The band posted the next assertion: “Pricey mates,
“With a heavy coronary heart, we have to inform you that our April tour is canceled. Final 2 weeks we fought for the destiny of the tour. We tried all of the attainable methods, however the system proved to be stronger.
“So, let’s make it clear about what occurred and concerning the causes for the cancellation.
“Proper now “wartime” restrictions are utilized in Ukraine, they usually embrace limitations for males in ages 18-60 to cross the border, as a result of it’s a vary when males can be found for army service. So, there’s a have to get particular permission from state authorities to journey out of Ukraine. Throughout the yr 2022 the Ministry Of Tradition helped Ukrainian musicians and totally different artists and assisted in buying such permits (for a restricted time) and that’s the reason we, and lots of different bands, had been in a position to play in Europe final yr.
“However a working algorithm that permits to regulate the “approach again” was not created and duties associated to the violations of the permission phrases – had been nowhere written. And that’s the reason some impudent folks simply used this chance to expire of Ukraine and determined to not come again. Only a few instances are identified, however after the final one, which raised lots of noise and dissatisfaction within the media, the Ministry Of Tradition determined to implement rapid modifications and new guidelines, even for artists who’ve already despatched a request for allow weeks earlier than an accident – we have now despatched such request on February, twentieth. That’s the reason why many Ukrainian bands like Schizogen, Bezlad, The Hypnotunez, Kazka, and lots of extra have already canceled or virtually canceled their excursions. Some bands had been affected once they had been already on the border and exhibits ought to happen the subsequent day, however because of new guidelines, they weren’t allowed to depart Ukraine!
“The brand new guidelines suppose some extra paperwork to a request. In our case, each member of the band has his personal difficulties in buying that, even with a right away begin – there isn’t any assure that the method will likely be profitable and achieved in time. Additionally, that’s anyway not a assure that the request will likely be accepted – our colleagues` request was refused even with all of the requested paperwork. So, we simply cannot get this permission and it’s over.
“We’ve got tried every part, and the media noise was our final hope. But it surely hasn’t labored, sadly. Months of labor, preparations, cash – all that is now in useless.
We sincerely apologize to our followers, promoters, and everybody who helped us with this tour. We hope that someday we’ll make this tour actual, and you’ll watch for us. We’ll nonetheless attempt to determine one thing out earlier than Hellfest and August festivals, however no new tour bulletins until the top of the struggle will likely be made.
“However, the one and solely liable for that is russia. They broke every part by invading our nation, killing our youngsters, bombing our cities, destroying our tradition, and making use of all fascist strategies to destroy us and we’ll always remember what they DID and are nonetheless DOING!”