Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Hessler battles Youtube

Early this morning, Hessler (http://facebook.com/Hesslerchicago), a metal band out of Chicago, reported that their video for the single "Waste Away" was removed "because it was getting too many views" on media giant YouTube. A spokesperson from Hessler stated on the facebook page "An unsigned band has 23,000 views and you delete it, yet you see bands with ZERO promotional skills have a video jump from 6,000 views to 239,000. We will not go down easy. You can't stop heavy metal." Youtube claims it was a violation of their terms, and that the band could not re-upload the video and keep the standings on views. 
Thank goodness for Vimeo...where you can still see the video in question. And of course, below.

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