A number of Gothenburg, Sweden-based artists were asked to paint self-portraits to be auctioned, with all funds going the Red Cross in Sweden. Paintings by IN FLAMES (guitarist Jesper Strömblad),MUSTASCH, THE HAUNTED and many more go on sale at noon on Saturday, February 24 at Auktionskompaniet in Göteborg. Click here for more information.
IN FLAMES recently inked a deal with Koch Records for the North American release of the group's new album, "A Sense of Purpose". Due on April 1 (April 7 in most of Europe via Nuclear Blast),the follow-up to 2006's "Come Clarity" was recorded at the band's own IF Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden and was mixed by Toby Wright (METALLICA, SLAYER). The group received assistance during the vocal-recording sessions from producer Daniel Bergstrand, who previously produced the vocals on "Reroute To Remain", "Soundtrack To Your Escape" and "Come Clarity". All artwork for the album was created by Alex Pardee for ZeroFriends. Alex also created the artwork for the first single, "The Mirror's Truth".