Hate Eternal’s Erik Rutan Injures Hand, Band Drop Off Troubled Deicide, Etc. Tour


The near-cursed tour featuring Deicide, Hate Eternal and more looks to have been scrapped. One would think that the forced departure of Entombed A.D., the exit Lorna Shore and a problem with the trek’s organizers that saw the tour drop its ‘Metal Alliance Tour‘ branding would have been enough bad luck. Not so as Hate Eternal vocalist/guitarist Erik Rutan suffered an injury to his left hand that has forced the band off the road. Hate Eternal spent out the following two updates regarding that:

“After last night’s set in Lubbock, Erik suffered an injury during load-out to his playing hand (left hand) that will cause Hate Eternal to miss tonight’s show in Austin. Sitting out tonight is not what we want to do, but it is at the behest of the ER doctor that saw him last night.

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Hate Eternal is en route to Dallas now with the intent to play tomorrow. Erik will see another doctor in the am to have the injury treated and evaluated once again.”

This afternoon the band then offered:

“Due to the nature of the injury and persistent swelling, the doctor has advised Erik to not use the hand at all for the next 4-5 days minimum. As such, this spells the end of the Deicide/Metal Alliance tour for Hate Eternal.

The immediate plan is to get back to Tampa and have Erik‘s hand reevaluated again, and figure out when he can play again.

Plans are in the works for a fall tour, and we’ll be doing our best to hit the places we’re missing this week. We’ll update you all on that just as soon as we have news.

Thank you all for your patience, understanding and well-wishes. We’re looking forward to seeing you all on the road again this fall.”

It now appears that the remaining dates of the trek have been cancelled.

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