Finnish black metallers CATAMENIA have posted the following message on their official web site:
"To prevent the annoying speculations of how things went in European tour and why Tero [Nevala, keyboards] is not anymore in the band, we decided to make an official statement regarding the situation.
"When finishing the Russian tour, Tero informed at the train station of St. Petersburg he won't continue to the European tour with us, but he'll go back to Moscow. We do not know the exact reason for this, but we have seen how things turned out — he simply followed our Russian promoter there. Thank you for these years and good luck in the future, Tero.
"European Tour: Managers from XXXXXXX Productions/Romania were totally rip-offs and did not care about bands at all from the start. They broke every paragraph in the contract, but still we continued the tour for the sake of the fans and local promoters. Managers did not provide us decent breakfasts, meals and not even water. We had to sleep in a really small bus, guitars broke down cause of the madman drivers, one night spent in a parking lot in Switzerland waiting another bus to come 'cause the previous one broke down near Milan which caused that everyone of us got really sick. After the last show we went to Budapest where there should have been hotel provided from 24th to 27th of October as agreed, but guess what — NO! They just left us there, broke the promise and contract so we had to pay everything ourselves."
CATAMENIA's latest album, "Location: COLD", was released in August via Massacre Records.