I am writing this as a warning to any band who has contact with Tom Argo. Mr. Argo uses various names and email addresses the most common one of late is tied in with silverwolfproductionsusa.com. There are so many email addresses and names that its impossible to keep track of them. He will represent himself as either writing for a magazine, representing a label such as Roadrunner , a ficticious promotion company called Majestik. A common angle is for him to name drop Monte Conner and that he is tight with him and can get the band a deal with Roadrunner. The purpose of all this is simple Argo has an obsession with procuring music from progressive metal bands, particularly material that is unreleased. I suspect it gives him a rush to have material that no one else has heard. Problems develop when he takes this material and puts it up on a server or trades it out. All of a sudden the unreleased material isnt so unreleased To achieve all of this he has to lie and hes really quite good at it . He can bullshit with the best of them and namedrop all day long. The reality is hes a virtual nobody in the music industry, constantly trying to be an insider. Labels, distros, and any band with intelligence consider him to be a nuisance and frankly a joke. There are others out there as well hes not alone let this be a warning against him and his ilk. Mr. Argo carefully watches our bands. In late March we will be releasing a CD by a new British band called Haken (some of you may be familiar with them). This morning I was contacted by Haken regarding a pest who was constantly asking for a copy of their new album under the pretense of a review/interview for Metal Hammer. Luckily the band didnt give out any material. Here are the 3 latest emails they received from Mr. Argo: Hen, The reason I have been so aggressive is that METAL HAMMER gave me a deadline to have the review and interview. You are the feature newcomer band of the month, this will sell cd's my friend. Hen, I tried the telephone number on the back of the demo cd but that appears to be inactive. Do you have number to be reached at? I can tell you my promotion plans for Haken and you can tell me your thoughts as well. Cheers, Tom Hen, Here is my FTP to upload the promo of "Aquarius" ..As I said the interview and review will be in the February issue so it is critical for this as it is the main purpose of the interview and is 100% going to be featured as newcomer. Here is ftp to upload cd, please include song titles. PLEASE let me know! ...Tom [Ive left the FTP info out] Of course all of this is a fabrication by Mr. Argo. Im in the process of warning all of the artists I work with to stay clear of him. I suggest you do the same. His antics might be harmless and they might not be and it is not worth the risk. If anyone contacts you with an offer that seems too good to be true it most certainly is. If someone asks for your upcoming music because they want to interview you or can get you a deal stop for a second and ask yourself Does this make sense?. Let these people talk to your management dont handle it directly. Argo has burned lots of bands in the past because they are naïve and are trying to get some attention in a tough market. Dont be the next one.