Alestorm frontman Christopher Bowes' new power Metal act have been hit with a lawsuit by British porn star Oliver Mitchell, aka Pug Darkholer for naming rights.
The plaintiff's Particular of Claims form alleges that the band violated a cease and desist letter sent by lawyers who claimed that Mitchell would sustain substantial financial harm caused by confusion with the highly popular 'Gloryhammer' porn film series of the late 1990s.
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The band have yet to issue a statement on the matter, though vocalist Thomas Winkler did post up the following on his Facebook page:
"Seems like that impostor is making a fuss and trying to mess up things for the band. I don't see how a totally different project from the 1990s is relevant now. Being a washed up loser does not make one entitled to anything."
Submitted as 'proof' of the copyright claim, was the cover of 'Gloryhammer IV', the 1997 installment of the series.
Mitchell's lawyers are apparently hoping that the court will be persuaded to render a decision in their favour based on what they call "overwhelmingly obvious similarities".