Bloodbath has unfortunately had to drop off (what might be the final) Maryland Deathfest this year and postpone their U.S. tour. The band cites visa issues as the reason for everything getting screwed, adding they've "done absolutely everything we can to try and salvage this bullshit." Which seems to only scratch the surface of how frustrating this has to be for the band.
"First of all, this is an announcement we hoped we would never have to make… But now left in anger and frustration, we are unfortunately forced to postpone our North American tour and our appearance at Maryland Deathfest, yet again.
"Despite applying for our visas over seven months ago (a process that should take three), they have still not been processed in time due to reasons beyond our control. We've done absolutely everything we can to try and salvage this bullshit and make this tour finally become reality, but we have to accept our fate at this point, that it will simply not happen.
"Given that this is the third time this tour has had to be postponed, we both feel and share your disappointment, but we assure you that despite the hardships associated with this tour, we have not given up and consequently will reschedule the dates as soon as we're able to rid the bureaucracy and lift this curse of delusion.
"Until then, stay safe and stay strong and we hope to see you all sooner than later. Refunds for all the club shows will be available from your point of purchase."
Bloodbath recently signed with Napalm Records for the "next exciting chapter" of the band, which of course we're all hoping means a follow-up to the 2018 record The Arrow Of Satan Is Drawn. So at least 2022 hasn't been a total bummer for Bloodbath fans.