Now that the last shuttle has finally dropped off the last band at the airport we can say that the festival is officially over.
Without a crew that was at least as dedicated as us we could have never managed to prolong the festival with another day in another location. We would like to publicly thank them for their determination to fight against censorship! They are the real heroes that worked on almost no sleep for 3 days in the row!
The rumours that we had cancelled Marduk and Taake spread by the fake media also ignited discussions about bands that have previously cancelled their performances at Stockholm Slaughter.
We, the organizers have never cancelled a single band and it is time to make this clear. Every time we have been confronted with a cancellation we did our best to find a solution in order to avoid changing the festival line-up.
Moreover, we have always tried to offer the ticket holders similar bands to the one that had cancelled. Unfortunately too few people seem to realize or show understanding to the fact that artists also have a private life, health or family issues. Such information we can never reveal when a cancellation occurs.
It is also one of the reasons why we felt that this time we could actually do something about it and fight against the wave even though the odds did not seem to be on our side.
The rest belongs to the past already and to conclude, we salute the bands and all those 600 dedicated souls that showed up and made yesterday’s concert go down in the history of extreme metal!
It is too early to say whether or how we will continue but when the time is right, you will hear from us!
Picture credits: Pelle Jansson