UNIDA bassist Scott Reeder (ex-KYUSS) has spoken out about the continuing delays in the release of the group's long-awaited full-length effort, which was originally completed in May 2001 while the band was part of the American/Island Def Jam roster. In an interview posted at www.stonerrock.com, Reeder states that "everything was set to come out on [American via] Columbia [Records], and you know, we've been meeting a lot of people who've been working on it... The artwork was done, everything was looking really good, and then, I guess, [American owner] Rick Rubin had a falling out with Sony, moved the whole label over to Island/Def Jam, and apparently, after months of being just strung along—'Oh, yeah, the release date got bumped back a little bit'—finally we found out that somebody at the label didn't like the record, so they didn't want to deal with it. The lawyers had to go back and forth for months and months and months—a chess game where every move takes two months... 'You have sixty days to reply to this letter'...and...so we just got out of the deal, a month ago."UNIDA, who are fronted by former KYUSS singer John Garcia, are currently shopping the finished album to interested labels in the hopes of getting it released before the end of the year.
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