Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH have been denied entry into Canada today to meet up with the Edmonton and Calgary stops of the Summer Slaughter tour.
Immigration officers informed BEHEMOTH of a new regulation regarding Polish citizens entering Canada that had changed while the band was en route to the shows. With Canada Day and the Fourth of July, there was no way for them to obtain the last-minute forms they required to enter the country.
Commented the band in a statement: "We couldn't be more devastated. Having to cancel these shows is one of the worst things we have had to do as a band. Canada has always treated BEHEMOTH well and we were still fired up from our show in Montreal and Toronto. We can't wait to get back to these cities as soon as possible, see you all in Spokane when we meet back up with the tour!".
***Please note both Edmonton and Calgary Summer Slaughter shows are still happening with headliners NECROPHAGIST and SUFFOCATION.***
MusikUniverse.net has uploaded video footage of BEHEMOTH's June 29, 2009 headlining performance at Le Medley in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Watch the clip below.
Photos of the concert can be found at this location.
BEHEMOTH's ninth full-length studio album, "Evangelion", is scheduled for release on August 7 in Europe via Nuclear Blast Records and August 11 in North America through Metal Blade. The CD was mixed at Miloco Studios in London, England by Colin Richardson, who has previously worked with MACHINE HEAD, SLIPKNOT, NAPALM DEATH and BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, among many others.
"Evangelion" track listing:
03. Ov Fire And The Void
04. Transmigrating Beyond Realms Ov Amenti
05. He Who Breeds Pestilence
06. The Seed Ov I
07. Alas, Lord Is Upon Me
08. Defiling Morality Ov Black God
The digipack edition will include a bonus DVD with behind-the-scenes footage and expanded artwork.
A new BEHEMOTH track, "Ov Fire And The Void", is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.
BEHEMOTH has been confirmed for the second annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, set to take place this summer. The band will perform on the Hot Topic stage alongside CANNIBAL CORPSE, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, JOB FOR A COWBOY and WHITECHAPEL on over 25 dates.