On doctors' orders, guitarist Niclas Engelin will sit out IN FLAMES' upcoming North American tour and will be temporarily replaced by former MEGADETH and current ACT OF DEFIANCE axeman Chris Broderick.
IN FLAMES said in a statement: "To all of the Jesterheads coming out to our upcoming North American tour: We're extremely sad to inform that, due to strong medical advisement to stay home, Niclas will not be joining the tour. Luckily, ex-MEGADETH guitarist and longtime friend Chris Broderick was able to step in at the last minute for the full run.
"Please wish Niclas the best as he stays home to rest. We can't wait to see you soon."
IN FLAMES' tour with ALL THAT REMAINS and ALL HAIL THE YETI is scheduled to kick off today (Tuesday, February 12). A North American run with WITHIN TEMPTATION will launch at the end of the month.
IN FLAMES' new album, "I, The Mask", will be released on March 1 via Nuclear Blast (worldwide, excluding North America) and Eleven Seven Music (North America). The 12-track disc reunites IN FLAMES with Grammy-nominated producer Howard Benson (MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, MOTÖRHEAD) who also produced 2016's "Battles". Additionally, the album was mixed by Grammy Award winner Chris Lord-Alge (CHEAP TRICK, LINKIN PARK) and mastered by Grammy-winning mastering engeneer Ted Jensen (PANTERA, EAGLES, GUNS N' ROSES).