Criminal Reasons With Fans To Buy The New Album
Criminal recently released their new album "White Hell" and has issued a message regarding downloading the album. It reads as follows:
"Our new album, White Hell, is out now in Europe as a limited edition including a bonus DVD with over 80 minutes of live footage!
"We are aware that the album was leaked quite a while ago, and we understand the fact that many of you downloaded it in advance. We appreciate that some people just can't wait to hear our new stuff and, believe it or not, support the right to download music as we think that it’s a good way to get new music out there.
"We are very grateful for all the positive comments we have been receiving about the album.
"However, we wish to launch an appeal to all the fans of Criminal who would like to see the band continue to record albums and go on tour, to go out, or go online, and purchase the CD.
"Not only did we put a lot of thought and time into the music, artwork and the accompanying DVD, we think the right way for you to show your support is to buy the CD.
"We are aware of the standard arguments from people who'd rather download an album than pay for it, along the lines of “I'll go see them when they go on tour and support them by buying some merch”. Well my friends, the bleak truth is that, if we don't sell any CDs, a tour is unlikely to happen at all and it is likely that Criminal will record no further albums.
"The reality is that a band at our level can't go on tour without the support of a record label, and the record companies want to see figures before they invest any real money.
"Hell, it's not even about OUR money, right now it's more about just keeping the band going and hopefully getting to play all the places we haven't been to before. Or, in the immortal words of Les from Crème Brulée: “It's a shit business!”
"Well, enough of the whining, we hope we have made our point. Thanks for your support!"
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