DARK FUNERAL Scale Down European Tour Due To Financial Constraints

February 12, 2002

Sweden's DARK FUNERAL were forced to send home three of the four support acts on their ongoing European tour in support of the Diabolus Interium CD after financial constraints reportedly jeopardized the remainder of the trek. According to reports, ANOREXIA NERVOSA, OCCULT and RAGNAROK performed their last gig of the tour last night (February 11th) in Vosselaar, Belgium and are now headed back to their respective countries as the bus they were traveling on couldn't be paid for with current nightly earnings. DARK FUNERAL and TIDFALL have opted to continue on one bus from their gig in Vosselaar, Belgium. Here is DARK FUNERAL's official statement on the matter: “Dear label managers, with regard to the ongoing music tour of the band DARK FUNERAL, we would like to bring your attention to a few matters. This tour has already resulted in a huge economic loss for the aforementioned DARK FUNERAL, the reason being that the band from their own personal earnings is funding all expenses accounted for. This will unfortunately result in the canceling of this tour due to lack of finances. The tour buses are proving our major problem with the high daily rent, which leaves us with only two options. Either cancel the remaining dates of the tour, or send one of the buses home. And since DARK FUNERAL do NOT want to disappoint their fans and cancel the tour, we have to choose option two and send one bus after the show in Vosselaar, Belgium on Sunday, 11.02.02. home. Our booking agency Metallysee offered us to continue the tour with the whole package, but then under our own financial risk which would afford a cancellation of the tour soon. The tour support will be paid back for the canceled dates. This has NOT been an easy decision to make but unfortunately necessary. We feel sorry for our brothers in ANOREXIA NERVOSA, OCCULT and RAGNAROK, but still appreciate if the bands could participate on the rest of the dates on their own financial risk in a Mini-Van or Camper. Yours Faithfully, DARK FUNERAL

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