Eric Clayton, Saviour Machine's frontman, posted an statement regarding an unauthorized release by MCM Music & Massacre Records:

"MCM Music & Massacre Records have manufactured / released a "version of III:II."This "version" is more "a compilation" of what I consider to be "random out takes & demo recordings" from 2004... This CD is grossly incomplete & misrepresentative of what "III:II" actually sounds like today. What I can deduce from actually hearing this CD, is the following... MCM and / or Massacre Records decided to hire a few very bad "engineers" to go through hundreds of takes from the recordings I did in Sweden - Spring 2004. These "unknown engineers" chose some takes, tried to put something together and attempted to "mix" something out of it... basically, the recordings from 2004 have evolved into demo recordings, as far as I am concerned. Since those sessions, I have re-recorded almost everything... I have spent more than 7,000 hours recording, choosing final takes, editing, etc, etc... This CD is not "III:II"
...
"Massacre and MCM "produced" this CD without my authorization, my consent or my involvement... To call this release a SM "album" is a crime against the consumer... their attempts to advertise this CD as the actual "Legend Part III:II" is criminal! It's a gross "injustice" to the actual production"
...
Then he explains that Legend Part III was not supposed to be divided in the first time, and that it will be release as a whole, he finalizes with the following:

""Legend Part III" - The Official Release will contain 3 full length CD's: (Disc 1 - formerly known as "III:I" / Disc 2 & Disc 3 - the long anticipated "III:II") Yes... This is real! ; ) Don't ask when it will be finished... I have absolutely no idea? ; ) But... I can tell you this... As you probably know by now, SM is currently performing (and in the process of booking) a number of intimate acoustic shows. Though we'd "hoped" for more concerts in 2011... due to a number of factors, the majority of these rare performances will be booked in 2012... SM is performing for a wide range of "reasons;" many/most of these reasons are very intimate, personal, Spiritual reasons... One of our objectives is to generate enough revenue to resume and complete the production of "Legend Part III!" Currently... the line-up intact is the single greatest "incarnation" of Saviour Machine ever!!! We are the closest band we've ever been... We'll continue to "build upon" this intimacy, we will continue to gain strength, generate income, and together... as a band... we will resume & complete the production of Legend Part III

Thank you for your time, your support, and your interest in knowing the truth...

Take care / God Bless you all... Eric Clayton / Saviour Machine - August 9, 2011"

For the complete statment and list of facts go to Saviour Machine's official website http://saviourmachine.com/

In other hand, there isn't any info about the position of Massacre Records about this release that was published on the "Massacre Records and Metal Merchant Newsletter" on August 06, 2011.


Source: saviourmachine.com
Band profile: Saviour Machine
 
Posted: 20.08.2011 by Et Ermit



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gid - 20.08.2011 at 11:14  
He sure loves his quotation marks.
Susan - 21.08.2011 at 19:45  
Christ, could "he" put more "words" in "quotes" you "think"?
Troy Killjoy - 21.08.2011 at 19:49  
Written by Susan on 21.08.2011 at 19:45
Christ, could "he" put more "words" in "quotes" you "think"?

I "don't" think he "could" actually. ""
Et Ermit - 21.08.2011 at 20:26  
The good thing is that somewhere in time there will be a new release from them
Black Conundrum - 22.08.2011 at 00:14  
Since Eric Clayton and the band did not give their consent for the album to be released just yet, then it was indeed a misstep on behalf of Massacre & MCM. Legend III:II has been taking a very long time to create, but Saviour Machine can take all the time they want on it. It does look like they've been working hard, since Clayton stated that more than 7,000 hours of work has been put into it; 7,000 hours is the equivalent of 291 days and 16 hours. With that said, Saviour Machine is a very good band, and I'm looking forward to hearing the music on this last album of theirs.
Metatron - 22.08.2011 at 11:07  
Who cares. I'll buy it and then I'll buy it again if Clayton finally decides to release it eventually. Legend III:I came out ten years ago, it's about time. If Clayton has the rights to it and finishes it up and releases it on his own label (and it's significantly different than the first go around), he can have my money twice like he did for Legend I and the rather useless limited edition extended-mix version of the album they put out.
Et Ermit - 22.08.2011 at 20:03  
Written by Metatron on 22.08.2011 at 11:07

Who cares. I'll buy it and then I'll buy it again if Clayton finally decides to release it eventually. Legend III:I came out ten years ago, it's about time. If Clayton has the rights to it and finishes it up and releases it on his own label (and it's significantly different than the first go around), he can have my money twice like he did for Legend I and the rather useless limited edition extended-mix version of the album they put out.

Well im not very curious to hear this, but i probably will, after all, give it a try just out of curiosity, specially since who knows when they will finish making the actual Legend III, it could easely take some more years.

But this is just a very poor thing to do by the label, but as there isn't any words by the label they're giving him the reason, if they took TOO many time or any other considerations about it, i don't think this the way to act, but in other hand, it doesn't seem to be totally ilegaly as he claims, since he's no tallking of taking any legal actions agains it.

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