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VIRGIN STEELE had to cancel their appearance at this year's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! event due to medical reasons. Mainman David DeFeis is presumably suffering from severe health problems and must undergo further testing and treatment procedures that are scheduled at the date of the German festival.

The festival's organisers hired US Melodic Metal act KAMELOT as substitute to fill in the slot. It will be the band's third BANG YOUR HEAD!!!-show afetr their appearances back in 1998 and 2001.

VIRGIN STEELE's management's official statement about the cancellation if the festival show:
"While undergoing a medical exam to discover the source of a severe, persistent pain, additional serious health issues were discovered that need attention, and it has been suggested by medical authorities that David DeFeis undergo further testing and treatment procedures. Since time is of the essence and these procedures will be ongoing, (several are scheduled for the week of these Festivals), therefore it is with a heavy heart and sincere regret that we must unfortunately announce to you that the Group must bow out of these two engagements. We thank you all for your understanding and patience, and we assure you that the Band will be back onstage with you all once again shortly."

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