In Flames



Background information
Origin Gothenburg, Sweden
Genres Melodic death metal, Alternative metal
Years active Since 1993
Labels Nuclear Blast, Ferret, Wrong Again, Koch
Associated acts Dark Tranquillity, Ceremonial Oath, Dimension Zero, HammerFall, Passenger, All Ends, Pendulum
Website www.inflames.com
Members
  • Anders Fridén
  • Björn Gelotte
  • Peter Iwers
  • Daniel Svensson
Former members
  • Glenn Ljungström
  • Johan Larsson
  • Niklas Engelin
  • Jesper Strömblad
  • Mikael Stanne
*thanks to wikipedia
Band Bio

In Flames is a Swedish melodic death metal band from the city of Gothenburg. While it is questionable whether they were the creators of the genre, their heavy influence on it is not disputed.

In Flames' line-up underwent constant changes throughout their early career. Their first stable line-up was composed by the founding members Jesper Str?mblad, Johan Larsson and Glenn Ljungstr?m, with Anders Frid?n on vocals and Bj?rn Gelotte on drums. With this line-up, they proceeded to record the album The Jester Race, which made the band known to the world, especially in Europe and Japan.

In the United States among fans of Death Metal, In Flames is perhaps best known for their albums Jester Race, Whoracle, Colony and Clayman. However, the group came to mainstream attention with Reroute to Remain, Soundtrack To Your Escape and their most recent studio album Come Clarity.

In Flames began when three members of Ceremonial Oath Jesper Stromblad, Johan Larsson and Glenn Ljungstrom quit the band in order to start a musical project of their own. They recorded a short demo which was sent to a few recording labels. The owner of Wrong Again Records thought the band had promise, and soon closed a recording deal with them. From this deal surfaced In Flames' first album - entitled Lunar Strain - which relied on death grunts for vocals and aggressive instrumental work, at times combined with acoustic sections. The album obtained success on the Swedish underground scene and received positive critics from the specialized press. However, In Flames soon became known to most of Europe with the release of the EP from 1995 Subterranean. The EP attracted the attention of the Nuclear Blast label, which offered them a contract for an European release the same year. A short tour with Kreator followed.


Due to the band's increasing success, Johan Larsson and guitarist Glenn Ljungstrom who were already part of other established bands decided to quit In Flames due to the difficulties of sharing time between different projects. Their last contribution to the band was the album Whoracle, from 1997. Peter Iwers and Niklas Engelin were then invited to accompany In Flames in the joint tour with Dimmu Borgir that followed Whoracle's release. This line-up worked rather well, and by the end of the tour the musicians became permanent members of In Flames. Together they travelled Europe and made the band's first concert outside of Europe, in Japan. However, by the end of that tour, Niklas Engelin quit the band due to musical differences. Drummer Bjorn Gelotte assumed the guitars and Sacrilige's Daniel Svensson assumed the drums. This line-up recorded Colony, and a partial world tour followed.

2000 saw the release of Clayman. By this time, the band had already become widely known, and played with bands of major recognition such as Dream Theater, Slipknot and Testament. Peter Iwers' first daughter was born, and he temporarily left the band. He was replaced by Dick Lowgren for a year. When he came back to the band, the live album The Tokyo Showdown was recorded.

A DVD box set was released in September 2005 entitled Used and Abused... In Live We Trust. The band toured on the 2005 Ozzfest and supported Motorhead on its 30th anniversary tour in Autumn 2005.

The band has sold over 1 million records all over the world.

SIGNIFICANT STYLISTIC CHANGES

After The Tokyo Showdown, In Flames began to modify some of the style that initially characterized the band's especially tough-yet-melodic edge. The specific reason for this shift is unknown, but most relate it to the changes happening in the European musical scene at the time, and to Anders Friden's wishes.

However, Bjorn Gelotte has stated the experimental use of different producers has altered their sound, specifically after "Clayman". Many fans are split between perceptions of more recent In Flames releases. Some say that Reroute to Remain and Soundtrack to Your Escape are bordering on nu-metal. However, others claim these post-Clayman albums still have their roots in melodic death metal, and that this is apparent from the complex guitar solos and dual guitar harmonies of old.

The album Come Clarity, released in February 2006, appears to harbor an interesting mix of the melodies of Clayman with elements of thrash metal. In all, it is still a major departure from the sound In Flames had from 1997 to 2000 which had helped make them famous. Interestingly, Come Clarity has received mixed reviews from the fans who had disliked the last two albums by the band, with some suggesting it was the sign of In Flames returning to their musical roots.The band's fanbase remains as polarised as ever over In Flames' alleged 'selling out'. Critics, meanwhile, rated their last three studio albums favorably.


INFLUENCE

Along with Dark Tranquillity At The Gates and Sentenced, In Flames are widely thought of as some of the first practitioners, if not inventors of the melodic death metal genre. It is true that Carcass's Heartwork featured some excellent examples of this music, but In Flames is sometimes said to have truly fashioned the genre as it exists today. Advocates of this theory claim this is notable in its most evolved form on songs such as "Episode 666" and "Jotun". In any case, bands such as Arch Enemy name In Flames as a vital influence.

Discography

Lunar Strain

(1993)

The Jester Race

(1995)

Whoracle

(1997)

Colony

(1999)

Clayman

(2000)

Reroute To Remain

(2002)

Soundtrack To Your Escape

(2004)

Come Clarity

(2006)

A Sense Of Purpose

(2008)

Pics:

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Papa Roach


(L-R) Jacoby Shaddix, Jerry Horton, Tony Palermo, dan Tobin Esperance


Band Bio

Papa Roach merupakan grup musik asal California, Amerika Serikat yang beraliran rock modern dengan memadukan unsur hip-hop, groove-funk dan hardcore yang mengambil Faith No More dan Primus sebagai sumber inspirasi. Grup ini terbentuk pada tahun 1993, di sebuah kota kecil di kawasan Vacaville, California, Amerika Serikat. Papa Roach dirintis oleh Coby Dick (Jacoby Shaddix), Jerry Horton, Dave Buckner dan Will James. Papa Roach merupakan grup musik yang termasuk cepat sekali dikenal. Bahkan mereka bisa mendapat kesempatan mendukung beberapa pertunjukan konser macam Deftones dan Incubus. Pada tahun 1996, Will James keluar digantikan oleh Tobin Esperance, mantan roadracenya Papa Roach.

Setahun kemudian, tepatnya bulan Februari, mereka lantas merilis album debut berjudul Old Friends From Young Years yang direkam di E.S.P. Studios, di Pittsburgh, California, AS. Album itu mendapat sambutan yang cukup baik dan membukakan kesempatan bagi Papa Roach untuk berkiprah lebih luas terutama saat mengikat kontrak dengan Dreamworks Records. Pada tahun 2000, Papa Roach merilis album Infest yang lantas melejitkan Lagu “Last Resort” dan “Broken Home”. Album ini mencapai penjualan triple platinum. Dua tahun kemudian, vokalis Coby Dick mengganti namanya jadi Jacoby Shaddix. Album yang pernah dirilis oleh Papa Roach adalah The Paramour Sessions, Getting Away With Murder, LOVEHATETRAGEDY, INFEST dan Old Friends From Young Years.

Between Angels and Insects



"Between Angels and Insects" (released May 22, 2001) is the third single from Californian rock band Papa Roach's second album, Infest, and third released single in total. The video was directed by Joseph Kahn and features the band playing in a concrete basement/garage. The camera does several special effects like morph from angle to angle rapidly, show the band moshing in super slow motion and even passing through the band's body, revealing their insides, effects that are reminiscent of the film version of Fight Club. Cockroaches appear on several occasions, even coming out of Jacoby Shaddix's mouth when he screams.

Latar belakang
Asal Vacaville, California, USA

Genre Hard rock, Alternative rock, Alternative metal, Nu metal, Punk rock

Tahun aktif 1993-Sekarang

Perusahaan rekaman El Tonal, DGC, Interscope, Geffen, DreamWorks

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dengan
Fight the Sky
Pulley
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Mötley Crüe
Buckcherry
Trapt


Situs web http://www.paparoach.com

Anggota
  • Jacoby Shaddix - Vokal (1993–sekarang)
  • Jerry Horton - guitar, backing vokal (1993–sekarang)
  • Tobin Esperance - bass, backing vokal (1996–sekarang)
  • Tony Palermo - drum, perkusi (2007–sekarang)

Mantan anggota
  • Will James - bass, backing vokal (1993–1996)
  • Dave Buckner - drum, perkusi (1993–2006)

*Papa Roach biography is an exclusive of wikipedia

Papa Roach Pics:
Group shot 2004

Papa Roach line-up 2006

Papa Roach Discography
Potatoes For Christmas
[EP]

(1994)

Old Friends From Young Years

(1997)

Infest

(2000)

lovehatetragedy

(2002)

Getting Away With Murder

(2004)

The Paramour Sessions

(2006)

Metamorphosis

(2009)

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Hilary Duff’s Award:
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Name: Hilary Duff
Birth Name: Hilary Erhard Duff
Height: 5′ 4″
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Nationality: American
Birth Date: September 28, 1987
Birth Place: Houston, Texas, USA
Profession: actress, musician
Education: home-schooled since the age of 10
Relationship: Joel Madden (member of Good Charlotte; born March 11, 1979; announced their relationship in June 2005; split November 27, 2006), Aaron Carter (actor, musician; born December 7, 1987; dated in 2003)
Father: Bob Duff (a convenience store owner)
Mother: Susan Duff (producer; born May 12, 1953)
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