NewsFebruary 21, 2023 12:16 PM ET7,603 views

Malevolence had merch bootlegged at Milan show, print same shirt for same price

Malevolence

Nat Wood

On the eve of their last tour date with Trivium, Obituary and Heaven Shall Burn, UK Groove Metal/Metalcore band Malevolence arrived to their show in Milan, IT to find that there was someone selling bootlegs of the tour's merch directly out front the band's bus. 

Instead of causing a fuss the band seemed to embrace the fact that someone went out of their way to print bootleg tour merch of all the bands on the tour package. They even posed for a photo.

Afterwards the band received such a response for the bootlegged shirt they went on to print their own version and charge the same price as the bootlegged versions. The band printed a limited run of the same color and design and they are currently available on the band's website.

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anonymous 2/21/2023 9:20:20 AM

Who???? Anyways inbe4 Turnstile

anonymous 2/21/2023 9:22:09 AM

Whoever this band is I'm sure they deserved it

anonymous 2/21/2023 9:24:48 AM

I bet it was Mike.G00

anonymous 2/21/2023 9:29:41 AM

More like Irrelevance

anonymous 2/21/2023 9:31:41 AM

If this were an all female band, thier name would be Male Violence.

anonymous 2/21/2023 9:37:07 AM

Does anyone here know, with definite authority, how much they stood to gross in merch sales from a venue this size? And how much the bootlegger might have eaten into those figures?

anonymous 2/21/2023 9:41:01 AM

Somebody had to carry the torch for Rick ta life

anonymous 2/21/2023 9:46:29 AM

these guys will never be nirvana/pearl jam level. Give it up

anonymous 2/21/2023 9:53:04 AM

-Somebody had to carry the torch for Rick ta life I suspect the perp will be riding around town on a horse

anonymous 2/21/2023 10:00:46 AM

Bands rules

anonymous 2/21/2023 10:02:19 AM

I make a killing selling Turnstile bootleg t's! they have so many fans they are easy to sell.

anonymous 2/21/2023 10:02:43 AM

You've been Goo'd

anonymous 2/21/2023 10:03:14 AM

Why can't you say Goo?

anonymous 2/21/2023 10:04:25 AM

Michael Goo

anonymous 2/21/2023 10:05:59 AM

Does anyone here know, with definite authority, how much they stood to gross in merch sales from a venue this size? And how much the bootlegger might have eaten into those figures? Vogel accountant/Turnstile hater here. Yes, I do know with definite, exact authority that they would have grossed at least 35K in merch sales and lost around 15K from bootlegger. Also, I can hook you up with a Vogel meet and greet for a cool 100K. Brant can't watch, though, or he has to pay $100.

anonymous 2/21/2023 10:06:21 AM

3000 capacity venues sold out as a headliner. I will have one-off grails in the parking lot of every venue...towels with the polo bear and turnstile logo, bucket hats, hacky sacks, long sleeves...will make a killing

anonymous 2/21/2023 10:36:06 AM

Rick Ta Life strikes again. Oi!

rick____tocchet 2/21/2023 11:04:28 AM

Capitalism.

anonymous 2/21/2023 11:05:24 AM

3000 capacity venues sold out as a headliner. I will have one-off grails in the parking lot of every venue...towels with the polo bear and turnstile logo, bucket hats, hacky sacks, long sleeves...will make a killing I'll take 5 bucket hats, bro. Will flip on Ebay for a cool grand i.e. what Rick earns in a month.

anonymous 2/21/2023 11:15:07 AM

We need Danny Diablo news so bad!

anonymous 2/21/2023 11:31:28 AM

YO DANNY DIABLO HERE LIVING THE TOUR LIFE ON THE NOMADZ THE WASTELAND TOUR. JUST PLAYED CARLS TAVERN AND HEADED TO ST LOUIS SON TO SELL SOME MERCH & CANAVSES. HIT ME UP ON CAMEO FOR YOU PERSONALIZED MESSAGE FROM ME THE DMS LEGEND. #dannydiablo #thenomadz #hiphop #tourlife #midwest #nyhc

anonymous 2/21/2023 1:38:56 PM

Hahaha, someone is stealing from us, hahaha. I remember seeing Korn back in the day and Fieldy told the crowd to just go beat the sh!t out of the bootleggers and take anything they wanted. That's a bit more like it.

anonymous 2/21/2023 4:56:55 PM

Wasn't aware that SamuelCartowhocares moved to Italy.

anonymous 2/22/2023 5:53:51 AM

"Malevolence Creation" is a F*cking Great Death Metal Band.

anonymous 2/22/2023 5:55:59 AM

CANAVSES,CANAVSES,CANAVSES,CANAVSES,CANAVSES,CANAVSES,CANAVSES,

anonymous 2/22/2023 7:19:50 AM

YO DANNY DIABLO HERE. NO CATS OUT THERE BOOTLEGGING MERCH ON THIS MIDWEST US TOUR IM A MERCH SLINGER FOR. NO FOOL WANTS TO CATCH THESE FISTS JACKSON HEIGHTS QUEENS ALL DAY BITCH. CANT WAIT TO GET BACK TO MY DORM STYLE ROOM TO FEED TORT MY TURTLE BANANAS AND HEAT UP HOT POCKETS. DMS MAKE MONEY ALL DAY SON, NONE CAN STEP AND LIVE LIKE ME A 90S 15 YEAR OLD DRUG DEALER IN YA FIFITES!!!

anonymous 2/22/2023 8:09:26 AM

BENVENUTI IN ITALIA

anonymous 2/23/2023 3:37:15 AM

bottom line. ShadowBlade got ran off as hard as one could be. Even the captcha confirmed the run-off

anonymous 2/23/2023 4:22:23 AM

Kon here actually from the band, what alot of people dont realise is that venues take merch cuts, for this particular venue we had a disgusting 45% cut so our prices were bumped up which sucks for fans but otherwise wouldn't even cover our printing costs. Bootleggers printed only 8 shirts charging €15 per shirt. We let the bootleggers sell as there is no copyright law so it's perfectly legal for them, and all we asked is that we could all have a shirt if they hadn't sold them all at the end of the night. The big problem here isnt bootleggers, everyone has gotta eat! Its the crazy merch cuts taken at almost every venue these days that eats into touring bands only source of revenue. And yet no one is talking about it in the industry and fans dont have a clue either.

anonymous 2/23/2023 6:35:15 AM

Huge suprise that 2 wops wound up bootlegging some merch




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