IMMORTAL Cancel TUSKA 2002 Appearance

Norwegian black metallers IMMORTAL were forced to cancel their appearance at Finland's Tuska 2002 festival due to undisclosed "delicate family matters," according to an official statement from the group. "The band deeply feel bad about this, but promise to come back later in the year for another gig instead," continues the statement.

As previously reported, Tuska 2002 festival is scheduled to take place on July 12-14 in the Kaisaniemi park in the center of Helsinki and is expected to draw in excess of 10,000 attendees over a three-day period. Confirmed performers for the event are as follows:

BRUCE DICKINSON
MACHINE HEAD
MARDUK
MUSTASCH
THE CROWN
NIGHTWISH
SENTENCED
TIMO RAUTIAINEN JA TRIO NISKALAUKAUS
SONATA ARCTICA
IMPALED NAZARENE
SUBURBAN TRIBE
ENSIFERUM
MOONSORROW
BLAKE
AJATTARA
SARA
DIABLO
SUNRIDE
DEMIGOD
VERENPISARA
MAJ KARMAN KAUNIIT KUVAT

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