Valkyrja Checks In With New Road Report
Valkyrja has checked in with the following road report and statement about canceling the band's Rites of Darkness festival appearance:
"Since the 5th of December, Valkyrja no longer shares space with Vader, Gorgoroth and the Massive Music crew. The gig in Athens marked our last date under this flag and we salute our new allies as well as our old brothers in arms. D.G. and Thelberg for peerless executions, Massive Music and all their unmatched associates, devoted ones from the many crowds, whose immense energies fed the many fires, and all who drank with us from the grail of the nightside during our venture. Only one gig remains of 'The Final Contamination,' this being the attendance at Eindhoven Metal Meeting. The last nail is about to taste the hammer...
"As the live gallery is about to be expanded with visuals from the past assaults, we ask for your participation. If you have media, in any form, contact us for your contribution.
"As several other bands, Valkyrja has been forced to cancel the Rites of Darkness Festival in Texas. Thanks to Dani and all the other involved parts, we refused 10 additional European shows of the VADER/GORGOROTH/VALKYRJA tour in order to make it to their - so called - event. We've heard excuse after excuse, but there are no longer any possibilities for us to make our arrangements in time. Let it be known: this is ONLY their fault and we hold them responsible in every single way!
"The 'Contamination' vinyl will be delayed due to a fire at the printing factory. Only a handful of surviving copies remain. More details to follow...
"Regarding the canceled gig in Sofia, Bulgaria (2nd of December), here is a statement published on the by Mariusz Kmiolek on the behalf of Massive Music: 'We are disappointed to inform that the show in Sofia won't take place! Once again, unfortunately, a local promoter Most Of Evil failed our expectations. He proved to be unprofessional and showed no respect whatsoever to us as organizer, bands and Fans in Sofia. Most Of Evil represented by Gani Kurshumov didn't fulfill the contract. Our crew and bands arrived to Sofia according to the plan, covering a distance of hundreds of kilometers from Cluj Napoca in Romania. Sorry to say, it occurred that there was no organizer on the spot, neither any person responsible for the show, nor any food prepared. After few hours of waiting and phoning, the organizer turned up at the club stating that he had no money to pay for the concert, although the presale was 500 tickets, and that he could pay us next week! It's not the first time that Most Of Evil lowered the salary and asked for delayed payment. So far we had been agreeing on our contracts alterations hoping that similar situations won't happen in the future again. Nevertheless, this time we had to act differently. Most Of Evil still didn't account with us for the September show of SAMAEL / MELECHESH / KEEP OF KALESSIN. Today's few-hour delay, lack of catering and respect for us and the bands made us take a decision of not playing the concert. Thereby we expressed our utter disapproval and disappointment with such behavior and the lack of professionalism of the promoter. For the time being we lost our trust in Most Of Evil.'
"We would like to express our deepest apologies to all Fans who showed up for the concert and we hope that you understand our decision. On our part, we promise to organize a similar show with GORGOROTH / VADER and VALKYRJA soon, with another promoter this time. We would like to invite all responsible people who would like to cooperate with us!"
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