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Marduk tour: Y/N?

"The situation with MARDUK not having performed during the first half of Blackenedfest is due to one member of the band not having received his visa yet.

It is not a 'denied' visa. The band filed for a P-1 non-immigrant working visa, which is required for a band to play in the states. The visa was APPROVED by the United States Government's Homeland Security Office.

Furthermore, as required, the band members each individually went to their visa appointments at the U.S. embassy in Stockholm for the standard interview, at which point the persons handling the band's applications informed the band that there was no further action needed and that they should expect their passports in the mail with the P-1 visa attached.

Everyone in the band received theirs except Mortuus...

”There was no missing document, as earlier stated by Earsplit, but a legal document in Swedish that the US Embassy one day (!) prior to departure informed us that they needed to have ”professionally translated” into English in order to finalize the visa - even though we specifically asked them months earlier if it was ok that some documents were in Swedish; their response being: ”Yes, there is no problem, we have people here that speak Swedish”. Note that a translation from a certified agency (which is a mandatory) takes up to a week - and the Embassy is well aware of this. So, why they waited until the very last day to give us this information, or why the other member’s documents needed no translation, one can only imagine”

We are currently awaiting each day for the passport to be returned to Mortuus with the visa stamp. The embassy is aware of the urgency of this matter and we expect the band to join the tour in progress any day now.

MARDUK are prepared to make up the shows they missed immediately after Blackenedfest ends. These dates will be announced shortly.

Pretty lame news... I already missed them once ten years ago for similar reasons. Not to mention Glorior Belli have also dropped off the Absu tour, same reasons. Very disappointing.


( 4 heretics — Blaspheme )
May. 31st, 2009 04:02 am (UTC)
MotherFUCK. I'm going to that in two weeks and they fucking better be there!
Jun. 1st, 2009 04:19 am (UTC)
Yeah I might not go if they're not playing. Out of bitterness. hahaha I'm not expecting much from Mayhem anyway, being that it's not the Mayhem I actually like, and never will be. Sadly. I was supposed to see Marduk at Milwaukee Metalfest, the stories ranged from passport/visa problems, to Legion getting stung by a bee. hahaha
Jun. 9th, 2009 07:44 pm (UTC)
i was disappointed that marduk didn't play here in houston, but i sincerely hope that they'll make it over here and play make-up dates. they were the only band on blackened fest that i was excited to see.
Jul. 22nd, 2009 09:48 pm (UTC)
Went to that show in Denver, Mardukless and boring as all hell.
( 4 heretics — Blaspheme )


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