California metal outfit Bleeding Through have canceled their run as part of the line-up for Demon Hunter’s ‘The True Defiance Tour 2012’ due to the band’s lead vocalist Brandan Schieppati recovering from surgery.

Bleeding Through have released the following statement regarding the tour and Schieppati’s condition:

“It is with deep regret that I am here to report that we have to drop off the current Demon Hunter tour. As you all know, Brandan had to undergo and emergency orthodontic surgery the day before yesterday. Due to the severity of his procedure and upon Dr.'s orders. He has been advised not to perform as to not further increase the painful situation he has found himself in.

To anyone who has had this done, then you know if it is complicated how painful it can be. He is recovering well and we will do make-up dates for the shows we are missing.

We all express our most heartfelt apology to Demon Hunter, Cancer Bats, Willows, and the Plot in You. To anyone who bought tickets, to those who will miss this and still go, and to the ones that will be pissed, trust me, we are sorry and appreciate your understanding. See you all soon!”

Bleeding Through was on tour in order to promote their seventh studio ‘The Great Fire’ which was released earlier this year via Rise Records. To see a full list of remaining dates and cities, go here.