System Divide leaves tour with Epica
System Divide regrets to announce that they have to cancel the rest of their North American appearances with Epica, Insomnium, and Alestorm. Vocalist Sven De Caluwť has posted a statement, which can be read below.
"It is with great regret we have to announce that System Divide has to drop off our North American tour with EPICA. Miri [Milman] already had to leave earlier due to a health emergency within the family and things have complicated further, so unfortunately I have to make the decision to go back and support my wife and family in these hard times.
"We have pushed through as far as possible to make this work and appreciate the support of the fans that came to the shows to see System Divide. It has been an utmost privilege and pleasure to tour with EPICA, not only are they great at what they do, they have been amazing people to be on the road with and they deserve everyone's support and respect at the shows. It is with great sadness in our hearts that we have to say bye to them today but hopefully our paths will cross again in the future. Our touring brothers in Insomnium and Alestorm as well, we will all miss you and see you again soon!
"We apologize to all the fans/promoters who were looking forward to see the band, we will do our utmost best to come back to North America and play our hearts out for you all as soon as possible. We will utilize the time now to write the best album we possibly can and return in 2013 with a vengeance!"
SYSTEM DIVIDE (featuring members of Fear Factory, Aborted) recently recorded a new single, entitled 'Ephemera', which was released preceding the tour with Epica, Alestorm and Insomnium. Popular on-line metal destination Noisecreep.com premiered the single at the beginning of October. 'Ephemera' was mixed by infamous producer Pete Rutcho (The Ghost Inside, Revocation, Bury Your Dead, etc.) and can be heard now at metalblade.com/systemdivide.