Bloodbath Forced To Postpone North American Tour Due To Visa Issues

Due to visa issues Bloodbath had to postpone their planned North American tour that was scheduled to kickoff this week. The group released the below statement:

“It’s with an immense mix of anger, frustration and sadness that we’re forced to announce the following news…

We will not be flying out tomorrow to begin our first North American tour we all so much looked forward to playing.

We’ve been rehearsing and preparing this for months and our gear and bags are packed ready by the doorstep, but sadly due to the US Immigration and Embassy making a mistake with our visas, they couldn’t fix it in time and reissue it.

We hoped we never would have to make this kind of announcement, we were still trusting they would issue it in time to the very bitter end, but now with less than 24hrs to go, we have to accept our fate, it ain’t gonna happen.

We’re so sorry for all of you who bought a ticket and made plans to come see Bloodbath!

On any kind of positive note, we WILL be rescheduling (nothing else is acceptable!) and prepare to play the tour as soon as possible. More news on refunds etc. ASAP.”

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The Contortionist Tap Fill-In Drummer For Immediate Touring

The Contortionist drummer Joey Baca will be sitting out the band’s immediate touring plans due to personal matters. Johnny Concannon has been tapped in his place. States the group:

“Due to some personal matters that require his attention at home, Joey Baca will be sitting out on the upcoming tours. In is place, we’ve brought in one of his early percussion mentors, Johnny Concannon. We’ve been rehearsing with Johnny for the past couple of weeks and can’t wait for you to hear his take on the tracks. See you on the road! –The Contortionist“

The band’s immediate touring plans include this tour supporting Nothing More:

02/05 Richmond, VA – Broadberry
02/06 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
02/07 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
02/09 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of The Living Arts
02/10 Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls
02/11 St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
02/12 Racine, WI – Route 20
02/14 Madison, WI – Majestic Theater
02/15 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
02/16 Minneapolis, MN – Music Hall Of Minneapolis
02/17 Sioux City, IA – Hard Rock
02/19 Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
02/20 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
02/22 New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
02/23 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
02/24 Corpus Christi, TX – Brewster St.
03/01 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
03/02 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
03/03 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades

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Crimson Falls Recruits New Guitar Player Cyril Hostijn

Crimson Falls has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new guitarist:

“We’re very happy to announce that we already found a new guitar player in Cyril Hostijn. Cyril is a guitar player who has been active in the scene for several years now. He has played in My Aim and produced local bands such as Anti Icon, Concealed Reality and Awaiting Chaos.

“We’ve been rehearsing with Cyril for the last 3 months and we’re impressed by his skills, dedication & hard-working mentality. We believe that we’ve found the missing piece to complete our line-up and are thrilled to start working with him on new material.

“Cyril will play his first show with us next Saturday 31/01/2015 at the PAGODE BREAKT 2 Festival in Schilde (Antwerp). Come over and see us in action!”

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Triaxis Announces U.K. Tour With Elimination

Two of U.K. metal’s rising stars, Elimination and Triaxis, have teamed up for the End Of Days tour. Sponsored by Ed Stone, the tour sees the duo visit Wales, London, the North East and South of England, as well as the Midlands throughout March.

Elimination joins the tour after having released “The Blood of Titans” album. Says guitarist Dave Spicer, “We’re seriously excited about performing the new material to both those who have followed us over the last 4 years, and to those who will be seeing us for the first time. We’re so grateful to those who have waited patiently; we’ve been rehearsing the material for over 6 months now, and to know that we’re finally going to get out there and play it, is a fantastic feeling! And to be out there with Triaxis, well this is just gonna be epic.”

Triaxis is currently adding the finishing touches to a second album, due for release later in the year, which was recorded under the watchful eye of producer Chris Fielding (Electric Wizard, Primordial) at Foel Studios. Looking ahead to the tour, vocalist Krissie comments, “We are itching to get back out on tour after our stint in the studio and sharing the new tracks with our fans. We love recording in the studio but nothing beats performing live. We are thrilled to be sharing the bill with Elimination. You’re not going to want to miss this!”

Tour dates are as follows:

3rd March | The Railway Institute, Bangor
8th March | The Unicorn, Camden, London
9th March | Scruffy Murphy’s, Birmingham
22nd March | Grand Central, Manchester
23rd March | The Gasworks, Bradford
24th March | The Masons, Llanelli
25th March | The Railway, Winchester

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Firewind To Record New Material For Upcoming Release

Guitarist Gus G. (Ozzy Osbourne) has issued the following brief announcement via his Twitter account about Firewind gearing up to record a new album:

“Whats up everyone…I’ve been rehearsing this past week w/ FW like crazy. We’re ready 2 start recordings, will keep u posted as we go along.”

Further details on the upcoming Firewind release, which will follow the “Days of Defiance” album, will be released as they become available. In the mean time, you can check out footage of Firewind performing a live show in Cleveland by navigating over to this location.

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