Yesterday, melodic metal giants In Flames posted the above photo, taken from guitarist Bjorn Gelotte’s Instagram, on their Facebook page. Most fans figured out what it meant, but they clarified further when they posted on their Twitter: “So the writing for the new album has begun. Excited? #IF2014”. Meaning, of course, that they are working on a follow up to 2011’s Sounds of a Playground Fading, and expect it to be out by 2014. That’s all the info there is for now, but it’s cool to see that the band is still doing their thing after ten albums and over 20+ years of metal.
In other news, the band has recently been involved in a comic book called The Jester’s Curse which ties together many of the themes and characters that the band has introduced in their extensive album catalog, such as Lord Hypnos, The Whoracle, and the Jester Race. Part one will be released August 21.