A Day to Remember -- which closes out the Stage AE outdoor season with a sold-out show Sunday night -- has scored a win over Victory Records.
A federal judge today ruled on Friday that the Florida metalcore band is free to release its new album, "Common Courtesy," independent of its longtime label, Victory Records.
A Day to Remember sued the Chicago-based label in 2011, claiming that the band had fulfilled its five-album deal and was free to move on. It also claimed that Victory had withheld more than $75,000 in royalties. Victory countered that A Day to Remember had not delivered the full five albums was simply trying to jump to a major label.
On Friday, U.S District Court Judge John Z. Lee denied Victory Records' Motion for a Preliminary Injunction to block the release of the album.
In a statement Friday night, the band said: "In May of 2011 we joined the long list of bands that have filed suit against Victory Records. Although our case is still ongoing, we are very pleased with the judge’s decision to allow us to release our next record. The only thing that has mattered to us while dealing with this lawsuit was getting new music to our fans. We are finally going to do that onand we couldn't be more excited!"
Common Courtesy will be available digitally at ADTR.com on Tuesday.
Victory Records has had prior legal conflicts with the bands Thursday and Hawthorne Heights.