Nemesis Records Comments On 4ARM Being Dropped From The "Zombie Apocalypse" Tour
Australian act 4ARM recently announced the band was dropping off its first ever U.S. run, dubbed the "Zombie Apocalypse" tour, due to problems with Nemesis Records and having to play subpar venues. Nemesis Records has now issued the following statement about the issue and the venue in question:
"It is unfortunate that we had to drop 4ARM from the Zombie Apocalypse Tour. It became clear to us that the band’s refusal to play The Workshop, and their choice to leave the venue instead of supporting their tour mates would negatively affect the morale of the entire tour. We strive to promote a culture of solidarity between the bands and with the club promoters we work with. We did not feel it was in anyone’s best interest for the bands, promoters, managers, and most importantly, the fans to be finding out if 4ARM was playing each date as we rolled into the venue.
"With regards to the venues along the tour route, The Workshop has seen great metal acts including: Six Feet Under, All Shall Perish, and Dying Fetus. Also, there are a number of bigger name venues on the route including: The Dirty Dog Bar in Austin, TX, El Corazon in Seattle, WA, and The Oakland Metro in Oakland, CA(where the tour is set to end at the Bay Area Metal Festival).
"In addition, each band was provided proper directions, dates, times, and the contact numbers for both of the tour managers.
"We wish 4ARM the best, and there are no hard feelings from our end. We would also like to thank CVDM(Central Valley Death Metal) for their hospitality at the Workshop, we are looking forward to the rest of tour with the remaining bands, and we appreciate everyone’s hard work toward making The Zombie Apocalypse Tour a success."
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