Editor’s Note: The following is only one of many letters and complaints we’ve had in the last while concerning Mark Daghorn (photo above) and Rising Records.
We remind BFP readers that this was sent anonymously to BFP – an anonymous blog and should be taken with a big dose of salt.
We offer Mr. Daghorn or anyone the space to reply to these accusations publicly, in the same space and to the same audience.
Without further delay, here is one of the anonymous emails sent to BFP…
AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PEOPLE OF BARBADOS
Mark Daghorn is/was known as the owner/director of Rising Records. The UK based record label had a roster of over 40 bands and specialised in Heavy Metal, Hardcore, Death Metal, Black Metal & Grindcore.
Warning to bands about shady record label
November 29th, 2011, 02:29 PM
On Nov 29th 2011 a comment was posted to a music website by user Men With Ven claiming Rising Records was a front for a scam. Within hours the story went viral and over the next few days various people who had dealt with Daghorn posted their own stories of dodgy dealings with him, corroborating the original posters accusations.
Daghorn claimed the post was the working of a disgruntled band. He responded to these accusations with intermittent threats of legal action whilst fleeing the UK for Barbados. He never followed through with any legal action as he threatened.
Daghorn then proceeded to establish himself in Barbados and people he owed money to in the UK were ignored, fired or offered more work which never materialised. Continue reading