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Metalunderground.com Official Podcast, Episode 34: What Does It Really Mean To "Sell Out?"

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We kick off this week’s MetalUnderground.com Official Podcast with some more unsigned talent: traditional/power metal act Sacred Ash of Westchester, New York. Formed in 2012, the band released an EP last year titled “Beneath Blackened Skies.”

Following that, co-hosts Mike Smith (OverkillExposure) and Kevin Perez (n0thinghead) kick around some ideas and reactions to some buzz-worthy metal topics of the week. Are Swiss folk metal octet Eluveitie corporate sellouts for accepting a sponsorship from automaker Honda, or are they completely sensible, given today’s difficulties in sustaining a metal music career? Who or what was truly responsible for the demise of the previous incarnation of Sweden’s The Haunted? Is founding guitarist Patrik Jensen’s explanation a fair one? And speaking of fair, who really pulled the plug on a recently cancelled Behemoth concert on a Polish university campus? Another grave injustice, or more drama queendom from bandleader Nergal?

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1. Carlos Santos writes:

Good podcast.
This is late in coming, but still... As far as Eluveitie, they´re nowhere near Metallica as far as selling out goes. When Eluveitie accept Honda´s sponsorship, both parties sign a contract with terms and conditions they will have to fulfill.
Is the sponsorship evil? On principle, I would say it is. However, it´s a logical move and if they want or need the money to move to what they feel is their next level, it´s fine. It´s no worse than what many of us do for a living. To think Honda will want to interfere with Eluveitie´s music is preposterous. I would say this is a limited deal: Honda won´t probably hire Eluveitie again, unless they feel the band´s music has really boosted sales.
I liked Sacred Ash, I think they will do well in the future.

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2. n0thinghead writes:

I loved Sacred Ash. I really wished they would've sent us a website or any other method of purchasing their music.

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