"You can believe the spin of Pentimento if you'd like. The band is always the victim in every situation when it comes to band/label disputes and if you side with them and call fowl on Panic Records, that's your choice. Remember there are two sides to every story. I honestly do not care. Pentimento signed a contract and were happy with Panic Records on up until they were offered a deal from another label in which I tried to negotiate the end to their contract so that all parties would be satisfied. Pentimento are the ones that introduced their lawyer into the dealings and I responded with a lawyer as well."
It wasn't long before Panic alumni Hostage Calm voiced their own negative experience with the label for the first time. Read the tweets below to see what they had to say.
Panic Records blackmailed, threatened law suit, & screwed over us and countess other bands. Glad it's coming to light. #PanicRecords— Hostage Calm (@HostageCalm) November 13, 2012
Believe me, I was content to let the BS w/Panic pass. We've always kept quiet. But I feel like @pentimentony is legit— Hostage Calm (@HostageCalm) November 13, 2012