Fast forward two years and Insense are ready to record their fourth full-length album. The call to Bergstrand was obvious. The band had made 18 songs – 10 made the cut.
“I was surprised. They don’t look like metal heads, and they certainly don’t act like metal heads. Still they’ve come up with some of the best material at least I’ve heard in a long time,” recalls Bergstrand. Together, they spent a month making the 10-track, 39-minute, hard-hitting metal monster “Burn In Beautiful Fire.” “I’m really proud of the result. I’ve worked with bigger names, bigger budgets and bigger productions before, but this one stands out. It’s become a reference to me. A milestone – the album I got right.”
So much did Bergstrand like the finished result, that he phoned his good friend, In Flames vocalist Anders Fridén. Fridén was invited to join Bergstrand and Hjelm at the mastering of the album at Stockholm Mastering, knowing that they shared musical taste. Sure enough, “Burn In Beautiful Fire” went down well with the screaming Swede. “Whenever I listen to this record, I can still pick up on new things. It continues to be a source of musical discovery. That’s a good vindicator. I was right the first time I heard it.”
Coincidently, Fridén had recently established a managing agency with good friend Daniel “Tive” Tivemark, called Selective Notes. The two did not waste much time before asking Insense to join their roster. Armed with a managing agency, Insense soon found themselves signed to Norwegian metal label Indie Recordings – another big step in the band’s steady climb on the Norwegian metal scene.
“Burn In Beautiful Fire” was released in Europe in april 2011 to wonderful reviews. After a Norwegian tour with label mates Djerv the new album helped Insense get booked to huge festivals like Metal Town, Hove, Norway Rock , Inferno Festival, Getaway Rock and Norwegian Wood in Scandinavia, as well as the biggest tour in the bands history, with a month long trip supporting In Flames and Trivium throughout Europe. To top off a great year “Burn In Beautiful Fire” got nominated for the Norwegian Grammy for best metal album in 2011.