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Did Every Time I Die’s Artwork Get Jacked by Foster the People?

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While we’ve seen a fair share of music infringement cases filed in rock over the years, a number of hard rock and metal acts have started seeing some of their artwork turn up in similar form from other acts. The latest of these cases involves alt-rock act Foster the People, whose new III EP has cover art closely mirroring that of Every Time I Die‘s Low Teens album, which was released by the band last fall.

Shortly after EP featuring music from Foster the People’s forthcoming full-length album was released, a number of fans pointed out the similarities online, which led Every Time I Die to comment only with a series of “thinking face” emojis. Some of the Twitter responses from fellow bands and fans are also worth checking out in the tweet, with some hilariously calling out Foster the People.

Fans may remember in 2015 there was a similar flap between Bring Me the Horizon and Coldplay when Coldplay’s A Head Full of Dreams used a similar symbol as Bring Me the Horizon’s Sempiternal, which led singer Oli Sykes to comment, “Coldplay jackin’ our steez hard” and later suggesting the band should have googled the image before using it. A few months later, at the NME Awards, Sykes jumped on Coldplay’s table at the ceremony and toppled it during a performance.

Things went a little smoother between Devin Townsend and Deep Purple when fans pointed out similarities between Deep Purple’s 2017 release InFinite and Townsend’s 1998 Infinity album, which both used a similar symbol as well as title. Townsend quickly brushed off any outrage with a tweet stating, “Not a big deal to me. Not sure it should be … plus it’s Steve Morse and he can do whatever he wants :)”

Take a look at the Every Time I Die and Foster the People album art above and let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

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