Oh noes! Peter Wichers is having issues with some herniated discs in his back. This means he can't tour. This has resulted in the band pulling out of their scheduled U.S. tour with Symphony X, Nevermore, Blackguard and Powerglove (dates here). That's sorta lame. Here is what the band said on the matter:
“Due to recurring issues with a herniated disc in his lower back requiring a prolonged period of resting and healing, our guitarist Peter Wichers is forced to sit out this spring’s North American tour with Symphony X and Nevermore.
We did consider hiring a fill-in guitar player, but we’ve decided to stick together as a band and out of respect for our fans, to cancel our participation in the tour. Our apologies to those of you who were hoping to see us. If all goes well, Peter should be healed and ready to hit the road in time for the summer festivals.”