Polish blackened metallers have had to cancel all their upcoming appearances at the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Tour in the U.S. due to drummer Zbigniew ‘Inferno’ Prominski having surgery for appendicitis.
With recovery likely to take Inferno a few months, the band have decided that, rather than have a temporary drummer fill in, they will pull out of the tour altogether. The tour is scheduled to begin in California at the end of June and run till early August.
Speaking via their Facebook page, vocalist Adam ‘Nergal’ Darski released the following statement:
“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!”
Inferno’s most recent performance with his band mates was on June 4 at the Impact Fest in Warsaw, Poland.
As reported last week, Behemoth are scheduled to release their tenth studio album, The Satanist, in the spring.