Singapore screamo band Bethari have issued a statement regarding Confusion Specialist Records that you need to read. This is like the second Singapore band that seems to have been getting scammed by a record label. Singapore stoner metal band Marijannah has an ongoing issue with their records as well under Pink Tank Records. That band has yet to receive their records and while trying to contact the label, the label has gone silent.
Too bad for both these labels that Asian bands now have UniteAsia.org to support them with any and all announcements or statements about sketchy behavior.
Read Bethari statement below:
We will not acknowledge the recent split release that we had with Confusion Specialist Records and the guy that runs that label, Fillip. Ourselves and another band in that split, Mar Negro, have been deceived by him…turns out that 964 Pinocchio is not from Japan but is actually Fillip’s solo project alongside Eva Ras as well. We confronted him and he denied it initially, but after we showed him proof he couldn’t say much and instead labelled us as conducting a “smear campaign” against him. Like a can of worms, we found out further that he steals music from bands without asking their permission to put into his compilations, threatens and emotionally blackmails people, among other things. Bottom line is, THIS GUY IS SKETCHY AS FUCK.
Stay away from:
CONFUSION SPECIALIST RECORDS
On the bright side, we will work on a new 4-way split with Mar Negro and 2 more bands TBA soon!”