The Autumn Offering‘s Matt McChesney recently took to the groups Myspace to speak out against their label Victory Records and discuss his progress with his new project with band guitarist Jesse Nunn. Here’s what he had to say:
“Now that the dust has settled a bit, here’s the story:
We could no longer function as a band on Victory Records. They are criminals of the worst kind, and care nothing about the artists on their roster. Not going to get into a bunch of boring shit about record labels and money, but anyone with half a brain can see what was going on here. We were never dropped or anything like that, and as far as I can see they still have us listed on their artist roster. Whatever. Maybe one day when heavy music gets cool again, we’ll make some more records…but in this current climate of “djent” shit and deathcore, no thanks.
Most of those bands sound like furniture being moved around in an empty room. In the meantime, Jesse and myseld have completed 14 songs with producer Logan Mader (Five Finger Death Punch, Divine Heresy, Cavelera Conspiracy) in Hollywood over the past 3 months. Its great stuff…kind of like Alice in Chains meets Faith No More, with a little bit of metal thrown in. We don’t have a name yet…just focusing on finishing the album first…I’ll keep you posted!!”
In addition to that, it looks as though some The Autumn Offering shows will soon take place on the west coast with a temporarily re-tooled lineup that includes Jonny Santos of Spineshank/Silent Civilian. The following was offered on that:
“NEW AUTUMN OFFERING SHOWS!! First off, this is just for fun. We haven’t replaced Tommy or Brian, but they are off doing their own thing and Jesse, Carl, and myself are busy with our new band. Our good friends Jonny Santos and Phil are stepping in to help out…for now these will only be west coast dates. More info soon!”
The Autumn Offering originally went on hiatus late last year.