2020 is a big year for In Flames. The Swedish metal pioneers are celebrating not only their 30th anniversary as a band, but also the 20th anniversary of their fan-favorite album, Clayman. They have major plans around the latter milestone. Due out on July 24th, the digital-release Clayman 2020 EP features re-recorded versions of LP standouts “Only for the Weak,” “Bullet Ride,” “Pinball Map” and “Clayman,” plus a brand-new instrumental “Themes and Variations in D-Minor.” Then on August 28th, the band will offer up to diehards the Clayman 20th Anniversary Edition, which boasts the full remastered original album plus the five EP tracks in a gorgeous deluxe set. In Flames gave fans a taste of what’s to come today (June 5th), premiering the re-recorded version of Clayman’s title track along with a dramatic lyric video highlighting the 20th anniversary reissue’s reinterpreted cover art.
In Flames frontman Anders Fridén enthused, “This record changed our career in a number of ways. Being the 20th anniversary this year, we had to do something massive for the fans. Going back into the studio to re-record some of the original tracks took us right back in time to when we first recorded them. Every detail of the new artwork and visuals was deeply thought out keeping in mind what the Jesterheads would want to see most. This one’s for you. Thank you for 20 years of Clayman.”
For collectors, the Clayman 20th Anniversary Edition will be available in an array of collectible 2LP colored vinyl trifold sets, which are up for pre-order now. The set features a 16-page booklet, a 12-inch of the remastered original album and a 10-inch with the five bonus tracks — see images and track listing below.
Clayman 20th anniversary edition track listing:
Only for the Weak
…As the Future Repeats Today
Satellites and Astronauts
Brush the Dust Away
Another Day in Quicksand
Themes and Variations in D-Minor (instrumental)
Only for the Weak (re-recorded)
Bullet Ride (re-recorded)
Pinball Map (re-recorded)