IN FLAMES: 'Ropes' Fan-Made Video Released; 'The Jester's Curse' Comic-Book Series Coming Soon

"Ropes", the new video from Swedish metallers IN FLAMES, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's tenth album, "Sounds Of A Playground Fading" (Century Media), which sold around 14,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 27 on The Billboard 200 chart.

IN FLAMES started the project "Making Of 'Ropes'" at the beginning of 2013. The idea was to let fans, worldwide, contribute with video clips of anything related to IN FLAMES, such as live footage, home videos, tribute bands, guitar/vocal/bass/drum videos, or simply fans showing their love for IN FLAMES. The project received massive respons worldwide, since this is one of the few 100-percent-fan-made videos out there.

Says the band: "We do believe in crowdsourcing and giving our fans the same love and support that they show us on a daily basis. This is our way of taking the fans one step closer to us."

For several months, IN FLAMES posted teasers and artwork on their social media web sites. The Jester's Curse represents an all-new collaboration combining the musical power of IN FLAMES and the visual language of comic books.

Conceived and illustrated by Blake Armstrong and co-written by Scott Bramble, the series will chronicle the back-story of the band’s enigmatic mascot: The Jesterhead. Each book will follow The Jesterhead's journey — exploring the truth behind where he came from and where his destiny will ultimately take him.

The first book, "Lunar Strain: Part 1", produced and written by Space Boy Comics, will be released this summer.

For more information and a free preview, go to this location.

"Sounds Of A Playground Fading" was the first IN FLAMES album to be recorded without founding guitarist Jesper Strömblad, who quit the band in February 2010 in order to continue receiving treatment for his alcohol addiction.

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