Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Blood Duster destroy masters in piracy protest.

  1. #1
    50 SHADES OF G'DAY Eastern Grey's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    SYDNEY
    Posts
    5,904
    vCash
    200
    Poasts
    790
    Hometeam

    Blood Duster destroy masters in piracy protest.

    A Melbourne metal band have recorded their latest album, ready to unleash it on the music world, but apparently they don’t want you to hear it.

    Blood Duster are a 5-piece grindcore band formed in 1991 by their bass player and frontman Jason ‘PC’ Fuller, the metal group have gone through various lineup changes over their 20 year career of making metal music and upon the release of their newest album and EP, comes a unique form of protest, which the band’s press release insists proves their dislike of the modern marketing and sales process.

    The band’s previous releases, such as 2005′s Fisting The Dead… Again, imply they have never been a group who compromise due to public opinion, but as they complain over their new release: “Do people go to the record store to buy their music anymore? No, everyone just rips it off from the internet.”

    This has been the major point of discussion when Blood Duster set out to record their latest record.

    The band’s solution in relation to said problem was one given by self indulgent bands since the dawn of rock and roll – that instead they make music for themselves, and with KVLT, their latest album, they’ve done exactly that – by rendering it unlistenable. As the band put it:

    The typical process of making, marketing and selling a record simply does not work in the digital age, and with downloads both legal and illegal becoming the norm, there really is no way for a band to recoup the costs of selling that record to their fans. So why bother? Sure, the guys have never been in it for the money and in fact loathe the whole marketing and sales process, but to put all that effort into an album only to have people take it for free is a bit of a depressing situation to be in.

    The band plan to establish their new found point of protest by releasing their brand new album on limited edition vinyl, yet rendering it unplayable, by having the album title, KVLT, scratched into the grooves – rendering it useless.

    Not only that, the self described ‘Grinding Death Rock’ band have taken the extreme step of destroying the masters so there’s no chance of it ever turning up on the internet, therefore the album literally no longer exists.

    It’s all part of “taking the DIY punk ethos one step further,” as the group put it, and “they have created their own ethos called, Do It Yourself, For Yourself or DIYFY.”

    “Do people go to the record store to buy Blood Duster’s music anymore? No, everyone just rips it off from the internet.”
    In support of the album’s release the band are simultaneously releasing a 5 track EP entitled SVCK through your usual various channels including iTunes and Facebook, alongside the scratched, unlistenable vinyl release.

    Given the band’s apparent destruction of the album and its masters, their odd form of protest will – literally – go unheard, yet this is seemingly what the band wanted in the first place, with lead singer Jason ‘Bastard’ P.C stating in their press release that they “are a band taking total control of what is theirs.”

    Adding that “the band have heard the LP, enjoyed making it and are now keeping that enjoyment for themselves because that, after all, is exactly who they write for!”

    Although their protest towards music piracy through the creation and destruction of their own art is an honest and respectable pursuit, it’s questionable whether or not Blood Duster’s actions are in vain, and simply a publicity stunt in marketing their new EP, a complicated and experimental stunt rather than a proper form of protest.

    Blood Duster’s SVCK EP and KVLT, their “unlistenable” album, will debut on the first of November followed by a national tour this month, as well as playing Bastard Fest nationally. To cap it all off, a dodgy video of bassist Jason PC has also been released showing the frontman destroying the vinyl masters.




    http://www.bloodduster.com/
    Last edited by Eastern Grey; 12-09-2012 at 12:35 AM.

  2. #2
    50 SHADES OF G'DAY Eastern Grey's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    SYDNEY
    Posts
    5,904
    vCash
    200
    Poasts
    790
    Hometeam


    I'm catching the bus,
    to go down to my favourite place,
    it's not the nicest,
    but its where i like to show my face,
    I like them pornstores
    theres nudes and its's all free,
    I like to wonder round,
    rubbing my stiffie.

    I may be standing there and a mag will take my fancy,
    i will rub myself to cum still,
    its quite relaxing

    I'll cum on you
    Last edited by Eastern Grey; 12-09-2012 at 12:23 AM.

  3. #3
    I Built 98% of This City The Mailman's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Poastoffice
    Posts
    21,914
    vCash
    50
    Poasts
    2604
    Hometeam
    are these guys retarded or something? they're "doing it for themselves" because they aren't making enough money? I don't get it
    NO MERGE! YES MERGE!

  4. #4
    50 SHADES OF G'DAY Eastern Grey's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    SYDNEY
    Posts
    5,904
    vCash
    200
    Poasts
    790
    Hometeam
    I think they're just upset nobody buys their albums anymore and this is a vain attempt at making a statement.

  5. #5
    I Built 98% of This City The Mailman's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Poastoffice
    Posts
    21,914
    vCash
    50
    Poasts
    2604
    Hometeam
    yup

    i bet they didnt even make an album, it's just a useless vinyl they are pretending is one
    NO MERGE! YES MERGE!

  6. #6
    I'd hit it DarkKnight's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    deep in Brok_'s mom
    Posts
    2,121
    vCash
    234
    Poasts
    281
    Hometeam
    best thing that could happen to their "music" (shit)
    Hidden Content Originally Posted by COBRA Hidden Content
    Hello Faggot The Faggot

    Wicked Dub is watching you Fap
    Hidden Content

  7. #7
    MENSA Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    286
    vCash
    200
    Poasts
    22
    Hometeam
    Obviously this is a joke. This is just keeping with the grindcore tradition of releasing little to no content with a total disregard to the listeners expectations. Half second songs just for the fuck of it and whatnot. The people who are pissed off probably don't even listen to them in the first place, and Blood Duster could probably give a shit less about you or record sales.
    Last edited by Matt; 12-11-2012 at 06:59 AM.

  8. #8
    50 SHADES OF G'DAY Eastern Grey's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    SYDNEY
    Posts
    5,904
    vCash
    200
    Poasts
    790
    Hometeam
    It's quite apparent they aren't fazed about sales by the fact they link you to a pirate of the new LP on their website.

  9. #9
    50 SHADES OF G'DAY Eastern Grey's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    SYDNEY
    Posts
    5,904
    vCash
    200
    Poasts
    790
    Hometeam
    Which I downloaded when I saw how much they wanted for it on iTunes.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. VirusRev's House of Krazees re-masters
    By Johnny Truant in forum Hip Hop Shop
    Replies: 73
    Last Post: 06-25-2013, 08:27 AM
  2. Piracy, whatchu think?
    By The Mailman in forum Music
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 10-17-2012, 10:52 PM
  3. Metal Masters 4 - Phil covers Pantera
    By The Mailman in forum METAL
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-18-2012, 06:21 PM
  4. MAKE TOTAL DESTROY
    By Eastern Grey in forum Music
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-22-2012, 06:59 AM
  5. Computerless Woman Fined for Piracy
    By MASTERWEEDO in forum Purgatory
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-23-2011, 02:52 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •