In an interview with Canadian magazine EXCLAIM! FUCK THE FACTS founder TOPON DAS discussed the band’s decision to continue independently, “I’m not saying labels are bad, or that we’ll never sign to a label again, but when I think about ‘making it,’ it’s not signing a record contract. Fuck the Facts and creating music in general is something I plan on doing for a long time. It’s not something I ever plan on becoming rich doing, but being able to sustain a music career where I have total control is my idea of success.”
Regarding revisiting and releasing these songs after such a long period, Das comments, “the Abandoned EP finally lets us put an end to a chapter that was probably the most prolific writing period we ever had in this band. It was non-stop writing, tweaking, rehearsing and all followed by a recording session that nearly threw us over the edge. We drove ourselves mad and pushed ourselves well beyond our limits to make the best album possible [Die Miserable], and I don’t think we’ll ever have a period in this band like that again. Honestly, I don’t think we could do it anymore.”
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