Endwell, Damnation A.D. no longer on Victory
Wednesday, February 13, 2008 10:15 AM PT
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Yesterday, some people out there noticed that Endwell, Damnation A.D., and All Out War were no longer listed on Victory Records' website as active bands, but rather Victory "alumni." Today, Endwell issued a statement expressing surprise at this development, stating that they found out about it via the Internet.
Rather than deal in speculation, Lambgoat contacted Victory owner Tony Brummel this morning for comment. Brummel had the following to say:
"There is no drama here. Bands and labels go in opposite directions all of the time.
Endwell and I are totally cool and they knew about this last week. They are young guys and understandably a bit shocked still and emotional. They know that I will help them in any way that I can in the future. Who knows, we might even end up working together again.
Damnation has simply not been an active band. I have known these guys forever and we all knew it was a risk to release an 'old-school' band. The album is brilliant but unfortunately there is not the right amount of respect (sales wise) for many of the 'older' bands. This goes for Damnation, AF, Sick of It All etc.
There is nothing to read into this. I am really tired of people reading into things when there is nothing to read into. A band being released is not necessarily a negative thing. We did not sell a great number of albums for either band. It gives them a chance to explore other opportunities."