Pete Wentz 'feels pretty terrible' about illegal downloads

Fall Out Boy have spoken out about new album ’Infinity On High’ leaking on the internet.

All 14 tracks of the album, which is due to be released on February 5, has found itself into the hands of fans.

Bassist Wentz said the band were not happy about the leak. He said: “This isn’t the end of the world, (but) it certainly feels pretty terrible.”

Wentz pointed the finger of blame at “vultures” who ruined their artistic vision. He added: “As an artist we have a vision for how we want out record to be presented and this isn’t it. It is unfortunate that a couple of vultures in a plant somewhere can ruin this vision so easily.”

However, the bassist said he understood why fans would download the leaked album. He said: “We appreciate those of you who are still waiting but like I said, we understand those who have to sneak a peek at the presents under the tree the night before. “

But he pleaded with fans to think about what they were doing before they decided to illegally download the album. Absolute Punk reports that Wentz said: “Please remember that as the music industry changes more and more, we only put out record so we can keep touring and travelling. We want to keep this going for as long as possible.

“Obviously your support helps that. Please take this into consideration with whatever decision you make when it comes to downloading the record and buying it when it is released.”