Polish death metal band Decapitated have announced they’re taking legal action against Earache Records for unpaid royalties.
Decapitated got their first big break from Earache Records in the early 2000s, releasing four records (including the modern classic Nihility) with the label from 2000-2006. Decapitated claim Earache has not paid them a cent in royalties in the past 10 years, forcing the metallers to take their grievance to court.
Decapitated guitarist Vogg shared the news with fans in a video message. “In 1999, we signed a four album deal with Earache Records,” Vogg begins. “We have, as a band, fulfilled all the requirements of the contract. We recorded four albums, promoted them, played shows, etc. However, they haven’t paid us a penny in royalties since the deal ended 10 years ago. For that reason, we’ve decided to begin legal action against the label.”
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