As related to this post from a couple of weeks back, She’s Still Dead has been denied travel licensing by the U.S. Department Of Treasury and the Office Of Foreign Assets Control to perform at Brutal Fest 2012. The organizers of the event personally invited She’s Still Dead to perform at Brutal Fest, a tour that attracts thousands of Cuban metal fans each year, and hits the cities of Havana, Santa Clara, Pinar Del Río, Camagüey, and Holguín.
We’re not giving up on this, and the entire band decided to appeal this case. We submitted a new application and included new items requested by the U.S. government: A formal invitation from Brutal Fest organizers in Cuba and a detailed itinerary of our proposed travel. Were going to do whatever it takes to make this happen.
If you have not yet picked up the latest issue of SPIN Magazine, then you should get out there and check out David Peisner’s article on heavy metal in Cuba. She’s Still Dead is mentioned in the article, and it’s a good insight on how musicians are getting by in one of the most repressed countries in the world.
SPIN photographer, Richmond Lam, was on the scene in Cuba with David Peisner. He recently sent us some killer photographs he shot while there.
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