In Flames Release New Single “The Great Deceiver,” Announce European Tour with At the Gates


Swedish melodic death metal legends In Flames are streaming “The Great Deceiver,” their second single this year following “State of Slow Decay” in June.

Continuing in a similar vein to the first single, “The Great Deceiver” definitely throws it back In Flames’ melodic death metal roots, with a thrashy touch for good measure. Singer Anders Fridén shares his explanation of the song:

“‘The Great Deceiver’ was born out of frustration, basically a reaction to false flags but since then it has grown to represent several meanings. There’s a line that says, ‘Bend the truth to fit your opinion’ and I feel that speaks a lot to the narrative happening online, between people, and nations etc. today. We are more apart now than ever before yet it’s easier to communicate than in any other time in history.”

With two singles in just over a month, one has to expect that a new album is coming from In Flames in the near future. “The Great Deceiver” is accompanied by the announcement of a 26-date European winter tour with support from fellow Swedish death metal legends At the Gates plus Imminence and Orbit Culture, who will also support In Flames on their North American fall tour. Listen to the new single and check out the tour dates below.

With At the Gates, Imminence and Orbit Culture

Nov 12 Tallinn Helitehas 
Nov 13 Riga Palladium 
Nov 15 Katowice Mck 
Nov 16 Prague Mala Sportovni Hala 
Nov 20 London O2 Academy Brixton 
Nov 21 Esch-Sur-Alzette Rockhal 
Nov 22 Strasbourg La Laiterie 
Nov 23 Paris Bataclan 
Nov 25 Bilbao Santana 27 
Nov 26 Madrid Riviera 
Nov 27 Barcelona Razzmatazz 
Nov 28 Lyon Transbo 
Nov 30 Zurich Samsung Hall 
Dec 1 Milan Alcatraz 
Dec 2 Vienna Gasometer 
Dec 3 Leipzig Haus Auensee 
Dec 4 Cologne Palladium 
Dec 6 Tilburg 013 
Dec 7 Brussels AB 
Dec 8 Wiesbaden Schlachthof 
Dec 9 Hamburg Edel Optics Arena 
Dec 10 Copenhagen Store Vega 
Dec 11 Oslo Spektrum 
Dec 14 Helsinki Ice Hall 
Dec 16 Stockholm Hovet 
Dec 17 Gothenburg Scandinavium

In Flames Release New Single “The Great Deceiver,” Announce European Tour with At the Gates
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