Sweden’s influential and long revered heavy metal giants IN FLAMES are celebrating two major milestones in 2020: their 30th anniversary as a band, and the 20th anniversary of their seminal, critically acclaimed album Clayman. In honour of this monumental occasion, Nuclear Blast presents a special 20th Anniversary Edition of Clayman, to be released on August 28th.
Today, the band is releasing a lyric video for the first single, ‘Clayman (Re-Recorded)’, check it out above.
Pre-Order the Clayman 20th Anniversary Edition here: https://inflames.com/clayman2020
Pre-Save the album on Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer and listen to ‘Clayman (Re-Recorded)’ single: https://geni.us/InFlamesClayman2020
Listen and follow ‘In Flames – The Complete Discography’ on Spotify: https://nblast.de/InFlamesSptfyComplete
Frontman, Anders Fridén says of the 20th Anniversary Edition:
“This record changed our career in a number of ways. Being the 20th anniversary this year, we had to do something massive for the fans. Going back into the studio to re-record some of the original tracks took us right back in time to when we first recorded them. Every detail of the new artwork and visuals was deeply thought out keeping in mind what the Jesterheads would want to see most. This one’s for you. Thank you for 20 years of Clayman.”
The Clayman 20th Anniversary Edition comes entirely remastered by Ted Jensen (Pantera, Deftones, Gojira) and features all new artwork in a 16-page booklet, a brand-new instrumental medley plus 4 re-recorded versions of fan-favorites such as ‘Only For The Weak’ and ‘Pinball Map’. Re-recorded songs were produced by Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Motörhead) and mixed by Chris Lord-Alge (Green Day, Rob Zombie). The record will be released digitally as well as via CD Digipak and 2LP coloured vinyl packaged in a deluxe trifold that includes an oversized booklet, 11 re-mastered tracks on a 12″ record and 5 bonus tracks on a 10″ record in a printed sleeve.
Preceding the physical release of the Clayman 20th Anniversary Edition, IN FLAMES will digitally release a Clayman 2020 EP on July 24th, which features the 2020 versions of ‘Only For The Weak’, ‘Bullet Ride’, ‘Pinball Map’, ‘Clayman’ and a new instrumental track, ‘Themes and Variations in D-Minor’.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, THE METAL TOUR OF THE YEAR with Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Trivium and In Flames has been postponed to 2021. New dates will be announced as rescheduled. All tickets purchased will be honored accordingly.
Clayman 20th Anniversary Edition track listing:
Only For The Weak
…As The Future Repeats Today
Satellites and Astronauts
Brush The Dust Away
Another Day In Quicksand
Themes and Variations in D-Minor (instrumental)
Only For The Weak (Re-recorded)
Bullet Ride (Re-recorded)
Pinball Map (Re-recorded)
Photo Credit: Stephanie Cabral