IN FLAMES Guitarist Jesper Strömblad In Rehab; ENGEL's Niclas Engelin To Fill In On Tour Dates
February 3, 2009, 10 years ago
Swedish metallers IN FLAMES have issued the following update:"As some may or may not know, (founding member/guitarist) Jesper (Strömblad) has struggled for some time with alcoholic abuse, and decided to sit this one out (South America/Australia/Japan) in order to seek help and focus on rehabilitation and all that comes with it.
We all talked about it and together with Jesper we chose to ask our longtime friend Niclas Engelin (ENGEL), who helped us before, to complete the tour.
We are all sad that it needed to come to this, but health comes first.
Thanx for your understanding."
View the band's tour itinerary at this location.
As previously reported, this past weekend, In Flames won all three Bandit Rock Awards in the categories they'd been nominated in: "Best Swedish Band (Bästa Grupp/Artist)", "Best Swedish Album" and "Best Swedish Live Band".
The Bandit Rock Awards was held in Stockholm at Tyrol. For more info and photos, check here.
This makes the list for awards earned for 2008 very impressive for In Flames:
P4 Dist Award
P3 Rock - Album Of The Year
Grammi - Best Hard Rock
P3 Gold - Best Rock/Metal
Swedish Metal Awards - Best Death Metal Band
Swedish Metal Awards - Best Video ('Alias')
Bandit Rock Awards - Best Swedish Band
Best Swedish Album
Best Swedish Live Band
Metal Hammer Awards - Golden God Award - Best International Act
Russian Ramp Award - Best International Band