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In Flames Guitarist Niclas Engelin To Sit Out European Tour - Ex-Megadeth Guitarist Chris Broderick To Fill In

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In Flames guitarist Niclas Engelin will have to sit out the group's upcoming spring and summer European tour to focus on "personal matters". Stepping in for him - once again - will be ex-Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick. Broderick recently filled in for Engelin during In Flames' North American dates past February and March.

Comments In Flames singer Anders Fridén:

"We've known Chris for 17 years. 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."

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