Due to unforeseen visa issues, California ministers of gore EXHUMED have been forced to cancel their previously scheduled dates in Brazil this week with ABORTED.
Comments EXHUMED vocalist/guitarist Matt Harvey: “We are totally weakened to have to cancel our Brazilian dates. Due to our visa applications getting rejected, we cannot legally enter the country at this time — in fact, they threatened to ban us from being there for a decade. We are doing everything we can to reschedule these dates as soon as possible.
“Due to the bullshit policies of U.S. immigration/customs and Brazilian customs’ policy of reciprocity, our visas were refused by the Brazilian consulate before even being processed.
“We seriously and very sincerely apologize to all our friends in Brazil who wanted to see the band. We will do everything in our power to work with our agent, the promoter, and the immigration assholes in the U.S. and Brazil to get this squared away. This is a serious bummer. We will spend the extra week before heading to Europe looking at hot Brazilian chicks on the Internet instead of in real life and being really, really pissed off.”
Affected dates: (Note: All shows will go ahead with ABORTED and local acts.)
Feb. 16 – Beco 203 @ Porto Alegre, Brazil
Feb. 17 – Belo Horizonte @ Music Hall, Brazil
Feb. 18 – São Paulo @ Hangar 110, Brazil
Feb. 19 – Curitiba @ Hangar Music Hall, Brazil
Feb. 20 – Armazém do Café @ Catanduva, Brazil
EXHUMED will kick off the 16-date “Grind Over Europe Tour” with ROTTEN SOUND and MAGRUDERGRIND on February 24 then join ANAAL NATHRAKH for a short run of U.K. dates. From there, the band will take their audio menace stateside for a handful of headlining shows before jumping on a near month-long bout of U.S. dates with death metal icons CANNIBAL CORPSE. Joined by Relapse labelmates ABYSMAL DAWN and ARKAIK, the live rituals will commence on April 5 in Jacksonville, Florida and include an appearance at the Cincinnati Metal Fest on April 14 as well as a special show on April 28 where the brutal caravan will merge with the Decibel magazine tour featuring BEHEMOTH, WATAIN, THE DEVIL’S BLOOD and IN SOLITUDE.