NewsJune 5, 2013 11:32 AM ET6,738 views

Behemoth drops off Mayhem Festival 2013 tour

Official press release: Poland's blackened death metal outfit Behemoth have been forced to cancel their upcoming appearance on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival due to their drummer Inferno taking ill and requiring surgery. The band's front-man Nergal comments; "This must have been the most difficult decision we were forced to make in recent years. Behemoth is known for not canceling any shows or tours. But this is not something we can do when we are missing our driving force, the man behind the drums - Inferno. Unfortunately, he was hospitalized due to appendix surgery and it's gonna take him few months to fully recover and get back to shape. We are trying to save selected European Festivals with a fill in drummer (Krimh, ex-Decapitated), but we won't be risking doing a full-on prestigious tour like the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival without Inferno. Behemoth is a solid unit and any part of this unit missing makes us weaker, and that is not how we want to present our new material to our fans. Please, accept our apologies and be patient, we shall return to Europe (this fall) and US (early 2014) empowered and motivated as never before!" The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival is set to kick off on Saturday, June 29 in San Bernardino, CA and features bands such as Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon, label mates Amon Amarth, Machine Head, label mates Job For a Cowboy and Battlecross, Children of Bodom, and many more. For tickets, dates, contests, and more, head to the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Official Site and follow the tour on Facebook and Twitter.

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anonymous 6/5/2013 8:36:57 AM

yo Tyler Dennen's mom gives the best head. i'm thinking about going jewish, becoming a rhabbi, and giving tyler a little brother

anonymous 6/5/2013 8:37:12 AM

fck.

anonymous 6/5/2013 8:41:27 AM

Well, at least Five Finger Death Punch is still on the roster....that would've really ruined my day.

anonymous 6/5/2013 9:03:41 AM

Mayhem fest really hates appendixes.

anonymous 6/5/2013 9:22:20 AM

They will be replaced by Darkest Hour.

anonymous 6/5/2013 9:27:40 AM

Tim Lambesis is shocked!

anonymous 6/5/2013 9:32:53 AM

Emmure is stoked

anonymous 6/5/2013 9:53:56 AM

Infirmo

anonymous 6/5/2013 10:12:26 AM

tim lambesis put a hit out on his appendix

anonymous 6/5/2013 10:16:47 AM

pure comedic gold you guys...awesome!

anonymous 6/5/2013 12:35:45 PM

Word on the street is Five Finger Death Punch sold out to the corporate c-ck suckers. AMERICANNN capitalisttttAAAAAACHA. tallica. gays

LoydChristmas 6/5/2013 12:55:14 PM

^people still complain about "selling out"?? lol soul skaters!

anonymous 6/5/2013 1:39:02 PM

Fuuuuuuuck!

anonymous 6/5/2013 2:05:26 PM

First god gave nergal cancer, now this. Take that!

anonymous 6/5/2013 7:34:46 PM

Early 2014? Or will there be yet another set back, me thinks so

anonymous 6/6/2013 8:11:03 AM

"anonymous 21 hours ago tim lambesis put a hit out on his appendix" flippin' hilarious

anonymous 6/6/2013 8:59:01 AM

full-on prestigious tour like the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival

anonymous 6/6/2013 2:06:06 PM

Anyway, the lineup of this years SUCKS, Behemoth was the only reason to go

anonymous 6/6/2013 2:06:48 PM

of this YEAR i mean

anonymous 6/6/2013 8:36:26 PM

Can't they just find a touring drummer like most bands do?

dog_boner 6/8/2013 7:08:30 PM

bone marrow is stoked?




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