Melbourne, Australia-based progressive power metallers EYEFEAR have been forced to cancel their appearance at this year's ProgPower Scandinavia festival, set to take place September 25-26, 2009 at Vega in Copenhagen, Denmark. The festival organizers say, "The band was set to play as the third band on Saturday, 26th of September at the festival. However, due to financial crisis, increase of travelling prices, lack of an otherwise-already-promised government funding and several other reasons, the band has to cancel for 2009. We, the ProgPower Scandinavia team have provided the band with a standing invitation to perform at next year's event, so we cross our fingers and hope that times will get better."
Stepping in to fill EYEFEAR's slot at the event will be the Danish power-thrash metal band MANTICORA.
The festival billing is now as follows:
Pre-Festival Party - The Rock, Copenhagen, Denmark - September 24:
ANUBIS GATE (Denmark)
FAIRYLAND (France / Italy)
Day 1 - Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark - September 25:
FREAK KITCHEN (Sweden)
IRON FIRE (Denmark)
Day 2 - Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark - September 26:
PRETTY MAIDS (Denmark)
SAINT DEAMON (Sweden)
LOCH VOSTOK (Sweden)