Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have dropped off the No Mercy Festivals European tour "due to disagreements with the crew from the booking agency," according to a spokesperson at the group's record label, Regain Records. It is not presently clear if a replacement act will be added to the remaining shows on the tour (which includes SIX FEET UNDER, NILE, DISBELIEF, DYING FETUS, CATARACT and WYKKED WYTCH).
As previously reported, DARK FUNERAL will enter Dug Out studios in Uppsala, Sweden on May 23 with producer Daniel Bergstrand (IN FLAMES, MESHUGGAH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD) to record their new album, due in late 2005 via Regain Records. The recording/mixing sessions for the follow-up to 2001's "Diabolis Interium" are expected to conclude on July 1. "We are currently in our most creative period since the split with MNW/No Fashion," the band write on their web site. "Lots of new songs are in process and you can be sure to expect the most devastating album from DARK FUNERAL ever!"