Polish death metallers Behemoth, which were one of the main attractions of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, have been forced to cancel their upcoming appearance in North America due to their drummer Inferno taking ill and requiring an appendix surgery.

The band's frontman Nergal comments: "This must have been the most difficult decision we were forced to make in recent years. Behemoth is known for not canceling any shows or tours. But this is not something we can do when we are missing our driving force, the man behind the drums - Inferno. Unfortunately, he was hospitalized due to appendix surgery and it's gonna take him few months to fully recover and get back to shape. We are trying to save selected European Festivals with a fill in drummer (Krimh,ex-Decapitated), but we won't be risking doing a full-on prestigious tour like the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival without Inferno. Behemoth is a solid unit and any part of this unit missing makes us weaker, and that is not how we want to present our new material to our fans. Please, accept our apologies and be patient, we shall return to Europe (this fall) and US (early 2014) empowered and motivated as never before!"

Remember that Behemoth's forthcoming full-length album The Satanist is scheduled for a fall 2013 release.

Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Behemoth
Posted: 05.06.2013 by Bad English


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Lit. - 05.06.2013 at 20:11  
AngelofDeth - 05.06.2013 at 20:44  
Shittay. I like how he called Mayhem Fest "prestigious" tho. its usually a shit tour(imo) more for core and nu-metal fans. Shame though cuz this year it actually did have a decent line-up, but now -1.
SEXdepressedGOD. - 05.06.2013 at 20:53  
Seen all the other bands on this tour already and unfortunately, but still haven't seen Behemoth incredibly. So now I have to wait a year...not going to Mayhem this year.
salaminizer - 05.06.2013 at 21:27  
Well there goes my only reason to attend the festival.
chrisʇrenounced - 05.06.2013 at 21:36  
Sucks that the're off the tour, but respectable they're such a cohesive unit that they'd rather not get a rent-a-drummer. I'd rather wait to see a good band in full form that to see them with temporary musicians. Perhaps this will lead to a headlining tour at some point?
Mattybu - 06.06.2013 at 03:16  
Don't care for the band or the tour but appendixes are real fucking sneaky, not my favourite organ.
Thrashette - 06.06.2013 at 03:19  
Understandable but now I'm way less motivated to go to this festival... unless they happen to get an equally good or better band to play in their place. I somehow doubt it though
Big-Al - 06.06.2013 at 09:14  

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