UPDATE: Bloodbath have been forced to postpone their North American tour, which they plan to reschedule. The band issues the statement below:
"It's with an immense mix of anger, frustration and sadness that we're forced to announce the following news ...
"We will not be flying out tomorrow to begin our first North American tour we all so much looked forward to playing.
"We've been rehearsing and preparing this for months and our gear and bags are packed ready by the doorstep, but sadly due to the US Immigration and Embassy making a mistake with our visas, they couldn't fix it in time and reissue it.
"We hoped we never would have to make this kind of announcement, we were still trusting they would issue it in time to the very bitter end, but now with less than 24hrs to go, we have to accept our fate, it ain't gonna happen.
"We're so sorry for all of you who bought a ticket and made plans to come see Bloodbath!
"On any kind of positive note, we WILL be rescheduling (nothing else is acceptable!) and prepare to play the tour as soon as possible. More news on refunds etc. ASAP."
ORIGINAL POST, 2/20/18: Haley's Comet, the Winter Olympics, Star Wars films — it seems like anything worth anything only happens once in a while. Much like the return of Bloodbath to the U.S. for the first time in three years and as part of their first set of U.S. dates ever. The Swedish supergroup, which is comprises members of Opeth, Katatonia and Paradise Lost, plays pure and brutally simple death metal — no frills, just bodies. And bodies there will be — lots of 'em — at the band's upcoming Stateside gigs, which include Maryland Deathfest, the Regent in L.A. and NYC's Irving Plaza.
NYC not accessible to you? Catch Bloodbath on one of the other dates below:
BLOODBATH U.S. TOUR DATES
May 23 Regent Theater Los Angeles, CA
May 24 Modified Ghost Festival Vancouver, Canada
May 25 Maryland Deathfest Baltimore, MD
May 26 Brighton Music Hall Allston, MA
May 27 Irving Plaza New York, NY
May 28 Phoenix Concert Theater Toronto, Canada
May 29 Corona Montreal, Canada