Proving that it’s all in who you know a friend if mine was kind enough to get me in touch with Rick from This is Hell who in turn was cool enough to give me a few minutes of his time to ask a few hard hitting questions.
The band was suppose to kick off a South East Asia Tour in Jakarta this evening but according to their Facebook page, as of a few hours ago, they have had to cancel due to some problems with immigration.
This is Hell’s Facebook stated:
“Unfortunately, we are forced to cancel all of our South East Asian shows… long story short, the initial trip to Medan, Indonesia was a giant catastrophe that resulted in immigration not allowing us into the country due to “not enough free pages in a passport to place a visa sticker”. We were then shipped out of the country, charged an absurd amount of money for flight changes, airport tax (?), as well as entering and exiting fees. Upon returning to Singpore, the embassy is closed from 3pm friday until Monday maing it impossible for us to leave Singapore for any country aside from the USA. We will hopefully be back sooner than later and actually get to play some shows. Send all hate mail to the Medan airport and their slimy, sketchy, crooked, money grubbing liars of immigration officers that were not remotely close to helpful and in fact lied to us about internet access on their computers, “missing telephone numbers” and the existence of an embassy in their city.”
Our sympathies here at Metal Riot go out to the band and the fans who will not get to see them. I hope our interview with Rick can give you that This is Hell fix that you have been deprived of.
Click here to read the interview with Rick.Add to My Radar