Here is some important news concerning the Pentacle / Blood Storm 10″. Here’s a statement by Spencer from Metal War Productions.
Our apologies go out to all who have been waiting for the Pentacle /
Blood Storm split 10″, but we regret to inform you that it will not be
happening. It has come to our attention that 2 members of Blood Storm
have been airing personal issues in an attempt to damage our name. We
had the best wishes for them and their future endeavors but no record
label in their right mind, no matter how big or small, would put out a
release and back a band who does not back the label. This release has
been plagued with delays from the beginning and finally, everything was
in place and we were ready to do the release anyway as a gesture of
civil diplomacy, despite the slander that was going on about us. We’ve
since then had to rethink our viewpoint (as any label would in the same
situation) and we cannot go forward with this release. However, we will
not dwell on past problems or stubbornly hold detrimental grudges. So
once again we apologize to everyone who has waited so patiently (and
impatiently) for this release. Maybe when the gossip gets old and tired,
or when people realize that things happen for the best, and bitterness
and malice-driven actions do not solve anything or achieve any
constructive goals. They just perpetuate the problems, prolonging the
achievement of positive accomplishments. This decision was not meant to
cause any backlash against them, or to fuel any controversy or gossip.
It is just a decision based on what’s best for Metal War, both
personally and professionally. Many thanks go the mighty Pentacle for
understanding our position, and to continue our commitment to them, we
are in negotiations with them planning a special 7″ release including a
poster and possibly some other extras as well.
Spencer J. Murphy, Metal War Productions
Well, it’s a shame the whole project didn’t work out after all. After so many years of waiting and hard work concerning the lay-out. It was a bitter moment for me when Spencer’s e-mail arrived at my home, yet there’s not much we can do about it. I hope the 7″ EP will materialize, but right now it’s a bit too early to talk about it. We’ll keep you informed.