In Flames, featuring longtime Epi signature artist Björn Gelotte,
will kick off their summer tour of Europe July 7 with scheduled visits to some of the biggest hard rock and metal festivals on the continent including the Borgholm Brinner Fest, Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany, and the Alcatraz Festival in Belgium. Check out our interview
with Björn and watch his recent video demonstrating his new Epiphone Ltd. Ed. Björn Gelotte "Jotun" Les Paul Custom Outfit
featuring EMG "Metalworks" active pickups, an Ebony fingerboard, and Custom Hard Case. Visit the band's website
for tour details.
"When I got asked to do a signature, I had only one guitar in mind, my No. 1 Gibson Les Paul Custom that has traveled the world with me for thousands of shows and numerous recordings," Gelotte told Epiphone.com. "I was thinking at the time that the first prototype would probably be so far off that the process would take years. I couldn't have been more wrong. The prototype is my new No.1! It's what I played since I got it! Every show. I am very happy to say the least."
Also, be sure to pick up In Flames' new EP, Down, Wicked, & No Good,
featuring killer covers of "It's No Good by Depeche Mode, a live version of "Hurt" by Nine Inch Nails, "Down In A Hole" by Alice In Chains, and Chris Issak's classic, "Wicked Game."
"We've been fans of Depeche Mode since we were as young as 10," said the band in a press release. "Getting to do our rendition of 'It's No Good' showed us a different side of the song — it brought new meanings to us. We relate to the lyrics and power of the song so heavily that it almost feels as if we could have written it ourselves. They're a band that we've always looked up to. Growing up, you either listened to pop, synths or rock and even though we are a metal band, Depeche Mode inspired a lot of the electronic elements we use in our music today."