Swedish metallers DREAM EVIL have canceled their appearance at the ProgPower USA XII festival which is set to take place September 14-17, 2011 at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia and have been replaced by reactivated San Francisco Bay Area thrashers FORBIDDEN.
Commented DREAM EVIL: "First of all, we can't describe our frustration in this sad matter. We can't come to ProgPower for the show on September 17 because we had problems getting our visas. We did all we could yesterday, August 18th, when we all took the day off from our jobs and went by car over five hours in the worst rain storm in years to Stockholm for a visit at the American embassy for the interview which is necessary for the visa. After waiting in the long line of people for over four hours at the embassy, they told us that we had applied for the wrong kind of visa. We asked them politely to help us change the application so that we could get the right type of visa, but they told us that we had to go back and do it all over again. As the booking for the interviews are made a long time in advance, we then checked to find out that there were no available spots for new interviews until late September and that is too late. This sucks! We paid a lot of money for the visa applications and for the trip to Stockholm, all for nothing, and the worst part of all is that we can't come to Atlanta on September 17. At this time the American embassy has blocked us from travelling to the U.S. before September 17th, so we are not able to come to the U.S. at all until after the festival. We're so sorry and so frustrated and there is nothing we can do. To all the fans and the promoter at ProgPower, we're really really sorry."
Confirmed bands for ProgPower USA XII:
EVERGREY (playing "In Search of Truth" in its entirety)
VANDEN PLAS **
MOB RULES **
WHILE HEAVEN WEPT
RED CIRCUIT **
** U.S.-exclusive appearances
Ticket and show information can be found at the ProgPower USA web site.