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Avenged Sevenfold Take Action to Block Former Label’s Best Of Release

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Avenged Sevenfold Take Action to Block Former Label’s Best Of ReleaseThe war between Avenged Sevenfold and their former label, Warner Bros. Records, continues.

According to TMZ, the band sent a letter to Warner Bros. Records’ CFO in which they contend that the label’s just-released Best Of collection is “a clear violation of their recording agreement” with the label. The band was not involved in the creation of the release — meaning they had no say in the track list, album art, etc. The release came out yesterday; Avenged Sevenfold are seeking to have it yanked from stores and digital outlets.

TMZ continues:

“Avenged recently left WBR and signed with Capitol Records, then released a new album in October. A source close to the band tells us … they believe WBR was pissed, so they rushed out a greatest hits album ‘in a fit of vindictiveness’ to eat up the sales of their new record.”

Which is exactly what we all assumed happened when the Best Of album was first announced in October. The release date, especially, seemed like a real “fuck you” to the band: remember, there was a point where it was announced that The Stage was actually called Voltaic Oceans, and would be released December 9… just a week after WBR released their Best Of set.

The PRP reports that “the band have filed a legal motion to stop the sales” of the Best Of album. TMZ’s article makes no mention of legal action — just the angry letter — but legal action would certainly make sense in this instance.

More as we get it.

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