Escape the Fate have been known as out after the paintings they’ve been utilizing to tease the brand new single “H8 Myself” intently mirrored that of the only paintings utilized by the band Dead Letter Circus for his or her 2010 track “Cage.” Bringing the similarities to consideration was artist Cameron Grey, who initially created the “Cage” paintings and claims that he was approached by the band about his album artwork, solely to not too long ago see a variation on his imagery flip up selling Escape the Destiny’s upcoming single.
“Dissatisfied to seek out out immediately of a big band that I’ve loved and admired for years ripping off my artwork, particularly after they approached me to investigate [sic] about my album artwork,” said Grey in a Facebook posting. “I at all times preserve these items non-public however this one stings quite a bit because it was paintings I created for Warner Bros and Lifeless Letter Circus who I’ve a deep love and respect for since they helped me change into who I’m immediately. And personally as I’ve gotten older I’ve change into sick of defending peoples shitty behaviour.”
Grey then proceeded to point out the unique Lifeless Letter Circus “Cage” paintings side-by-side with the brand new Escape the Destiny “H8 Myself” paintings.
As seen, the Lifeless Letter Circus cowl on the correct incorporates a determine minus a face with the face piece being held in a hand trying again on the physique. The Escape the Destiny paintings additionally incorporates a faceless determine holding a face trying again in return, however tape has been positioned over the eyes of the face trying again and the band’s brand sits in between the 2 figures.
The Escape the Destiny paintings in query was teasing the brand new track “H8 Myself” for a Jan. 27 launch, however at press time, teases of the only with the paintings not seem on the band’s web site or social media platforms. That, nonetheless, has not stopped commenters from posting Grey’s commentary on other Escape the Destiny Fb posts.
Escape the Destiny are ramping as much as new music after beforehand releasing 2021’s Chemical Warfare album. Issues have been quiet with Lifeless Letter Circus on the brand new music entrance, with the band most not too long ago issuing a self-titled set in 2018.