Archive for January, 2015
As mentioned earlier, as soon as some asshole decided that it was about time to put our album on the ‘net for every other asshole to illegally download – the orders for “There is no Earth I will leave unscorched” came to a definite stop. One week after its release. One. Week.
Not only does this apply to OUR latest album, but I suspect it applies to ANY band’s album that’s being released in these times of Internet thievery and illegal downloading.
Support the bands whose work you’re stealing.
Support the eventual labels who release it.
Support music by purchasing what you’re listening to.
As long as the Internet’s around and the punishment for being a thief here are non-existent, nothing will change. But maybe, just maybe, if enough artists speak up it will make one or two of these disgusting little rats change their mind the next time they’re about to steal something. It’s better than nothing. We’ll just continue hoping for a swift death of the remaining ones.
Do what’s right. Pay for the art you’re consuming and show some goddamn respect.
Or, you know… the time when your fave bands and artists stop creating might come sooner than you think.
Is it worth it?
2 years of pretty much daily work is invested in this album. Everyone worked their asses off to make it perfect, me more than anyone. 3 different versions digitally available at our site; a High Quality MP3 version, a HD FLAC version for the audiophiles and a High Quality MP3 instrumental version as a nice bonus. Complete with a PDF booklet for your printing pleasures and whatnot… All this for 150 SEK/17 Euros or 24 US dollars.
It was possible to fund this recording and make it as magnificent as it is thanx to the loyal Haters who donated to the cause of bringing it to life in these digital forms. No one else but these people who donated or later purchased it after it was completed got this piece of TPH history sent to them. No magazines, no Internet websites, no radio stations… no media whatsoever.
One would think that if you actually pay for something you would want other people to do the same instead of stabbing all these Haters and TPH in our backs by illegally uploading what you bought to the Internet, for everyone to steal as they see fit.
One would think anyways…
99% of you guys who made this beast come alive – “There Is No Earth I Will Leave Unscorched” was meant for you and no one else. Keep that in mind at all times.
Then we have this 1% of absolute scum who think it’s within their rights to illegally upload this album to the Internet after they bought it. I hope you’re real fucken proud of yourselves for doing this. I hope you understand that you’re killing the bands you think you’re supporting. I sincerely hope you suffer becoz of it. Preferably today, but tomorrow is fine too. Go fuck yourself, traitor.
Something that truly is putting a smile on my face is that I get a few mails saying “I read that your new album has been leaked, but I will do what’s right and buy it from you. Money has been transferred”. It impresses me that there are people like that around, and I truly thank them for doing what’s right.
The little money I do make off of sales after the budget for the recording and paying everyone involved was met is money that I also put back into the music by buying new software and everything else that comes with creating what I am creating with TPH and anything else I compose for. To see torrent sites where there are hundreds of seeders/leechers for this new album is not exactly motivating. Those are all people who obviously want what we are doing, but there’s no way in fucken hell that they will pay for it coz, you know… “sharing is caring”.
Isn’t it absolutely amazing?
This is the ugly side of the Internet. The side that will slowly kill off band by band, which is extremely sad.
There will always be these idiots claiming “if you wanna make money you should go on tour!”. When the fuck did it become a bad thing for someone who records and releases music to actually expect people to BUY it if they want it? It’s not about making thousands and thousands of dollars, I’m not delusional – I DO know what we’re doing is hardly ever making me wealthy (and that’s not the point), it’s about RESPECTING THE ARTIST who’s put in more hours to his/her work than you’ll ever understand. And all you’d need to do to make it right is to pay 150 SEK/17 Euros or 24 US dollars and keep the album to yourself. That’s like 4 beers at your local bar… For 2 years of insane work.
I don’t even know why I, once again, type all this for… I did it with our last album after it leaked without it changing anything. This will not change anything either when it comes to these disrespectful cunts uploading one’s music illegally, but I just had to get it off my chest. Maybe it makes at least one of these imbeciles think twice when it comes to any other artist they are about to stab in the back. The damage for us is already done. If you’re one of these people who have illegally downloaded our latest offering, feel free to redeem yourself and order the whole thing thru www.theprojecthate.net.
And this bears repeating: if you’re one of these awesome keyboard ninjas who feel like coming to our Facebook page to share your incredibly intelligent comments on how terrible the music of TPH is and how everyone’s effort, past or present, absolutely sucks, the price is too high, you have no money bla bla bla – not only are you full of shit, but rest assured you will be blocked and your comments will be deleted, without discussion. My patience ran out long ago when it comes to this particular generation of Internet users. If you have nothing of value to say, or can’t speak with common decency – then say nothing at all.
That’s all. I have nothing more to say on the matter except “thanx” to you guys who are doing the right thing.
It’s invaluable to me and to The Hate.
Be a man and BUY the music you want: