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COP International Records Releases Music Video For “Come Together (We Will Stop You)” For Bandcamp

COP International Records Releases Music Video For “Come Together (We Will Stop You)” For Bandcamp Friday As Thank You After Track Receives Incredible International Attention & To Encourage More Donations For People Of Ukraine

Super Group Of Talent – Called Lifeline International – Contributing Includes Members Of Rammstein, Faith No More, Stabbing Westward, The Hardkiss (From Ukraine), Gravity Kills and Lisa K

All Proceeds Donated To UNICEF

After seeing the incredible success of the single “Come Together (We Will Stop You)” over the past week – a cover song done in tribute by the super group Lifeline International to support the people of Ukraine, with 100% of proceeds going to UNICEF – music label COP International Records has now released a music video for the track as a thank you and to continue encouraging donations to help the victims of the ongoing war.

See the video for “Come Together (We Will Stop You)” here:

Hear and buy Come Together (We Will Stop You)” here:

The video features appearances by musicians from around the world who contributed to the track, including bassist Bill Gould (Faith No More), guitarist Richard Kruspe (Rammstein), vocalist Chris Connelly (Ministry/Revolting Cocks/The Joy Thieves), vocalist Jeff Scheel (Gravity Kills), vocalist Lisa K (Basement Jaxx, The Crystal Method), drummer Matt Walker (ex-Filter, Morrissey, The Smashing Pumpkins), Julia Sania (from Ukrainian band The Hardkiss) and legendary producer John Fryer (Depeche Mode, Cocteau Twins, Nine Inch Nails).

“The contributors were spread all over the world, so watching the video was the first time I got a true sense of exactly how many people were involved with the song’s creation,” explains COP International Records founder Christian Petke who came up with the idea with producer John Fryer, inspired by the success of Live Aid in the ‘80s and wanting to replicate that humanitarian effort. “Seeing all of those people together on the same screen was truly an emotional experience for me.”

Adds video creator Greg Young, “I was excited to take on the challenge of creating this protest video from artists around the globe. I love how we can now collaborate long distance and ‘Come Together’ for a great cause.”

The day of its release, March 24, “Come Together (We Will Stop You)” was the best selling song in any format on Bandcamp. And after four straight days of retaining the top position, it still continues to hover near the very top of the sales charts on the music-selling website.

Petke and the team are moved by the success of the song, which has received international attention, but recognize that there is much more work to be done. “It’s becoming very clear that the war in Ukraine will not be ending any time soon,” he says. “It will take a sustained effort to help the people of Eastern Europe, so it’s important that we continue to raise money and send aid.”

It’s a sentiment shared by many of the song’s collaborators as well. Geno Lenardo (ex-Filter) says, “We all truly need to ‘Come Together’ to support Ukraine in every way we can. This song is an outreached hand to them. It lets them know that we are watching daily, and that we care. I hope everyone who hears it can give what they can! As it's been said, ‘We make a living by what we get. But we make a life by what we give.’”

And Bill Gould adds, “I’m happy that I was asked to be a part of this, and I hope it does some good.”

The full list of contributors on “Come Together (We Will Stop You)” is as follows:

John Fryer (Black Needle Noise)

Chris Connelly (solo artist/Ministry/Pigface/The Joy Thieves)

Bill Gould (Faith No More, Brujeria, Wayne Kramer’s MC5)

Richard Kruspe (Rammstein)

Jeff Scheel (Gravity Kills)

Christopher Hall & Walter Flakus (Stabbing Westward)

Mark Hockings (Mesh/blackcarburning)

Rodney Orpheus (The Cassandra Complex)

Roger Miret (Agnostic Front)

Geno Leonardo (ex-Filter)

Lisa K (Basement Jaxx, The Bellrays, The Crystal Method)

Matt Walker (Filter, The Smashing Pumpkins, Garbage, Morrissey)

The Hardkiss (award-winning Ukrainian band)

Lukas Rossi (“Rockstar: Supernova” winner)

Ginny Luke (recorded with Britney Spears, Black Eyed Peas, Will.I.Am, Foo Fighters, Snoop Dogg, Dave Matthews Band, Stevie Wonder and more)

John Vaughn (TV and Movie scores)

Talon Majors

Eric Tomes (Awaiting Eli)

Mari Kattman - (Mari Kattman /Helix)

Stephen Lam & Th3Count (Deathline International)

Diana Noir (Junksista)

Dan Milligan & James Scott (The Joy Thieves, The Burying Kind)

Ania Tarnowska (I Ya Toyah, The Joy Thieves)

Yvette Winkler (Vaselyne, Black Needle Noise)

Jim Semonik (Red Lokust)

Steven Archer (Stoneburner, Ego Likeness)

Tom Berger (Johnny Tupolev)

Joe Virus (Solemn Assembly)

James & Michelle Perry (Ashes Fallen)

Sean Hazebruck (Sick Jokes)

GW Childs IV (GW Childs IV)


Directed by Matt B Thorns

Daniel Cartes

Rod Saez Chavez

Soledad Cáceres

Marisol Calderón

Cesar Reyes

Matt B Thorns

Fans are also encouraged to donate directly to UNICEF here:

About COP International

The year 2022 will be an exciting one for COP International, coming off their 30th anniversary in 2021 and with ambitious plans for its expanding roster of artists, already including Stabbing Westward and Azam Ali, as well as Blackcarburning, Black Needle Noise, Chiasm, Deathline International, GW Childs IV, Junksista, Johnny Tupolev, Rohn-Lederman, Vaselyne, Sick Jokes and Suicide Queen.

The label reached a turning point in 2020, teaming up with legendary producer John Fryer to form a production company under the COP International umbrella. Fryer is producing and engineering the majority of the forthcoming COP catalog and also working as A&R in helping to select appropriate acts. “The level of craftsmanship, artistic talent and meticulous attention to detail is what sets John’s work a world apart,” says COP International founder Christian Petke. "When we first started talking, I brought up John’s relationship with 4AD where he was the principal engineer and producer. This is exactly what we have in mind for this collaboration. Our philosophy is quite simple: Find exceptional talent, don’t limit ourselves or the artists, and build momentum based on the excellence of the releases. We have signed a couple bands that have major chart potential based on previous entries, and we are very excited about our projects for this year.Another thing that is rather important to us is the level of closeness and mutual appreciation we have between the label and the artists. COP provides a nurturing environment that allows them to focus on their craft. We support and shield them and provide the business machinery that will develop their full potential. Both John and I are artists as well and that helps tremendously to build a bridge between the world of pure art and commerce without sacrificing the individual vision"

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