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Apocalyptica Comments On Illegal Usage Of The Song "Path"

Apocalyptica has issued the following statement about the illegial use of the song "Path:"

"This is on an official statement by the band about the illegal use of our song 'Path' in a tv and internet commercial in the Czech Republic.

"Apocalyptica always supports minorities, stands up for human rights, respects every human being, no matter their colour, ethnic background or religion, worldwide.

"Apocalyptica also supports the idea of a united Europe and the European Union.

"We hope it is a clear statement that we would never allow the Czech Republican party 'Národní Strana' to use any of our music. The fact is, we were never asked if they could use our material.

"Beside the fact that we are mortified by the illegal use, 'Národní Strana' has contravened the law with the owners of the rights for the song 'Path' in Czech Republic, who are Universal Music Publishing and Universal Music.

"Both companies will start legal proceedings against the party now."

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1. DeathRich writes:

f*** Apocalyptica, their fascist politics are worse than their music.

# May 25, 2009 @ 5:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Terminator writes:

I like their old stuff quite a bit. They've done some killer metal covers. I thought their most recent album was pure mainstream horse-sh**.

# May 25, 2009 @ 6:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. bbristowe writes:

Yeah, although this article is pretty funny. Silly Czechs.

NP: Arch Enemy - Despicable Heroes (<;--- LOL)

# May 25, 2009 @ 10:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Doman writes:

I like the band -- and support all legitimate anti-NWO Nationalist groups such as 'Národní Strana'.
Hope the two can reach an understanding in this matter, and one without the meddling of the all powerful Music Industry gangsters who need to be literally kicked to the curb.

# May 26, 2009 @ 12:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. psythe writes:

Czechmate.

# May 26, 2009 @ 1:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. bbristowe writes:

ha. ahahhaaha. I lol'd irl @ that.

# May 26, 2009 @ 1:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Fuck_A_Name writes:

^you know that thing people do when something is so rediculous they slap their forehead and then drag their hands down their face till they look like the kid from home alone, and can't actually laugh because they're completely breathless from how funny that was?

I did that.

# May 26, 2009 @ 3:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. That_One_Guy writes:

psythe -- LOL!

# May 26, 2009 @ 11:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Jamez writes:

I'm not suprised at the statement. You hear their stuff SO much on different documentaries etc in europe that its impossible they'd allow them all

# May 26, 2009 @ 4:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. -JustAnotherNumber- writes:

'"Beside the fact that we are mortified by the illegal use..."'

Mortified? I am mortified when I see huge numbers of civilians as casualties of war, I am mortified when an obviously guilty child rapist/murderer goes free from the courts due to a technicality... I have never however, associated "mortified" with downloading music. Heres a few words to add to your vocabulary in case such a minor infraction ever occurs again, shocked, perturbed, or irritated. Why do these douchebag musicians these days think that fame makes them a geopolitical Rembrandt? You wanna fight a political party with oppressive views? Give money to another party in opposition of the party you loath so much ya rich bastards.

# May 26, 2009 @ 6:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. That_One_Guy writes:

JAN -- Well stated.

# May 27, 2009 @ 12:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Blindgreed1 writes:

JAN: Thier english sucks. They can't even properly pronounce their own band name. I'm sure their selection of words is limited to this fact.

NP: Severed Reality - Warbringer.

# May 27, 2009 @ 12:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. psythe writes:

^Really? That's pretty funny actually :)

# May 29, 2009 @ 10:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Irish writes:

They didn't say anything about downloading being bad... They were p***ed that some political party used it in a commercial. I would be too if I made music and it wasn't credited when used elsewhere...

# May 29, 2009 @ 12:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Blindgreed1 writes:

psythe: It was actually quite fvcking hilarious. "I've seeing many people with the happy face for Metalica mosh pitting pleasures". "Thank you ... So much... You come to see a-poc-a-co-lyptica". Swissgar aint got sh!t on these boys. lol.

# May 29, 2009 @ 12:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Jamez writes:

Actually, they were a bit pis$ed off as their track was being used for political purposes in the elections by a "right wing" party which made some people think Apocalyptica supported their political views. So thats what the fuzz was about!

# May 29, 2009 @ 12:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. SomeGuyInWorld writes:

Blind: is that why they always get singers from OTHER bands, because they can't speak proper english?

# May 30, 2009 @ 1:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. InfernoNecrosis writes:

What I'm understanding is that this party is nationalist and their views do not reflect those of Apocalyptica, so the fact that their music was being used illegally for something that is against their moral values mortified them. JustAnotherNumber, you have to understand that, from where they came from, English is not the first language. Also, SomeGuyInWorld, that makes lots of sense hahaha.

# May 30, 2009 @ 2:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. psythe writes:

I've summed this article up in a more accessible way:


Národní Strana: Czech us out!

Apocalyptica: You better Czech yourself 'fore you wreck yourself!

# May 30, 2009 @ 9:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Terminator writes:

lol, psythe!

I guess they didn't like the Czech Mix of the song.

# May 30, 2009 @ 9:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. InfernoNecrosis writes:

Terminator: or should we say, Czech's mix. :P

# May 30, 2009 @ 10:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Cynic writes:

They better Czech the mail because theirs a lawsuit coming their way. The combo of psythe's avatar and Czech puns are probably the best thing I've seen today.

# May 30, 2009 @ 10:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. InfernoNecrosis writes:

http://tinyurl.com/njhfgq

I just had to.

# May 30, 2009 @ 10:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. psythe writes:

Government Campaign Legality Status Czech: Fail.

# May 30, 2009 @ 11:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. psythe writes:

oh, OH, wait!...

The Czech's in the mail! bahahahah that one actually made ME laugh :D

# May 30, 2009 @ 11:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. InfernoNecrosis writes:

I wonder if the party enjoys playing a casual game of Czech'ers.

# May 30, 2009 @ 11:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Cynic writes:

Waiter! Czech please! I've had enough of these puns!

# May 31, 2009 @ 1:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. That one guy writes:

Lol, you guys crack me up.

# May 31, 2009 @ 1:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Terminator writes:

I watched a physical game one of the stanley cup. Lot's of Czeching.

# May 31, 2009 @ 1:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. InfernoNecrosis writes:

So I saw this guy today and he was really a magnificent physical specimen. I bet lots of chicks Czech him out.

# May 31, 2009 @ 5:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. GORECUNT writes:

psythe is made of WIN. I'm sitting home alone at the computer, and you made me laugh out loud.

# May 31, 2009 @ 5:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Fuck_A_Name writes:

"So I saw this guy today and he was really a magnificent physical specimen. I bet lots of chicks Czech him out."

^They probably wouldnt even talk to him though if they knew his czechered past...

# May 31, 2009 @ 5:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Terminator writes:

Its all Czech to me

# May 31, 2009 @ 5:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. psythe writes:

Original Czechtent? In my mu?

# Jun 1, 2009 @ 12:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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