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Why Metal Supergroup Old Man Gloom Decided to Screw With the Press

Many months ago I was hired by a national music magazine to write a feature on Old Man Gloom, a supergroup of sorts featuring members of Converge, Cave In, Zozobra, Doomriders, Isis, Mammifer and more. I agreed and called the appropriate PR person to get a copy of their upcoming album, Ape of God, and set up an interview.

The interview part wasn't a problem, I was told. The music, on the other hand, would be. The band was leery about releasing the music. I know there are lots of people who don't care about what bands want. I guess I understand why someone would want to illegally download an album but I don't really get what makes a person upload one, for all the world to download. But I'm not stupid. I know it happens.

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Oakland Childers has been a music journalist since he was sixteen.