WOLVERINE Cancels Progpower UK Appearance

Swedish metallers WOLVERINE have been forced to cancel their appearance at the 2008 edition of the ProgPower UK festival, set to take place March 28-29 in Bristol, UK. The band has issued the following statement on the matter:

"It's with very mixed feelings we have to announce that WOLVERINE will not be playing at ProgPower UK 2008 after all. We had really been looking forward to this show after hearing only great things about it. We do however have a really good reason for not being there. The thing is that, if all goes well, Stefan [Zell; vocals] and his wife Jamina are having a child by the end of March. They just found out and are of course thrilled about this. At first we thought that we might make it to the gig anyway but since the birth then was scheduled until only 11 days before the show and it's the first time Jamina gives birth it's possible (and even likely) that it won't take place until during or after the show. The option of Stefan going to the show and risking not being there when the child arrives isn't really an option for obvious reasons.

"We hope we can make it up to those of you who were looking forward to seeing us play, at a later date. Until then we'll put all our energy into completing the next album which, so far, is taking shape pretty nicely.

"We also want to express our gratitude towards the crew at ProgPower UK for being so understanding and supportive about this situation, they have really been tremendous. It just confirms all the great things people have been telling us about this festival and the people behind it.

"We are really sorry to have to let our fans down by canceling this show but at the same time we hope you understand the complexity of the situation we're in. And as we mentioned earlier, we'll do all we can to make it up to you! Thank you."

WOLVERINE's latest album, "Still", was released in the U.S. in July 2006 via Candlelight Records. The CD was recorded in part at Spacelab studio in Tönisvorst, Germany. The follow-up to 2003's "Cold Light of Monday" was produced by Oliver Philipps, Christian "Moschus" Moos and WOLVERINE and was mixed at the end of August 2005.

Watch WOLVERINE's video for the song "Hiding" (taken from 2006's "Still"):

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