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RIP OFF / PRESS RELEASE
On the beginning of May we announced with great expectation a SPLIT CD between the national band Sangría and the Americans Sourvein, all of this thanks to the contact we established with Sourvein’s vocals and frontman, Troy Medlin.
Sourvein’s iconic status in the sludge scene motivated us to take on this big project where, for the first time, a local underground band woul...d be involved with a band with a brief but well known career in Doom.
Our efforts as an independent and self-managed label (something that Medlin was always aware of) allowed us to meet in record time the UD$400 (deal set by Sourvein’s own frontman) that would be sent to the US based band, amount that would be used for the recording and editing of the material that would be sent to us on the beginning of June, and later be included in the CD SPLIT.
Trouble started when we tried to formalize the deal through a contract where the different previously mentioned clauses were clarified, but this contract that was never sent back to us properly signed and giving account of the band’s agreement, but, Medlin, via email and Facebook, made us clear that he agreed on the terms and conditions.
Since after the deadline we had no material to account for, we insisted again with Medlin, who this time told us that there would be no CD SPLIT. According to what he says, he always “thought” that the split would be produced on vinyl, and he manifested that the band was not interested in working on a simple CD.
From that point on, our views on the subject were inevitably distanced, and we had no choice but to ask for a refund of our US$400. Nevertheless, Medlin once again failed to meet the refund deadline, arguing that the band was soon to go on tour.
We were patient and naïve and agreed to the other side’s arguments, setting back the refund due date to the last week of October. After we thought that this would be the end of the entangled project, Medlin once again surprised us; He had come to an agreement with the band and his label and they would work on a CD SPLIT.
Once again, we were taken by fools. The interest, time and effort we had put into the project led us to once again believe in Sourvein. Time passed and we had no answer from Troy. The CD SPLIT was cancelled again due to Troy Medlin’s lack of commitment.
After a number of arguments via email through November, December and January, where we were even threatened, our good faith, fortunately, run out, irreversibly cancelling the project.
This ocean of lies led us to the decision as a label, to give up on our funds, but mainly to uncover the scam in which we have been involved by SOURVEIN and mainly its leader, Troy Medlin, and to expose this unfortunate situation, pointing to Troy Medlin as a con artist.
Our apologies to you, who follow our and Sangría’s work, with its unconditional attitude. And also apologies to Sangría, for the long months of waiting in vain and the hindering of our 2012 calendar.
“Agnosis” will be out on May, and will surely knock some heads off.