Thursday, January 14, 2016

Avenged Sevenfold sued by Warner Bros. Records for trying to get out of record deal


According to Billboard.com, Avenged Sevenfold has been sued for breach of contract by Warner Bros. Records.


Avenged Sevenfold released four studio albums for Warner Bros Records, but is trying to get out of the contract with the label. At the end of 2015, the group notified the company that they would not render services to Warner, citing Section 2855 of the California Labor Code, which limits the duration of personal-services agreements to seven years, the so-called seven-year statute.

Avenged Sevenfold lawyer said in a statement: "Avenged Sevenfold recently exercised the rights given them by this law and ended its recording agreement with Warner Bros. Records. Underwent multiple regime changes that led to dramatic turnover at every level of the company, to the point where no one on the current A&R staff has even a nodding relationship with the band."

He added: "The band looks forward to building a relationship with a new label. Avenged Sevenfold has every expectation that it will forge the success and personal relationships with them that it once had with Warner Bros."

Warner Bros Records dismissed the applicability of the seven-year rule, saying that Avenged Sevenfold is obligated to put out an additional CD/DVD live album.