Following the recent commotion concerning a lawsuit for copyright infringement filed by Rammstein, Apocalyptica have now released a statement clarifying the events:

"The article's headline [at Anwalt24.de, ed.] is substantially wrong: neither the band Apocalyptica nor their management are or were involved in the described lawsuit. However, the parties involved are the band Rammstein and Sony Music Entertainment GmbH, as the successor of the by now defunct affiliated label "Gun Records".

Apocalyptica and Halbe Miete Management regret the events, but neither had any influence on a violation of trademark and naming rights, nor any part in whatsoever resulting agreements.

It is correct, that "Gun Records" published advertisements with the stated endorsement disregarding existing agreements, and the band Rammstein subsequently filed a lawsuit against Sony Music Entertainment GmbH as the parent company. It is furthermore correct, that Sony Music Entertainment GmbH and Rammstein have agreed on a settlement. The details of which, however, are unknown to Apocalyptica and Halbe Miete Management. We ask that further articles on the topic correctly reproduce the facts."

Also last week, Apocalyptica was involved in another incident where they were forced to pull the vocals of Shinedown frontman Brent Smith off the new single, Not Strong Enough. The band apparently failed to secure the rights from Shinedown's label, Atlantic Records, to release the song to radio with Smith's vocals on it. An official statement regarding this incident has yet to be made.


Source: apocalyptica.com
Band profile: Apocalyptica
 
Posted: 10.01.2011 by Thryce



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Ellrohir - 10.01.2011 at 15:55  
MS Best drama award 2011 - candidate #1 .)
Elodie Artour - 10.01.2011 at 16:05  
Written by Ellrohir on 10.01.2011 at 15:55

MS Best drama award 2011 - candidate #1 .)

Noo, I think that Dream Theater still beat them.
Malaghost - 10.01.2011 at 16:58  
Bored...
BynersA7X - 10.01.2011 at 17:02  
Dream Theater's drama? They are also recording a new album. It's more like Mike Portnoy's drama. But, ok, Apocalyptica is a candidate for "MS Best Drama Award 2011". The year has just begun, though.
Sentenced Odiin - 10.01.2011 at 17:35  
If they ask the members of Rammstein, i guess, they will say 'hey guys, fuck this shit, no problem as we are metal-mates', but the managers and their representatives in law are sensationalizing the whole issue, since they see good money in it...
The Shape 1973 - 10.01.2011 at 17:50  
Its all publicity for both bands, wouldn't surprise me if it was all a scam to gain exposure.

I bet most people who read the original story immediately went and listened to the song.
BynersA7X - 10.01.2011 at 18:03  
Written by The Shape 1973 on 10.01.2011 at 17:50

Its all publicity for both bands, wouldn't surprise me if it was all a scam to gain exposure.

I bet most people who read the original story immediately went and listened to the song.


Not me.
I want to listen to Apocalyptica since I listened to their Fade To Black cover. That was more than a year ago. I'm just too lazy and I won't listen to it now AUSHAHU
Windrider - 10.01.2011 at 18:32  
Yeah COURT METAL!!!!!!!
Invented by Burzum, perfected by Gorgoroth, covered by Dimmu Borgir and nowadays it's a growing style with more and more followers, this rocks!!!
Ag Fox - 10.01.2011 at 19:48  
Written by Windrider on 10.01.2011 at 18:32

Yeah COURT METAL!!!!!!!
Invented by Burzum, perfected by Gorgoroth, covered by Dimmu Borgir and nowadays it's a growing style with more and more followers, this rocks!!!

lol
Sasha Batrakov - 10.01.2011 at 20:13  
We have yet to see if there is any drama in kamelot so leave an extra spot for them
The Shape 1973 - 11.01.2011 at 11:28  
Written by Guest on 10.01.2011 at 20:13

We have yet to see if there is any drama in kamelot so leave an extra spot for them

I think Khan will be gone by the end of the year. What ever mental health issues he may be having, I don't think he will be back in Kamelot again.
BoxCar Willy - 12.01.2011 at 03:49  
Written by Windrider on 10.01.2011 at 18:32

Yeah COURT METAL!!!!!!!
Invented by Burzum, perfected by Gorgoroth, covered by Dimmu Borgir and nowadays it's a growing style with more and more followers, this rocks!!!

new fav genre...
Muse of Light - 07.02.2011 at 17:59  
Glad to hear this. The whole thing was just kind of silly to begin with, IMO.
Muse of Light - 07.02.2011 at 18:00  
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I think Khan will be gone by the end of the year. What ever mental health issues he may be having, I don't think he will be back in Kamelot again.


What's going on with Khan? I hadn't heard.

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