In Flames guitarist Niclas Engelin has been forced to sit out of the band’s upcoming tour with All That Remains. Former Megadeth / current Act of Defiance shredder Chris Broderick will take the guitarist’s place for the tour’s duration.

Engelin has been advised by doctors to stay home for undisclosed reasons. In Flames revealed the news earlier today (Feb. 12) via Facebook:

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

The tour kicks off today in Houston, Texas and will conclude March 7 in Pontiac, Mich. In Flames’ new album, I, The Mask, will be released March 1 via Nuclear Blast.

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