Ritchie Blackmore is being sued by the Frontiers record label over what the Italian company claims is the legendary DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW guitarist’s “failure to comply with his promotional obligations” related to the release of “All Our Yesterdays”, the tenth studio album from BLACKMORE’S NIGHT, the renaissance-inspired rock band formed by Blackmore and his wife Candice Night.

According to the complaint, which was filed on March 16 in a Manhattan federal court, Frontiers and Blackmore entered into a license agreement in May 2015 granting Frontiers “the right to manufacture, distribute (either physically or digitally), sell, sublicense and market” “All Our Yesterdays” for a term of three years, starting from the first release date of the album anywhere in the world.

In return for the grant of rights, Blackmore received a $220,000 advance and “guarantee[d] full support to the promotion surrounding the release of the album.”