Guitarist Bjorn Gelotte of Swedish metal five-piece In Flames has recently announced that the band will be taking a year off in order to focus on making new material.
During an interview with KQXR 100.3 the X Rocks, Gelotte said that although he is somewhat sad to take a year off the road, he is more that excited to start working on some new songs.
"[This is] the last 30 minutes for a year," the guitarist said. "We have to do another record, well, don't have to, it sounds like [I'm being punished], but I really enjoy that process. It kind of sucks a bit because I really like touring here, have a lot of friends over here and there's a lot of people coming out to the shows."It's gonna be sad to go home, but we know we're going to be back and do it the next, I don't know, 25 years."
Gellote then switched to discuss the band's inability to write on the road, saying, "We're lazy, which means that we don't really work on the road. I think it's two different worlds."
The latest In Flames release, "Sounds of a Playground Fading," came out in June 2011 via Century Media Records as the group's tenth studio effort. It debuted at No. 27 on the Billboard 200 chart, fetching relatively positive reviews from both the fans and the critics.