Yesterday, prominent metal booking agent John Finberg of First Row Talent was accused by multiple women of various degrees of sexual harassment. Today, two of the artists that he was affiliated with have officially parted ways with him, Nightwish and Battle Beast. Update: Shortly after publishing this story, we were made aware of more artists dropping Fiberg including Amorphis, Delain, and Swallow the Sun. Their statements below.
Finberg’s accusers all have relatively similar stories. He would act aggressive with them, feed them alcohol at shows, make wild promises about how their bands could open for Nightwish, and when the women rejected him, he would offer non-stop abuse via text messaging, and one woman even claimed he tried to call her job and tell them that they are working with a terrible person. Beyond the abuse, MetalSucks’ expose also highlighted various shady business