Irish folk metal band CRUACHAN has cancelled its appearance at the Wave Gotik Treffen festival, set to take place May 25-28 in Leipzig, Germany.

"We were confirmed to play Wave Gotik Treffen by our booking agency Shadowsmile," the group writes on its web site. "Shadowsmile have now gone out of business and the arrangements made by them and AFM [Records, CRUACHAN's record label] turned out to be unacceptable. As it stands no one will pay our flight fees to get us to Wave Gotik Treffen. As a result we had to cancel the show."

CRUACHAN recently parted ways with drummer Joe Farrell due to "personal reasons." He has since been replaced by Colin Purcell.

CRUACHAN's fifth album, "The Morrigan's Call", was released in November 2006 via AFM Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Pagan" was recorded at Sun Studios in Dublin.


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