Aborted Comments On "Global Flatline" Artwork Plagiarism
MetalSucks.net recently ran an article about Justin Osbourn of Slasher Design plagiarizing artwork for album covers, and the band Aborted has now posted the following statement regarding plagiarized art gracing the cover of latest album "Global Flatline" (reviewed here):
"Okay, After all this ranting and the artwork for Global Flatline being one of the most prominent images in the article about plagiarism from Slasher Design, we decided to put a statement up regarding this. Honestly we did not want to get involved but everyone bringing it up all the time by either posts or private messages is getting out of control.
"People are starting to blame the band. When a band commissions an artist for original art and pays their hard earned money on it (and trust me this was not cheap artwork) only to find out a year later about this plagiarism thing: the bands are the biggest victims in this story. We had no idea about any of this and loved the artwork when we got it, assuming it was all hand painted and original artwork for our record. Now this is all tainted with a bitter after taste for all of us, we have merchandise printed with this, stage banners and what not.
"All we can ask from our fans is to be understanding of the matter and know that we feel cheated even more. We are still very proud of the album and nothing will change that in the end.
"Thank you all for understanding & the support, see you guys on tour later this month!"
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