German death metal band NECROPHAGIST has been forced to cancel the first eight dates of its previously announced "Carving Europe's Epitaph Vol. II" tour. The group's official statement reads as follows:
"We are extremely disappointed about having to inform you that due to unforeseen and out-of-our-control circumstances we will not be able to play the first eight dates of our upcoming tour with MISERY INDEX, ORIGIN and BURNING SKIES. We are very sorry about any problems that this might be causing you and thank you for giving MISERY INDEX and ORIGIN the chance to prove that they are well worthy of taking on our position as the headliner for these dates."
The affected dates are as follows:
Feb. 08 - Trier, GER @ Exhaus
Feb. 09 - Rotterdam, NL @ Baroeg
Feb. 10 - Essen, GER @ Turock, Essen Death Fest
Feb. 11 - Flensburg, GER @ Roxy
Feb. 12 - Aarhus, DEN @ Studenterhuset
Feb. 13 - Oslo, NOR @ Garage
Feb. 14 - Gothenburg, SWE @ Sticky Fingers
Feb. 15 - Malmö, SWE @ KB
NECROPHAGIST was joined by guitarist Sami Raatikainen (CODEON) last year following the departure of Christian Muenzner. The group's most recent record, "Epitaph", came out in 2004.
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