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In Flames Reveals New Guitarist Niclas Engelin

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Swdish melodic death metal outfit In Flames has announced that Niclas Engelin of the band Engel will be the group's new permanent second guitar player. Niclas is replacing longtime member Jesper Strömblad, who left the band in February of last year.

The group's new album, "Sounds Of A Playground Fading" is expected to be released sometime around May. The album contains 13 songs, which were recorded at the band's own IF Studios in Gothenburg, Sweden with engineer Roberto Laghi.

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1. CorpusUpir writes:

hurray a nu-metal guitarist not looking forward to this even more now as this in flames album is their make or break for me.

# Mar 8, 2011 @ 10:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. in flames has been dead writes:

wasnt jesper the last original member of this band? kinda like sepultura now and i just cant have any respect for a group of guys that took over something and made it something else with absolutely zero originality. why dont you pull the plug?!?!?!?!

# Mar 8, 2011 @ 10:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. deadstorm writes:

Well with no original members left and a name like Sounds of a Playground Fading? This might just be the last we hear of In Flames. There might not be another album after this one!

# Mar 8, 2011 @ 11:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. slade900 writes:

cant wait for this album

# Mar 8, 2011 @ 11:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. MetalFan420 writes:

This is sad new but i really hope this album bombs and in flames calls it a day. the last few albums have been embarrassing and they need to throw in the towel.. hopefully jesper kicks a$$ on a new dimension zero album!

# Mar 8, 2011 @ 3:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Trendkill91 writes:

I didn't mind their last few cds.
Hopefully this one blows them out the water.

# Mar 8, 2011 @ 5:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. R Tenney writes:

These guys started churning out average releases starting with Reroute to Remain. Dark Tranquility who they share a history with puts out consistently better stuff imo. Be nice if they released something along the lines of Whoracle but I aint counting on it.

# Mar 8, 2011 @ 5:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Triforce writes:

...this makes me extremely nervous.

# Mar 8, 2011 @ 5:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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I actually liked Engelin live the last time I saw IF. Pretty good stage presence and he's got links to Whoracle-era In Flames so we got to hear "The Hive" among a few other oldies. People b****ing about In Flames having no original members can shut up because Anders and Bjorn were in the band for Jester Race and Whoracle which I consider their best two releases. I'd rather have a sober Niclas ripping it up on stage than a drunk Jesper risking is own health.

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