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In Flames Release 22 Seconds of New Song “I Am Above” — and It Doesn’t Sound Terrible!

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Is it wrong to assume at this point that new In Flames music will blow goats just as surely as the sun will rise each morning? It’s been well over a decade since they last made anything good (and some fans would surely argue it’s actually closer to two decades). But, hey, you never know. They could still have a Hardwired up their sleeve.

To wit: this 22-second tease of a new single, “I Am Above,” sounds promising! Obviously it’s impossible to know for sure until we hear the entire thing, but the brief video promises something hooky and, more surprisingly, heavy. Sure, we’ve thought the band was about to turn a corner in the past, with ultimately disappointing (if not eye roll-inducing) results. But previous promising teases never sounded this brutal.

We’ll find out one way or the other in just a couple of weeks — “I Am Above” comes out December 14. In the meantime, listen to this and see what you think:

In Flames are on tour even as I type this. Dates are below, courtesy of The PRP:

With From Ashes to New:

11/28 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater
11/30 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill

With Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin and From Ashes to New:

11/29 Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena
12/01 North Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
12/03 Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
12/04 Birmingham, AL – Iron City (no Five Finger Death Punch/Breaking Benjamin)
12/07 Fayetteville, NC – Crown Coliseum
12/08 Huntington, WV – Big Sandy Superstore Arena
12/10 Albany, NY – Times Union Center
12/11 Portland, ME – Cross Insurance Arena
12/12 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts (no Five Finger Death Punch/Breaking Benjamin)

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