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EMI Records Pursued Venom Vigorously

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Venom LogoIn 1980, the now-legendary metal band Venom submitted their demo tape to EMI Records. The response?

EMI Letter to Venom

What’s amazing to me about this isn’t how rude it is — it’s how much effort someone put into it. I mean, 1980… I’m guessing this was done with a typewriter? Surely, there were easier horrible ways to tell the band the label wasn’t interested. Shitting in a box, for example, or sending a photo of some other young band joyously signing the contract Venom would never get. I dunno, just spitballing.

[via Bart Gabriel by way of Metal Insider]

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