Vocalist Phil Labonte of Massachusetts metallers ALL THAT REMAINS has expressed his bewilderment at the "preferential treatment" the Las Vegas, Nevada-based post-hardcore band ESCAPE THE FATE gets over Labonte's group this despite the fact that ALL THAT REMAINS has sold "probably five times the [number of] records" ESCAPE THE FATE has.
When asked by a fan via Facebook if ALL THAT REMAINS is taking part in this year's Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival alongside rumored participating act ESCAPE THE FATE, Labonte wrote, "I have NO idea what the deal is with ESCAPE THE FATE but they must have WICKED powerful management. We've sold probably five times the records they have, been around probably 10 years longer than they have, have four more records than they do, we have three songs that have charted in the Top 20 at radio, two of which have made the Top 10, they have none, and they STILL get preferential treatment over us. I don't know what they sound like, I've never met them, but it sucks when a band [with] powerful management tries to use another band that has busted their ass for over 10 years as a footstool. Not cool."
ALL THAT REMAINS's latest album, "For We Are Many", has sold 125,000 copies in the United States since its October 2010 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The CD was recorded last year at Zing Studios in Massachusetts and produced by KILLSWITCH ENGAGE guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz, who also helmed ALL THAT REMAINS' "This Darkened Heart" and "The Fall of Ideals".
ESCAPE THE FATE's self-titled album sold 18,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 25 on The Billboard 200 chart.
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