In Flames Announce 14th Studio Album, Drop Crushing New Song ‘Foregone, Pt. 1’

In flames have been building towards a new album this year and we can now reveal that their 14th studio album will be titled Provided, and it is on its way to a Feb. 10, 2023 release. In addition, the Swedish metal vets have released a blistering new song “Foregone, Pt. 1” that ties in with the album’s title.

As for the track itself, it’s a crushingly furious song with a significant opening build with blistering double kick drum beats, tension building riffs and singer Anders Frieden unleashes a powerful guttural, and after the climax of the opening, the song rides with ferocity, not taking its foot off the pedal.

The track also comes with an eye-catching visualizer created by Oleg Rooz, who used cutting-edge AI technology to create the visuals. “I thought that everything we’ve been through the last few years would be a reminder that life is precious and that time is not on our side,” says Fridén. “Unfortunately, I feel we have awakened to a world more hostile and bleak than ever before. The clock is ticking and the countdown has begun…”

Take a closer look at the visualizer clip and lyrics for the track below, and you can find the song via streaming platforms here.

In Flames, “Foregone, Pt. 1” Lyrics

Find a way to bring me home
Darkness sweeps over the sky
When all the trees have burned down
Where does the crow fly?

Take this as an offer
Empty promises are dead
All the anger and pain is gone
Soon all rivers run red

Everything that matters is gone
There is nowhere else to go
No place for us to hide
Nothing above and nothing below

And the world has closed its eyes
Mother’s time draws her last breath
The innocent washed away
The condemned, the dance of death

It was easy to hide in the crowd
We acted numb to the warnings ahead
With all that is rotten
Even the marching ants have fled

In Flames, “Foregone, Pt. 1”

“Foregone, Pt. 1,” as the title suggests, is the first part of two tracks that carry the album title in the track list. In total, there are 12 new songs where the group has already released “State of slow decay” earlier this year.

Frieden adds of the new Provided album, “Going into the Provided sessions, we wanted to make a record that was heavily guitar-driven and had a strong foundation between bass and drums. We still approached our songwriting the same way we always have, as a juxtaposition of melody and aggression. It is the DNA of our music. From the lyrical end of things, there was no shortage of inspiration to draw from, especially the concept of time.”

He continues: “Humanity as a whole was forced to slow down and take a breather. During that pause, many of us spent time evaluating and reprioritizing. Time is a constant, but what we do with it and how we perceive it , varies. Especially now looking at where the world seems to be moving faster than ever before.”

Fridén concludes: “It’s crazy that after everything we’re still here and on our 14th album. I feel like we’ve found a good balance between past, present and future with For granted. This is a new era of In Flames!”

Check out the Blake Armstrong-designed album art and tracklist below. in flames’ Provided is due Feb. 10, 2023 via Nuclear Blast and pre-order options are available here. And be sure to look for In Flames on tour in the US and Europe. Dates can be seen below and tickets can be found here.

In flames, Provided Album images + track list

in flames, foregone, in flames foregone album cover

Nuclear explosion

“The Beginning of All Things That Will End”
“State of Slow Decay”
“Meet Your Maker”
“Bleed to death”
“Preceded Pt. 1”
“Predicted Pt. 2”
“Pure Light of Mind”
“The Great Deceiver”
“In the dark”
“A Dialogue in B Minor”
“End transmission”

In flames / Suitable for autopsy / Orbit culture / For sale

September 15 — Ft. Wayne, Ind. @ Pieres entertainment center
September 16—Milwaukee, Wis. @ The Rave
September 17 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Skyway Theater
September 19 – Pontiac, Mich. @ Crofoot Ballroom
September 20 — Green Bay, Wis. @ Epic Event Center
September 22 — Chicago, Ill. @ House of Blues
September 23 – Louisville, Ky. @ Louder Than Life*
September 25 — Birmingham, Ala. @ Furnace Fest*
September 27 — Sauget, Ill. @ Pop’s
September 28 — Lawrence, Kan. @ Granada Theatre
September 29 — Wichita, Kan. @ The Cotillion
September 30 — Lincoln, Neb. @ Bourbon Theatre
*Festival date

In Flames / Meshuggah

Oct. 2 – Denver, Colo. @ Fillmore Auditorium
Oct. 4 – San Francisco, California. @ Warfield Theatre
Oct. 8 – Riverside, California. @ Riverside Municipal Auditorium
Oct. 9 – Los Angeles, California. @ Hollywood Palladium
Oct. 10 — Tempe, Ariz. @ Marquee
Oct. 12 — Dallas, Texas @ The Factory Deep Ellum
Oct. 13 — Houston, Texas @ Warehouse Live
Oct. 15 — Orlando, Fla. @ Hard Rock Live
Oct. 16 — Atlanta, Ga. @ The Tabernacle

In Flames / Born of Osiris / Darkest Hour / Hammerhead

Oct. 17 – Tampa, Fla. @ Jannus Live
Oct. 18 — Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. @ Kulturrum
Oct. 20 – Richmond, Va. @ The National
Oct. 21 — Warrendale, Pa. @ Jergels
Oct. 22 — Cleveland, Ohio @ TempleLive at Cleveland Masonic
Oct. 23 — London, Ontario @ London Music Hall*
Oct. 24 — Niagara Falls, NY @ The Rapids Theatre
Oct. 26 — Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally’s
Oct. 27 — Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Theater**
Oct. 28—Reading, Pa. @ rumklang**
*No Hammerhead
**No darkest hour

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