In Flames Announce ‘Foregone’ Album, Release ‘Foregone Pt. 1’

September 19, 2022

It’s official! In Flames will release their fourteenth studio album, “Foregone”, on February 10, 2023! The album will feature the alread-released “State Of Slow Decay”and “The Great Deceiver”.

In Flames singer Anders Fridén says, “Going into the ‘Foregone’ sessions, we wanted to make a record that was heavily guitar-driven, and that had a strong foundation between the bass and drums. We still approached our songwriting the same way, as we always have, as a juxtaposition between melody and aggression. That’s 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 breather. In that break, many of us spent time evaluating and reprioritizing. Time is a constant, but what do we do with it and how we perceive it varies. Especially now looking at where the world seems to be headed faster than ever before.”

In Flames also shared the visualizer for “Foregone Pt. 1” (above). The clip was created by Ukranian graphic designer Oleg Rooz and uses groundbreaking AI technology.
Fridén says, “I thought that everything we’ve been through these past few years would be a reminder that life is precious, and that time is not on our side. Unfortunately, I feel that we’ve woken up in a world that’s more hostile and bleak than ever before. The clock is ticking and the countdown has begun…”

“Foregone” track listing:

01. The Beginning Of All Things That Will End
02. State Of Slow Decay
03. Meet Your Maker
04. Bleeding Out
05. Foregone Pt. 1
06. Foregone Pt. 2
07. Pure Light Of Mind
08. The Great Deceiver
09. In The Dark
10. A Dialogue In B Flat Minor
11. Cynosure
12. End The Transmission

Meanwhile, In Flames performed “State Of Slow Decay” live for the first time on June 10 ’22 at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden.


Written by Todd Hancock