Hello everyone, I just want to share a bad experience I had with my previous band. A little background: 5 piece pop-rock band. The band leaders were two (crazy) twins (one sings, the other plays guitar). I joined this band because the drummer is an old friend of mine. We both had to put up with a lot of things we didn't like (for example: very expensive rehearsal space because it's close to the twins' house) The other guitarist has the same opinion the drummer and I have about the band and that things have to change. So sometimes we didn't get along very well. Ok, we started recording an album. We payed half of the album in advance. There were only some keyboards left to be recorded. We had a huge argument and the drummer and I left the band. However, we said that we were going to pay the other half of the album and one extra month of the rehearsal room (we left in good terms despite of the argument). They initially wanted to record everything in two weeks. This was summer 2017. At this date, the album has not been released yet. We talked to them several times throught the year because we were interested in the album and because they were "friends". My drummer friend saw last week a picture they uploaded that drumms were finished. So we called our guitarist friend (not the twin) and he says the recording it's going fine. My drummer friend says that he knows they are recording again our parts. The guitarist freaks out and says he is sorry, that he told the rest that we will figure it out and that they shouldn't have kept that as a secret. In our opinion (drummer and I) it is normal that they want the sound of the new members in the albums. So we called them and politely, we congratulate them for the album and ask them to give back our money since, the main reason we stated to pay for the album is that we would be in it. They say that when we paid we were part of the band, so they won't give any money. Finally, they said that ok, that they will give us the second half that we paid but that the first half was as a band so that we won't get that money. We had again a big fight. However, my friend and I are fed up. We don't want to argue anymore. We just want to close that part of our careers. What do you guys think? I mean, it won't change that we accepted the deal, but I just want to know your opinion. And I wanted to share this with you. Overall I'm not angry...just dissapointed.