In Flames Announces Release Date, Specs For ‘Clayman’ 20th Anniversary Re-Issue

Courtesy: Nuclear Blast Records

In Flames’ album Clayman is getting the re-issue treatment.

Nuclear Blast Records will re-issue the album Aug. 28.    The re-issue is in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the album’s original release. In anticipation of the re-issue, the band debuted the lyric video for the re-worked take of ‘Clayman‘ Friday.

Front man Anders Friden discussed the forthcoming re-issue in a recent interview.

“This record changed our career in a number of ways,” he said.  “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.”

Ted Jensen (Pantera, Deftones, Gojira) remastered Clayman‘s re-issue.  Howard Benson (My Chemical Romance, Motorhead, Sepultura) also had a hand in the album’s reissue, producing four re-recorded songs that were featured in the album’s original release — ‘Only For The Weak,’ ‘Bullet Ride,’ ‘Pinball Map’ and ‘Clayman.’  Chris Lord-Alge (Green day, Rob Zombie) mixed the songs.

Along with boasting for re-worked songs, the upcoming re-issue of Clayman will also feature new artwork in a 16-page booklet, and new instrumental medley.

The album’s re-issue will be available on CD digipack, digital and 2xLP vinyl.  the vinyl release features an oversized booklet, 11 remastered tracks on a 12-inch vinyl and five bonus tracks on a 10-inch vinyl.

Pre-orders are open now for the 20th anniversary re-issue of Clayman.

Before the re-issue is released, the band will release the Clayman EP digitally on July 24.  The EP will feature all four of the re-worked songs that will be featured in the Clayman album re-issue, and the noted instrumental medley, ‘Themes and Variations in D-Minor.’  The EPis for those audiences who prefer just to have the new material itself instead of buying the whole album again just to have the bonus content.

As an additional celebration of the album’s upcoming re-issue, the band has partnered with Knotfest organizers to stream the band’s performance at the 2018 Wacken Open Air Festival.  The concert will stream tonight at 8 p.m. EDT.

More information on the upcoming re-issue of Clayman is available along with all of In Flames’ latest news at:

 

Website: http://www.inflames.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/inflames

Twitter: http://twitter.com/InFlames_SWE

 

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Chad Smith Lends His Talents To SAD’s Upcoming Debut LP

Photo Credit: Thierry Brouard

Photo Credit: Thierry Brouard

Independent rock band Screaming at Demons recently introduced itself to the world in a big way when it partnered with the nationally known charity group Homeless Rock Stars. The band combined the video for its new song ‘Rock Star’ with footage from a Homeless Rock Stars event to make an emotionally moving and powerful to help raise money for the organization and introduce itself to the music community at large at the same time. Now the band has taken another huge step in getting its name out there. The band has enlisted the help of one of the most talented and respected drummers in the music community today to help record a pair of songs for its upcoming debut record.

Screaming at Demons announced this week that it has enlisted famed drummer Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chickenfoot) to record the drums for two of the songs to be included in the band’s upcoming album. Those songs are ‘Our Time’ and ‘All Of Me.’ Smith’s inclusion on the album, which currently has no set release date, is rooted in his friendship with AD bassist Chris Clemmence. Having previously performed live with Smith, Clemmence had a first hand understanding of and appreciation for Smith’s work behind the kit, leading to Clemmence asking Smith to lend his talents to the band’s new record. When asked about those talents, Clemmence responded telling reporters, “Chad is a legend and phenomenal powerhouse of a drummer. We are beyond honored to have him play on our two new upcoming singles. His feel and groove have brought our songs to a new level. We are so lucky to have him as well as an all-star team working on our music.”

Photo Credit: Thierry Brouard

Photo Credit: Thierry Brouard

Currently, Screaming at Demons is hard at work on its upcoming album. The album is being mixed by five-time Grammy Award-winning producer Chris Lord-Alge. Alge is no stranger to the music community and obviously to success within that community having those awards to his name. The roster of bands with which he has worked over the course of his career says plenty of his expertise behind the boards. That list includes the likes of: Eric Clapton, Tina Turner, Cher, Bon Jovi, Seal, Meatloaf, Three Days Grace, Aerosmith, Shinedown, Deftones, and countless others.  Alge was asked by reporters his thoughts on working with SAD.  his response showed just how excited he is to work with front man Shimon Moore and fellow SAD band mates Russell Ali and Chris Clemmence.  He had only positive things to say of working with the band, noting of the group, “A new level of excitement is coming from these boys and they are giving back to people in need and making music that instantly makes you wanna be a part of it!”  While fans wait for Alge, and the members of SAD to finish the band’s new album, they can check out the band’s video for its inspirational and infectious song ‘Rock Star.’ It can be viewed online now via YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0g7QiwkAe4&feature=youtu.be. Audiences can also keep up with all of the latest updates from the studio and all of the band’s latest news online at:

Website: http://screamingatdemons.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/screamingatdemons

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