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Bleeding Through Reveals Problems With Trustkill, Announce Song Titles For New Album

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Bleeding Through posted a guest blog on Headbanger's Blog announcing the song titles for their upcoming album, "Declaration," and revealing a relationship of disharmonies with their current label, Trustkill Records. Some excerpts from the blog follow:

It has been months and we have kept silent. But this latest slap in the face from our supposed record label has pushed us over the edge. We just read on the Internet that Josh Grabelle plans to release a “special edition” of our 2006 album “The Truth” one month before releasing our new album. Let it be known that Bleeding Through is 100% against this so-called “special” edition. We did not approve the title, cover artwork (whatever it is), track-listing or bonus features for this transparent and obvious cash-grab of a re-release from a record label that despite selling a quarter of a million of our albums worldwide is having problems.

Trustkill no longer employs his sales guy, his art director or his publicist. “Trustkill” is now Josh and one employee in his basement, as far as we can tell. We have kept silent about the fact that we made our new album with a loan from our singer’s dad, a loan from our management and less than 25% of our recording fund from Trustkill. They breached our contract (not for the first time) on March 31st, 2008 when we hit the studio without proper funding and have failed to cure the breach.

Several labels have contacted Josh to help put out our album but he has jerked most of them around and has not come to terms on a deal to get this album out, which we are SO proud of, with the push it deserves. As of right now we have no idea who is supposed to be releasing our album overseas, or even really in the US for that matter. Josh’s website says our album is coming out in August but he hasn’t paid for it so we don’t see how that’s possible. For years now, we’ve watched photographers, graphic designers, equipment companies, bus companies and producers struggle to get paid their invoices and wait for months and months before being compensated for their work.

In better news, here are the song titles (for the first time anywhere) from DECLARATION, which we hope actually comes out someday! We want you all to hear it so bad. We know Trustkill doesn’t have the resources to get it out there and we’re prepared for low sales as a result, BUT, there’s NO WAY we’re handing over a master without the minimum money that was due to everyone so we can pay off Devin (Townsend, producer for 'Declaration'), Brandan’s dad, our manager and credit cards.

Josh PROVE US WRONG by meeting your obligations, or LET US OFF YOUR RECORD LABEL ENTIRELY.

1. Finis Fatalis Spei
2. Declaration (You Can’t Destroy What You Can Not Replace)
3. Orange County Blonde and Blue
4. Germany
5. There Was a Flood
6. French Inquisition
7. Reborn from Isolation
8. Death Anxiety
9. Beneath the Grey
10. Seller’s Market
11. Sister Charlatan

Source: Headbanger's Blog

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1. psythe writes:

Pretty f***ed up.

# Jun 6, 2008 @ 10:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. prob writes:

Talk about getting jewed by your Label...

# Jun 7, 2008 @ 1:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. stuff writes:

used to like this band.....kinda like embrassed about it (no offense) but still sucks for them....and trustkill being only like 2 guys is pretty pathetic

o well....they'll probably break away from the label and or break up and problem solved

# Jun 7, 2008 @ 7:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. v writes:

prob writes:
Talk about getting jewed by your Label...


hahaha no sh**....

# Jun 7, 2008 @ 7:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Kali writes:

Not even a fan of these guys and yet I feel bad for em. Hope all ends well.

# Jun 7, 2008 @ 7:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Kali writes:

I wonder legally, how bound to Trustkill (kind of a honest name considering the circumstances) Bleeding through are? I would be shopping for a new lable if I were them.

# Jun 7, 2008 @ 8:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. psythe writes:

^^If the contract really was breached by Trustkill Records, then Bleeding Through have no legal bounds to them any more. A contract is binding only until broken. The party that breaches, basically gives up any legal sway in the situation. If the contract is still intact, then Trustkill could sue Bleeding Through if they change labels. Otherwise, Bleeding Through could sue Trustkill for breach of contract, damages, reparation, all that sort of thing. The legal route is an ugly path to take though, better of settling by yourselves if possible.

Honestly, this band sucks. But apparently Trustkill suck more, hahah.

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8. psythe writes:

*off

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