Satyricon drummer breaks leg

Norwegian black metallers Satyricon have checked in with some rather unfortunate news about diminutive drummer Frost:

"It is with deep regret we have to inform you that Frost [drums] broke his leg yesterday morning. As a result of this, our headlining performance at Arnhem Metal Meeting [on December 1 in Arnhem, Holland] has been cancelled. It was a freak accident where he simply slipped on ice and snow covered surface, fell to the ground with his foot in a twisted position, and broke it. This was obviously very bad news given our scheduled show at Arnhem Metal Meeting this coming Saturday. However, with Frost's history of actually playing ten shows in a row on our European tour in 2003 with a broken foot, we were hoping he could pull this one off as well. Doctors said last night they wanted to keep him at the hospital over night for observation and we agreed on making a decision as to whether he could do the show, today. Unfortunately we have been informed today that his break is so complicated that it needs surgery which will take place shortly. They intend to keep him hospitalised for at least one week. Perhaps two."

"We apologize for the inconvenience this causes to our fans and the festival. As Satyricon is also in the midst of rehearsing a new album, we will have to take an unwanted break from that. We will reorganise and put our attention into other parts of the album-making process to ensure no delays."

"Have a great festival and join us in wishing Frost a speedy recovery."

Chris Barnes

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