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Hguols
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Joined: Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:19 pm
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:14 pm 
 

Name: Mike Quilantan
Labels/Shops:
Unblack Metal Scene (former),
Black Metal Underground Records - https://www.facebook.com/blackmetalundergroundrecords
Martyrdom Records - https://www.facebook.com/martyrdomrecords

You can see being listed as own to his current labels on his facebook page, if you're logged in.

I started a thread on a forum I administer asking people to tally what he owes them. Several people responded as far back as 2012, being owed a total of hundreds of dollars of merchandise. The thread is in a private room and cannot be viewed by those without the password, but as the administrator, I'm releasing a screenshot of the content:
http://www.ankouawaits.com/stuff/declar ... f_debt.png

In the screenshot above, you can review the following information:
- Myself, I was supposed to get 50 CDs of my 2014 Ankou Awaits - Oberour Ar Maro release. Never got them.
- An artist who did album art, was commissioned for artwork on 2 albums and never received compensation (2010, 2011)
- A paying customer who ordered a total of 11 CDs, 2 tee shirts and 1 poster and never received them
- A record label who purchased 5 CDs and never received them (2012) and never received an item for a trade (2014)

Dan from Malakh never received copies of his EP from Black Metal Underground Records. That's documented here.
http://theblackestlight.freeforums.net/post/2245/thread

Nebbia reported that Martyrdom Records sold all the copies of their album without giving them anything / holding up to their deal.
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php? ... 7409828617

There's more, but I think everyone gets the point.
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Rather than taking action to report him first, we (a group of us on a forum) opted to confront him and give him the option to make amends. The ultimatum was for him to start contacting people he owes. He "started" to do that, outlined in this thread.
http://theblackestlight.freeforums.net/ ... om-records

...that was short lived though. He's already broken a few promises and ceased efforts and communications. He's also confronted a few people he owes regarding "talking shit" about his labels - not threatening them, but certainly being a dick about it.

I can provide screens (again, it would be content from the private forum) regarding his rebuttal if that's necessary.


Last edited by dreadmeat on Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:28 am, edited 1 time in total.
added to the rip-off index thread

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dreadmeat
emere vendere cambire

Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2008 4:50 am
Posts: 7886
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:43 am 
 

This is probably more suited to the Official Good/Bad Distro Thread viewtopic.php?p=944454
Does he frequent anywhere else, what usernames/aliases does he have?

Also you can publish all his details in here, I mean everything.
Lets get some more info etc then we'll see where best to put it
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collection for sale, contact Ross at Headless Horseman http://headhorsenz.com/index.html

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Hguols
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Joined: Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:19 pm
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 1:15 pm 
 

The only alias I'm aware of is using is the initials to his name - MQ. (as mentioned in this thread)
http://theblackestlight.freeforums.net/ ... om-records

He may also use some variation of the Black Metal Underground or Martyrdom Records names.

His online interactions, as far as I know, are limited to Facebook and e-mail.
I believe a significant part of the issue is his financial situation, which also accounts to him not being a prominent presence online.

Here's another screenshot from the private forum. Someone quoted him from his private Facebook page.
(Don't go pound for pound with the discussion on faith/religion. The last 3 sentences are pertinent to his financial situation.)
http://www.ankouawaits.com/stuff/mike_situation.png

I will say, the "I'm homeless and trying to find a place for my kids" was the excuse I got as to why my cut for my release wasn't sent - which was a year ago.

It is unfortunate that "The system would rather help a drug addict couple than a father and his 2 sons", but in hindsight, its more of a tragedy that he would rather rip off people for free money than get a day job like the rest of us.

The lot of us definitely wanted to give him enough sheets to make his bed, but its been months since anyone who's owed anything has heard from him after his final wakeup call.

I know the Christian presence in metal is small and opinions overall may be largely against it...
...but when of the handful of shops that do sell/release Christian merch and one of them just rips people off, it is a heavy burden and a huge blemish.

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dreadmeat
emere vendere cambire

Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2008 4:50 am
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Location: Auckland, New Zealand
PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2015 4:37 pm 
 

Email and postal addresses might be the only way to spot him...
His Facebook header images/logo look familiar
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Hguols
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Joined: Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:19 pm
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:08 am 
 

blackmetalunderground@hotmail.com or blackmetalundgrdrecords@yahoo.com
...as far as a postal address, I don't think he has one based on what I said here...

Hguols wrote:
Here's another screenshot from the private forum. Someone quoted him from his private Facebook page.
(Don't go pound for pound with the discussion on faith/religion. The last 3 sentences are pertinent to his financial situation.)
http://www.ankouawaits.com/stuff/mike_situation.png

I will say, the "I'm homeless and trying to find a place for my kids" was the excuse I got as to why my cut for my release wasn't sent - which was a year ago.

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romeARisque
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Joined: Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:20 pm
Posts: 49
Location: France
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:40 am 
 

Fuck Martyrdom records:

hardcore_affiliated@yahoo.com

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Fromage_Qui_Pue
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Joined: Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:32 pm
Posts: 243
Location: Marseille
PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:13 am 
 

His store on Storenvy:
https://www.storenvy.com/stores/118012- ... om-records
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hmi
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Joined: Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:24 am
Posts: 349
PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:28 am 
 

I ordered a CD from Martyrdom and received exactly what I ordered, and not only that, but it came faster than any package has ever come from overseas. It is too bad that other people have been ripped off but I had a great experience with them, for what it's worth.

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hmi
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Joined: Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:24 am
Posts: 349
PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:31 am 
 

On second thought, I ordered from Martyrdoom so not the same label, my bad.

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