In Flames' lineup has been in flux over the past year, namely due to the departure of longtime drummer Daniel Svensson, and continues to be in flux with the departure of bassist Peter Iwers. We recently discovered that Iwers as forming a band with ex-In Flames guitarist Jesper Strömblad, and now Iwers has announced that he's leaving In Flames "to move on with other musical and non musical adventures." Whether or not that has anything to do with Strömblad remains unknown, but it seems like it would probably play a part in his departure?
Iwers, who has been In Flames' bassist since 1997, says his upcoming tour with the band will be his last. Here's his full statement regarding the departure.
Friends, I have decided to leave In Flames to pursue other endeavours.
As a result, this current US tour will be my last one with In Flames so if you are around, come and say hi. It has been almost 20 years of fun and I am eternally grateful to you all for all the support you have given me and the rest of the guys throughout all these years. You made it all possible.
Now is the time for me to move on with other musical and non musical adventures. I wish the very best to Niclas, Anders, Björn & Joe. Hope to see all you Jesterheads down the road in my future endeavors.
Follow my instagram @peteriwers for updates
May the force be with you
It's worth noting that Iwers was not the founding bassist, a title that belongs to Johan Larsson. Iwers was his successor, though it's also worth noting that none of In Flames' original lineup remains.