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Seeker Open Up About being Signed To Victory Records

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Seeker recently took part in an interview with Explain Music’s

Aggressive Tendencies and opened up about their string of bad luck when approaching new touring opportunities.

“There’s just kind of this roadblock of being on Victory [Records]. We’re starting to break through it now that we’re getting to know everybody. We’ve had agents—you know when we get submitted for tours—we make a lot of sense on. [They] come back and they’ll be like ‘no Victory bands’ or ‘not interested, no Victory‘. They won’t even listen to us, they just stop at the label—which sucks, ’cause they’ve [Victory Records] been awesome.

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They’ve pushed us super hard. We’ve gotten a lot more support. We’ve gotten to do a lot of things that bands like us, our size, don’t normally get to do. They’re a great label and the people there are outstanding, super helpful and easy to deal with.”

However, it seems not all bands have allegedly had the same pleasant experiences.

According to The Prp

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, just last month Darkest Hour’s front man John Henry, who also appeared in the latest Lead Singer Syndrome podcast episode hosted by Silverstein’s Shane Told spoke to Told about his time on the label and referred to Victory Records as the “worst label on earth.”

“We were one of the few bands that completed a Victory [Records] contract. Five albums, yeah, ten years baby. Still haven’t seen a royalty check.” He says. “Hundreds of thousands of units SoundScanned—not one penny. Maybe someday, we’ll get something from them—not that it’s all about the money or anything…”

Prior, last year ex-Victory Records band A Day To Remember settled their legal case in court that was derived over disputed royalties and alleged undelivered albums. The court saw fit to award A Day To Remember $4.02 million USD.

Seeker however, has only had positive things to say about Victory Records and their time with the label throughout their interview, saying that the label has been “awesome and pushed us super hard.”

“They’re a great label and the people there are outstanding, super helpful and easy to deal with.” they express fondly.

You can view the interview in full below:

 

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