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Avenged Sevenfold Headed To Court With Former Record Label

Posted October 29, 2016 by Josh Drespling in Empire Extreme News Feed

Avenged Sevenfold is keeping pretty busy these days. Having just released their new album “The Stage” and maintaining their busy touring schedule, the band has one more thing to add to their already crowded list — a massive lawsuit.

The band told their label they were done working with them, citing Section 2855 of the California Labor Code, which limits labor agreements to a maximum of 7 years. Warner Music wasn’t happy with their decision and notified the band they would be suing them for breach of contract.

Neither party could work out a settlement deal so they are headed to court. Usually, these issues are worked out before a trial happens but things are obviously contentious between the A7X team and Warner Music. To get damages from the band, they will have to show how much they would have earned had they released the band’s new album — while also prove that the labor code doesn’t apply to them.

The court case could become a landmark for bands navigating the waters of leaving their contracts behind. In recent years, labels have played smaller roles with the rise of social media making it easier to distribute music.

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