Sweden's ENTOMBED were forced to cancel their appearance at this weekend's BW&BK 6-Pack Weekend in Cleveland, Ohio after drummer Peter Stjärnvind's wife was hospitalized with an as-yet-undiagnosed syndrome, the symptoms of which include internal bleeding. Under the circumstances, particularly the suddenness with which the condition arose, and the uncertainty of the outcome, Stjärnvind wishes to remain by her side.
"Peter is really upset by this. He doesn't want to be the cause of us not playing," said ENTOMBED guitarist Alex Hellid. "We all know how important this show is/was. We are really sorry, for the fans, [the organizers] and for ourselves, because we really wanted to play. We also wanted to see TROUBLE and our friends CANDLEMASS."
"There was bound to be SOMETHING that goes awry," said BW&BK 6-Pack Weekend coordinator Mark Gromen, "but we wanted people to know as soon as possible. Although it's only our first attempt at a show of this size, everything was going along smoothly. We were ready a week ago, just sitting around, waiting for the other shoe to drop."
While the full Swedish contingent will not be on hand in Cleveland, guitarist
Hellid and singer L.G. Petrov have re-confimed their attendance. The duo will be signing autographs and hanging out with fans throughout the weekend.
BW&BK 6-Pack Weekend is set to take place on June 13-14 at the Odeon in Cleveland, Ohio. Among the bands scheduled to perform at the event are NEVERMORE, CANDLEMASS, TROUBLE, EVERGREY and JAG PANZER.