|A Day To Remember Clears It Up|
2013-09-10 by andcas | 46 Comments
A Day To Remember vocalist Jeremy McKinnon recently did an interview where he broke a nearly two year silence about the struggles behind moving on as a band.
In an expert he confirms the rumors spreading about self-releasing their upcoming album Common Courtesy and how it will come out by any means necessary.
The final touches on mixing/mastering are currently being utilized and pressing will get under way regardless of the hassle from their jaded Victory Records label.
"I’ll be honest with you, I don’t really know. I see all over the internet and music sites, people are saying, “Oh, this is going to ruin their career, there’s no preorder up, they’re stupid, they’ll never be the big band they could have been,” etc. How about this: I’m not going to allow someone to sit on my career and ruin what may be our best album for people. Fans want our music."
"As of last week, we got the final master. I was telling people forever that the record wasn’t finished, wasn’t mastered and wasn’t mixed. It’s finally done. They’re going to start pressing it pretty soon. We’re doing it ourselves, that’s all I can say. We have a system set up where we will distribute the record when we’re allowed to, but someone is trying to stop us from doing that. We announced that we were going to put out the album, and immediately, someone tried to take that from us. We knew that we had to, though. If we don’t put it out, it could end our career."
"People move on and I don’t blame them. The situation is what it is. For us in A Day To Remember right now, it isn’t about what everyone else is thinking in the public. It isn’t about our first-week sales. It’s about how many we sell in the long run, how much people care and how much people like this album. That’s what it’s about. We don’t give a shit about being the biggest band in the scene with the big first week. We’ve sold a good amount of records and had good first weeks before. We have a loyal fanbase that supports us and, in our opinion, all that matters is getting the people who care about our music the new record. We’re going to do that in any way we can. We don’t care if we have to put out an album the day of October 8 and it’s only available digitally. Whatever we have to do to get these people this music, we will do. We want to put our music out, and we want to go out on the road and tour on it."
Band Page: A Day to Remember
Never knew about this.
Seems like a good dude.
Digging: Shihad - FVEY
Wonder if they will sign to another label after all this hassle?
Moar like a Day to Forget amirite?
Knew this would be an andcas article.
What is Victory Records doing and why?
Seems like a good dude. [x2]
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Odd thing to do to one of the biggest bands around right now. Victory could've gotten a lot out of them and instead had to keep being the shady fucks they've always been. At this point, I'm sure plenty of majors are bidding on the band, they're marketable as fuck.
very similar to what happened to streetlight
Victory doesn't promote their albums or support them in any way, yet they want to keep them under contract just to be dicks
Victory doesn't want to count 99 songs as part of their album deal like wtf hopefully bands will learn to never sign with victory
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remember when these were hated because they all act like disgusting ephebophiles at shows yeahhhh
Victory sounds like a shady label. Hopefully other bands see them for what they really are and dont sign with them.
Don't care for this band, but I've never had an affinity for that label. Victory needs to take a hike.
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omg who freaking cares.
There's a handful of bands that go through the same exact situation but since it's ADTR people care? This band sucks now.
Victory can get fucked.
Isn't a band asking for 100% of their royalties a little much, especially at such a grand scale that ADTR? I'm not well versed in this, so excuse my lack of knowledge.
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"It isn’t about our first-week sales. It’s about how many we sell in the long run, how much people care and how much people like this album. That’s what it’s about. We don’t give a shit about being the biggest band in the scene with the big first week. We’ve sold a good amount of records and had good first weeks before. We have a loyal fanbase that supports us and, in our opinion, all that matters is getting the people who care about our music the new record. "
Victory is not only shitty like this with bands, but they don't pay artists that they hire to do merch designs for their bands. I've had friends who have designed for Victory bands and they really got sent through the ringer in order to get paid.
Obviously don't care about their music but this makes him seem pretty damn respectable. Hopefully shit goes over well for them.
"obviously you care with mosh in your name"
I don't listen to this pussy ass bipolar Pop-Punk bullshit!
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damn Victory is full of cocksuckers 
after all the bullshit Victory is doing with releasing "best of" BTBAM albums I can't think anything about them except that they most be some money-hungry cocksuckers
i am terrified of a band like counterparts getting fucked over by their label, by far the best band on victory
i am terrified of a band like counterparts getting fucked over by their label, by far the best band on victory 
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I don't get why Victory would do this to their biggest cash cow, makes no sense. I get it if they'd hold money back from small bands like A Hero A Fake, but ADTR? They know this will only backfire on them. They are growing bigger and bigger and all their tours lately have been selling out. It's just stupid really.
gotta be more punk than that c'mon jeremy
Victory pulled the same shit with Hawthorne Heights a few years ago, and the band never really recovered from that lawsuit. And back then, HH was their biggest cash cow, too.
How are Victory Records still operating when they've fucked over so many bands over so many years????
"It isn’t about our first-week sales. It’s about how many we sell in the long run"
This sums up ADTR for me. Forget making good music. Lets just do whatever brings the $. Not defending the fuckwads in Victory, just saying that these guys have little to no artistic integrity.
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"This sums up ADTR for me. Forget making good music. Lets just do whatever brings the $. Not defending the fuckwads in Victory, just saying that these guys have little to no artistic integrity."
If your read more than one sentence you would realize they want to release it for their fans and their love for the record. If only you kept reading the 5 sentences that followed instead of the one out of context you just blurted. And pop punk isn't about "artistic integrity", if you listen to the music its really more about the fun and energy it inspires. If you want artistic integrity listen to Kanye, (Dark Fantasy not that new bullshit)
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Why does any band sign to Victory? This is the sixth horror story I can recall concerning Victory's shit ass fuckery.
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album artwork? studio version of right back at it again? tracklisting? LETS GO!
Thats right I forgot, pop punk isin't a respectable form of art. Thanks for clarifying.
Never was much of a ball player.
The label would probably make a lot more money if they just gave the band their royalties and promoted/released the
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you guys should check out the current victory post on fb, people are going IN on those fuckers
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I'm a fan of the band and even if I hated ADTR, I'd still hate this record label
"album artwork? studio version of right back at it again? tracklisting? LETS GO!"