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All Shall Perish: label clarifies download lawsuit

Friday, July 20, 2012 11:13 AM PT

Official press release:

Nuclear Blast Records has issued the following statement regarding Oakland California based extreme metal band, All Shall Perish, and the label's current lawsuit with BitTorrent network:

"Nuclear Blast and SKP Enforcement UG, who are experienced in tracking illegal downloads and the file sharing of music, recently decided to cooperate with World Digital Rights to fight against file sharing piracy in the USA. In the United States, the providers are obligated by law to hand out the IP addresses of the computers from which the downloads / file shares were generated. By collecting this information these companies are also acting in the interest of our artists, which is essential to the future of both our bands and the label.

"To be able to recoup the investments both parties have made, is crucial in order to produce new music and to survive in this business. Nuclear Blast, SKP Enforcement, and World Digital Rights want people to be aware that the peer-to-peer file sharing is illegal and hurts the bands and record companies they love.

"That said, Nuclear Blast also respects bands such as All Shall Perish that do not wish to pursue file sharers. All Shall Perish was not consulted about this course of action and did not wish to participate in it whatsoever. When they learned about it, they immediately asked us to cease all legal action against their fans, file traders or otherwise, as soon as they learned this action had been taken in their name. Therefore Nuclear Blast and World Digital Rights decided recently to stop legal actions against the file sharing with songs from the band All Shall Perish.

"In all other cases, the parties involved pursue those violating copyright laws to avoid the financial loss they incur and to protect the value of their copyrights.

"Nuclear Blast counts on the loyal fans which have been supporting the label and our bands for over 20 years now. Every sale helps support metal and the people that work hard to bring metal to the masses. For those that continue to buy music legally, that is something every loyal fan can be proud of."


7/20/2012 11:21:22 AM
Hah, scaring fans into buying cds. Right.

7/20/2012 11:29:54 AM
dont see elegant angel trying to stop people from stealing...thank god

7/20/2012 11:30:05 AM
So this is how they make up for being a shitty label that can't sell records?

7/20/2012 11:30:22 AM
And this is why asp rules.

7/20/2012 11:32:21 AM
The cost of litigation / pursuing illegal downloading > The potential money recouped from illegal downloading. Make sense, you Nuclear Blast nimrods?

7/20/2012 12:06:05 PM
only problem now, how will Digital Music Rights work out Cory Brennan's cut?

7/20/2012 12:06:36 PM
*World Digital Rights, bah!

7/20/2012 12:06:39 PM
inb4 "zomg all shall perish are gays they suck anyways no care what so ever band flip hur dur"

7/20/2012 12:17:40 PM
what an absolute waste of time and resources.

this is natural selection at work, making sure all the worthless bullshit bands wither and die out.

7/20/2012 12:19:49 PM
Thanks metallica

7/20/2012 12:26:32 PM
People who work at F.Y.E. are fcking scared...

7/20/2012 12:46:38 PM
Are labels really this out of touch with reality? Stuff like this only makes people not want to support your label even more.

7/20/2012 12:51:14 PM
Also at least a band like ASP is smart enough to realize that without the internet and downloading bands such as theirs would never be able reach as many people as it has. Cory Brandan on the other hand, well he just doesn't get it.

7/20/2012 12:52:41 PM
"hurts the record companies they love"

7/20/2012 1:07:42 PM
If a label/band is rich enough to have this kind of legal representation, i fully believe that they don't need my money, so I have no problems downloading their stuff for free. I feel the same about movies. However, if they are touring their asses off just trying to make a dollar and survive, I will buy the album and support them with my money.

Take note labels: when you get money and then get greedy for more, you actually lose the people who used to support you.

7/20/2012 1:19:34 PM
Lars shall perish

7/20/2012 1:57:00 PM
I think we can all say fck nuclear blast.

7/20/2012 2:27:56 PM
I heard from a very reliable source that Cory Brandan has been hired by Nuclear Blast to assist with their financial affairs.

7/20/2012 2:36:14 PM
I'm sorry nuclear blast but I worked in the music industry and people do not need to work very hard.
U may have to work some long hours here and there
but its easy fcking work. People who work in the music industry make a choice to do so.

7/20/2012 5:55:03 PM
In a digital world, give the music for free. If your band is worth a shit you will have fans that buy your merch and tickets to your shows. I don't know anyone that still buys music other than vinyl.

7/20/2012 6:42:14 PM
anonymous4 hours ago
I heard from a very reliable source that Cory Brandan has been hired by Nuclear Blast to assist with their financial affairs.


7/20/2012 11:07:59 PM
It's 2012. Bands make their money off of merch. Bands make the reputations off of their records. Also,(talking to you, Nuclear Blast) Dimmu Borgir wants its money back.

7/21/2012 3:21:24 AM
In a lot of cases like this, legal companies will do the work for free and take a cut of the money brought in by the pending lawsuits. That only usually happens if they actually have a nice list of names and some guaranteed cash coming their way though. Wouldn't be surprised if nuclear blast isn't paying shit, they just got convinced it was worth it.

7/21/2012 9:21:37 AM
metal for the masses metal for the masses metal for the masses metal for the masses metal for the masses metal for the masses

7/21/2012 7:24:59 PM
I think World Digital Rights is a sister company of Prestige Worldwide.

7/22/2012 9:12:39 AM
Nuclear Blast can 'count' on me to never buy merchandise from them again...ever.

7/23/2012 12:50:24 AM
Harley Flanagan is stoked

7/23/2012 6:51:53 AM
Announcing a complete boycott of the label and its bands wouldn't make sense considering nobody in their rightful mind would buy a single fcking product from those gays, ever