All shows of this year’s Christmas Metal and Heavy X-Mas festivals that have been scheduled for mid-December have been cancelled. Besides German Metal institution ACCEPT, that was set to headline the events in Geiselwind and Alsfeld, the following other Nuclear Blast bands would have been part of the festivals: SABATON, DEATH ANGEL, DESTRUCTION and BULLET. Stated the organizer: Dear friends of Rock in Concert, Dear friends of Christmas Metal - Festival and Heavy X-MAS - Festival, today we have to make a sad announcement. We will have to cancel both festivals and all tickets that have been sold up to now, can be returned at the corresponding store. You can be sure, that this decision has been no easy one on us during the past days. Specially with the effort that has been giving within the past years to present interesting acts at our local region and with this decision a life time dream is now shattered. We have come to a point where the development of both Christmas Metal - Festivals 2013 and Heavy X-MAS - Festivals 2013 cannot be continued in a fully responsible way. We’d like to thank all of those who supported us in this situation. We will never forgot you!!! This rejection also has influence on the Persistance Tour, planned for Lichtenfels on January 17, 2014 that also has to be cancelled and has been moved to Garage in Saarbrücken the very same date. All ticketholders are called to return their tickets or have them re-booked for another date of the Tour. All other planned concerts/festivals will be hosted by other organizers and will take place for sure!!! The cancellation of the bands booked by us does not have any influence on tourschedules, meaning that all shows will take place and we ask you to seek for alternative events with those bands we had booked. If you have any questions concerning refunds or anything else, we are available at the known contact dates or online at our Facebook channel. Thanks a lot for your understanding, Kindest Regards, Bertram Klee