Hall
Feb. 14 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Center Stage Theater
Feb. 16 - Norfolk, Va. @ The NorVa
Feb. 17 - Raleigh, N.C. @ The Ritz
Feb. 18 - Charlotte, N.C. @ The Fillmore
Feb. 20 - Louisville, Ky. @ Mercury Ballroom
Feb. 22 - Columbus, Ohio @ Newport Music Hall
Feb. 24 - Niagara Falls, N.Y. @ The Rapids Theater
Feb. 25 - Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Rex Theater
March 7 - Pontiac, Mich. @ The Crofoot
Within Temptation, In Flames, Smash Into Pieces 2019 Tour Dates
Feb. 28 - Baltimore, Md. @ Rams Head Live
Mar. 01 - Philadelphia, Penn. @ The Fillmore
Mar. 02 - New York, N.Y. @ PlayStation Theater
Mar. 03 - Boston, Mass. House of Blues
Mar. 05 - Montreal, Quebec @ Olympia
Mar. 06 - Toronto, Ontario @ Rebel
Mar. 08 - Chicago, Ill. @ House of Blues
Mar. 09 - Minneapolis, Minn. @ Skyway Theater
Mar. 11 - Denver, Colo. @ The Summit
Mar. 12 - Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Complex
Mar. 14 - Portland, Ore. @ Roseland Ballroom
Mar. 15 - Vancouver, British Columbia @ The Vogue Theater
Mar. 16 - Seattle, Wash. @ Showbox SoDo
Mar. 18 - San Francisco, Calif. @ The Warfield
Mar. 19 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Wiltern
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