Swedish metallers In Flames have officially announced the beginning of the new album writing process, sharing their excitement with the fans via Facebook.
"So the writing for the new album has begun. Excited?" stated the brief post. The group also shared a photo of what might seem as part of a recording session, featuring Gibson Les Paul guitar in focus behind a recording track.
Back in late May, In Flames confirmed that they will be taking a year off the road in order to give the new material their full attention. With only a handful of live dates remaining until mid-August, it would seem that everything is heading along as planned.
"We have to do another record; well, don't have to, it sounds like [I'm being punished], but I really enjoy that process," guitarist Bjorn Gelotte told KQXR 100.3 the X Rocks. "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."
The latest In Flames studio effort, "Sounds of a Playground Fading," saw its release back in June 2011 via Century Media Records as the band's tenth studio effort, landing at No. 27 on the US Billboard 200 chart.