NewsNovember 3, 2009 11:36 PM ET4,029 views

Hypocrisy delayed by U.S. Immigration

Official press release: Legendary Swedish death metallers Hypocrisy have issued the following statement in regards to their upcoming tour with Ensiferum that starts on Friday, November 6th: "Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are forced to stay home until U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services process and authorize our working visas. This is the first time the band has faced a situation like this and it's extremely frustrating, as well as depressing, since the last thing we want to do is disappoint our loyal fans who have waited years to see us live in the US. We filed for our visas with plenty of time, but as some probably don't know, the US government has changed its rules when it comes to visas issued to artists so it's become tougher. Even if we have already toured the US numerous times. "As it stands now, we are on stand-by mode and waiting to receive the green light. We hope it's just a few days before that happens, in the meantime we want to apologize to all the fans that planned on going to see us tear shit up live. We will do our best to rejoin the tour as soon as possible!"

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