German thrashers Sodom have canceled their appearance this upcoming Friday at the Silesian Massacre Festival Vol. 2 in Katowice, Poland, as a result of the band’s guitarist, Bernd “Bernemann” Kost, being rushed to the hospital. It’s not known what exactly happened to Kost, but the band’s booking agent wrote an update on their MySpace page:
“We do not know what exactly has happened as I write this e-mail. Kost is currently under medical observation in the emergency section to discover exactly what the problem is. We feel very sorry, but unfortunately and obviously because of the situation as it stands at the moment the band cannot travel to Katowice on Saturday. I know it is not the best time and it is short notice, but the situation as it is with Bernemann leaves the band no choice. I hope for your understanding and I regret that this situation has come about. The band were looking forward to playing at [the] festival.”
The band’s latest album “In War and Pieces” was released January 11th, 2011 on SPV records.