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In Flames Digital Single Premiere For “Where The Dead Ships Dwell” [VIDEO]

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This summer, Gothenburg, Sweden metal quintet In Flames released their tenth studio album, Sounds of a Playground Fading, via Century Media Records. With the success of that record (it sold 14,000 copies during its first week of release) came a tour and lots of media attention, and now, a digital single for their song “Where the Dead Ships Dwell.”

The single contains three different remixes: the first is with versions by German rapper Casper, the second includes drum-and-bass act The Qemists and the third features Dawn of Ashes vocalist Kristof Bathory.

The track listing for the single is as follows:

01. Where The Dead Ships Dwell (In Flames original)
02. Where The Dead Ships Dwell (Casper Remix)
03. Where The Dead Ships Dwell (The Qemists Remix)
04. Where The Dead Ships Dwell (Kristof Bathory – Dawn of Ashes Remix) (iTunes-exclusive track)

In Flames frontman Anders Friden commented on the single:

The songs have already been made and the originals are as good as they can be, but what if I give them to an artist from a whole different genre, what would be there take on it? say Fridén. I love collaborations like this and all the artists we worked with have done an awesome job. It’s not meant to be taken dead serious and it’s not how In Flames is gonna sound next, but I love it and I hope you’ll enjoy a twist to the formula.

Also in the article are the comments made by each of the re-mixers:

Casper: Since I have been a huge IN FLAMES fan since I was a teenager, I was honored to even be considered for a remix of one of their songs from their new chart-topping album. When I used to play in metal bands, it was all about having riffs comparable to these guys and to now, as a rapper (!!!), be a part of the new single is mindblowing. We didn’t really know how to approach the material, since it is my first remix job ever, so we went the dancy French house route. I really deeply do hope that people enjoy it. Feeling blessed.

THE QEMISTS: From the first listen we were blown away by the whole album, so we jumped at the chance to remix one of our favorite tracks from ‘Playground’. We wanted to create something for the clubs which still embodied the spirit of this album. Going back to the original recordings rather than just having a vocal accapella allowed us to do something with the vocals which would not normally be possible on a remix, and IN FLAMES are a band who obviously like to push the boundaries, so we thought they would probably like our ideas!

Kristof Bathory from DAWN OF ASHES: It was quite an honor to work on this remix and add an industrial vibe to an IN FLAMES track. I feel that my evil ways definitely comes out in this remix. So for IN FLAMES fans, enjoy my devilry!

Here is the original video for “Where the Dead Ships Dwell:”

Here is the trailer video for the digital single version of the song:

The clip was once again helmed by director Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, SONIC SYNDICATE and KAMELOT, among others.

Are you an In Flames fan? Which video do you prefer?

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