CKY have officially parted ways with Island Records. The band's guitarist/vocalist Deron Miller has sent the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding the matter:
"Today we were finally released from our contract with Island Records. We had been asking to be let go since 2003 when it was clear that the label had no idea how to market a band that doesn't write songs about breaking up with their girlfriends. To this day I truly dont know why they signed us in the first place. They wanted to do our fourth album, but giving them a fourth chance to deliver disappointing, empty promises seemed ludicrous. It wasn't making sense.
"To be fair, I want to say that I don't blame them for not knowing what to do with a band that isn't a flash in the pan. Major labels are afraid of bands that don't do what they're told to do.
"I want to say to Paul Pontius, the guy who signed us...thanks for the five years. I'm sure we all learned a lot about how much the music industry sucks and why it's all going downhill. The clock is ticking for major labels...
"To all of our fans worldwide, present and future...thank you for your undying loyalty...the best is yet to come. See you on tour!"
CKY's most recent album, "An Answer Can Be Found", was released last June. The CD was produced and mixed by guitarist Chad I Ginsburg.
CKY are rumored to be in talks with Roadrunner Records about a possible new record deal.