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Spotify Removes INFANT ANNIHILATOR Catalog, Deem The Band Too Offensive

Posted by on September 14, 2017 at 1:08 pm

It's safe to say that metal bands have chosen some rather colorful names for themselves over the years, and it's absolutely drawn fire form numerous groups and people for that exact reason. Unfortunately Infant Annihilator has chosen one of those rather "unsavory" names when it comes to public perception, and it's caused a bit of a problem with Spotify.

According to an email from Tunecore, Spotify has removed Infant Annihilator's music from its platform due to either being deemed offensive or receiving complaints from customers. Tunecore is a service that helps independent bands get listed on services like Spotify, iTunes and Amazon Music. In the letter, they noted that Spotify is within their rights to do so, and as a precaution, the service has removed all of their music from iTunes as well.

Bands like Cannibal Corpse, Anal Cunt, Dying Fetus, and Cattle Decapitation are still very much active on Spotify, though those bands are on labels with major distribution, whereas Infant Annihilator is an independent band just using Tunecore, so it's clearly a different situation, as the band's representatives are not dealing directly with these services, but rather going through the intermediary. The band's music remains for sale on Bandcamp.

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