Today is a great day for fans of pop-punk/metalcore band A Day to Remember. In the midst of a lawsuit with Victory Records, the band won the right to self-release their fifth album, Common Courtesy, late last week, and the album was released today. Yet one of the tracks on the album, “The Document Speaks For Itself,” initially had a different opening that’s no longer on the album. The song initially opened with a voicemail allegedly from Victory Records owner Tony Brummel
“Hey Drew, Tony from Victory,” the voicemail begins. “It’s 12:30 in the morning, and I just saw the video. Victory proof, huh? I’m going to sue you, boy! Did you hear me, son? I’m going to sue you. You’re going to get sued, son. Get your lawyers ready, cuz you’re going to get sued.”
We’re not sure which video Brummel is referring to. If it’s the one above, then any part where the band says “Victory proof” has been edited out of the video. The lawsuit between the band and Victory is still ongoing, however, even though the band has won the right to release their album. In fact, the band may still owe Victory two albums, if the label’s lawyer is correct. A Day To Remember has been one of the label’s biggest sellers in the past five years.