He continued: “I’m kind of not missing spending time thinking about stuff like that. I’m kind of more living where I am now, where I’m actually free to do whatever I can with my own time. I own my own time, as I like to say; I can plan it however I like it. And I’m kind of focusing on enjoying that rather than missing the past.
“It’s fun to reminisce, but at the same time, it can take you down a dangerous road as well,” Peter added.
Iwers left IN FLAMES in November 2016, saying in a statement that he was exiting the group “to pursue other endeavors.”
In a 2017 interview with Ireland’s Overdrive, Björn said that he wasn’t surprised by Peter‘s departure from IN FLAMES. “It wasn’t a ‘shock,’ so to speak, as we kind of knew that it was coming,” he said. “I think he was just done with it all and not happy. No, ‘happy’ is the wrong word. He just wanted to pursue other things. Peter is a very, very busy guy. He has his own brewery with Daniel called Odd Island Brewing and he’s also got four or five different musical projects happening, so he’s really got his hands full at the moment.”
Shortly after leaving IN FLAMES, Iwers joined CYHRA, the band featuring vocalist Jake E (ex-AMARANTHE) and guitarist Jesper Strömblad (ex-IN FLAMES). He announced his departure from that band in May 2018.
IN FLAMES‘ current lineup features American bassist Bryce Paul Newman, who has been playing most of the shows with the group since Iwers‘s exit.