JESU, the new band featuring Justin Broadrick — former member of two legendary bands: NAPALM DEATH and GODFLESH — has issued the following update:
"We are sorry to report that JESU are still stuck in England and will NOT be playing the Spaceland, L.A. headline/release party; work permits for JESU have still not been cleared by U.S officials/customs and the band are not allowed into the U.S until the permits are officially cleared. The band are yet to receive a date of clearance and simply have to wait until they do so before entering the U.S, hence JESU will not be appearing at any shows with ISIS until the permits are available and JESU can leave England. . . Hopefully the band will not miss more than the first week of this tour, being the band's first tour of the U.S.
"In related JESU live lineup news, JESU bass player Diarmuid Dalton will not be playing any of the U.S dates due to being refused a work permit for the U.S for this tour. Diarmuid has been replaced for this tour by longtime collaborator (and fellow Birmingham, England native) bass player Dave Cochrane (Justin and Dave played together in HEAD OF DAVID, SWEET TOOTH, ICE, GOD and now their new project together GREY MACHINE). Drummer Ted Parsons has also been unable to make this first JESU U.S tour due to family commitments and has been replaced by drummer Danny Walker, a Los Angeles native who plays for many bands, including INTRONAUT."
JESU will release its new album, "Conqueror", in the U.S. tomorrow (February 20). The initial double vinyl release will be made available on Conspiracy Records from Belgium.