First of all, sorry that it has taken us this long to give you the reasons for Metapsychic Records death. Since Filipe deleted our page and on the same time we got problems with the domain and hosting it took some days to restore everything. Refounding the freewebs code and restoring everything to "normal" wasnt as easy as one could of though. But here we are today with the full information about whats been going on with our label.
Many of you already know that Metapsychic Records have been run by Vassilis (Cosmogenesis) and Martin (oCtodur) this past year. You have known this from the contact with us on MySpace, our Gmail and other places where we have been active. For months the so called & self-reclaimed “owner” of our label has been on a vacation back to Portugal. During this time Filipe (aka Lost Buddha, Pandemonium!) has been rebuilding his life in his home country and we have been working to take Metapsychic label even further than we expected. Since the three of us created this label we though it was not more than fair to let Filipe rebuild his life and work. He was our friend and with friends in need there is nothing that isn’t possible to do. So during these months Martin and Vassilis have spent many nights and days emailing each other, since it’s hard to catch each other online when one person is working night time and the other day time. We have joked about our emails that they are not emails but really a Metapsychic novel book.
Both uno insulte pleaseated each other about how far we are with the things we are involved in and what new issues there is to be dealt with. During this time not a single email from our so called owner of the label, Filipe has been sent even though he’s been online. After all we where going to press his CD as well (Pandemonium!) after the Mindsphere since everything was ready for it. And if I was an artist (and owner) I would at least send an email every now and then to see how far the progress is and how his mates are doing. Instead after all this time he shows up on Msn one day and says that he got a nice offer (of a big sum) for his album. Instead of asking his fellow comrades that have been working hard to realize the dream of a CD pressing label what we think of the offer he says to us. Either you (Martin) promise to press my CD before you go on your Asia trip or I’ll take this offer and be out of Metapsychic label.
So here we are with a dick in our hands thinking what the hell just happened? Is he going to leave us one more time? Now that we are so close to release the CD? Because those involved with Filipe and his artist names know that he switches minds faster than you can say Boom Shanka! During the time we started Metapsychic label he was in SunTrip (had a disno insulte please there) got back to Meta and went to SunTrip again! Went back to Meta stayed for a month or two and went to Shivlink. He loved that label because he was promised good money for his work and a lot of gigs, who can blame him? Then Shivlink was wanting too much of him he told us (we will not go into details out of respect to Nick) and he asked to come back. Well fine mate we are all friends…welcome back! That time he realized and said to us that it’s better to run your own label than to be with others. I’m here to stay with you guys! A month later he goes to Portugal and a few months after that he gives us this ultimatum.
By this time we are so neutralized that we can’t even get angry at him. We discussed the issue and both agreed on letting him go. If the offer was real well take it man you need the money and fame. So we continued as we have done before, without Filipe, and putting focus on Mindspheres album. During the week we are talking about the issue with Filipe a little more and more news about the upcoming international radio web shows and the CD plans. Until one morning when Vassilis wants to check our Gmail and realize he has a wrong password. He checks the MySpace, our homepage and even those gave him wrong password, try again! At this time we both finally meet on Msn and asked ourselves what the hell is going on? Neither one of us have changed the password and the conclusion we could make was that Filipe (!?!) had changed them. We both have a hard time to believe that he would do this to us and once again we are stuck with the dick in our hands but this time it’s a humongous one!
Martin instantly sends of a text message to Filipes gsm asking if he’s the one that have changed the password and the message he gets back is: Im the founder and head of the label.i don’t admit wat yas done 2 me.if u want 2 release mindsphere release him in ur own labe.The rest is a long story. What we have “done” is not explain (due to time & work) why we are pissed at him for once again changing his mind and giving Martin this ultimatum (read more about this in Martins personal statement). For this he basically takes the baby we have raised together and steals everything we have worked for. In an instant eye blink we have lost a year and a half worth of time, problem solving and investments into the label and been left out on the street. This is by the guy that has had almost no involvement into his own label. We thought about changing the passwords when we got to know about this deal but we both though, hey he will just go to another label, he’s still our friend. But yeah we where wrong. We want to find out why he’s doing this to us and send of another text message and the reply was: I know that yas worked on the label but dat doesnt mean I cant do my life and u cant do yours.It also doesnt mean dat I have to give passwords or even the label I dont admit this in my back and I want respect.Btw im takin care of p!copyrights so just b careful.
So he knows he hasn’t done anything for the label but still he feels right about stealing it back for himself. He also tells us to watch out that we don’t do anything stupid like he just did and release the Pandemonium! album for free or press it on CD. In an instant eye blink we went from friends to worst enemies in his mind. Vassilis instantly got kicked out of the label, Martin tried to work on Filipe so we could get the passwords back but with no luck. Amazingly Vassilis managed to get the passwords back by retrieving the Metapsychic Records MySpace account password to the hotmail account we first had when we started the label. Lucky for us Filipe used the same password on all the Metapsychic accounts. This was when we both agreed on that we have had enough of this bullshit and that its time to end it.
So our dear friends, artists & fans this is why we today will take the Metapsychic Records label down to the ground. He banned us from having contact with the outside world since we ran everything together from the Gmail account, artist contacts, new demos, radio shows EVERYTHING was handled trough there. We couldn’t just stand to see that something two persons had worked for so hard could be taken by the most inactive person. He has no clue who 1/10th of the people in our contact list is nor how to uno insulte pleaseate the MySpace & homepage properly (which he later deleted) and this guy would run Metapsychic? It’s just not right! We both got feed up with his bullshit and decided that its time for a long awaited vacation for us both.
So today we bring you the long awaited Mindsphere album for free because frankly we can’t press the CD since Filipe also has a copy of it and we don’t really know what he can do to hurt us even more. All the money it would cost us to invest in that CD and then see it being destroyed by this person was not worth to continue the CD releasing. We have the approval of Ali (Mindsphere) himself to do this and due to the situation this fine release will be out for free. We end as we started although not united by three people but two and one…on his own.
We are both sad how this turned out for everyone and especially at this time when we where going to be a “real” official record label. We have learned a lesson and gained very valuable experience from running this label and even made some really good friends around the world. Now we will both take our time and let this tsunami be gone. Everyday we have worked in the name of Metapsychic and today is our first day off. Martin will go on vacation sooner than expected and deal with what’s left to be dealt with for his trip and Vassilis will have some time of from internet and put his focus on real life.
We don’t know what the future holds for us but what we do know is that we both made out an amazing team and got this far together by co-operating with each other. We now want to restore our mental and physical health back to normal after all these incidents with Filipe and his madness.
It has been a GREAT pleasure to work with everyone during this time in Metapsychic Records. We wish you all the best from our two hearts and good luck to our artists that have been so supportive of our cause.
Martin & Vassilis
If you want to find out more details about this story, you should go to http://www.metapsychicrecords.com
PS: No other comments or statements will be made outside this official announcement.