Aborted - Issue Statement About 'Global Flatline' Art Plagiarism


Metal Band Art recently released an article about Justin Osbourn of Slasher Design with evidence that he could be plagiarizing artwork for album covers, including Aborted latest album cover for Global Flatline. Faced with questions and discussions about it, the band has now decided to post a statement regarding this matter.

Official statement: "Okay, after all this ranting and the artwork for Global Flatline being one of the most prominent images in the article about plagiarism from slasher design, we decided to put a statement up regarding this. Honestly we did not want to get involved but everyone bringing it up all the time by either posts or private messages is getting out of control.

People are starting to blame the band. When a band commissions an artist for original art and pays their hard earned money on it (and trust me this was not cheap artwork) only to find out a year later about this plagiarism thing: the bands are the biggest victims in this story. We had no idea about any of this and loved the artwork when we got it, assuming it was all hand painted and original artwork for our record. Now this is all tainted with a bitter after taste for all of us, we have merchandise printed with this, stage banners and what not.

All we can ask from our fans is to be understanding of the matter and know that we feel cheated even more. We are still very proud of the album and nothing will change that in the end. Thank you all for understanding & the support, see you guys on tour later this month!"

An article released later shows several other examples of the reported plagiarism and the website got in touch with some artists to get their comments on the matter as well. Justin Osbourn has denied to comment.





Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Aborted
 
Posted: 09.04.2013 by BloodTears


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09.04.2013 - 18:48
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Clearly not their fault, it's something the commissioned artist should have to handle...
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09.04.2013 - 19:01
Darkside Momo
Retired
Checked the links, the copypasting is really there. The Slasher design guy did it an awful lot of times...
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09.04.2013 - 19:15
a MasT
Wow the guy barely changed anything from the original images. But yea anyone who would give the band crap for this is a prick.
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09.04.2013 - 21:36
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Masterchief
I am at band side, band shood not suffer fucking error laws.
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09.04.2013 - 22:31
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
The Fatal Feast artwork?!
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10.04.2013 - 02:15
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
I just looked through his works, and I wouldn't say they're copied exactly, he's edited them all to a great extent. But still, not acceptable.
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10.04.2013 - 02:31
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Boxcar Willy on 10.04.2013 at 02:15
I just looked through his works, and I wouldn't say they're copied exactly, he's edited them all to a great extent. But still, not acceptable.

Both links show something that can only be called as copying. Because that's what he did... He copied the images. What he did afterwards with the copies has no relevence and doesn't soften the blow.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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10.04.2013 - 07:36
Opethian
Blah, who cares. This album was another disappointment
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10.04.2013 - 09:38
Baz Anderson
Shame for the band, but it doesn't make a difference to the album; it's still awesome.
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10.04.2013 - 11:14
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Ultimately it is just bad the band's name was dragged into this situation due to a guy who obviously could have done a better job. Apparently they paid a lot of money to the guy too.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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11.04.2013 - 19:07
theFIST
Despite all that copying i think it looks plain bad
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Written by Warman on 07.11.2007 at 22:39
Haha, that's like saying "compose your own Metal album and upload it here, instead of writing a review of an album". :lol:
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11.04.2013 - 20:12
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by theFIST on 11.04.2013 at 19:07

Despite all that copying i think it looks plain bad

You mean the Global Flatline art is bad?


wat.
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11.04.2013 - 20:16
theFIST
Written by Boxcar Willy on 11.04.2013 at 20:12

Written by theFIST on 11.04.2013 at 19:07

Despite all that copying i think it looks plain bad

You mean the Global Flatline art is bad?


wat.

yes, strongly dislike the fake old editing
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Written by Warman on 07.11.2007 at 22:39
Haha, that's like saying "compose your own Metal album and upload it here, instead of writing a review of an album". :lol:
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11.04.2013 - 21:20
blackdoomy
Can anyone post a link about the original image?
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11.04.2013 - 21:58
theFIST
Written by blackdoomy on 11.04.2013 at 21:20

Can anyone post a link about the original image?

yes, the guy that posted the article
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Written by Warman on 07.11.2007 at 22:39
Haha, that's like saying "compose your own Metal album and upload it here, instead of writing a review of an album". :lol:
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11.04.2013 - 23:38
psykometal
A staff guy...
Written by blackdoomy on 11.04.2013 at 21:20

Can anyone post a link about the original image?

The very first 3 words in this article are a hyperlink to the original artwork.
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13.04.2013 - 01:34
blackdoomy
Sorry i didn't notice that, thanks
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