Those Polish blackened death metal whippersnappers in Behemoth had planned their return to the U.S. to spread their dastardly seed by embarking on a headlining tour this fall, dubbed The Lawless States of Heretika. But singer Nergal has taken ill, and thus all upcoming shows have been canceled for the band. Watain and Black Anvil will continue to tour.

"I'd like to announce that Behemoth won't be able to tour for the foreseeable future," an official statement from Nergal said. "I don't wanna bore you with details here, but I'm sick and am receiving some serious medical treatment. It's gonna take another few weeks or more for full recovery, and so we have been forced to cancel all the Behemoth shows in August, planned dates in Russia and Baltic States for September and October, and our American tour in November. I know how much it sucks but health comes first. I can assure all of you that when we return, I'll be stronger than death, and we'll reschedule every tour as soon as logistics allow."

Meanwhile 'Evangelia Heretika,' Behmoth's second DVD offering, will be released in November as scheduled. More information, including the scope of the content and pre-order information will be release imminently.

In a previously issued statement, Nergal teased some info about 'Evangelia Heretika,' saying, "We've been through hell and back to make this release happen. I know we only have a few DVDs in our [catalog] so far but they are not even close to what you are gonna experience with 'Evangelia Heretika.' Expect approximately five hours of essential Behemoth. Long-time Behemoth artistic collaborator, Graal, has provided us with some of his most disturbing and completed vision to date."