Poland’s blackened death metal outfit Behemoth has been forced to cancel its upcoming appearance on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival due to the drummer, Inferno, taking ill and requiring 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 U.S. (early 2014) empowered and motivated as never before!”
The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival is set to kick off on Saturday, June 29, in San Bernardino, California, and features bands such as Rob Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival official site., Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon, Amon Amarth, Machine Head, Job For a Cowboy, Battlecross, Children of Bodom, and many more. For tickets, dates, contests, and more, head to the
Behemoth’s recently announced forthcoming full-length album, The Satanist, is scheduled for a fall 2013 release.
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