The composer cites “lack of communication” and “failure to honor agreements”.

Iconic horror composer Fabio Frizzi has cancelled his appearance at next month’s John Carpenter-curated All Tomorrow’s Parties. It’s another issue in a string of controversies for the festival.

“We’ve made every effort to make this show happen, but unfortunately the lack of communication and the failure to honour any of the agreements that we made with Barry Hogan (ATP), made it impossible for us to perform,” wrote Frizzi’s representatives on Twitter.

They have promised to schedule a new performance in Iceland “very soon” and apologized to any fans who felt “deluded” by the cancellation.

Frizzi is the third high-profile act to pull out of the festival. Blanck Mass and Múm both announced they were not playing last month, with the latter saying: “Unfortunately the terms of the agreement with the festival have not been honoured and the band has been left with no other option than to pull out of the line-up.”

This is a troubling sign for the entire festival. The last ATP, curated by Drive Like Jehu, was preceded by drop-outs from John Cale and Roky Erikson citing similar complaints as Frizzi before the entire event was cancelled a few days later.

For more on the horror maestro revisit our Beginner’s Guide to his work.

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