January 17, 2008 15:55 ET

KOCH Records Up In Flames!

Swedish Metal Band Announces New Album and Tour Set for Spring 2008

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 17, 2008) - KOCH Records announces the signing of In Flames, the innovative and influential Swedish metal band. The band's new album, "A Sense Of Purpose," was mixed by Toby Wright (Metallica, Ozzy, Slayer) and will be released on April 1st, 2008.

In Flames -- Björn Gelotte (Guitar), Daniel Svensson (Drums), Peter Iwers (Bass Guitar), Jesper Strömblad (Guitar) and Anders Fridén -- was formed in 1990 and has won three Grammis Awards (equivalent to Swedish Grammy Awards). The band's most recent album, "Come Clarity," peaked at #58 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, and has sold 400,000 copies worldwide.

In Flames is one of the pioneers of what has become known as "melodic death metal" and has influenced countless rock bands, including As I Lay Dying, Darkest Hour and countless others.

KOCH Records VP of Metal Scott Givens says, "Adding a band at the level of In Flames to the KOCH roster shows our commitment to the metal genre. They are poised to be one of the biggest metal bands in the world and we are thrilled to be chosen to help them make it happen."

In Flames will be touring this spring as part of Gigantour, the annual tour headlined by Megadeth, in the U.S. The bands on Gigantour are hand-picked by Dave Mustaine, and the strong line-ups have made this one of the leading metal tours since its inception. Other acts on the tour are Children of Bodom, Job For a Cowboy, and High on Fire.

The tour dates are as follows:

April 12        Denver, CO              The Fillmore
April 13        Albuquerque, NM         Journal Pavilion
April 15        Dallas, TX              Nokia Theatre
April 16        Corpus Christi, TX      Concrete Street Pavilion
April 17        Houston, TX             Verizon Wireless Theatre
April 19        Louisville, KY          Louisville Gardens
April 20        Atlanta, GA             Tabernacle
April 22        New York, NY            Hammerstein Ballroom
April 24        Worcester, MA           Palladium
April 26        Baltimore, MD           Merriweather Post Pavilion
April 28        Quebec City, QC         Pavilion De La Jeunesse
April 29        Montreal, QC            Bell Centre
April 30        Toronto, ON             Arrow Hall
May 1           London, ON              John Labatt Centre
May 3           Detroit, MI             DTE Music Center
May 4           Cleveland, OH           Time Warner Cable Amphitheater
May 6           Chicago, IL             Aragon
May 7           Milwaukee, WI           Eagles Ballroom
May 9           Minneapolis, MN         Myth
May 10          Winnipeg, MB            Convention Center
May 11          Saskatoon, SK           Prairieland Exhibition Hall
May 12          Edmonton, AB            Shaw Conference Center
May 14          Calgary, AB             The Corral
May 16          Vancouver, BC           Pacific Coliseum
May 17          Salem, OR               Salem Armory
May 19          San Jose, CA            Event Center @ San Jose State
May 20          San Diego, CA           Cox Arena
May 21          Los Angeles, CA         Long Beach Arena
May 22          Phoenix, AZ             Mesa Amphitheatre

For more information, go to: www.myspace/inflames,, or

About KOCH Entertainment

KOCH Entertainment, founded in 1987 and now in its twentieth year, is the leading and fastest-growing independent music company in the U.S. KOCH's operations encompass record and video labels as well as distribution companies in the U.S. and Canada. KOCH Entertainment is the market leader among independent labels and distributors in both the U.S. and Canada and its record label KOCH Records had the largest number of Billboard charting albums among independents for seven years in a row (2001 - 2007). KOCH Entertainment is a subsidiary of Entertainment One Ltd. which is listed on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market (ticker symbol "ETO").

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