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Slaughter To Prevail say they will 'most likely sue' Sumerian Records

Slaughter To Prevail

Andrew Bastion

After releasing two albums with Sumerian Records, it seems as though Russian deathcore outfit Slaughter To Prevail may not be thrilled with the relationship as it currently exists.

Asked about his feelings upon signing with Sumerian in 2015 during a recent interview with EarzOnFire (see below), Slaughter To Prevail frontman Aleksandr "Alex Terrible" Shikolai says that he was originally "absolutely happy," before stating that the band is now "on pretty bad terms" with the label.

"I was absolutely happy," Skikolai explained (note: we're at the mercy of the Russian-to-English translation provided on YouTube). "I guess it was around 2015 and back then we were just starting out. Man, I was in a fool's paradise. 'We're gonna sign with Sumerian and everything will be hunky-dory.' But c'mon, you gotta be f*cking smart and legally competent to be able to sign the right contracts. We had no legal advisors, we had no one. We signed everything right away and right now we are on pretty bad terms with Sumerian Records. Most likely, we will sue them in order to terminate the contract and be able to move on our own. And by no means am I saying that they are bad, so-and-so. They gave us a huge head start, but it is us who made a wrong move building a relationship like this. We didn't give a shit then. And now we seem to have grown a little wiser and kinda woke up, you know. The issue is pending right now."

Subsequently asked if Slaughter To Prevail had "bigger offers" from labels, Skikolai said, "Yes, sure there were. But now we're embracing the idea of working independently and earning more money by moving on our own."

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evil_hero 12/17/2021 12:45:41 PM

lmao good luck with that

anonymous 12/17/2021 12:49:54 PM

There's no way these guys make any money off record sales anyway.

anonymous 12/17/2021 12:53:02 PM

lmao ain't no way Sumerian is getting sued. I'm pretty sure the real reason why these Russian dudes are pissed is because Sumerian probably told them they would get paid in Jent coin and these suckers fell for it thinking it was bitcoin.

anonymous 12/17/2021 12:53:56 PM

Never understood how a band could claim to have signed a bad record deal. Everything is right there in the contract. If you didn't actually read it, couldn't understand it, that's on you. If it's a "bad" deal, don't sign it. Not defending sketchy label practices, but c'mon, hire a lawyer before signing.

anonymous 12/17/2021 1:07:14 PM

This guy sounds like a five-year old. Goes well with the type of simpleton crap music they play.

anonymous 12/17/2021 1:13:37 PM

"I mean yea its a legal document with their signatures on it but, come on. They're idiots who didn't know what they were signing. Give them more money." - no judge ever. I'm sure Ash is losing all kinds of sleep over this.

VodkaVeins 12/17/2021 1:19:50 PM

Guy that calls himself "Alex Terrible" signs bad contract...

anonymous 12/17/2021 1:20:50 PM

Jacob Bannon has pieced together thousands of images sourced by him personally to create the modern 'tabula rasa' that is the Jane Doe cover art. His attorneys Lerner and Rowe would be best suited to assist Slaughter To Prevail in their legal woes. Call 222-2222

anonymous 12/17/2021 1:29:00 PM

You never bite the hand that feeds in this business. All the luck, brother. f*ck you.

anonymous 12/17/2021 1:41:14 PM

Couldn't care less for their music, but good for them trying to take control of thier career. They have an obvious following and could probably pull this off.

anonymous 12/17/2021 2:12:00 PM

In Soviet Russia, fine print reads you!

anonymous 12/17/2021 2:14:04 PM

Good on these boys for reading art of the deal by our forever president Donald J Trump.

lake_flaccid 12/17/2021 2:38:51 PM

If you willingly signed with Sumerian or Victory anytime in the last decade, the jokes on you

anonymous 12/17/2021 2:40:08 PM

Sue To Prevail

anonymous 12/17/2021 3:01:28 PM

The ghost inside bassist said the N word with a hard R.

anonymous 12/17/2021 3:05:35 PM

"Never understood how a band could claim to have signed a bad record deal. Everything is right there in the contract. If you didn't actually read it, couldn't understand it, that's on you. If it's a "bad" deal, don't sign it. Not defending sketchy label practices, but c'mon, hire a lawyer before signing." Can you not read dude? He literally admitted it was their own fault for above reasons. Smh

floorpuncher 12/17/2021 3:17:12 PM

the guy has built a brand around his instagram name . . . i doubt this is financially motivated

_d0thack_ 12/17/2021 3:17:23 PM

Props for realizing you were young, dumb, and completely oblivious but goodluck.. it ain't easy.

rick_tocchet 12/17/2021 3:30:57 PM

Just another victim, kid.

anonymous 12/17/2021 4:23:20 PM

I'm gonna sue slaughter to prevail for that last album

anonymous 12/17/2021 5:07:55 PM

Still remember getting a blumpkin wearing my Sumerian shirt back in 09

anonymous 12/17/2021 5:32:08 PM

Just hear to read the failed musicians comment butt hurt/angry shit anonymously lmao

anonymous 12/17/2021 7:21:04 PM

Sue Sumerian Records for what? Being dumba sses who signed a record deal without having a lawyer they hire give them the ok to sign it? They have no case.

anonymous 12/17/2021 8:57:36 PM

now say all this without crying. report to trump tower for immediate deportation

anonymous 12/18/2021 1:25:23 AM

jentcoin хаха сука блять.

anonymous 12/18/2021 2:32:34 AM

Anyone know their vaccine status?

anonymous 12/18/2021 6:15:10 AM

The bassist of TGI to this day still hates non white people.

anonymous 12/18/2021 7:57:13 AM

People need to read. They are "possibly" going to sue, to get out of their contract, nothing more. Reading is fundamental.

anonymous 12/18/2021 9:18:03 AM

Sumerian general counsel here. It appears they signed the we-got-u-sucka contract. It's an air tight agreement, gets 'em every time!

anonymous 12/18/2021 9:23:09 AM

Trump's favourite band.

anonymous 12/18/2021 2:04:59 PM

People need to read. They are "possibly" going to sue, to get out of their contract, nothing more. Reading is fundamental. >>> The article title includes "most likely sue" dumba ss. Reading is fundamental.

anonymous 12/18/2021 2:53:49 PM

Idiot

anonymous 12/18/2021 10:53:38 PM

People here really don't understand the kind of predatory and illegal shit companies put in contracts on the hopes that bands won't be smart enough to push back on it. Companies across the world have been doing it for decades and will continue to do so because it's insanely profitable to extort those you sign to a contract and keep under your thumb financially, making it so difficult it's unlikely they can afford to seek legal help to fight what they're under.

anonymous 12/18/2021 11:54:36 PM

Sumerian is a shit show. Couldnt even buy a digital copy of an album from one of their artists on the sumerian website. Had to go to some random site. Literally wouldve been five times easier to pirate than pay for it.

anonymous 12/19/2021 12:00:13 AM

Also, whats up with all the deepthroating of sumerian? Im sure this band sucks, but its like you guys work for the label. f*ck sumerian. f*ck all the labels these days.

anonymous 12/19/2021 4:49:50 AM

Fake news for press, lame.

anonymous 12/19/2021 11:31:31 AM

Companies across the world have been doing it for decades and will continue to do so because it's insanely profitable to extort those you sign to a contract and keep under your thumb financially, making it so difficult it's unlikely they can afford to seek legal help to fight what they're under. >> Sumerian did not "extort" this band, they offered a contract this band didn't have to sign. This band should've had a lawyer or a good lawyer look it over then give it a thumbs up or down. If up sign it, if down don't - real simple. They read, write, speak & can comprehend spoken English. They're whining that they got tricked but it'll never pass muster in court. You signed it, you agreed to it, you will abide by it. If you have definitive proof that it was a scam - forgery, a signing by a member on medication from his hospital bed etc. you have zero case. Read the contract then get the ok to sign it by your lawyer. Being from Russia doesn't excuse ignorance.

anonymous 12/19/2021 1:25:16 PM

Didn't Alex have swastika tattoos on his elbows at one point?

anonymous 12/19/2021 5:56:38 PM

Lol what kind of slobs listen to this shit band

anonymous 12/20/2021 3:05:05 AM

Trump lost and cucked his hole out to commie Ruskies.

anonymous 12/21/2021 6:41:23 AM

This is non-News theres more bands than you know who have some Lawyer somewhere working to get them out of their contract, probably literally every band whose bigger than when they signed.




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