A court has ordered the independent release of A Day To Remember’s new album, Common Courtesy, this coming Tuesday.
The judge’s decision is, in effect, a death sentence, levied against good taste. The ruling basically punishes the world, subjecting it to mediocrity.
There is no justice.
The band’s long-standing and outstanding lawsuit against Victory Records forced Victory’s hand not that long ago, as the label filed an injunction to prevent the release of the new A Day To Remember poopus.
Early Friday, just days before the album was supposed to be released by the band itself, a court apparently ruled they could go ahead with the record’s launch, despite Victory’s injunction.
If you’re still reading, good for you. You can tolerate legal jargon concerning useless bands — score!
Lawyers for the label said in a statement that Victory is still contractually owed two albums from the band, and could be entitled to some of the profits generated through Common Courtesy‘s sale.
“While Victory is disappointed with the ruling, and disagrees with the court’s conclusions, it comes as no surprise,” says legal eagle Robert S. Meloni, who represents the label.
“In denying Victory’s motion, the court’s reasoning actually contained silver linings that significantly favored Victory. First, the court held that it supports Victory’s argument about the construction of the recording contract — that ADTR is still obligated to deliver two more albums to Victory,” he says.
Meloni adds: “This case will proceed to trial, and Victory is looking forward to the opportunity to vindicate the baseless claims filed by ADTR.”
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