UNIDA's Label Woes

January 14, 2002

Contrary to previous reports, it now appears that UNIDA (featuring former KYUSS frontman John Garcia) have NOT been dropped by American Recordings, but were instead dumped by American's parent company, Island Records. Sounds confusing? In order to clear things up, here is an update on the situation, as posted at www.meteorcity.com: American was the label who signed UNIDA, based on the strength of The Best of Wayne-Gro (MeteorCity) and Coping With The Urban Coyote (Man's Ruin),and aided in some measure by the return of Scott Reeder to rock. But at some point AFTER UNIDA signed with American and BEFORE the band delivered their new album, American Recordings was acquired by Island/Def Jam. So it was Island, to whom some amount of control was surrendered by American in the purchase, who decided not to release UNIDA. Although it now appears that UNIDA will eventually get the master tapes to their already-completed new album back, industry sources who have heard the effort have informed BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the finished recordings are of an inferior quality, thus explaining the reluctance of the above company to issue the effort.

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