Carnifex vs Virgin Trains

2017-09-15 by Philip Whitehead | 24 Comments
Carnifex have taken to Twitter to hit out at Virgin Trains, after the British rail company used their music without permission in their latest advertising campaign.

The campaign, which was recently updated during an airing of The Great British Bake Off, compared travelling by Virgin Train, soundtracked by Spandau Ballet, to travelling by car, which the advert compares to the chaos of "thrash metal" (not crediting Carnifex) and showing traffic jams, flat tyres and the advert's protagonist being arrested. The advert has also been shared across Virgin Trains' social media platforms.

The company's PR team were said on Twitter to be unaware themselves of what song was used, however, Carnifex went on to criticize the company for the usage of 2008 track "Answers In Mourning", implying that they are not being paid royalties for the song's usage and attacking the negative portrayal of the (mislabelled) genre. It is expected that Spandau Ballet have indeed been paid royalties for their song. Virgin have yet to respond to these claims, and it is unknown if Carnifex will take action against the company.

Read more: http://teamrock.com/news/2017-09-15/carnifex-slam-virgin-trains-for-using-their-material-in-advert

Tagged: Carnifex

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ZippaThaRippa
September 15th 2017
10210 Comments


That's right, Thrash is so shit that not even Deathcore bands want to be associated with it

dbizzles
September 15th 2017
10038 Comments


lol zip

Dizchu
September 15th 2017
264 Comments


Carnifex are officially comrades.

Fuck Richard Branson and his shitty trains.

bloc
September 15th 2017
43515 Comments


Ugh True by Spandau Ballet is such a good song no lie

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Devastator
September 15th 2017
3416 Comments


Unfortunate timing of the article considering what happened in London.

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LewisShaw
September 15th 2017
281 Comments


It's fucked that a company as big as Virgin doesn't understand or follow copyright

DatsNotDaMetulz
September 15th 2017
3351 Comments


Well there is a slim chance (as we haven't heard from them yet) that Victory Records (who released Carnifex's albums in 2008) did agree to license the song out, and being the shitty people they are, didn't tell the band.

Sinternet
September 15th 2017
14626 Comments


virgin trains are actual cunts, which makes it even more embarrassing when they aren't even the worst rail company in the uk

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cloakanddagger
September 15th 2017
201 Comments


I love how Virgin Trains have once again embraced the stereotype that metal is a fundamentally negative thing in someone's life, as if fundamentalist Christians and people who blame metal for suicides/shootings didn't do that enough already, gj boys.

cloakanddagger
September 15th 2017
201 Comments


Also I can confirm that sinternet's statement is true, British rail network is absolutely terrible for the most part.

DatsNotDaMetulz
September 15th 2017
3351 Comments


Didn't Virgin Records release a lot of metal during the 90s and early 00s?

DatBeefPudding
September 15th 2017
1858 Comments


thrash is only good if its thrash-death imo

Sinternet
September 15th 2017
14626 Comments


thrash is only good when you add different genres and influences to it yes

nocuffin
September 16th 2017
1886 Comments


thrash is only ever bad

nocuffin
September 16th 2017
1886 Comments


i won't lie, i ain't afraid of that man-on-man action

Madbutcher3
September 16th 2017
1883 Comments


virgin trains aren't too bad from my experience. Cross Country can often be really bad, Southern Rail blows. South West is okay. London Midland likewise.

AdolfChrist
September 16th 2017
12201 Comments


Pussies cant handle the thrash.

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Sinternet
September 16th 2017
14626 Comments


Southern is objectively the worst rail company in the history of rail travel

Mabbitt
September 16th 2017
1576 Comments


I loved travelling by train when I was in Japan but if travelling by car gives me metal, I think I might prefer that now.

bloc
September 16th 2017
43515 Comments


Hire Steve Wilson as defense lawyer

PumpBoffBag
September 16th 2017
880 Comments


that's so fucking funny

someguest
September 17th 2017
28614 Comments


aren't all trains virgin?

Tunaboy45
September 17th 2017
15521 Comments


*obligatory Jeremy Corbyn joke*

KjSwantko
September 20th 2017
10011 Comments


Fascinating that a large company would put out an ad without even giving thought to copyright infringement. Didn't even care to investigate whose music it was, evidently.



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