After Demonical announced it will not be playing Rites of Darkness , Disma, Evoken, and Funebrarum have all checked with the following joint statement about canceling their appearances at the festival:

"We have all decided to cancel our appearances at 'The Rites of Darkness Festival' in San Antonio, Texas on December 10-11th due to the fact that the promoter has still not followed through with his promises and obligations to us (tickets, transportation, hotels etc). We apologize to our fans who have already purchased tickets but the situation is beyond our control. We have reached the end of our patience with Daniel Serna and foresee only more problems.

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