Update #3: Volumes have provided RockFeed with a statement – read in full below.
“We have been made aware that Gus made some arrangements with some bands to do guest vocals for compensation.
We are also being made aware that these cases, guest vocals apparently were not done. These arrangements were not organized by the band, label or management, but by Gus himself without our full knowledge.
If you have arranged for vocals to be done and did not receive them, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your details and we will refund you immediately via PayPal or Venmo.The entire band sincerely apologizes for this.”
Update #2: Chris James has posted another update – see in the photo below (IT’S GOOD NEWS)
Update: Chris James (one of the fans involved) has posted the following update – see in photo below.
Original Post: Other individuals involved have yet to come forward.
Volumes co-vocalist Gus Farias has had quite the weekend – went off on former bandmate Michael Barr – suggesting he didn’t support him when he was ‘allegedly addicted to heroin.
After Farias’ Twitter outburst (see in photos below), two fans have come forward (so far) and alleged they paid the Volumes co-vocalist hundreds of a vocal feature and got nothing in return.
Chris James posted his dealings with Farias’ in a Facebook post (read in full below) – James claims he was actually blocked by the Volumes co-vocalist who repeatedly claimed he would pay him back.
“Hey all so just wanted to give a heads up. I have Gus from Volumes $200 in January 2016 for a vocal feature on one of my tracks he agreed to do. He literally had from February to June to do a really short feature. He had the song and all the info. Naturally, he became harder and harder to contact over time, and started lying to me about doing the track. At least 3 separate times he told me he was in the studio doing it, once even telling me he was “sending it to me,” and at points after that asked me to send him the song again to do it.
After June I started asking for my money back. Me in all my naivety and being hopeful to get him on a track, agreed a few different times to doing a future song. We eventually agreed to a plan where he’d give me half back until I got a new track for him. I obviously have him way too many chances. Hit him up a few times since then, went to hit him up yesterday and see that he blocked me on Facebook. Of course he’s not answering my texts either and his phone goes straight to voicemail.
Long story short, he completely played me for my money when I was nothing but patient with him (for way too long). He’s posted statuses asking people for money for vocal features at least three times since he took mine. Do NOT give Gus any money and don’t even contact him about a vocal feature. If you saw his recent Twitter blow up you know something strange is going on with him.
Don’t fall into the same trap. I have no idea what to do from here but I’m going to get my money eventually. Oh yeah, I have hundreds of texts and Facebook messages, along with PayPal receipt, as proof. Here’s a little sample, note the dates of the texts [– see below.]”
“Another user privately contacted Rock Feed and showed proof of a transaction and correspondence with Gus about a vocal feature. He never received it and has yet to be reimbursed. He gave Gus $300 in August of 2016.” – RockFeed
Farias has yet to comment – kinda reminds us of the Denis Stoff situation.