Inquisition was slated for Maryland Deathfest 2018 and Satyricon's final North American tour, but now neither of those things are happening. Inquisition recently got themselves dropped from Season Of Mist after it was revealed frontman Jason "Dagon" Weirbach plead guilty to child pornography charges in 2009.
Specifically in December of 2008, Weirbach was charged with Possession of Depictions of a Minor Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct. His lawyer obtained plea bargain in the summer of 2009 and Weirbach plead guilty to Possession of Depictions of a Minor Engaged in Sexually Explicit Conduct. He was charged with 30 days jail credit for time served, $1,000 in fines and two years probation with limited internet access and required counseling.
Satyricon has not released a statement on the situation just yet, but Inquisition said in their own statement that they've been dropped off the tour and that they'll (somehow) still continue on as a band.
Inquisition extends its appreciation to all fans and individuals who have supported us throughtout its career. A thank you will never be enough to express our level of regard to you.
Inquisition has been dropped from the Satyricon tour.
Inquisition will continue; in the mean time we respect everones position and will allow time to control the chaos over its own horizons into its own order.
Once again our greatest level of appreciation to you.
Maryland Deathfest has also released a brief statement not directed specifically at Inquisition, but one that includes a few lineup changes. According to the statement, Inquisition's replacement has not yet been found.
There have been a few changes to the line-up recently.
Zemial, Chthe'ilist, Blk Ops, and Inquisition are no longer playing MDF.
Bölzer, Ascended Dead, and Future Terror have been confirmed as replacements.The replacement for Inquisition will be determined shortly.
Also, due to scheduling conflicts, The Ruins of Beverast has changed day of show to Saturday from Sunday.
The following ticket options are nearly sold out:
MDF XVI Prefest Party at Ottobar – 25 tickets remaining
4-day pass (all venues) – 20 tickets remaining
Saturday Rams Head – 35 tickets remaining
3-day pass Rams Head – 50 tickets remaining
Thursday Rams Head – 70 tickets remaining
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How Inquisition are going to continue on as a band is a mystery to us all right now.