Warriors of Metal, Inc. reports that due to the backlog of the Stockholm US Consulate's office, AXENSTAR was not able to get an interview appointment time that would make it possible for them to get their proper classification visas in order to come to the US and participate in the Warriors Of Metal Fest VI Open Air.
Fest organizer Datis Alaee states: "We did everything by the book but at least we now know since this exact thing happened to the Swedish melodic death metal band HYPOCRISY who missed their entire US Tour in May when they were told they could not get their visas by the end of June, sadly we are not the only ones this is happening to!"
Axenstar's vocalist and bass player, Magnus Winterwild states: "Due to circumstances beyond our control we are forced to cancel our performance at Warriors of Metal Fest VI Open Air, we're really sorry for this and we have done everything we can to make this work but without success. We were really looking forward to come to the US and we hope we get the chance to come over next year instead."
TWISTED TOWER DIRE will fill the direct support to the Saturday headliner position for Axenstar and band guitarist David Boyd states: "We're sorry that Axenstar can't make it this year but we're honored to take the spot."
Due to the vacant spot that this recent development created, MITHRIDIUM has been moved from the Pre-Fest Showcase to kickstart the Saturday lineup of the main stage and HALSTATT has been added to the Pre-Fest Showcase lineup.
Band guitarist Chris Wellman states: "This is our first show out of Michigan and it is a privilege and an honor. Looking forward to Halstatt kicking off this years Warriors Of Metal Fest Open Air!"
Warriors Of Metal Fest VI Open Air Pre-Fest Showcase on June 27th at The Shrunken Head Rock Club in Columbus, Ohio: FIAKRA, FLESH ENGINE, MACHINAGE, NOBLE BEAST, OBLIVION MYTH, SHALLOW GROUND, VALHALLA, VINDICATOR, HALSTATT.
Warriors Of Metal Fest VI Open Air taking place on June 28th - 29th at the Frontier Ranch in Pataskala, Ohio: ALAS NEGRAS, ATTACKER, TWISTED TOWER DIRE, BRAZEN ANGEL, COVEN 13, DANTESCO, DAWN OF VALOR, EDEN'S FALL, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, GLOBAL WARNING, IRON WILL, MELIAH RAGE, POWER THEORY, RAMPART, RAVAGE, SEAX, SKULL HAMMER, SOLVO ANIMUS, SACRED GUARDIAN, STEEL ASSASSIN, TWISTED TOWER DIRE, VACANT THRONE, VOLTAX, WULFHOOK, MITHRIDIUM.
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