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IN FLAMES: 'Siren Charms' Cracks U.S. Top 30

"Siren Charms" the eleventh album from Swedish metallers IN FLAMES, sold around 9,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 26 on The Billboard 200 chart.

The band's previous CD, 2011's "Sounds Of A Playground Fading", opened with around 14,000 units to land at No. 27.

IN FLAMES' 2008 effort, "A Sense of Purpose" registered a first-week tally of 20,000 copies to enter the chart at No. 28. This was slightly less than the premiere-week performance of "Come Clarity" (Ferret), which shifted just under 24,000 copies in February 2006 to debut at No. 58.


MACHINE HEAD Postpones North American Tour

San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD have released the following statement:

"It is with great disappointment that MACHINE HEAD must announce the postponement of our North American tour this fall.

"Our new album, 'Bloodstone & Diamonds', has taken longer to complete than expected and we had to make the difficult choice to either delay the album, let it go out as incomplete, or cancel the tour in order to properly finish and promote the album in the caliber it needs to be done. We decided postponing the tour was the best decision for the record.

"We feel this record is a milestone, we have something truly special here, but getting there has been a challenge.



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IN FLAMES Filming 'Rusted Nail' Video

Swedish metallers IN FLAMES are filming a video for their new single, "Rusted Nail", today.


"Rusted Nail" is taken from IN FLAMES' eleventh album, "Siren Charms", which will be released in the U.S. on September 9 via Sony/RED. The CD was recorded at Hansa Tonstudios (DAVID BOWIE, DEPECHE MODE, U2) in Berlin, Germany. The cover artwork was created by Blake Armstrong of Space Boy Comics and can be seen below.



On June 10, IN FLAMES lead singer, Anders Fridn spoke to Finland's Kaaos TV about "Siren Charms. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).

On whether the recording process for the new IN FLAMES album was relatively "typical":



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- CANNIBAL CORPSE- A Skeletal Domain

- IN FLAMES: 'Siren Charms' Cracks U.S. Top 30

- MACHINE HEAD Postpones North American Tour

- Exodus Blood In Blood Out Review

- IN FLAMES Filming 'Rusted Nail' Video



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- Maor Appelbaum- metal (and not only) mastering engineer- June 7th 2011

- Lord K of The Project Hate MCMXCIX 6th June 2011

- Steve Williams of POWER QUEST 31st May 2011

- Jeff Williams of ONSLAUGHT May 2011 interview

- Tony Martin - March 2011



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