Slaughter to Prevail May Sue Sumerian Records
Russian deathcore band Slaughter to Prevail are unhappy with the deal they signed with their label, Sumerian Records — and may sue to try and get out of that deal.
This according to a new EarzOnFire interview with the band’s frontman Aleksandr “Alex Terrible” Shikolai, who says the group is currently on “pretty bad terms” with the label:
“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 fucking 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.”
Shikolai went on to imply that the band might not sign with another label in Sumerian’s place:
“[N]ow we’re embracing the idea of working independently and earning more money by moving on our own.”
You can check out the entire interview below.