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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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8 Comments on "Aborted Comments On Artwork Plagiarism"

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1. ZMA writes:

I can understand this. I don't even care though. That album is perfect.

# Apr 8, 2013 @ 8:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. R10 writes:

Yea, i saw Aborted a year ago this May, bought a shirt of this cover. I dont care either. Fvck it! Aborted rules!

# Apr 8, 2013 @ 9:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Chocoholic writes:

As long as the music is good, who gives a fvck about the artwork?

# Apr 8, 2013 @ 9:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. NW_MetalHead writes:

I love looking at the artwork. However, for most fans, whoever gets the credit for it doesn't really matter. However, I can imagine that a band put in this position would be really upset for the exact reasons Aborted stated above. This is about artistic integrity and this guy failed. In musical terms, this would be the same as stealing a riff or lyrics, something we wouldn't imagine a credible person would ever do

# Apr 8, 2013 @ 10:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. ZMA writes:

Well, I read that article about it, and I'm pretty sure this dude did blatantly steal certain images, and just reshaded them for the album. But I still don't care much, because it doesn't effect the music, and the album cover gives the album a great feel. I'm sure they aren't gonna use that dude ever again, but I'm really happy with how the album came out overall, songs, and artwork. This is actually one of my favorite death metal albums of all time.

# Apr 8, 2013 @ 11:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Cynic writes:

That sucks they're being dragged into it - Global Flatline was one of my albums of the year.

# Apr 9, 2013 @ 2:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. hellrat writes:

what a fvcking pvssy....steal my art motherfvcker, and I take your fvcking final breath

band nor fans are not accountable, the blame lies squarely on the twit shoulders of this thieving fvcking sneak, justin arse-born

Such vermin should be bereft of their wandering eyes and aping hands, smeared in sh!t, then p!ssed on

fvck you

# Apr 9, 2013 @ 10:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Overlord writes:

Nobody cares if you care, lol. It isn't about directly having an affect on the music, it's about the integrity of the artist in question, this guy has been sculpting an entire career behind lies. Now that he has been revealed there will be REAL artists to take the opportunities this fake would be clogging up with his plagiarism if this went unnoticed.

# Apr 10, 2013 @ 1:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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