In Flames have a new bassist, Liam Wilson, formerly of The Dillinger Escape Plan. In a recent interview, vocalist Anders Fridén joked that they found him on Tinder after former bassist Bryce Paul left the band.
Fridén tells EMP, “[Bryce] wanted to focus on family. And we’re still good friends, so there’s no bad blood whatsoever. And we were extremely lucky to find this young, beautiful man on Tinder. Bass Tinder.”
When asked about joining In Flames, Liam says: “At first I was a little hesitant. I’ve kind of been in a very Clark Kent mindset lately, and to kind of all of a sudden put on the Superman suit again was a little, let’s see if it fits. But yeah, as soon as I got out on stage and met these guys… I think the most apprehension was just ’cause, you know, new people, new situation. But once we played, it was, like, ‘Oh, okay, this feels…’ You know, this shoe fits.”
Anders says: “He was a hero coming in, saving us. Our first show was Athens, and up until that point, we had not been in a rehearsal situation together. So he rehearsed on his own back home and we met on stage. So, obviously, hanging out backstage before, but not playing-wise… But we’re professionals.”
It appears Liam and In Flames swiped right on each other on Bass Tinder and haven’t looked back since.
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