Bad news for Cradle of Filth fans in North America … the British extreme metal band have been forced to cancel their upcoming tour with the Faceless, Decapitated and the Agonist. According to an official statement from Cradle of Filth, the cancellation is due to immigration issues that are "beyond the band's control."

Back in October 2012, we spoke with Cradle of Filth singer Dani Filth, who speculated that a North American tour with the Faceless, Decapitated and the Agonist would likely happen in 2013. Having called the tour package a "really strong lineup," we're sure that Dani, Cradle of Filth and the three other acts on the bill aren't feeling too happy about the forced cancellation, especially due to it being cancelled on somewhat of a technicality.

Cradle of Filth posted on their official Facebook page about the tour's cancellation:

Cradle Of Filth are really sorry to tell all of their fans that their US tour '28 Days Closer to Hell' is going to have to be cancelled, due to US immigration issues beyond the band’s control.

They have been desperately trying to solve these problems, but it has become evident they are not going to be resolved in time for the band to embark on a tour that starts next week.

The band sincerely apologize to all their fans and to the other acts on the tour and want to assure people they have made every effort possible to go ahead with the tour.

Hopefully Cradle of Filth will be able to return to North American soil sometime soon, and when it happens, we'll be sure to let you know. The band released its latest album, 'The Manticore and Other Horrors,' on Halloween 2012.

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