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Green Carnation Announce Lineup Split

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GREEN CARNATION mainman Tchort has announced that the current line up of the band has split up:

“Although releasing the amazing concert DVD ‘A Night Under The Dam‘ earlier this year, the band felt drained of energy after the miserable organized USA tour put together by The End Records and their booking agent. The End Records being one of the main supporters of the band the last years, bringing hope back to GREEN CARNATION’s view on the music business, left the band with broken promises, huge debts, theft of license money and a poor organized tour draining the band for energy. The band doesn’t blame The End Records for all of its problems, but they made a bad situation worse by first giving the tour a green light when the conditions for the tour were doomed from the beginning and then later withdraw license money, merchandise money, merchandise and not paying the band or its sound engineer, leaving the band in debts. All of which could have been avoided by cancelling the tour before it started. The End Records lost money on the tour as well, so why it wasn’t cancelled when the contracts for the tour were offered to the label, is a unanswered question.

"The deal for the tour was that GREEN CARNATION would cover the flights to and from the USA, while the rest of the tour would be covered by The End Records and tour income. But in the end, the band covered the flights, their own fee, the fee of the sound engineer, some of the gas and hotel expenses during the tour, and paid for CDs that were sold during the tour. On top of that The End Records withdrew the license money from the last album, took all the merch money and the CDs to cover their own losses. What The End Records had to gain from sending the band across the world, driving across the continent of America twice, just to come to a town where the local promoter haven’t been seen around for the last 4 months, or arrive at clubs that don’t even know you are coming, to clubs where the local promoter put up another show because the booking agent never replied to their booking confirmation so instead they went ahead and booked other tours on the same date."

"In the end, it made the band members avoid live situations, tours and business partners. The band members felt they had little or nothing to give anymore, and I don’t blame them. I saw where we were heading and it wasn’t where we wanted to be at, so instead of ending up with a mediocre album, we decided to call it the quits after the most spectacular release we have produced so far; ‘A Night Under The Dam‘ on DVD."

Tchort will continue writing music under the name GREEN CARNATION, but probably will never play live again with the band.”

Source: sIN's Metal News

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1. Joo writes:

Who in the hell are theses guys???

# Aug 23, 2007 @ 3:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Diamond Oz writes:

Wow that's pretty damn harsh!

# Aug 23, 2007 @ 7:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Joo writes:

No disrespect, just never heard of em.

# Aug 23, 2007 @ 3:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Diamond Oz writes:

Lol I didn't mean what you said man, I haven't heard of them either. I meant all the tour bollocks. Pretty damn crappy.

# Aug 23, 2007 @ 8:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Ray writes:

If you haven't heard of them then you should go school yourself on this amazing band, check out "Light of Day, Day of Darkness" to start with and work from there. This is and absolute shame that this happened to such and amazing band. I'm glad I went and saw them on that tour as it is obviously the only chance I had.

# Aug 24, 2007 @ 1:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Ray writes:

This site is obviously full of twelve year olds. I made the first post and then someone started posting as me. Notice that my name is capped and then in lower case in the childish comments. I wasn't trying to be a d*** when I said school yourself, just making a suggestion on some great music. Whatever though I'm too old for this immature bullsh**. To whoever felt the need to post as me please do us all a favor and end your f***ing worthless life. By the looks of things it seems you are just having an argument with yourself.

# Aug 24, 2007 @ 3:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. coldiem writes:

Ray: "By the looks of things it seems you are just having an argument with yourself."

There you go. Actually that kind of thing is pretty rare around here. The immaturity tends to express itself in other ways. In any case, I wouldn't get too worked up about it.

# Aug 24, 2007 @ 3:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Ray writes:

I'm not sweating it, I am on this this site to support music I love. Green Carnation is one of my favorite bands and criminally overlooked. I just want people to hear this band.

# Aug 25, 2007 @ 10:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. necrodeathhead writes:

Thats a damn shame that record labels and promoters can get away with sh*t like this

# Aug 25, 2007 @ 7:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. KFK is God writes:

pretty good band!! thats a shame

# Aug 30, 2007 @ 5:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. CharlesConradie writes:

Yes, it is a damn shame. I think Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness is one of the best albums ever recorded and it is truly sad and shocking that they got f***ed like this.

# Sep 2, 2007 @ 5:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. thor_hath_risen writes:

ill have to check these guys out.some other bands also underhyped are the misfits and poisonblack.

np-skulls-the misfits

# Sep 3, 2007 @ 10:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Andrew writes:

I haven't heard of them before, I should check them out.

# Sep 3, 2007 @ 6:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. thor_hath_risen writes:

misfits or poisonblack?

np-i-e-a-i-a-i-o, system of a down

# Sep 4, 2007 @ 2:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. juggalo child writes:

i hate this band it suck and so does everone here

WhOO Whoo!

# Sep 5, 2007 @ 5:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. jugga writes:

Whoo WHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JUGGALOS MIDWEST JUGGALO INVASION ! TO THIS SITE !!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Sep 5, 2007 @ 5:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. davesmonte writes:

i felt terrible while reading this, I loved almost every album this band put out, especiall when kjetil started actually singing on The quite offspring. I've heard that the album they were working on before this happened will be released soon...thats good but all in all...bummer. One of the best prog rock bands out today will be missed

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