Norwegian metallers PAGAN’S MIND have released the following statement:

“We regretfully have to postpone the scheduled show with LEPROUS in Tel Aviv on January 11. Steinar [Krokmo, bass] has spent the last week in hospital, and is still in treatment although no longer in intensive care. We are not able to regroup in time for the planned departure to Israel.

“In talks with the Israeli promoter, we have decided to postpone the show until further notice.

“We want to thank the fans and promoter for their patience and understanding, and hope to make up for this show as soon as possible.”

“Heavenly Ecstasy”, the sixth album from the PAGAN’S MIND, entered the official chart in the group’s home country at position No. 10 (international artists) and No. 2 (Norwegian artists).

“Heavenly Ecstasy” was released in May 2011 via SPV/Steamhammer. The follow-up to 2007’s “God’s Equation” was mixed by Stefan Glaumann at Toytown Studios (RAMMSTEIN, MADONNA, WITHIN TEMPTATION) in Stockholm, Sweden. The effort was made available in four configurations: a limited-edition digipak with two bonus tracks, 28-page booklet and poster; a double gatefold LP with two bonus tracks on orange-colored vinyl; as a standard jewel case; and as a digital download.