Season of Mist, Thunderdome Booking and Decibel magazine have announced the cancellation of MAYHEM's "Deconsecrate the States" 2007 U.S. tour that was scheduled to launch in July.During his recent stint across the U.S. with fellow Norwegian countrymen DIMMU BORGIR, MAYHEM drummer Hellhammer suffered an unfortunate and serious injury to his right limb. It is impossible for him to play any time soon as he is currently scheduling surgery and will need rest and rehabilitation in order to heal his impaired arm. Being that Hellhammer is such an indispensable part of the band, fellow members Necrobutcher, Blasphemer and Attila realized that they are not complete without him and had no choice but to cancel this current U.S. jaunt. The band has issued the following statement on the matter: "The power of MAYHEM must come at full force and without Hellhammer, it is impossible for us to accomplish this feat. We deeply regret having to cancel the tour but we feel that there truly was no other option. We shall however return stronger than ever to deconsecrate your shores as soon as humanly possible!" MAYHEM's latest CD, "Ordo Ad Chao", entered the Norwegian album chart at position No. 12, the band's highest position ever. MAYHEM had only once before been on the Norwegian charts, when the band's last album, "Chimaira", reached No. 28 in 2004.
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