TURMOIL geben Statement zu Abacus Trennung ab


Turmoil, die sich kürzlich von ihrem Label Abacus Recordings getrennt haben, äussern sich nun dazu.

"After 11 long years with Century Media Records and Abacus Recordings, we are free. And here, all we had to do was ask....weird. So after 2 LP's, 2 EP's, a couple of cover songs, and a 2-CD discography, we can finally throw what was probably one of the worst recording contracts ever to be signed by humans into the garbage. But hey, when you're 22 years old and a couple of dudes fly from Essen, Germany to Colebrook,Pa. (??????) to sign you, give you money, and send you to Europe, who has time for reading contracts, right? Right.

So, we've been working on new material most of the summer and were starting to question whether we wanted to put our time, effort, money, lives, sanity, etc., into writing a new full-length for a label that we weren't 100% comfortable with. The answer to that question being: NO. After consulting with our lawyers (where were they in 1995? maybe high school...), we found out that the only option we really had was to ask to be released. So we draw straws, Pushnik loses, and he makes the call to Ray Harkins at Abacus. Apparently, Ray has been expecting said phone call, he talks to the owner, and within a week, we are free to explore our options. Un-fucking- believable. If you've never seen a bunch of 30-year-old men jump around like some schoolyard broads, well, you missed your chance. This was nothing personal; we've had a chance to work with a lot of great people over the last decade and we'd like to say thank you to Robert, Bori, Ula, Tom B., and Ray Harkins, just to name a few, but after 11 years, it's time for a change.

We've had a couple offers come in already, but our ears are open. So whoever is interested in working with us, you can contact us through our website, our myspace page, or through our manager, Keith Isola."