The nightmare continues for Ironhide and Totally Unicorn. Last week we reported about how the two bands had been ripped off at the hands of dishonest label owner Iain Gilbert. The short story is that Iain, under the guise of Six Nightmares Productions, took both bands for a ride with promises of vinyl pressings that never came to fruition and then disappeared with the money that fans had provided by pre-ordering the non-existent vinyl. According to the statement on both Ironhide’s and Totally Unicorns respective websites Iain concocted fake email chains, fake invoices, fake tracking numbers, pressing plants that had never heard of our releases and real flight numbers that were never boarded. Since then Iain has responded to the allegations of theft, deceit and all round douchieness. He has made it clear that he is sorry, only to himself. “I’m not apologising, no one would accept, so it’s not really worth the effort on my part.” he states in his response. You can read his full statement here.
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at 1:16 AM (PST) by brittles
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 9:24 PM (PST) by brittles
Brisbane metal band Ironhide and Sydney dwelling hardcore band Totally Unicorn have been ripped off at the hands of fraudulent label operator, Iain Gilbert. Iain Gilbert who was the supposed head of start-up label, Six Nightmares Productions has failed to come through on constant promises of vinyl pressings for the bands and has since disappeared with the money that was collected for pre-orders of both Ironhide’s “Create/Collapse/Repeat” and Totally Unicorns “Horse Hugger”.
Here is an excerpt from the statement released by Ironhide:
“When something seems too good to be true, it probably is. After months of continual lies from Iain Gilbert, it has become apparent within the last couple of days that Six Nightmares Productions will never come good on their promise of both the Ironhide Create/Collapse/Repeat 12” and Totally Unicorn Horse Hugger 10” that you good people have unfortunately pre-ordered. The Ironhide release wasn’t ready for the launch shows, and despite the huge pile of lies we had to wade through to get an answer on why, we decided to give them another chance, given that the Unicorn release tour was coming up, they were already locked into it, and we were promised over and over by Iain and his (unfortunately also deceived) promotions assistant that they’d both be done by then. Since then we have heard and seen the most intense deceit and lies most of us have ever experienced in our lives. There has been fake email chains, fake invoices, fake tracking numbers, pressing plants that had never heard of our releases, real flight numbers that were never boarded, as well as numerous sob stories revolving around schizophrenia, hospitalisation, dead fathers and ex-girlfriends.”
You can read Ironhide’s full statement here.
Co-owner and the also decieved Alex Bailey from Six Nightmares has released a statement which you can read in full here.
If you are in Australia be sure to support Ironhide and Totally Unicorn while they get back on their feet. Go to a show, buy a shirt, buy a CD (straight from the band) and donate to help them get back to square one. The bands kick off the “Get Chilled or Tie Dyin” tour together this weekend. Check out the dates here and swing them a tenner.