AM CONSPIRACY — the band fronted by former DROWNING POOL vocalist Jason "Gong" Jones — and independent label Burnhill Union Records have reached a mutual agreement to part ways. The Orlando-based outfit, which is currently in the studio doing pre-production for its as-yet-untitled album, had expressed unhappiness over the alleged "lack of support" given by Burnhill Union to the band and label's debut record over the last several months. Burnhill Union subsequently informed the band's manager, Mark Mollé at Diablo Artist Management, that the label had no intention of exercising its contractual option to issue the group's next studio album.
Commented Jones: "We kind of knew this was coming. It makes no sense for a label to sign us, pay Randy Staub [METALLICA, STONE SOUR, HINDER] to mix [single] 'Pictures', pay us to cut the first full-length release for the label, and then not push the album to radio... which was promised from day one! "
He continued, "We're super-disappointed with the way the album was handled, and have no issues with moving on to greener pastures. It's just sad that we created something that so many people in the industry said was so good, and then it never got the proper attention. The label's only A&R rep, Shaun Glass, was recently let go, due to the label's decision that they no longer needed an A&R person, and were not going to sign any more bands. They wouldn't spend the money needed to push the acts signed to Burnhill and let go of the only person who was interested and looking out for the bands. That said it all for us.
"We didn't want to come back for a second record! We've got another batch of great songs, and there's gotta be a label out there that will do the right thing if we sign with them. Maybe 'Pictures' will see the airwaves down the road."
The self-titled debut album from AM CONSPIRACY was released in January.
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