Orange County, California's BLEEDING THROUGH has released the following statement:
"It is with deep regret that [we are] here to report that we have to drop off the current DEMON HUNTER tour.
"As you all know, Brandan [Schieppati, vocals] had to undergo and emergency orthodontic surgery day before yesterday. Due to the severity of his procedure and upon [doctor's] orders, he has been advised not to perform as to not further increase the painful situation he has found himself in.
"To anyone who has had this done, then you know if it is complicated how painful it can be. He is recovering well and we will do make-up dates for the shows we are missing.
"We all express our most heartfelt apology to DEMON HUNTER, CANCER BATS, WILLOWS, and THE PLOT IN YOU.
"To anyone who bought tickets, to those who will miss this and still go, and to the ones that will be pissed, trust me, we are sorry and appreciate your understanding. See you all soon!"
BLEEDING THROUGH's new album, "The Great Fire", was released on January 31 via Rise Records. The band's guitarist, Dave Nassie, described the CD in a recent interview as "a mix of everything. It has a strong, classic SLAYER element to it — because, you know, who doesn't like that? That's something as a band that we all like. It has a heavy black metal and thrash influence in it. This record is an example of what BLEEDING THROUGH like to do. We follow each other. Nobody really picked a direction and said, 'Hey, we want to sound like this.' Brandan came in with a bunch of really aggressive songs, [Guitarist] Brian [Leppke] had a bunch of aggressive songs. My songs kind of lightened it up a little bit, because we started listening back and realized that there were like 15 songs that were just pissed with no break in it at all. [laughs]"