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Century Media Records, on their seemingly neverending quest to provide the world with increasingly terrible metal music, has just released a new single from In Flames, titled "Deliver Us", off of their upcoming 10th studio release, "Sounds of a Playground Fading". Thus putting In Flames in a strong running as world record holders for the gayest album title ever. The album has been set for several European release dates in mid to late June 2011, and is coming to the U.S on June 21st. I hope you are all very much looking forward to not listening to it. If you need further convincing beyond me just telling you not to, here you go:
I have to hand it to In Flames. Despite the fact that the albums they've released over the last 10 years have all been unlistenable, they always manage to surprise me with how much more bad music they can consistently make. After all of those albums, and a genuine melodic death metal history, you figure they would let maybe one good death metal track slip once and a while. Nope. According to Blabbermouth.net, "Sounds of a Fading Playground" is also going to be the first album recorded by In Flames without founding guitarist Jesper Strömblad, who quit the band back in February 2010 after developing a serious alcohol addiction. Something obviously brought on by the feelings of shame and guilt that go along with playing in a band that makes such shitty music. I would drink a lot, too.
If you want to obtain a digital copy of "Deliver Us", the song will be available for download on iTunes and elsewhere in North America on May 10th. Just keep in mind that we won't be friends anymore.