In Flames Guitarist Niclas Engelin Will Not Be With Band For Upcoming European Tours

Jason Bullinger for Alternative Revolt

In Flames guitarist Niclas Engelin will not be with the band for its upcoming European tours.  Filling in for him once again will be former Megadeth and guitarist Chris Broderick.

Broderick has been filling in for Engelin during In Flames’ North American shows with the band Within Temptation.

“We’ve known [Chris] for 17 years,” Anders said. “He was in a band called Jag Panzer, and they opened up for us back then, so we’ve been friends since. And when Niclas called us, like 48 hours before we had to leave, and he went to the hospital — he had to. So we didn’t wanna cancel. Our music is made for two guitars, and we didn’t wanna have one guitar playing and everything else on a backing track — we wanted to have someone playing it. We happily found out that Chris was free and he came out and we had a couple of days’ rehearsal in Austin before the tour started in Houston. And, yeah, it’s going great. We’ve known him, as I said, for a long time, so we knew it would work on a social level. And [his] guitar [playing] is obviously phenomenal.”