Colony (In Flames album)
Colony is the fourth album by Swedish melodic death metal band, In Flames, released on 21 May 1999 through Nuclear Blast Records. It was the first In Flames album to feature the classic line-up, Björn Gelotte switched to lead guitar to replace Glenn Ljungström and Daniel Svensson filled the drummer position left vacant by Gelotte. Peter Iwers became the new bass player, replacing Johan Larsson. With Anders Fridén and Jesper Strömblad remaining on vocals and rhythm guitar this lineup remained unchanged until 2010; the title of The New Word is subject to debate. According to the track list on the back cover of the original 1999 release, the official In Flames web site, the lyrics printed in the original 1999 CD booklet, the correct title is The New Word; the 2009 re-release Colony: Reloaded did nothing to clear up this issue, with the insert and the booklet containing the same inconsistency as the original 1999 release. The song's lyrics themselves, suggest that The New Word is indeed the correct title.
"Pallar Anders Visa" means "The Ballad of Anders the Thief". It is an Instrumental, just like the Bonus Track, "Man Made God"; the song Embody the Invisible appears in the soundtrack of the video game Tony Hawk's Underground. The tracks Behind Space'99 and Clad in Shadows'99 are both remakes of the tracks first heard on Lunar Strain, although Behind Space'99 excludes the acoustic guitar outro present on the original version; the album deals with various aspects of religion and spirituality, from the somewhat positive light of Embody the Invisible and The New Word, to the more negative Zombie Inc. and Scorn. This album features a faster and more energetic approach to the music than displayed on the previous album, though the song-writing approach is similar; this enhanced re-release contains the following in addition to the above tracks: Photo gallery Ordinary Story music video directed by Tamara Jordan. Computer wallpapers A screensaver Winamp skins Song lyrics This enhanced, re-release contains all the same bonus content as the 2004 Deluxe Edition.
The original 1999 cover is brought back, the back insert is custom-shaped to fit into the "Super Jewel BOX" case, used
Clayman is the fifth album by Swedish metal band In Flames. The album was released by Nuclear Blast on July 25, 2000. Most of the lyrics deal with depression and internal struggles; the album's cover art is based on Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man drawing. The Jester Head appears in the background, both on the cover, in the album booklet itself. Music videos were made for "Pinball Map" and "Only for the Weak". In 2005, Clayman was ranked No. 448 in Rock Hard magazine's book The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time. All lyrics written by Anders Fridén. Anders Fridén – vocals Jesper Strömblad – guitar Björn Gelotte – guitar Peter Iwers – bass Daniel Svensson – drums Charlie Storm – programming, synthesizer Christopher Amott – guitar solo on "Suburban Me" Fredrik Nordström – additional programming, recording, production In Flames – recording, production Axel Hermann – artwork, layout Tobias Lundgren – photography Details about In Flames albums
Whoracle is the third album by Swedish melodic death metal band In Flames. The album was released through Nuclear Blast on 27 October 1997. Apart from "Everything Counts", a cover of a Depeche Mode song, all songs were composed and arranged by In Flames; the lyrics were translated by Dark Tranquillity guitarist Niklas Sundin, after Anders Fridén had written them in Swedish. Whoracle is the final album to have Johan Glenn Ljungström; the album was recorded and released in 1997, the title is a portmanteau of the English words "whore" and "oracle". Fredrik Nordström noted that it was not easy to record at times, since the band members preferred drinking beer and playing Tekken 3; this is the last In Flames release with Björn Gelotte playing drums, as he permanently switched to lead guitar in future releases. The album's booklet mistakenly depicts the lyrics for "Morphing Into Primal" instead of the lyrics for "Episode 666". Whoracle is a concept album which describes the past, a hypothetical future of the planet Earth.
"Jotun" is a foreshadowing of the main concepts where a society is crushed and broken after an apocalyptic event. "Episode 666" seems to be the narration of this apocalyptic event which is, televised. The songs leading up to this tell a story of the fall of a global society. "The Hive" and "Jester Script Transfigured" describe this technologically advanced society and a utopian world, demolished by human nature in the next two songs. The inclusion of the Depeche Mode cover, "Everything Counts", is a poignant way to imply that the people who built destroyed their society realized their folly after it was too late. All lyrics written by Niklas Sundin and Anders Fridén In FlamesAnders Fridén - vocals, additional percussion Jesper Strömblad - lead guitar, additional percussion Glenn Ljungström - rhythm guitar Johan Larsson - bass Björn Gelotte - drums, percussion & additional lead guitarOther personnelUlrika Netterdahl - female vocals on "Whoracle" The Whoracle concept conjured and verbalized by Niklas Sundin and Anders Fridén.
Lyrics written by Niklas Sundin following original synopsis by Anders Fridén. All music composed and arranged by In Flames except "Everything Counts" by Martin Lee Gore of Depeche Mode. Recorded and produced by Fredrik Nordström with assistance from In Flames. Engineered by Anders Fridén and Fredrik Nordström. Mixed by Fredrik Nordström and Anders Fridén. Mastered by Goran Finnberg and Fredrik Nordstrom at the Mastering Room Gbg. Cover artwork by Andreas Marschall. Photos by Kenneth Johansson. All songs published by Prophecies Publishing Hamburg except "Everything Counts". "Everything Counts" published by Grabbing Hands Music Ltd, sub-published by EMI Music Germany
Pantera was an American heavy metal band from Arlington, Texas. The group was formed in 1981 by the Abbott brothers – drummer Vinnie Paul and guitarist Dimebag Darrell – along with lead vocalist Terry Glaze. Bassist Rex Brown joined the band the following year, replacing Tommy D. Bradford, the unofficial original. Having started as a glam metal band, Pantera released four albums during the 1980s. Looking for a new and heavier sound, Pantera replaced Glaze with Phil Anselmo in late 1986 and released Power Metal in 1988. With its fifth album, 1990's Cowboys from Hell, Pantera introduced a groove metal sound. Pantera's sixth album, 1992's Vulgar Display of Power, exhibited an heavier sound. Far Beyond Driven debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Tensions began to surface among the band members when Anselmo became addicted to heroin in 1995; these tensions resulted in the recording sessions for The Great Southern Trendkill being held separately. The ongoing tension lasted for another seven years, during which only one studio album, Reinventing the Steel, was recorded.
Pantera went on hiatus in 2001 but was disbanded by the Abbott brothers in 2003 amid communication problems and their conclusion that Anselmo would not return to the band. The Abbott brothers went on to form Damageplan, while Anselmo continued work on several side projects, including Down, which Brown joined as well. Any hopes for a reunion were lost on December 8, 2004 when Darrell was shot and killed on stage by a mentally unstable fan during a Damageplan concert in Columbus, Ohio. Paul died of heart failure in 2018, leaving Glaze and Brown as the only surviving members of the band's original line-up; the band was named Gemini to Eternity before landing on Pantera and consisted of Vinnie Paul Abbott on drums, Dimebag Darrell Abbott on lead guitar, Terry Glaze on rhythm guitar. In 1982, Hart left Glaze became the group's lead vocalist. Glaze stopped playing rhythm guitar, leaving Darrell as the sole guitarist, doing both lead and rhythm duties; that year, Bradford departed and was replaced by Rex Brown on bass.
Pantera became an underground favorite, though its regional tours in this era never took them beyond Texas and Louisiana. The band began supporting fellow heavy metal/glam metal acts such as Stryper and Quiet Riot, who in turn promoted Pantera's debut, Metal Magic. Metal Magic was released on the band's record label of the same name in 1983 and produced by the Abbott brothers' father, Jerry Abbott, at Pantego Studios; the following year, Pantera released Projects in the Jungle. Although still much a glam metal album, the band members crafted songs that had less overbearing melodic influences than songs from Metal Magic. Another change was Terry Glaze's name, as he was henceforth credited as "Terrence Lee". In addition, a music video for the album's lead track, "All Over Tonight", was created. Projects in the Jungle was released on the band's independent Metal Magic Records label and produced by Jerry Abbott. In 1985, Pantera again released a full-length album on Metal Magic Records, titled I Am the Night.
As with Projects in the Jungle, this album saw Pantera's sound becoming heavier, the heavy metal press took more notice of the band. Because of poor distribution, I Am. Around 25,000 copies of I Am the Night were sold. Pantera's second music video was produced for the track "Hot and Heavy". 1986 and 1987 saw the release of several landmark thrash metal albums that would prove influential to Pantera's developing musical style. Among the most prominent of these were Metallica's Master of Puppets, Slayer's Reign in Blood, Anthrax's Among the Living and Megadeth's Peace Sells... but Who's Buying? Terrence Lee's glam approach did not fit the band's developing style and he and the other members parted ways, beginning a search for his replacement. Pantera turned to Matt L'Amour, a David Coverdale lookalike, he sang a number of shows with Pantera in Los Angeles during the winter of 1986, but it became apparent that L'Amour could not hit the high notes Glaze was capable of. Together with his lack of stage presence, this meant Pantera could only play cover songs so L'Amour departed.
Pantera next auditioned El Paso native Rick Mythiasin to sing for Steel Prophet and Agent Steel. A former schoolmate of the Abbott brothers, David Peacock of the band Forced Entry, joined the band as lead vocalist in the spring of 1986, but despite Pantera doing most of the work for their fourth album during the summer with Peacock and the Abbotts found Peacock's voice to be unsuited to the musical direction Pantera wished for. By the end of the year, Pantera revisited original frontman Donny Hart, but Hart himself knew he was not the man Pantera were seeking and Jerry Abbott was to fire him. During 1986, New Orleans native Phil Anselmo had always heard. At the end of the year, they invited him to audition, the eighteen-year old Anselmo became a member of the band. Anselmo had been the vocalist for the bands Samhain and Razor White. Upon playing with Pantera, Anselmo clicked with the other
Come Clarity is the eighth studio album by the Swedish metal band In Flames. The album was released on February 3, 2006 in Europe through Nuclear Blast Records and February 7 in the U. S. through Ferret Records. This album was entitled Crawl Through Knives but was changed to its current title and the track itself is listed incorrectly on some programs as "Crawling Through Knives" along with others such as "Reflect the Storm" as "Reflect the End", "Versus Terminus" as "End of All Things"; this album features the artwork of Derek Hess, popular among metal bands and has produced artwork for Converge and Sepultura amongst others. With Sepultura, their album Roorback's artwork has a similarity; the song "Take This Life" is featured in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock and music videos were produced for this song along with "Come Clarity". The drums, vocals and programming were recorded at "Dug Out Studio" and Guitars and Bass were recorded at "The Room"; this album was mixed and mastered at "Tonteknik Recording".
Stylistically this harkens back to the band's heavier roots with elements of the style still present. The band had claimed the sound would be "a bit of the old and a bit of the new". Come Clarity features the return of the guitar harmonies and the solos to the band, can be described as a combination of their older sound with their newer sound; the song "Dead End" is the fourth In Flames song to feature female vocals The album debuted at number 1 in Sweden and number 58 on the United States Billboard 200. Since its release, the album has sold more than 110,000 copies in the United States; the album has sold over 400,000 copies worldwide. The album won the award for Best Hard Rock Album in the 2007 Grammis over such nominated albums such as The Haunted's The Dead Eye and HammerFall's Threshold. Come Clarity was named Best Swedish album of the Past Decade by readers of Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet. All tracks written by Anders Fridén, Björn Gelotte, Jesper Strömblad. Anders Fridén – vocals Björn Gelotte – guitar Jesper Strömblad – guitar Peter Iwers – bass Daniel Svensson – drums Additional MusiciansÖrjan Örnkloo – keyboards and programming Uppsala Poker HC Crew – additional vocals on "Scream" Lisa Miskovsky – additional vocals on "Dead End"ProductionEskil Lövstrom - mixing Pelle Henricsson - mixing & mastering Magnus Lander- trackingAdditional PersonnelPatric Ullaeus - photography Derek Hess - artwork This album was intended for release in the summer or early fall of 2005 but did not occur.
The album did get released as a special plexiglass limited to 1000 copies box that features the album split onto 2 discs, a certificate pictures on a foil and a DVD. The DVD, features the band playing the album in its entirety, except for the final track of the album. However, the audio is not live as it is the studio recording played over the video; the DVD features a photo gallery of the recording sessions of Come Clarity. This is the only In Flames studio album not to have bonus tracks. Come Clarity album details Come Clarity in the press at the Wayback Machine Peter Iwers speaks about Come Clarity
DVD is a digital optical disc storage format invented and developed in 1995. The medium can store any kind of digital data and is used for software and other computer files as well as video programs watched using DVD players. DVDs offer higher storage capacity than compact discs. Prerecorded DVDs are mass-produced using molding machines that physically stamp data onto the DVD; such discs are a form of DVD-ROM because data can only be not written or erased. Blank recordable DVD discs can be recorded once using a DVD recorder and function as a DVD-ROM. Rewritable DVDs can be erased many times. DVDs are used in DVD-Video consumer digital video format and in DVD-Audio consumer digital audio format as well as for authoring DVD discs written in a special AVCHD format to hold high definition material. DVDs containing other types of information may be referred to as DVD data discs; the Oxford English Dictionary comments that, "In 1995 rival manufacturers of the product named digital video disc agreed that, in order to emphasize the flexibility of the format for multimedia applications, the preferred abbreviation DVD would be understood to denote digital versatile disc."
The OED states that in 1995, "The companies said the official name of the format will be DVD. Toshiba had been using the name ‘digital video disc’, but, switched to ‘digital versatile disc’ after computer companies complained that it left out their applications.""Digital versatile disc" is the explanation provided in a DVD Forum Primer from 2000 and in the DVD Forum's mission statement. There were several formats developed for recording video on optical discs before the DVD. Optical recording technology was invented by David Paul Gregg and James Russell in 1958 and first patented in 1961. A consumer optical disc data format known as LaserDisc was developed in the United States, first came to market in Atlanta, Georgia in 1978, it used much larger discs than the formats. Due to the high cost of players and discs, consumer adoption of LaserDisc was low in both North America and Europe, was not used anywhere outside Japan and the more affluent areas of Southeast Asia, such as Hong-Kong, Singapore and Taiwan.
CD Video released in 1987 used analog video encoding on optical discs matching the established standard 120 mm size of audio CDs. Video CD became one of the first formats for distributing digitally encoded films in this format, in 1993. In the same year, two new optical disc storage formats were being developed. One was the Multimedia Compact Disc, backed by Philips and Sony, the other was the Super Density disc, supported by Toshiba, Time Warner, Matsushita Electric, Mitsubishi Electric, Thomson, JVC. By the time of the press launches for both formats in January 1995, the MMCD nomenclature had been dropped, Philips and Sony were referring to their format as Digital Video Disc. Representatives from the SD camp asked IBM for advice on the file system to use for their disc, sought support for their format for storing computer data. Alan E. Bell, a researcher from IBM's Almaden Research Center, got that request, learned of the MMCD development project. Wary of being caught in a repeat of the costly videotape format war between VHS and Betamax in the 1980s, he convened a group of computer industry experts, including representatives from Apple, Sun Microsystems and many others.
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Philips and Sony decided that it was in their best interests to end the format war, agreed to unify with companies backing the Super Density Disc to release a single format, with technologies from both. After other compromises between MMCD and SD, the computer companies through TWG won the day, a single format was agreed upon; the TWG collaborated with the Optical Storage Technology Association on the use of their implementation of the ISO-13346 file system for use on the new DVDs. Movie and home entertainment distributors adopted the DVD format to replace the ubiquitous VHS tape as the primary consumer digital video distribution format, they embraced DVD as it produced higher quality video and sound, provided superior data lifespan, could be interactive. Interactivity on LaserDiscs had proven desirable to consumers collectors; when LaserDisc prices dropped from $100 per
Trigger is an EP and song by the Swedish melodic death metal band In Flames. The EP was released in 2003 from Reroute to Remain; the title song was used on the Jason soundtrack. The music video for "Trigger" showed In Flames playing in a club and being pestered and booed by the members of Soilwork, with interspersed footage of other incidents between the two bands. Soilwork's video for "Rejection Role" showed the situation vice versa, Soilwork playing and In Flames as the bullies; the colour is reversed in each video: blue for In Flames, red for Soilwork. Both videos had the other band riding in a pickup truck to and from the club. While some believed the tension between the two bands to be real, in reality the groups are close friends and devised the idea of a dual-video concept as a joke. Anders Fridén – vocals Björn Gelotte – guitar Jesper Strömblad – guitar Peter Iwers – bass guitar Daniel Svensson – drums